Across the pond our American friends are celebrating their Independence Day today, and therefore the clothing theme for the link-up with Not Dressed As Lamb are the colours of their flag. My week has mainly been recovering from Glastonbury Festival, and preparing for a three-week road trip I’m about to go on. I’m missing the fireworks by a couple of days, but next week’s wardrobe photos might have New York or Washington in the background. Very exciting!
Red, white and blue are also very British colours and I wore this outfit at the diamond jubilee celebrations in our village. I bought the dress from ebay, but the fit is a bit weird and bulgy at the back, so I have to wear a cardigan with it! So instead, I recommend this one from Lindybop:
Notice how I even wore blue nail varnish to go with them theme?! The blue cardigan was from New Look and the white sandals are so comfy and from Clarks. I couldn’t find any the same still, but these are similar:
This is one of my favourite shirts I’ve bought from Joe Browns. The blue chintzy pattern is subtle enough, the pixie hem and puffed sleeves are cool and I always get compliments when I wear it! This is a few years old, but Joe Browns keep the pattern and change the fabric every season, so worth looking at their website for that.
The linen-mix trousers are from Tesco and I didn’t realise how obvious it was that they are at least two sizes too big for me! I bought them before I lost weight last year, but were so comfortable, I turned them inside out and sewed a new seam at the front, cutting the fly right off. However, they are still too baggy in the leg. Good and comfy for round the house though.
I added red shoes to complete the colour theme! These I bought second hand from ebay, and are from Land’s End. I do like the unusual fold-over top with a toggle to fasten and they are really comfy too.
I bought this Hell Bunny dress when we went on a cruise round Italy a couple of years ago, and it’s definitely one my favourite dresses I own. The back is shirred, so is a really comfortable fit, but I’m not so good with halter-neck dresses, so I keep meaning to cross over the straps at the back and sew them down. I’ll get onto that one day! The dress is still available here:
The red strappy shoes that you might have seen a previous post are from Jones about twenty years ago! These are the nearest I could find online, and are pretty awesome!
The red cardigan is another item from Tescos. They shouldn’t put the clothes by the entrance to tempt me! Actually I’m always on the look-out for a cardigan as I wear them all the time and I think I should have one in every colour! Are you wearing bright colours this summer? Red is my favourite.