Wednesday, 26 November 2014

I sing like a good canary..

Coat: Dorothy Perkins (via eBay)
Venice Tote Bag: Nica*
Dress: Handmade (Sew Over It "Betty" bodice w/gathered skirt)
STAR Sandals: Topshop
Cardigan: H+M
One of my #nicastylechallenge outfits, which includes probably my most favourite eBay bargain for a long while. I paid a total of £10.50 for this coat, which was the result of a long and ongoing search for a lemon yellow coat. I'm not sure where I'd first seen one and decided to add it to my (lengthy) and permanent list of items which I need to add to my wardrobe.

This one fits the bill perfectly. It has rather cute pockets and cute cuff details to the sleeves, as well as being the perfect shade of lemon. I decided to team it with one of the dresses I made last weekend. I'd picked up this bead trim for a few pence in my local haberdashers' sale and figured it would be the perfect thing to trim the neckline of this dress. Which meant that this fabric was bumped up my list somewhat. I made it up on Saturday after finishing a few of the dress orders I'd agreed to make up before Xmas.

This mini goldfinch fabric was one of the ones I ordered a little while ago from Fabric Rehab, who I'd not bought from before but would definitely recommend and will certainly return to in the future. They were really helpful and called up to resolve a slight issue with my order - great customer service!

And these shoes, which haven't been out of their box in a shamefully long time, finally got to see the light of day. I last wore them just over a year ago, I think. I wonder if this is a sign that I have too many shoes? Um. Let's forget I said that.

Anyway, I'm running on little sleep so haven't much else to say. Yesterday it kind of dawned on me that I fly to Vegas in less than a week and have done zero preparation for it. And yet, I spent all evening in the "clubhouse" with some of my new favourite people. Because why not? It's not like I'll be saying on my death bed "if only I'd prepared for that conference", is it?

How's your week?


  1. You always find the sweetest fabrics! This week has been mad busy for me and I'm not even sure why, just that pre-festive madness I think! x

    1. Yeah, I'm really starting to panic about all things festive!

  2. Haha, if that was you're biggest life regret you'd have had a pretty boring life! I love that fabric xx

  3. That dress is perfect with the coat! Vegas?! Heat and an escape from this gloom...fab! x

    1. Yep, I'm so excited. Will get some sight-seeing time as well as work time, so I'm looking forward to it!

  4. What a gorgeous outfit! I love the coat and the print of the dress; so pretty! xx

  5. Cute fabric! You find the best eBay bargins, I've been looking for a new winter coat but no luck so far. Might have to hit up the charity shops this weekend.
    I love the saying 'nobody remembers the night they got plenty is sleep'

    1. It's taken me a while to find what I wanted, but I'm happy with this coat!
      Yes - that is my new favourite saying.

  6. I really love this outfit on you. The coat is so girly and it loves the dress teamed up with it-I can hear it sayibg so!! X