So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

Forgive the rather ropey and windswept look, we went to friends of ours farewell party on Saturday night, my second night out in a row (it's taking its toll on this old girl! hahahahaha).

It was a beautiful party for a beautiful family that are waving goodbye to Essex for the stunning Yorkshire countryside, they'll be greatly missed but a perfect excuse for us to go and explore a part of the country we've never been to before.

 The party was held in a gorgeous rustic, converted 17th century barn, it was absolutely stunning with the backdrop of Essex farmland as far as the eye could see, who could want for more. 

As the party was held in a barn I wanted something easy and casual but dressy enough for a night out. I decided to go with this, I haven't worn this tunic in years, it's been sitting in my wardrobe so long now that I guess I stopped noticing it altogether. It's such a lovely top, it feels fantastic on and I think it looks dressy without being over the top.

The beauty of a tunic is you can hide a multitude of sins...or in my case Syns, the slimming world variety! ;)

Tunics are a fab investment when you have a stoma, not that I think anyone with a stoma needs completely covering, not at all in fact.  Sometimes it's just a nice change to just feel cosy and confident and contained.

I wore this one with white skinny jeans and a white vest top, which gave me two layers of clothing before it's even covered by the long top. It would have looked just as good with wide leg trousers or cropped leggings too.

It's worth playing around with these sort of tops to find the right ones but as stoma wear goes i'd say it was a winner.

One important lesson I found getting ready to go out saturday night is I must stop unseeing the perfectly lovely clothes I already own in my wardrobe. I must try harder to see what I already have before going out and buying new stuff for it only to hang there waiting to fulfil its destiny. :)

Tunic top from Aquascutum, Vest top and Jeans from Dorothy Perkins, Shoes from Jimmy Choo  

Tunic top from Aquascutum, Vest top and Jeans from Dorothy Perkins, Shoes from Jimmy Choo

 

Daringly worn as a dress for a garden party, a few years and a few less pounds ago...

Daringly worn as a dress for a garden party, a few years and a few less pounds ago...

Worn with grey jeans for a birthday shopping trip to London.

Worn with grey jeans for a birthday shopping trip to London.