Hi everyone

The Hillcrest Film Society hosted another film last Saturday (Nebraska) and this is what I wore; a lovely double layered Per Una M&S skirt, bought recently for £4.50, which I wore with a short sleeved top I’ve had for years, plus a silver Per Una cardi I’ve had for some time, that cost all of £5.00.

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I’ve just been reading Style Forever by Alyson Walsh.   It’s such an interesting read and has real substance to it, she certainly knows her fashion.  In it, amongst other things, she talks about style tribes and their looks, and scatters tips and lists of must-do’s throughout.  Do have a look, as they’re all sensible and worth thinking about.  But I don’t follow her maxim buy good quality more expensive clothes and less cheaper clothes.  Nope, I buy cheap because I don’t buy as much as you think and no way can I afford high street prices.  And I do wear black (see both cheap and black above!) and in another blog post I’ll go further into the whole subject of style versus fashion, but I guess my tribe and consequent look is a mix of casual glamour (I do like a bit of bling) and the older and bolder brigade (oh, yes) which, for me, is a look that has evolved only in the last five years.

That’s so very much what I want to encourage people, particularly older women, to do: to experiment and to try clothes that are different and not quite in the comfort zone.  Anything rather than buying and wearing the same old, same old.  And how do you do that without breaking the bank?  By buying in charity shops, of course!

By the way, at the film night, someone gave me a hat which was so lovely and so matched my outfit I carried on wearing it and even welcomed the audience and introduced the film in it.  Afterwards I thought perhaps I should’ve explained why I was wearing a hat – I must have looked a bit unconventional, to say the least!  But thank you so much for the hat, you know who you are!  Anyway, it’s such a great hat it’ll feature in one of Judith Boyd’s Hat Attack sessions, not the next one, but soon.

That’s all for now

With love to you all

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper

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6 thoughts on “Film night outfit – March 2015

  • 28th March 2015 at 9:58 am
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    I think it’s great that you are encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone. If we notice we are stuck in a comfortable way of dressing, not taking the time to enjoy choosing what clothes to wear and buy, then it could be that this little habit and way of being is not only reflected in the way we dress, but also in the way we live other aspects of our lives? Are we being comfortable in our relationships and not expressing fully, incase we rock the boat? Are we stuck in comfortable routines around the house, in the things we do in our spare time (TV dinners and such)? Are we missing opportunities to express and dress because we are caught in the comfort zone?
    I must say, that experimenting with the way I dress has effected other parts of my life, even the fact that I also write a blog means I’m not hiding anymore (I used to wear clothes too big for me, a great way to not shine). There is so much more to notice about fashion, style, and the way we dress ourselves…

  • 28th March 2015 at 9:58 am
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    I think it’s great that you are encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone. If we notice we are stuck in a comfortable way of dressing, not taking the time to enjoy choosing what clothes to wear and buy, then it could be that this little habit and way of being is not only reflected in the way we dress, but also in the way we live other aspects of our lives? Are we being comfortable in our relationships and not expressing fully, incase we rock the boat? Are we stuck in comfortable routines around the house, in the things we do in our spare time (TV dinners and such)? Are we missing opportunities to express and dress because we are caught in the comfort zone?
    I must say, that experimenting with the way I dress has effected other parts of my life, even the fact that I also write a blog means I’m not hiding anymore (I used to wear clothes too big for me, a great way to not shine). There is so much more to notice about fashion, style, and the way we dress ourselves…

  • 31st March 2015 at 9:38 pm
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    Hello Penny, I like your site. I’m trying to move away from my “dress code” comfort zone. I’ve always been a fan of charity shops but now that I’m retired I visit them more often, so that might inspire me to be more adventurous. I will visit you often for tips 🙂

  • 31st March 2015 at 9:38 pm
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    Hello Penny, I like your site. I’m trying to move away from my “dress code” comfort zone. I’ve always been a fan of charity shops but now that I’m retired I visit them more often, so that might inspire me to be more adventurous. I will visit you often for tips 🙂

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