I had a rethink about my Boxing Day outfit after the failure of the previous day (will show you later). The gathering was from late afternoon to early evening so I was aiming for a dressy daytime look that was also comfy. Enter the Red Valentino brocade skirt also here, Theory ivory silk shirt here, here and here, Mango cashmere cardigan, Via Spiga bronze Mary Janes, vintage croco clutch, Hermès pink croco CDC and pearls.It was just pure luck I had the correct shade of tights in the correct denier. I stopped wearing pearls regularly a few years ago but will start again. I have such a mix of jewels that I seem to go through them in phases. The faux pearl necklace is vintage, bought in the early 90’s from a branch of John Lewis somewhere in South London and they are still good as new. My earrings are real pearls, a gift from several years ago and have been repaired once already when the pearl fell off its gold mount – that’s how much they were worn!The vintage croco clutch was an *bay find a couple of years ago and such a perfect size. I don’t often get to wear such lady like shoes and these were also a lucky *bay find from a long while back. I have another pair of similar shoes also by Via Spiga but they are definitely gold which would not have worked (not that I could find them anyway to confirm!).An outfit that I felt very comfortable in and was appropriate to the occasion. My frail MIL remarked on how much she liked my skirt so I take that as a big compliment because not much interests her these days … There are still a couple more special occasions to think of so I’m grateful and making the most of it!
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