Day 1! How intimidating! Pressure's on...Read about my Challenge here.
Before I get going, a shout-out to my new readers and followers - thank you! Hello, CharlotteSometimes (I love that song), Shopstop Ann, Disturbed Style, menopausalsupermodel (love it), zhine, and mica, and as always to my long-time (and more recent) blogfriends. You're all awesome.
So, on we go. Outfit Number One:The Coat. I didn't wear any outerwear today, just the coat buttoned up all the way with a pair of thick gloves. It was dry, cold and sunny today and I did a lot of walking and riding the bus.
My company's two offices had a massive lunch meeting today (which I helped organize), so I was doing a lot of running around. I had to arrive at the hotel early, stayed late, and then had to leave early to catch the bus to the dentist. My dentist is in the town that L used to work in, so it's an hour bus ride. I enjoy listening to music as I sit on the upper deck (we have double-decker city buses on the busy routes), although today I flossed my teeth (I tried to hide it so that I wouldn't gross out my fellow passengers).
So atypical of me, I'm wearing a white button-up shirt!
That's my pouffy purple skirt - and aren't the purple tights a good match?
I did take the coat off when I first arrived at work (I was warm from climbing the stairs), I ended up keeping it on all day, unbuttoned.
green Fly London shoes. A few days after I bought mine, my girlfriend Caro wore them to the New Year's Eve party - she didn't know I had them! Such good taste that girl has (Patti, she loved the dress and looks amazing in it, FYI).
So, I did mention a "score" in the title of this post, and score I did. For the aforementioned white shirt had a very interesting label:
As you can see by the above label, it's made in the UK. The inside seam tag also looked right (I did a lot of research on Burberry after I found my vintage trench coat):
A careful instruction label on the back of the above label.
Look at the lovely pale plaid on the inside of the collar:
Right down to the buttons:
Oh, the price?
Here's one just like mine (only with darker plaid cuffs/collar) that sold on eBay for $41.00. Whenever I thrift or find an item on consignment that's at least 10% of the original price, I call that a score. This is right up there with my $3.99 Prada shirt.
Coat (Desigual), shirt (Burberry London, thrifted), skirt (Plum), shoes (Fly London), jewelry (Myka Designs, gift from L).