Who watched The Brits last night? I certainly did and what a fabulous event it was. Especially the beautiful and moving tribute to the late, great George Michael, had to reach for the tissues recalling my memories of the 80's, with the fantastic music that's etched on my brain from the likes of Wham, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, with a bit of Boy George and Human League to name but a few. Ohh those were the days!
Fun, carefree times - filled with nights out, no hang-overs, Saturday jobs and no bills, with the hardest task whether to watch ITV or BBC ... (yes there really were only 3 TV channels in the early 1980's).
Last week whilst out shopping with my middle daughter, I had in my mind to buy something green after seeing it in lots of blogs recently and wanted a piece of the action. With that in mind I came home with these army green tapered trousers. Not quite the 'green' I was after, but I liked the style so much I thought I'd give them a go.
Coming from Dorothy Perkins and also in blue, they are a super length for the court shoes I had in mind - cream Lotus sling backs. Mine have a mid height heel, are a beige patent so always looking clean, therefore they are an all round functional shoe. Check out this cute pair from Lotus Shoes.
The blouse sitting in my wardrobe for yonks is from Matalan and came with a black cami top that I seem to have 'lost'! I grabbed this white vest top thinking it would be fine, but upon seeing the photos I realise I look like I might be joining a netball team with complimentary bib!! Centre position for me, I liked to get everywhere, couldn't aim or shoot the ball, and hated having the defence nearly attacking me with their outstretched arms! hahaha
This pretty wrap belongs to my daughter, so lucky to have daughters to pinch clothes from!
I love the pattern plus the colour of this knitted wrap. Neutral beige perfect for almost any attire.
Here's how I changed the look of these green tapered 'peg' trouser from stylish to casual.
By changing into these cute baseball pumps that I bought last year you can see here and here, plus this chunky jumper (that was a godsend on this rather icy cold day) this is from H & M a few seasons ago and goes with nearly everything!
I opted for this wax floral bag from Jane Shilton ,one of my many delightful bags in my small 'arm-candy' collection, as always from my favourite store TK Maxx.
The scarf was a last minute accessory to finish off this outfit, rather bulky but looks great I think, although I nearly had to fight Esther-Ruby for it as she was keeping warm with it round her neck - he he he.
The tapered trousers had a pleat on either side, with belt loops for the wide tie belt, you could also use a wide leather belt too, both look equally as good.
Does anyone else remember calling this style 'peg' trousers back in the '80's, or do you wish to forget this era?
A lovely setting for the shots, Whitstable Castle is such a pretty venue, catering for many events including Antique Fairs, Weddings, Murder Mystery Evening and The Fairy Scavenger Hunt (I'll be sharing this with you in a post very soon).
Many thanks again for the help of my lovely god-daughter Esther Ruby. x
I'd appreciate if you've got a spare couple of minutes to visit Stylingrannymama blog where I'm happy and proud to be featured wearing white on white - my new found like!
Bye for today.