I have recently bought some much-needed new clothes. I don’t often buy clothes, not even charity shop ‘finds’, but a new dress or two was becoming something of a necessity, especially with Christmas just around the corner. I didn’t want to look a scruff on Christmas Day!
Unfortunately, navy blue is a very difficult colour for me to photograph, or rather for my camera to photograph. I don’t know why, but it always comes out much lighter than it actually is. This dress looks to be royal blue, a colour I don’t particularly like, rather than the really inky dark blue of navy blue that it actually is. It is a nice, heavy, jersey fabric, with no wool to itch me. I will wear it with navy blue 60 denier opaque tights, my navy suede shoes and my grey Fiorelli bag (grey is also in the design of the material as you will see.)
My red suede shoes (photo from the Hotter catalogue)
For an alternative, I can use my red suede shoes (above) with plain 15 denier tights for an even smarter look, perhaps with chunky pearls (not real ones) and a navy bag. My only niggle of doubt, even though floral printed dresses are now popular, is that I might end up looking like I’m wearing old curtains.
The second dress I have bought is a plain navy textured dress, also from Joules. I then saw, in the Sale, a pretty neckerchief in blues and cerise colours, and it goes well with both the navy textured dress and a navy and white Breton top I have also bought from Joules.
Only the neckerchief and my new winter scarf (below) were in the Joules Sale, but I didn’t mind paying full price for the other garments as they were not expensive, they fit me (not easy when you are an apple-shape) and I like the colours and the styles (wrap dresses, which are so popular do nothing for me – they make me look pregnant which isn’t a good look at my age!)
My new winter scarf – and I’m now tempted to buy another scarf in different colours – looks good with my outdoor clothes: my navy winter coat, navy pea coat, navy trench, red trench, and even my caramel cord jacket (and even a pale cream blazer, a between the seasons coat.) No wool in this lovely scarf, 100% acrylic, but very soft and warm.
I’m pleased with my recent purchases and there’s still something left ‘in the kitty’ should I see some nice winter boots and/or shoes. I am now set up for winter, or at least for any lunches out and occasions which pop up at this time of the year, such as Christmas! No, I do not wear a Christmas pullover or put toy antlers on my head, ha ha!
Until next time.
(PS This should not be considered as an advertisement for Joules. I just happened to buy these clothes from Joules.)