Yes, it’s that time of year again! And by that I mean, it’s time to wear those jackets. I love jackets but there’ve been years when the window of opportunity to wear them is very short and, before you know it, the autumn/fall weather is over and the jackets in your wardrobe are just not enough warm enough to wear.
But after a really windy and wet day yesterday the sun is out and there’s a beautiful autumnal glow to the day. So when I went for a walk this Sunday morning I wore this jacket.
It’s a jacket I’ve had for about three years, and reader, I wasn’t being frugal when I bought it, because look, it’s proper tweed. Ok, it’s also quite hairy but it’s going to last and last. And it’s so warm. I love it.
But here below are three of my best charity shop jackets, and the thing is my favourite shape for a jacket is quite boxy and short. Like this one.
And this one, which is really not all that warm as it’s so short.
And that’s what reduces the length of time I wear these favourite garments – they don’t cover me up and ultimately I feel quite cold in them. But whilst on holiday in France I donated a lot of my holiday gear to the charity shop my friend Helen runs in Lauzerte. So in exchange my friend gave me this jacket, which I think solves the problem.
This jacket is a much longer length and I shall wear it a lot!
Note also the boots, which I bought for next-to-nothing quite recently. They were unworn and such a bargain.
They’re going to be a favourite footwear item!
That’s all for now, but are you wearing your autumn/fall clothes now?
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with the usual lovely people:
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and her iwillwearwhatilike weekly share
Judith of Style Crone for my hats
Nicole of High Latitude Style and
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and Fancy Friday