Only Once August #7

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Day 26. My marvellous maxi. I've had this dress since April and it's only the second time I've worn it, it's pre-loved from eBay and I adore it! I wore the highest wedges I own so that it didn't drag on the floor (although it still did a bit). It was perfect for having supper with OH's parents, not so perfect for sitting in a tractor (next to someone) drilling oil seed rape, which is how I ended the evening. As you do.

Day 27. Time for Inspiration Monday. The jacket is new to me, something I picked up from a clothes swap that I organised in July so I think of this as free. I'm trying to figure out if it's raining (it was) - talk about changeable weather, the sun was shining brightly when I set up my tripod. Rubbish flippin' weather.
P.S - the shoes...

Day 28. The sun decided to shine today, for a while at least. This is another dress that sat waiting to be mended for an absolute age. I added a coral t-shirt underneath as it does sit a little too low at the front. I liked it so much that I've decided that to sew in a contrast colour at the neckline, it'll make this easier to wear. So back in the 'to be altered' pile it goes.

Day 29. My birthday and probably the most rushed, least considered outfit of the challenge! I had such a hectic day. My Mum came over in the morning with her boyfriend to wish me a happy day. They turned up earlier than I expected and was still in my lightweight, ever-so-slightly see through PJs when they turned into the driveway. I panic dressed in 20 seconds - still I'm impressed that I grabbed tops that I hadn't worn this month yet! I like the casual nature of the outfit and the colour contrast of the top and shoes but I wish I'd had time to put together something a little nicer. I had supper with my Dad in the evening before seeing a film and somehow, what with one thing an another, I didn't find a spare moment to change. I'm sure he doesn't mind being seen with such a scruff...

Only a few days left to post. It's been fun. Did you join in? How did you find it?


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  1. Goodness me that maxi is a stunner <3

  2. This was a great challenge Hazel. Loving your maxi and those turquoise shoes x

  3. I love your take on insp Monday! Cute blazers and what a great maxi. Following you back! :)


  4. I love the maxi dress on you. It is quite simply gorgeous.

    Sarah Betty xx

  5. Gorgeous maxi dress. I wish I suited dresses like that.


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