Monday, November 03, 2014
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED…….
...........But nothing blue
We all have a friend or family member that we like to borrow clothes or accessories from, right, no? Well I do; I may borrow a bag or a bracelet or a hat from my cousin or friend, just so I can wear something 'new' without the expense. It’s perhaps not as common to borrow clothes from your mum though, especially when she's nearly 30 years your senior, but why leave mums out of the equation if their closet contains some stylish pieces too.
Five years ago my mum lost a lot of weight and I noticed that she started to take more pride in her appearance: getting her hair and nails done more regularly; buying new clothes and accessories each month; and venturing out of the house more frequently. In my opinion, the benefit of her weight loss was two-fold: firstly and most importantly, she became a healthier and happier woman, and secondly, she shops more often and tends to ask me to go with her (whoop whoop!), for company as well as advice, and she knows I’d never say no to a shopping trip!
At the beginning of September, mum asked me to accompany her to purchase a new coat that would be suitable for the milder days of autumn (or fall, as the Americans call it). I happily obliged and chose the Per Una patterned coat that I am wearing in this post; this lightweight, versatile piece is from Marks and Spencer. Call me selfish, but when choosing clothes for family and friends, where possible, I try to select clothes that I could/would wear. I had tried the coat on before my mum even had an opportunity to and when I looked in the mirror the decision was made that this would be my mum’s new coat (that I could borrow from time to time *wink*). The size is one size up from what I would have bought, but with the oversized trend plaguing the high street this season, I didn't see this an issue.
So in this outfit I’m wearing something old (the bag), something new (the Chelsea boots) and something borrowed (coat); I’m just missing something blue and a silver sixpence in my shoe.
Do you borrow clothes/accessories from your friends or family?
|Coat Per Una at Marks & Spencer|
Chelsea Boots Dune at Selfridges
Bag D&G (old present)
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