I don’t know about you, but the weather here hasn’t been typical of a British autumn. It’s been warm and benign with few frosts, and not a lot of rain either. Usually, I miss that ‘window’ of jacket-wearing weather as it’s gone straight from hot to cold. But not this year.
Here I am in a favourite, which I bought off a friend for a fiver.
It’s originally from M&S, but I love the fact that it’s now on its 3rd owner – which is not only frugal but ethical as every piece of clothing bought from a charity shop is one less thrown away as waste.
But note also the skinny jeans.
Ah ha. For those of you who missed the latest rumpus on the blogosphere I’m informing you now that apparently according to a recent survey conducted by a courier firm women should not be wearing jeans after the age of 53! Like heck! Well, fortunately I haven’t seen a single article or blog that welcomed that result. Everyone said, ‘what??? Even the courier firm’s marketing director found it surprising. What no one has said is how old were those respondents – 16?
Look, I know I’m slim, and that’s my genes and my mother I have to thank. But seriously it’s not your age that dictates what you wear, you do know that don’t you? No, it’s your shape. You wear what you want, you wear what you can, you wear what you can afford and you wear what looks good on you – end of.
So here are some more jackets. This one was bought last year.
And another favourite is this boiled wool jacket bought for exactly £3 some time ago.
I’m wearing blue jeans here bought new from Peacock’s (£9) with my charity shop boots.
And then here below is another jacket I’ve worn quite a lot this year, which is great as, oh my word, it’s not a charity shop jacket but one I bought new at a horrendously high price.
The thing is, this is a quality jacket. It has a Swedish label (nygardsanna)and is made from Harris tweed – see below.
I’m not always a cheapskate!
But what I am is someone who is totally of the belief that you wear what you want and no one tells you what to wear. And never ever say I can’t wear this because I’m too old – oh no. No way.
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper