Another weekend over. It was a big one, with a friend's 50th birthday party. The Herve Leger dress got an outing, but we forgot to take any pics. Now we have a few weekends of not too much going on, and a holiday coming up in July.
All of these celebrations have made me realise that I'm not nearly as drinking fit as I used to be.
In the good ole days, I could handle booze far better: a big night (like A's party on Saturday) would have given me a bit of a headache, but I'd have been up and about and almost fully-functioning.
Yesterday, however, I'm sorry to say that I stayed in bed 'til 10:30, then lazed around the house complaining until 3pm. Shocking!
I need to get on a drinking fitness programme quick smart. I'm thinking a couple of gins a day and a glass or two of wine. That should get me back in shape!
Anyway, as promised, here are some pictures of my two new skirt purchases.
Up first is the el cheapo TopShop one, that I ordered as an extra with M's birthday clothes so that we could get free shipping.
It's a jersey tube skirt, so nothing too posh. I like the pattern, but am a bit cross that it doesn't match at the seams. Nonetheless, it's a useful skirt, and it cheered me up to have a new skirt!
I got it in Petite UK 6, and the fit is great.
Next skirt was bought in a second hand shop. It's black velvet! I don't know about you, but I am a bit of a sucker for velvet. Cheap, shiny synthetic velvet is a total horror, but I love a bit of high quality velvet. I once had a pair of olive green velvet pants that I wore until they were threadbare.
This skirt is made of a very thick cotton velvet - seems to be great quality. It's very high-waisted and fitted:
Not sure if you can see it so well in my terrible selfies. I'm wearing it with a grey J Crew tee, not very glam, but I'm sure I'll be a bit more imaginative in future wearings.
It's a bit cocktail-y, but I'll be wearing it for work.
Outfit from last week. Frame denim jeans, Everlane blouse (how I wish Everlane shipped to Aus. I LOVE their silk blouses), Jenny Kee scarf and Ferragamo old lady shoes.
What do you think about velvet? Are you a fan or not?
Can you drink or are you a total cheap date like me?
Any suggestions for getting my drinking fitness back?