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What I wore: a skater dress and a mac

asos skater dress
thrifted gap mac
asos skater dress

I bought this dress ages and ages ago, specifically for having family photos taken. They were first supposed to happen in January, but for a variety of reasons had to be rescheduled for the third time now, and since we’re now into wedding season (we’re getting out wedding photographer to take them) we haven’t even got a new date yet, I decided to stop ‘saving’ the dress and just start wearing it. It’s not going to it any harm being washed a few times! I think it was a good choice of dress, it’s easy to wear and comportable, but it doesn’t look too casual. And it fits with my new colour scheme, which i hadn’t even decided on yet when I bought it.

The Gap mac is a very recent purchase, for once i got a picture straight away. I pass a lot of charity shops on my way home from work, and for some reason loads of them had been putting beige macs in the window. Which planted a seed in my mind, obviously. Then they all started selling (or being taken out of the window), which made me realise I wanted one! This was the last one left and I liked it on me, which is a bit of a revaluation, since it’s a neutral shade, which a couple of years ago I wouldn’t have touched with a barge pole! It’s maybe a tad on the large side, but for a charity shop bargain that’s ok. I’m maybe not 100% on the ‘only buying things that are perfect’ wagon yet.

Dave calls it my dirty old man coat, and I may have started calling it that myself. I’m not quite sure where this dirty old man in a mac image comes from or if it has any basis in reality but I’m happily perpetuating it!

Outfit stats:
* coat – charity shop * dress – asos * boots – sainsburies * brooch – got it at the first sewing blogger meet I went to * bag – scaramanga *

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  • Rhianne 5 March 2014, 10:08 am

    Ohhh, I’ve been looking at those dresses on Asos, you look lovely. I love skater dresses 🙂 Love the coat too – they are always too long on me which is frustrating, its so great to find things like that in charity shops though isn’t it.
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  • Korien 5 March 2014, 2:53 pm

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is a skater dress? I’ve never heard of it 😐

    • Franca 8 March 2014, 7:52 am

      I’m not sure about the official definition, but I think it’s a dress with a short (not that short on me!) full skirt made from jersey fabric. Like what figure skaters sometimes wear, I think that’s where the name comes from.

      • Korien 8 March 2014, 8:40 am

        Should have thought of figure skaters – thanks for explaining Franca! I have a similar dress in my cupboard and am going to have much joy in talking about my skater dress, to the confusion of everyone else. Or maybe I will be surprised to discover that I was the only one not in the know about the term 😉

  • Helga 5 March 2014, 9:20 pm

    Super cute!
    I must say I would find it hard to resist flashing if I had such a fab coat!! XXX

  • Jacqueline 6 March 2014, 4:57 am

    It’s a cool mac and I’m glad you snaffled it, but I am also super duper impressed with that dress! Delicious color!
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  • Heidi L. 2 April 2014, 11:54 pm

    The dirty old man thing is from people who are flashers. That is to say where someone,generally male,in fact probably always,would wear a trench coat and then expose themsleves to people ’cause they were nude under the coat. Why the general phrase is dirty old man…I don’t know. the man I get,the dirty I get,the old part not so much. anyway,hope this helps.

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