25.3.11

Forward Planning by Shopping my Wardrobe

Its the time of year where plans are made or invites are received for forthcoming events and occasions. My mum is celebrating her 75th birthday this year so we have decided to mark the event by doing something we've not done before and have always wanted to do.

So I'm booking up a day trip on the British Pullman Orient Express for us. I'm really excited as it should be a really unique and special day out!

Of course, I had been wondering on my outfit of choice-do I buy something or wear something I already have. So I scoured the wardrobe and unless something else really special appears before I go this is my outfit of choice, which I have tried on and am happy how they both look together:

Topshop ivory tuxedo jacket, thrifted last year for just £3 in Clacton on Sea.

Marc Jacobs silk tea dress, not worn for ages and thrifted about 3 years ago at Help the Aged charity shop for £5.

I'm not going to make a point of shopping for an outfit as for a change I'm looking forward to wearing these pieces.

Have you any special events this year which you will shop your wardrobe for?

31 comments:

Ofelia said...

Sharon, first of all Feliz Cumpleanos a tu mama (Happy Birthday to your Mom)!!!!
Second a trip on the British Pullman Orient Express is an fantastic idea!!
Third the Topshop ivory tuxedo jacket and the Marc Jacobs silk tea dress are just beyond perfect for the trip!
Fourth, I love your hair down!!!

WendyB said...

Oh, you're going to have such a fun time! Jealous!

yiqin; said...

can i have your white blazer please :P

Vintage Vixen said...

What a perfect outfit! That trip sounds brilliant, your Mum is going to really celebrate in style. xxx

Veshoevius said...

I love the tuxedo jacket - £3 wow!

Caroline said...

How exciting - have always fancied going on the Orient Express. Love that Marc Jacobs dress, Sharon - gorgeous x

Penny Dreadful said...

Oh wow, that will be amazing Sharon! What a loveyl idea. Please make sure you take plenty of photos for us xx

Perdita said...

Beautiful dress, no need to buy a new one. Spend the cash on some bubbly, why not?

I have my outfits of choice worked out- but I have too many! 4 outfits of choice running round my brains for (1 day ticket) Vintage London, I'm actively seeking genteel daytime things so i can use up options 2-4 and not have a nightmare that morning!! :)

viviane said...

this dress really is made for you! the colours are so great for you! Love the tux, too, a stunning outfit for your trip!

Adorngirl said...

I have always wanted to go on the Orient Express, I am sure it will be beautiful, and Happy earthday to your mum.xx

having to think about what to wear for upcoming press days as its so warm, but still want to be comfortable.

Pearl Westwood said...

What a wonderful idea for a day out, your outfit will be perfect. I am really bad, always buying things so there is generally something I haven't already owrn when an occasion comes up. I like to call it being prepared ;-)

FairyFiligree said...

That's a sweet dress.
This year is our 25th wedding anniversary.... don't know what we're doing about that though.... Oh dear, now you know I'm not a teenager!

sacramento said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love, love, love your Marc jacobs tea dress. 5 pounds????ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I adore the way yo wear your hair in that photo. It does suit you a lot.
I am glad that you are celebrating life with your mother.
Much love my dear friend.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ivy Black said...

How exciting. I love the outfit.
XXX

Life In a Little House said...

Oh you look so cute!! Such a pretty dress good color on you! and your trip sounds like fun ~Enjoy!! Love Heather

Claire said...

Sounds like fun you're gonna look gorgeous & I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time. And that White blazer is divine, I really need to keep my eyes peeled for one for spring!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I don't have anything coming up thank god! Love the dress and jacket!

Please may I? said...

How stunning will u look. What a lovely jacket and dress. That will be a day to remember.

X x

CameronPoe2409 said...

That sounds like a fabulous day out and your outfit is perfect! I've no events planned but have just started to spring clean my wardrobe ready for when the clocks spring forward! xx

Smashingbird said...

I do like your Marc dress, I haven't any events planned yet... there's still time tho!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, that dress is absolutely stunning on you. I love it. Great tux too.

The Orient Express will be fabulous. I was taken with work and loved it. I looked into taking The Actor for a surprise but elbowed it when I saw the prices!

We're off to an actor friend's wedding in the summer -an English wedding on the Friday then an Indian wedding on the Saturday. I think I have to wear a sari which should be fun.

Have a great weekend. I've been shocking and haven't been to the Post Office. I promise I will on Monday! xx

Couture said...

That dress looks great on you! Almost if it was made for you!

Make Do Style said...

Such a great outing and also a fab decision to wear something you have! xx

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-such wonderful and lovely comments, they are all so much appreciated-thanks to you all xxx

Fanny Pinkleton said...

Sharon, you look absolutely stunning in the silk dress, the colors really compliment you xx

Kavery said...

Hi there and thanks for visiting. You got a Marc Jacobs tea dress for 3 pounds? Thats'amazing.

Prutha said...

love the red dresss.its soo prada!!

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vint junky said...

What a beautiful dress! And it suits you to a T
x

Marian said...

that dress is so pretty, looks very prada/miu miu
xx
Marian.

Kezzie said...

The Marc Jacobs is beautiful, cannot believe you bought it for £5! It really suits you!

Budget Chic said...

That dress is perfection. That was a serious score! You look great!

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