An early posting, this Visible Monday, as I am killing time, waiting for the spouse to be ready. (We are sharing a taxi today.) Today’s highly visible ensemble is a mixture of older basics, and a new-to-me lightweight linen coat I thrifted at the SCOPE shop in central Liverpool over the weekend. Unlike the big thrifts I remember back in the US, charity shops tend to be pretty small, with a limited (although constantly rotating) stock, so it’s often ten minutes’ work for me to get through one. This means much of the time I walk away empty handed (not necessarily a bad thing) but it also means I can often see things instantly upon entering the shop, as I did with this coat. The bold black and white floral graphic print caught my eye immediately, and I was pleased to see it was in a likely-to-fit size for me. Obviously, it did fit, and while it’s just a little bit shoulder-paddy for my taste, it flares at the hem and has waist shaping as well, so I feel pretty balanced in it, and well, I’m not about to pass up a print I love this much based upon a few-too-many centimetres of shoulder pad.
Linking up to Patti’s blog, as I try to do every Monday; having this particular challenge in mind every Sunday night has, far more often than not, encouraged me to kick off the week with a little more style than I might otherwise be inclined to dredge up, so thank you so much, Patti!
Coat: Wallis, thrifted.
Tee: Gap, remixed. This is a long-sleeve semi-scoop neck. I’ve mentioned liking the viscose blend in this shirt before; it doesn’t bunch up under the arms of my coat, which is another reason to like it, even though I am usually an all-cotton-tee sort of gal.
Necklace: Bijou Brigitte, Liverpool, remixed.
Belt: Gap, remixed.
Pants: Gap, remixed.
Bag: Fossil, remixed. Could not resist mixing this floral print into the ensemble.
Shoes: Old. They’re sort of mid-heeled court shoes, basically.