The finds, gatherings and general gains of the last two weeks have been sorted, redistributed and offered up to my circle of Usual Shop friends (you know who you are; to anyone else reading this, I’m afraid that this is a personal offline thing that we’ve got going on, though you’re of course welcome to follow its progress should you be so interested). But ladies, I’m going to get strict – if you want something, you have to comment here… it’s an interactive process and I ain’t going to shift it to F******k at this stage, been here at WordPress far too long now to change my ways.
Here’s a best-of-the-rest round up from the last week or so. From jumble sale at Plumpton: black wrap-around Zara jumper with sequinned details on the sleeves; a pair of small fluffy ’50s-style hand-knitted tank-tops (more mohair! Very cute); tweed skirt with front kick-pleats (gone to Lucy already); Primark polka-dot skirt; female-friendly Fred Perry polo top; vintage silk waistcoat and cotton petticoat (gone to the dressing-up box at the museum); plus a stray navy cardigan found a few weeks ago in Lindfield with very fine gold buttons and epaulettes.
The star find, for me, is probably the Primark skirt, though I may take its tacky plastic heart-shaped buttons off; it’s very short, but as it’s a size too big, it hangs off my hips to a decent length. I’m liking the Zara jumper, too, though my hand-washing skills have left it with rather long over-stretched sleeves.