Sunday, 19 October 2014

Nothing New Challenge: Formal Dinner



It's not often that I go to a vintage stall or shop and immediately find something I want to buy. I'm sure other second-hand enthusiasts will agree that the rummaging is all part of the fun. However, on Thursday I happened to have a fairytale moment at a weekly market. I went over to a stall which I've visited before, and which I have previously bought a lovely velvet jacket from for just £5. This time around, I immediately spotted the crazy pattern of the coat above.



I spent a few minutes looking around the rest of the stall, still clutching this beauty in my hand, but nothing could come close to grabbing my attention. I was a little unsure whether to buy it at first: would I look silly? what would I even wear it with? But, at just £12 (£10 after I bartered slightly), I decided it was worth the risk.



Already, I know I made the right decision. I've received several compliments on it, worn it both casually and to events, and am generally very pleased with it. On Friday night, I wore it as part of an ensemble for a formal dinner in my college. It turns out, I do have plenty of things which I can wear it with, mainly because I seem to own a lot of maroon things. The dress is something I bought curing my shopping trip to Chichester in a charity shop, and I think it makes for quite a nice contrast to have the different textures of the dress and the coat together. The shoes were a charity shop buy from many years ago.



Have you ever just seen something straight away which you were drawn to? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes. Have been stalking Versatile Valets (by Corby of trouser press fame) on ebay for years. Generally around the £40 mark. Saw one like this yesterday:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/303711568595141227/
and they took £20. After we had matched the stain, polished the chrome and tightened a few nuts, my husband's floordrobe is all gone. Mine on the other hand …
Lovely coat, by the way, great colour. Wish you well to wear it.

Christy said...

That coat - love it :D