More Rain

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Another rainy day, another brolly borrowed from Lost Property. Is this not the greatest brolly in the history of all brollydom? I do still hanker after the one described in Polo by Jilly Cooper which says "Shit, it's raining" but this is a tad more polite.


Autumnal colours make me happy. I haven't stopped wearing them all year round; I never do. Browns, greens, oranges, rusts... I love them, they quite like me.

Know what else makes me happy? Elbow patches. And corduroy. I think I'm secretly a middle aged male teacher in disguise. I just need a pipe now. But yeah, check out my new skirt!

Yesterday's shopping trip was RUBBISH. I wanted black shorts: there were no black shorts. I wanted coloured jeans: they were all hideous. So I bought a very short skirt for me and a pair of rather lovely shoes for my mum, cos I'm nice like that.





Jumper - H&M
Inappropriately short skirt - Next clearance
Tights - M&S
Boots - swapped
Ring - Dorothy Perkins sale
Brolly - temporary loan from Lost Property. It will be MINE if no-one claims it soon
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31 comments:

  1. Hurray for autumnal colours and hurray for corduroy skirts from Next! I have one too but mine is not inappropriately short and a most sensible knee length (but with a worryingly long slit up the back which always makes me paranoid.)

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  2. The outfit is lovely! But it's totally over shadowed by the awesome brolly. I had a frog one with matching frog wellies when I was little :) I hope no one claims it!

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  3. Awesome umbrella.
    Love the autumnal tones and adore those elbow patches - Mr Thrifty would approve too.

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  4. That simply is the greatest brolly in all the land. Amazing. :)
    Love the colour of that jumper is lovely, and I love an elbow patch.
    Coloured jeans wise, I ended up in Topshop (of all places!!) and got a fab pair of Burgundy coloured ones, they fit well and are good quality! Usually dislike Topshop but they were the best I found.

    xx

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  5. Elbow patches!! Brolly of amazingness!!!

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  6. The skirt looks fab! Love the brolly - it needs to be yours, every brolly deserves a good, loving home. I have a hankering for elbow patches - whats that all about??

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  7. I have a cat brolly somewhere which is like this - will try to find it for you!! :)
    Love the skirt, and the elbow patch jumper!! Perfect for autumn days.. xx

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  8. Love the first picture of you as Tiger - seriously awesome umbrella. Fingers crossed you live happily ever after together. Your new skirt and the boots look excellent together - Autumn is otherwise named 'boot season' in my house and I'm long overdue a new pair.

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  9. I really laughed when your photo came up in my reading list! What a great umbrella.

    You look fantastic in that outfit.

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  10. Inappropriately short skirt? No way, Alex. It looks drop dead sexy and just the job for such a bloody appaling day.
    What kind of idiot leaves such a cool umbrella behind? Their loss is your gain! xxx

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  11. I hate when shopping trips go badly. Lovely autumnal ensemble though- you should definitely keep the brolly! xx

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  12. That brolly is amazing! I saw a kids Hello Kitty one earlier. Shame it was attatched to said kid.

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  13. I always have had a bad relationship with brollys. I either break them or loose them so try not to get too attached but you’ve made me want an animal shaped brolly JUST like that now.

    p.s Did you get my last typed letter? Sorry randomly asking, was just madly worrying it never arrived xxx

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  14. you're looking great in your indecently short skirt my dear, love it with those boots. I would like to try elbow patches but I don't have the swagger to look cool in them, I'd just look weird. I think its high time I dressed for autumn, now its unmistakeably arrived.

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  15. love the brolly, its made your photos even cuter.
    That rust colour REALLY suits you xx

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  16. love the colour scheme and how cute is that brolly xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  17. Yup, definitely the coolest brolly in brollydom! I love corduroy too, there's something very satisying about a nice cord skirt.

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  18. That umbrella is an adorable way to brighten a rainy day.

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  19. Love the H&M jumper. Just looked online for one and it doesnt seem to be listed :( Jen

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  20. I so hope no-one claims that brolly so you can keep it. All you need is to graffiti it with a big 'fuck off' on the front and it is totally you xx

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  21. Alex, you're definitely onto something with elbow patches! I love autumnal colours too , they are the bestes!

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  22. http://www.doobybrain.com/2011/01/14/shit-its-raining-umbrella/ If the 'Shit, it's raining' one is a bit too rude, how about getting 'Merde, il pleut'?

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  23. Elbow patches are v cute. The skirt's not too short on you at all - you've got the pins for it. xx

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  24. I bet you could rock a pipe Alex! You look lovely today - autumnal in a good way, though I am not liking how fast the nights are drawing in.

    How annoying that they only make the best brollies in kid sizes :(

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  25. Nice outfit and cute umbrella!

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  26. Haha, love the first photo! Great shirt- are those elbow pads I see?

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  27. You look stunning hun. Loving the umbrella. My youngest had one just like it as a kid.

    X x

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  28. Oh that umbrella- er it belongs to me, er- I was in Liverpool at the place where you work and er and I left it there, er- last Wednesday????? Where is it you work again
    ;-)
    (somehow, I suspect you don't believe me!!!

    I adore elbow patches too and corduroy- so does my boyfriend so your top has two London-based fans!

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  29. Liking the skirt, sorry the shopping was a wash out. It's done naff all but rain here this week- SIGH. Even had to change at lunch time today because my jeans got so wet walking home for lunch!

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  30. Yay for elbow patches, autumnal colours, and corduroy!

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