Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Commemorating the Battle of Britain

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be one of the people who were commemorating the Battle of Britain at one of our local churches.  I was happy to have the chance to wear my latest hat, a find at an antique stall for only £5.  It looks white in the photo, but it is really a pale grey.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize until I wore it out that it is really a bit too big for me.  I'll have to put some padding inside the crown before I wear it next! One of the photos taken that day make me look like I'm hiding under a mushroom.
The lovely lizard pin was a gift from Gorgeous Husband.  Not because it was any special occasion, but just because I took a fancy to it.  I'm so glad that he got it for me, as the shop, Pastimes, is now out of business.  Shame, as they had lovely reproduction jewellery from history.  (Hence, past times.)

Anyway, I was also happy to model my cream coat from Bonmarche (order line: 0845 202 4490).  This was another of the items they were kind enough to send me.  Washable too, so that's a bonus, seeing as I always seem to get something on me. The sleeves were too long, but that wasn't surprising, as most coats fit like that I've found.  The curse of short arms!

Another view of me in the same coat at Attingham Park, next to a "coming out" dress of the early 1900s.  I can see I am carrying my black and white dotty handbag.  What is it with me and dots?

Many thanks for all your kind comments on the past blog and I'll be scooting around to check yours out too!

3 comments:

The Style Crone said...

What a fabulous hat! I love how it frames the beauty of your face. The lizard pin, gifted by Gorgeous Husband, adds a special touch to this already put together ensemble.

Aya in Couturgatory said...

Oh, I relate to you completely about the short arms! I've learned to hem my own trousers and now to take up my own sleeves because this is a constant problem.

I adore both your hat and your coat! They frame you in such an adorable way.

No fear of fashion said...

What is with every woman and dots? We like them as we like shoes and bags. Simple as that.
Your lizard is terrific, especially on this lovely coat. And I think the hat looks lovely.
Greetje
PS the last photo is rather vague...