Clowning Around

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


You've got to love that moment in a shop when something is missing a price label and you take it up to the till in hope/dread/anticipation of what the actual price is. It is one of the most satisfying things in the world when the answer is "Oh, let's call it £2.99" I sense that perhaps it was cheap because no-one else would want it but I did and that's the main thing.

I call it my clown top.



Ruffles!!

I know it doesn't look amazing in this photo - for starters it's too big but I shall solve that with a belt or something. I think it also deserves to be paired up with something more stylish than some ancient M&S leggings but I'm working with my holiday wardrobe and it was either these or pj bottoms... Basically though, I love it. I can't resist a piece of clothing that makes me smile when I catch sight of myself wearing it.

I haven't been wearing it all day though. Today was the first day this week with actual sunshine so I took myself out for a walk in the countryside. Is it possible to dress for proper walking and still look good? If so, I don't think I achieved it. My socks are fun though (yes, that is Indiana Jones).





Jeans - Dorothy Perkins
Jumper - River Island
Scarf - Next Clearance
Headband/earwarmer thing - Primark
Boots - Lidl
Jacket - Regatta

21 comments:

  1. A belt and shorts for summer, maxi skirt for winter (if you can find one in navy or red, black wouldn't work). What a score, I have all too few of those moments, but they are wonderful when they come. x

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  2. Wow! Love it. Totally something I'd have snapped up especially with that glorious sleeve detail. I'd wear a pair of hot pants underneath and grey opaques with killer ankle boots.
    The cosy outfit is soooo cute. xxx

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  3. love ur sox :) indi rocks on sox :)

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  4. Omg those ruffles are a delight! It'll look even cuter belted. You look so good in that cosy headband too. x

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  5. Dearest Alex, your fabulous package arrived this morning. Thank you so much I adore it all. I shall take pics and blog it when I go home. I had to run out in a hurry to get to a funeral today. Your parcel will also be winging it's way to you at the end of the week. Thank you again, Love C xx

    PS. You must be psychic. I put together pictures for a post on Vix last night. All will be revealed v soon!

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  6. Loving the headband on you and the socks are great.

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  7. Okay Miss Ready for Winter!!! =)
    I love the ruffle detail on the sleeves of your top. They are so sweet.

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  8. Aw,the rumply, mixed up socks are adorable!! And ever so cosy!!
    Awesome top,loads of fun!!Most excellent price!! I've had that happen,and it is most gratifying!
    Love!! xxxxx

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  9. Oh yes two pairs of socks all round - brr! Love the top! My granny's terrible in charity shops - if she deems something overpriced, she'll take the sticker off and say "This hasn't got a price on. I'll give you £1.50 for it!" - shocker eh?!

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  10. Haha well done, great find! Glad you got some sunshine on your holidays! x

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  11. Ohhh you look snuggly and warm. I love the ruffles on your new top too x

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  12. Love the ruffle detail on the clown top - cute!

    Sally x

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  13. I was contemplating buying one of those Primark headbands the other day but left the shop without one, thinking I didn’t need one. But I think they look so cosy for winter.

    I always get scared when something doesn’t have a price, and then stupidly work out a ridiculous price in my head but am most often delighted that it’s actually a fraction of the price I had estimated x

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  14. Brilliant outfit - I LOVE it when something is much cheaper than you think it will be when you get to the till! x

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  15. I love the headband you are wearing for you walk.

    I think shorts would look great with the top. Love the ruffles on it.

    xx

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  16. Love the top it will look fab belted. I think you look really great in your walking outfit too, as others have said that headband is fabulous. Love the socks. xxx

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  18. Aww you look really cosy - and don't worry, you look cool too, love that jumper! x

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  19. I really, really need one of those primark head/ear warmer things because I do not DO hats.

    Love the clown top! x

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  20. Ooooh, what a great bargain for £2.99. Always a fab surprise when the price is less than you'd be prepared to pay! xx

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