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!
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.
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
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