For Easter weekend I headed Miss Marple style from my little cottage to a house party at a very large country house. There was one big dinner that required a little thought and possibly I should have planned an outfit rather than just hoping to root through my boxes and throw something together.
I bought this skirt from Ebay, it is an American brand called INC, it is pure silk and beaded harlequin style and cost £4.99, luckily I had an ancient rust jumper from H & M, but that was where the serendipity ended and those big old piles are usually COLD. I tried the Tim Walker style oversized cardi which looked pretty bad so ended up layering with my purple mohair top that I use for painting and cord H & M jacket (both of which would come off if the temperature was above sub zero). My only accessory was an antique diamond hair accessory that I have improvised as a choker, it is really beautiful and I never really wear it, does anyone know of (reliable!) jeweller who can remodel such items? I was thinking may be a cuff would be something that would retain the design but I could wear more regularly.
I had done my roots the previous night with the honey blonde that I had been so pleased with, once on my natural mouse was quite nice, but twice has turned me ginger...
It was a perfect Agatha Christie crowd with a Lady, a General, a Colonel and an ex prima ballerina and of course Miss Scarlet, everybody behaved so no murders to report.