Here it is, I feel very good about my choices but anxious about getting the blog and photo attachments right.
First I was tempted to just totally try and "glam myself up" but sensibility and truthfulness prevailed and I chose things I actually do wear in mydog- and grandma-fied busy life.
I am wearing AlikiBags and Oxfam clothes and accessories, collected over my years as a volunteer.
Jeans: Funky Style Image and Design - Oxfam Formby
Bag: AlikiBags (my own)
Shoes: San Malo - Shush (when it exsisted in Formby)
Dress/Top: Quiz - Oxfam Formby
Jewellery: Lifetime collection - Oxfam
As I'm always feeling cold I'm hardly ever without a cardigan and warm shoes to hide my warm socks and possibly even long johns (sorry!!!)
Jeans, bag and top as before
Cardigan: Per Una - Oxfam Formby
Boots: Dorothy Perkins - Oxfam Formby
Jeans as before
Top: Cotton Traders - Oxfam Formby
Shoes: No Label - Shush
Jewellery: Beads - gift from Germany, Bangle - Oxfam Lichfield Staffordshire
Bag: AlikiBags (for sale)
Bike: Oxfam Formby (brand new only £60!)
Dog: My Senta who is actually very good at running on the pavement on the lead.
Jeans and top as before
Jewellery: Oxfam Formby
Bag: AlikiBags (For sale)
Corsage: AlikiBags (the corsage can be worn clipped to the handles of the bag or as a corsage).
Shoes: Calzino (£1.99 - on loan from Oxfam).
Dress: No label, made in Italy. This is actually a skirt which I tied with an old Oxfam belt to make it into a dress.
Bag: AlikiBags - (For Sale).
Shoes: J'esjimo - Oxfam Formby
Jewellery: Dress watch - gift from Germany, Bangles and Beads - Oxfam Formby, Acrylic Ring - Craft fair at Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk.
I would like to say that I would not have been able to participate in this competion without the photos taken by my grandson James (10 years) and my patient neighbour - friend Sarah (she of the kids craft session fame).
The drink was sadly only apple and elderflower (from tesco, cheap and absolutely lovely). James and I had a glass to celebrate the successful photo session.