Hi everyone

One of my New Year’s resolutions was, obvs, to review the blog.  It’s good to reflect on ways to improve, I think.  OK, so here’s what I’m going to do.  See the title of the post?  Every week or so I’m going to take a charity shop outfit from my wardrobe and feature them with ‘selfie’ photos  standing in front of my mirror.  The days of waiting for Mr Frugalfashionshopper to take the photo with me staring glumly into space looking a bit naff are over.  (Although he might take some when I do an outdoor shot in the warmer weather)  But, the way I look at it, it’s all a learning curve.

And I’ll still be writing the longer pieces: on fashion versus style; clothes for older women; the glorious choices and finds to be had when charity shop shopping and, above all, ageing (mine, mainly!) and ageism.  Because I do feel so very strongly about these subjects but, they may not be strictly every week.

Anyway, here are two pics of what I wore in this recent cold (for the UK) weather. And apologies for the slight grainy texture to the photos but Mr Frugalfashionshopper tells me I needed more light!

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The first one shows you a skirt that was free (!) from my favourite shop, Urban Outfitters, because it was a ‘buy one get one free’ item bought with my £15 (reduced from £60) boyfriend jeans.  I think the shop considers this item to be ‘vintage’.   This is worn with a Peacocks top bought new at £10, and the boots are a recent charity shop purchase bought for £6.99.

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The second photo shows the outfit with a lovely woolly cardigan that I bought from a charity shop years ago.

That’s all for now

With love

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper

P.S. You might have noticed that I occasionally abbreviate a word or put stars around a phrase – that’s a Twitter thing.  If you’re on Twitter (which is a lot of fun, btw) why not join me there at Frugalfashion@pknewhaven

 

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15 thoughts on “My charity shop outfit of the week

  • 22nd January 2015 at 3:41 pm
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    I love the yellows and golds for this drab time of year, Penny! Nice outfits.

    I need to tell you that you singlehandedly have saved me hundreds of dollars this winter. Encouraged by your example, I have started shopping charity and consignment shops. I’ve gotten brand new (tags still on them) designer clothes for less than half prices, and slightly worn for $2.50!

    Thank you, thank you. And keep inspiring us fashionable older women.

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      23rd January 2015 at 8:15 am
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      Hi Lynette, it’s great to hear from you and thank you so much for your comment. Really pleased that you’ve found clothes at these cheaper venues. I think that’s my main message – people don’t have to drop their standards buying in thrift stores or charity shops as the designer and high-end clothes are there to be had if you look for them.

      Best wishes to you x

  • 22nd January 2015 at 3:41 pm
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    I love the yellows and golds for this drab time of year, Penny! Nice outfits.

    I need to tell you that you singlehandedly have saved me hundreds of dollars this winter. Encouraged by your example, I have started shopping charity and consignment shops. I’ve gotten brand new (tags still on them) designer clothes for less than half prices, and slightly worn for $2.50!

    Thank you, thank you. And keep inspiring us fashionable older women.

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      23rd January 2015 at 8:15 am
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      Hi Lynette, it’s great to hear from you and thank you so much for your comment. Really pleased that you’ve found clothes at these cheaper venues. I think that’s my main message – people don’t have to drop their standards buying in thrift stores or charity shops as the designer and high-end clothes are there to be had if you look for them.

      Best wishes to you x

  • 22nd January 2015 at 4:08 pm
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    These latest photos are well appreciated. You look great in both, because the clothes you are wearing are truly stylish (and look expensive and of high quality). When you post your photos, I get an idea of what to look for, myself. Thanks very much. I also love when you complete the photos with comments on which are charity shop buys, etc. so one can see how well they blend in with and improve a wardrobe. Great skirt!!!

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      23rd January 2015 at 8:21 am
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      Yes, that skirt was a real find, and I suppose when I shop I’m always thinking how can I assemble an outfit rather than, ‘oh, that’s a nice blouse’. The charity shop finds have to co-ordinate with my existing wardrobe. Thank you so much, Margaret.

  • 14th February 2015 at 6:02 pm
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    Your style is fabulous. I’m inspired to wear clothes from the back of my closet vs the easy to go to everyday clothes.

  • 14th February 2015 at 6:02 pm
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    Your style is fabulous. I’m inspired to wear clothes from the back of my closet vs the easy to go to everyday clothes.

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