Wednesday, February 9


Here's Monday morning for you! I scored this plaid shirt from a junk stall at the open market in Brighton two weekends ago. I seemed to have endless trouble finding button up blouses that actually button up to the collar last year, yet recently I've thrifted two for a pittance! This makes me happy. I get the feeling that button up shirts with this belt, loafers and the Beth Ditto jeans will become my work uniform for spring (I work as a technician in an archive, and my working day generally involves lots of dust and heavy lifting, something my wardrobe is not used to!)

Plaid shirt, found at Brighton Open Market, 50p
Jeans, Beth Ditto for Evans, £8
Belt, old vintage stock, £free
Loafers, vintage, £5

Also:
This week has been awesome - after making the polka dot dress for Plus London after work for the best part of two weeks, I needed a good few nights sleep. So evenings have been mainly watching trashy TV, cooking and plotting new projects. I scored this vintage pattern (in a size 26!) on eBay for £5, and I still have the 60s polyester I bought at the marina car boot sale in January, so I'm hoping to tackle it over the next few weeks. Scary exciting! It's a bit harder than the last two dresses I've made, so fingers crossed it still works out. Eep!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE the look! It's making wonder where the hell I put my plaid flannel shirt...

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  2. youre really making me regret not buying the beth ditto shirt

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  3. If it works please can I come to yours and you show me how to make one too?

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  4. I'll check ebay for patterns too. Sew project soap continues!

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  5. I love nothing more in this world than a good plaid shirt! I love the colors in this one- it looks great with the dark pants and the belt.

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  6. Just wanted to say you were rocking the plaid! Makes me wanna go out and buy a shirt like that...

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  7. Having grown up in the '80s, I can tell you shirts that buttoned up all the way to the collar were popular then. If you know of any places to thrift that usually stock '80s goods, you'll probably find them there.

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  8. I love this look... it reminds me of my teenage angst years of the 90's. Its a really sexy, grown-up and modern take on the grunge look. I'm definitely digging it!

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