So, you know how much I like a bargain, right? Well, when I went on todays post run, I stopped by my favourite local charity shop and managed to pick myself up a lovely, brand new with tags still on it Original Penguin shirt dress for just £3! US label Original Penguin was founded in 1955 and is still going today, famous for its retro stying and good quality.
Its hard to believe that someone bought this, and never wore it! Especially as it would have cost them around £65 ($100)!! Its a lovely quality navy cotton with white piping all the way round, with a self fabric belt to the waist:
And a close up.
And the title of my blog post...Ooh Matron!?? Because it reminds me of a British National Health Service Matron's uniform!:
UK NHS Matron
And of course the Iconic British bawdy Carry On.. film classic; Carry on Matron starring Hattie Jacques as Matron!
Cant wait to wear this when the weather gets better. Think I'll pair it with a red belt, red shoes and my red anchor brooch for a nautical, rather than clinical, look!! ;)