Do you tend to wear the same clothes over and over again? You may think I wouldn’t do that. But I do. So where do I get that from?
When my mother moved into sheltered accommodation the ornaments and knick-knacks she’d collected over the years were arranged around her apartment, and into her wardrobe went a vast number of clothes, which included numerous skirts and blouses, and not exactly countless dresses, but, nevertheless, a large quantity. There were no trousers. I never saw her in a pair of slacks, ever.
Yet most of the time she wore only two dresses, a pink Crimplene dress and a blue Crimplene dress topped with a white nylon cardigan.
When I asked her why she wouldn’t wear any of her lovely clothes, she replied, ‘they’re for best’.
You know my views on that notion. But have I turned into my mother? Mr Frugalfashionshopper says I’m nothing like her in habits and outlook. But I’m not sure. Not only do I look in the mirror and see my mother looking back at me, I also, once home, find myself taking off the clothes I’ve worn to Brighton or Lewes or London, and putting on more ‘comfortable’ clothes.
Do you do that? I should imagine that’s what a lot of people do. But on thinking about it, when I know I’m not meeting anyone I’m wearing the same skirt over and over again – ooops – that is a bit like my mother. It’s this one, minus the jacket, btw.
And also, apart, perhaps, from a day when I do the household chores or some gardening, just like my mother I never wear trousers or jeans, always skirts.
We shouldn’t be surprised if we daughters are like our mothers, but here’s an outfit that perhaps I should wear more often when I’m at home relaxing. It’s a loose cotton pair of trousers from Peacocks bought for £10 and my M&S top bought years ago. I usually wear this on the first night of a cruise, a supposedly ‘casual’ dress evening, but I don’t do casual and I team it up with a jacket.
Or I perhaps I could wear this.
I’m wearing Per Una M&S brown cord trousers bought from a charity shop for £6.99 with a charity shop top bought years ago.
That’s all for now
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper