Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Penny's From Heaven

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! It's been a bit hit and miss with the weather here in the UK, so I've been reading a lot of blogs to try and get some advice what to wear when the weather turns horrible, showers everywhere!(hence the blog title, I'm trying to be positive about the rain, we're in a drought after all). 

Moving on! After my successful trip to Bygone Times, I went to Botany Bay in Chorley. It is supposed to be the bigger better version of Bygone Times. But frankly, it is not. It has lovely things, but there weren't as many vintage bits, or items that were individual and had a bit of history to them. If this doesn't sound too mean, it was just full of 'tat' really. It was all new stuff or things you'd find in your local pound shop. Now, I'm probably being too harsh as I was expecting great things like I had gotten with Bygone Times, where I could rummage and be nosey. And it had a great penny arcade that I got my mum to play on with me, so it wasn't terrible.

Anyway I wore this to go, wearing layers just in case the weather changed it's mind. Luckily it was dry on Saturday so I wore these wedges. Comfy to walk in but I occasionally go over on my ankle, I've mentioned before my weak ankles, but I still insist on wearing them. My black skinnies, which I bought a second pair of as they went into the ASOS Curve sale, so bargain. And this floaty top. I've had it for ages, but as not to spend money I've been looking for tops I can wear with leggins or skinnies as it gets warmer and this cream number fits the bill. It has spaghetti straps so stays up but the straps can be tucked in too. You can also wear this as a skirt as it buttons all the way up to the top. My favourite thing about this top is the detailing, which you can't see, but it's floral and all in cream so it keeps the top pretty and simple. And to layer it up I threw my leather jacket over the top. Still not getting sick of this baby.
To add a pop of colour I wore this lipstick, sorry about the focus! It's a lovely matte number from Rimmel. And the coral colour is a lot more subtler than I originally thought, meaning it's a lot more wearable than I originally thought! 

By the way Style 369 have got an amazing sale on atm, dresses for a tenner! Pretty sure it's been on for a while, but you should check it out for some last minute bargains.

Top - Littlewoods (ageees ago)
Jeans - ASOS Curve
Jacket - Very
Wedges - H&M
Lipstick - Rimmel 

Gem xo