Last Days of Summer
It really felt like the Bank Holiday marked the end of summer, didn't it? Whilst I'm sure we have a few more sunny days ahead the temperature has definitely dropped and there is an autumnal feel in the air. During our late afternoon walk around the wonderful Maryon Wilson Park near our home it was hard to believe it's still August. Oh, London.
The change in weather marked a shift in my wardrobe too - from vest tops and floaty skirts to lights knits and layers. Luckily, I love this time of year. As long as it's not blowing a gale I'm happy to wander about for hours but being ever practical means that flats are an absolute requirement. You probably think I live in these brogues and you wouldn't be far off. My only regret with these shoes is that I didn't buy them in black too and now they're sold out. Typical.
As for the rest of the outfit? Well, I'm not embarrassed to admit they (dress and waistcoat) are hand me downs. Recently, I seem to be spending most of my time 'rescuing' clothing that my Sister no longer wears or likes and giving it a new lease of life. Whilst I wouldn't normally shop in Primark (the mountains of disposable fashion bothers me more here than in any other highstreet store), I was quite happy to take both these items and rework them to suit my style. I think my Sister wore this dress (top? it's quite short....) with skinnies or leggings but I was happy to don it as a mini because I put a slip underneath, which just about concealed my dignity. Plus the knitted waistcoat is so long at the back you can't really tell it's a shorty.
The setting couldn't have been more perfect. Atmospheric to the max. You'd almost think we'd matched my outfit to it but nope, we had no idea the park was going to be so dark and moody. Pure chance.