Went for my usual stroll along the Thames... Admired dancers of the Michael Clark company in the Tate Modern...
... Then got sucked into shopping heaven. Did you know that Liberty's got a vintage department? Oh, it was terrible. There it was, the jacket of my dreams – a proper Chanel jacket – the cut, the beautiful material, the chain sewn in at the bottom… But the colour, the colour… lemon yellow. And then there was a blazer, not 'the jacket', but all the same, just beautiful. 'Take both' suggested the helpful sales assistants. 'I'd love to, but sadly I haven’t quite got the spending budget as the customer next to me with her 3 Hermes shopping bags.' (I did not say). Also, I wanted the skirt, too (greedy!). In the end I went for the blazer (and the skirt, naturally). (Just to realise at home that this must be my ump-th blazer. Sometimes I wonder if I'm stuck in a 90s fashion timewarp.)
To give my new purchases the proper attention (and space) I cleaned up my wardrobe, threw out everything that doesn't go with them. (Did I ever mention that I’m a bit OCD?) Now I’m left with a completely black–brown–beige–white clothes collection.
I also wonder if there is a certain Chanel bug going around, targeting especially bloggers. The latest sufferer was Lenore who has just taken a blogging break. Hope you are coming back soon, Lenore!
And thank you all for the encouraging comments to the ruffle dress. I guess with a belt and a blazer (what else?!) it will make a pretty outfit and I'm determined to wear it more often.