And so with Lucy to another jumble sale in Ditchling, and a fruitful stocking-up on sensible basic items of work-wear for both of us. I’m not sure about my zip-skirted Next black dress (£3), which is a bit too tight and tarty, but I have ventured out in it with a long cardigan to cover the worst of its clinginess. The grey tulip-hem Primark dress (50p), however, is an unqualified success – smart yet stretchy enough to be comfortable to cycle in. The gathered-detail grey George at Asda dress (50p), on the other hand, is even more clingy in the wrong places and will probably look better on you, Lucy (with your smaller bum…).
On a similarly monochrome note, grabbed a cream silk M&S blouse, and a thick cotton round-collared black man’s shirt (both also 50p) which has gone to a band-mate – who says that it makes him feel like Johnny Cash. Sing like him now, Russell! Oh, and you know I can’t resist some stripes; cute little Primark cardigan (good) and Next T-shirt/tunic (unflattering shape).
Now is also as good a time as any to plug the upcoming Art Junky indoor market at the Phoenix Gallery, November 24th and 25th. My unwanted/surplus/otherwise un-homed finds are being gathered up for a stall in collaboration with a couple of other perpetually-collecting friends and fellow hoarders. There’s usually good cake at these events, too.