True blue

This Ronit Zilkha wool coat – a darker midnight blue than it appears in this flashlit picture – really is quite something; it swings away from the shoulders and is gathered back in again at a mid-thigh level, giving it a distinct and unusual shape. I suspect it may have belonged to a lady considerably older than myself – I’m thinking theatre-going, beret-wearing, perhaps retired art teacher-type – so will need to be worn with a shortish skirt and a good pair of heels/boots, I think, to guard against ageing frumpiness . 50p, from the latest Lib Dems jumble sale in Ringmer (true Tory blue?), plus an entirely wasted £12.50 to have it dry-cleaned – it was horribly grubby and  didn’t smell too great (a whiff of stale shortbread biscuits, I swear). The dry-cleaning did very little, however, so I have resorted to  a hot sponge and Febreeze.

Other finds from that jumble: pink ’60s dress with paisley collar and cuffs, very small and in need of some repairs, but so pretty I have to find it a home; Indian cotton floral jacket/shirt; Matalan tiered dress with a very cute pattern of swallows or swifts (lovely, but flares in all the wrong places – too short to be a dress, too long and smock-like to be a top); black woollen turtle-necked dress (very ’80s/older-lady as well, but worth experimenting with). Total spend: £2.50 including a couple of items of crockery (next post). I am still having a moral dilemma about supporting the Lib Dems by going to their jumble sales, but their local MP in Lewes appears to be one of the better specimens.

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