I’m back after 16 days away from the blog. I’ve been incredibly busy helping my son to move, and as he’s always rented furnished flats there were two trips to Ikea to buy him some essential stuff like a bed. Phew, what an effort! For those of you reading this who don’t have Ikea selling in your country, Ikea’s a great store, and amazingly cheap. But the drawback is that you see a lovely wardrobe, bed and/or settee, you order it, then it arrives in 50 different flat-pack bits. Ten days after delivery he’s still making his furniture.
How are things with everyone? The consequence of the move and the trips to Ikea is that no way am I ready for Christmas. Cards not done and cake not made *sighs*
But I did manage to take five minutes to buy a great winter party outfit in a nearby town. This grey/green tulle skirt has a lovely mid-calf length. And in the same shop, I managed to find a green top and a woolly (almost 80s, therefore vintage in some people’s eyes) jumper to wear with it, as it’s quite chilly here now (albeit not as cold as some countries like the States).
I guess because of the weather Jess Cartner Morley extols the virtues of wearing party dresses with sleeves, and I must say that it seems a bit odd to sell sleeveless party dresses at this time of the year. OK, sleeves are good for us as we age – but it’s just good sense to wear a sleeved dress in the winter. On t’other hand, it may be that I forget that my younger self didn’t feel the cold the way I do now!
Yes, although I love winter and the clothes that go with the season – tweed skirts and jackets, woolly jumpers, hats and scarves – I do feel the cold, and I’m wearing three layers as I write even though the heating is on. But whether I can bear to wear a Christmas jumper is another matter – here’s a link to some comical Christmas jumpers. Will you be wearing one this winter?
That’s all for now, but do let me know if you’ve found a warm party dress!
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper