|Sneaky bargain shoe shot|
Anyway, the main items I
-A non-black pencil skirt which would go with most things and would have something of a wiggle skirt about it, but a little tougher. Must work for indie and vintage looks.
-A winter maxi or midi which could be worn for work with ankle high black boots, high narrow waist and plenty of flare. The whole 'tough 70s lady investigator' vibe would be helpful. Not plain.
-Something that feels like trainers, but looks like little fur-collared boots. Slightly 40s vibe, but with an edge of urban. Brown, with some black.
These are the peculiarities of my needs. Well, at least I stand out in the crowd...but finding these things with my limited dressmaking and zero shoemaking skills was looking like a tall order. However, I ventured out to a local high street I had long neglected (but which, in my younger days, was the place to go for charity shops, Mark 1 and the ever-classy Lemon Juice - a shop which conveyed skirts which purported to be suitable for school but which would inevitably get you sent home to change).
I went to buy a sideboard (which I got too! Charity shop too, naturally). I came away with these:
|Mad Tartan 90s pencil skirt:|
not nearly-new, not vintage,
but definitely fun.
|...and designer. I lusted|
after one of these as a
|And her grown-up sister|
came along too! I think
this is 80s and American.
Had any charity bargains later?