Dereta London - circa 1972? - tomato red mix fully lined skirt. I inherited this from my half sister's pal and wore it to a Xmas party in 1980. It's so old it doesn't say what it is made of, but I am guessing wool /rayon mix for the skirt and polyester or rayon for the lining. It's a pre vanity sizing/obesity epidemic size 16 so is actually about 2cm smaller around the waist as the pink M&S silk skirt below. £20 quid.
Marion Donaldson (like a Scottish Biba sort of, and used to supply Liberty and F&M, stopped trading in the 90s) size 12 - circa 1989 - black velvet gathered mid-calf skirt. Cotton 73% and viscose velvet with polyester lining. velvet is very rich and thick, gathered in soft pleats and the waist is quite deep. Hangs beautifully and looks expensive on. £20.
St Laurent Rive Gauche - circa 1972 - long and wide (but not that heavy, oddly) 100% wool cloak. Because I am an IDIOT and was a goth, I chucked away the fancy gold chain doodad that links the silk frogging on either side of the collar, and fastened it by tying a black velvet ribbon round them. Fabric is in perfect condition, but label slightly frayed after an unfortunate incident with a necklace clasp. One size fits all, as long is all is at least 5' 8'' or wearing heels.. Beautiful, but I am too broad-shouldered to suit it. £60.
Lilacy pink 100 silk, fully lined size 12 M&S skirt. Very light weight. Never worn, because I bought in a sale in a hurry and thought it was more flared than it was, so it's never fit me. £12
Monsoon Twilight size 16 3/4 length coat dress type thing. Black lining with a midnight blue much brighter than it looks in the second picture lace beaded lace outer. Worn once £12 quid.
BNWT 100 size XL (16 - 20) silk chiffon dark (halfway between tomato and brick) red jacket with haematite colored beading and sequin detail. £15
BNWT Joe Browne size 14 two tone satin 100 nylon lined bodice cocktaily dress. No idea where I acquired this as it is not my thing at all. £8.
Jaeger Size L Viscose/Rayon/metal soft pink lurex fine knit top. The lurex is quite subtle, so you could wear it to work and tart it up in the evening. Worn once and washed. £10.
BNWT Size 18 Monsoon bright pink sequinned frilled cardigan type thing. £12.
BNWT Malene Birger rayon open knit jacket which looks crap on the hanger but is actually quite flattering. Suit someone at least 5' 6'' or taller, but not a short in the body 5' 6''like me, because that button needs to sit at your waist to be flattering. Shame I didn't realise that till after I'd bought it and lost the receipt. I paid 40 quid in a sale, and want £20 for it.
Tommy Hilfiger Hand Knit Size XL (14 or 16 unencumbered by bingo wings, I reckon) black string vesty black top. Very soft. Never worn (see comment above re bingo wings) £10.
15 quid each.
BNWT Designer at Debenhams Jasper Conran Size 14 100 silk print tunic with gathered sleeves and three button cuffs. Original price 79 quid, selling for £20.
White Stuff size 16 100 cotton velvet trimmed vesty fabric top. Never worn. £7
Boden Size L dusty pink, velvet and frill trimmed 100% cotton top. Concealed placket with hook and eye fastenings. £10.
Laura Ashley size 14 rayon/lycra multi-coloured spots on french navy drapey neck top. Never worn, because it never went with anything else. £8.
BNWT Deisel size L coral cotton 65%/nylon/polyester- brighter than it looks in the pic - satin jacket. I think it would fit a size 12/14 or petite 16 but not a 16. £20.
BNWT East Size 14 grey check winter weight wool mix half-lined trousers. Incredibly soft and a bit Rupert Bear. Why did I buy these? They will never fit me. £15.
East Size M bright pink crinkle (but not that really annoying crinkle you are supposed to dry all twisted up or it collapses - you can just shove this in the washing machine) rayon top. I bought this because I thought the crinkly non-iron top would travel well. I'd taken off the tags and got it all the way to Zante before I realised I'd picked up the wrong bloody size. Never worn, but washed once with my holiday laundry. £8.
Talbots US 14 (UK 18) Petite Fit Irish linen, fully lined fitted dress ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOTH NAVY AND BLACK. I had a gorgeous black and white dress identical to this which was one of the most flattering, compliment-attracting things I have ever owned. So when Talbots in Kingston shut down I bought the dress in all three available colours, all half price - 40 quid each. Some time later I realised they were, unlike the one I owned, petite fit. Never worn. £18
Honour Size 16 PVC top. Worn once over a white blouse. Ten quid.
Honour Size 22 allegedly but closer to 16/18, I reckon, unless looking like a black pudding in danger of explosion is your thing. Never worn. 10 quid.