Charity Shop Chic AW11 – Monochrome

I hope that you had a lovely weekend. It was amazing to have such unexpectedly warm weather. I managed to put together another outfit for my charity shop chic series, which includes a sixties vintage dress (by Lerose) which I bought from Oxfam online. If you haven’t checked out the Oxfam online shop yet, I would definitely recommend it. They have a whole section for vintage clothing. The red shoes were given to me by a friend as they didn’t fit her, they are brand new. The belt was handmade by Emma of Style to Wear.

As far as I am concered monochrome outfits never really go out of fashion. But for Autumn winter 2011, they featured heavily at Marc Jacobs, Giambattista Valli, Chanel and Phillip Lim.

Apart from putting together my outfit, much of the weekend was taken up with tackling the huge pile of ironing that seems to have mounted up. I did find a bit of time for relaxing and went into to town with Mr Style Eyes and the girls for dinner and also did some cooking with the girls. My mum gave me a great big bag of cooking apples from her tree and we also had piles of tomatoes so we made toffee apple muffins (just used a normal muffin recipe and added cubes of apple and fudge), apple crumble, fresh tomato sauce and Normandy chicken pot roast (the recipe was in the Tesco magazine, you can find it here) which was very yummy and surprisingly easy.

Mr Style Eyes was busy putting up his new green house, I wonder if that affected his choice of outfit (green t shirt, green short and green boots!) Here are a few random instagrams from the weekend.


Did you do anything fun this weekend?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X


7 thoughts on “Charity Shop Chic AW11 – Monochrome

  1. I was looking at a toffee apple muffin recipe on the Internet but went for apple crumble instead. I’ll have to try it next time.
    Love the Lerose dress, beautiful vibrant print and you can’t go wrong with monochrome. x
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