Outfit of the day 02/11/18 and new purchase

Lovely Husband is continuing to improve after his cataract operation, although he is definitely not a good patient as he is so impatient. See what I did there? He usually has a lot of patience (😂), but not where his eyesight is concerned, apparently. I cannot really blame him, of course, it must be very frustrating. I am doing my very best to help and to keep his spirits up and, after all, it is only two days! His sight is already coming back in the “bad” eye, but I won’t let him drive for a few more days yet – he is desperate to get out of the house. So, we have been sitting watching TV as per usual.

The other day, I was digging through the drawer where I keep my older scarves and found an old piece of Liberty Varuna wool in the Hera print. I couldn’t really believe that I still had this! Years ago, probably the late 70s or early 80s, my sister took me to Liberty of London for the first time and I bought this piece plus enough to make a matching skirt. Well, the skirt is long gone after I made the stupid mistake of washing it with hot water. The scarf survived, although the fringing looks rather frazzled and I may redo it some day. I decided to wear it today with my navy cotton cable jumper from Lands’ End.

Outfit of the day 02/11/18 with Liberty’s Hera stole

Outfit of the day 02/11/18 with Liberty’s Hera stole

Today’s outfit:

  • Navy cotton cable jumper – Lands’ End.
  • Navy cotton stretch cord trousers – Lands’ End.
  • Gold Celtic style earrings.
  • Varuna wool stole in turquoise, navy, white and purple – Liberty.

About a week ago, I spotted a Massaccesi handbag on eBay at a very good price in a colour I had regretted not purchasing before. I bought it and it arrived this week. The bag is the very large Minerva design in teal pebbled leather with light gold hardware and a grey lining. The leather is in excellent condition, considering the bag’s second hand nature, but the hardware is well worn. I am satisfied with the purchase as the price was very appropriate. As the bag is large and quite heavy, I won’t be wearing it regularly, but it is a nice addition to my collection and the colour is really lovely. Some images follow:

Minerva handbag in teal pebbled leather - Massaccesi

Minerva handbag in teal pebbled leather – Massaccesi

The size of the Minerva is:

Height: 13” (cm. 33,0)
Width: max 17.7” – base 15.4” (max cm. 49,0 – base cm. 39,0)
Depth: 4.7” (cm. 12,0)

The bag has a central zipped pocket as well as the usual Massaccesi leather edged or zipped internal layout. There are also two external pockets, useful for a phone or keys. The handbag comes with a shorter shoulder strap and also a cross body strap. I am looking forward to using it in the future 😍😀😍.

I hope that you all have a great weekend.

Best wishes,


About The Librain

Retired School Librarian
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2 Responses to Outfit of the day 02/11/18 and new purchase

  1. Carole says:

    your scarf is a lovely match to your wardrobe, and still looks modern. A classic that won’t go out of style. And your new handbag will match all your outfits.


    • The Librain says:

      Yes, I think that the Liberty Hera and Ianthe patterns are pretty timeless. I even made a Roman blind in Ianthe for my first little house back in the mid 80s!. I do keep trying to match everything up and it helps that I keep my colours in mind at all times, although it is quite hard not to get distracted with something pretty. Many thanks for commenting. You posted this one just as I was answering your previous one. Good timing! X


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