A mixed bag

Some fine finds from the car boot sale at Brighton Racecourse. Vintage grey felt hat (£1) and a large swathe of retro fabric (50p); tweed double-breasted coat, probably 1980s (£2) and a navy blue cotton Whistles shift dress with nice deep pockets (£5). Annoyingly, the dress is a little too tight over my backside when wearing black leggings, but the split up the back is too high to wear it with tights. There’s an obvious solution to that problem (keep up with the running…) but this reminded me of all the reasons why I’ve not had anything from Whistles in my wardrobe for many years – the fit is just wrong. The waist is just too high and the body too short on this dress.  And these days, Whistles stuff mostly looks like more expensive Top Shop anyway. Thumbs-down for this purchase. Not that taken with the coat, either – it’s a lovely bobbly tweed with many colours woven in over the brown, but it’s a little large and frumpy in the way it hangs. Ah well. As impulse-buy experiments go, neither were exactly expensive.

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