I don’t constantly dress up, unlike the amazing Sue Kreitzman, who believes you should curate your look at all times. I try, but it isn’t always achieved, particularly when you feel a bit low from a wintery cold (and the eyes are playing up) or it’s blowing a gale, which it was a few days ago. Right now there’s a lovely sprinkling of snow outside (which being down south, will melt soon) but I’ll be wearing warm, practical clothes today – hopefully they’ll be stylish.
The thing is, I do love to dress up. But we (that’s Mr Frugalfashionshopper and me) we don’t live a lifestyle of constant rounds of cocktail and dinner parties. Not. At. All. So, to wear some of my lovely frocks and frou-frou skirts I have to create occasions for them. I do have a friend, bless her, where we agree that if we see each other for a meal, we dress up and I mean dress with a vengeance! But, why ever not? And no, I don’t want to look like Sue Kreitzman, but, perhaps there is something about being creative with your look, which I both enjoy and think makes a statement about myself, especially, as I get older – no way am I going to fade away!
Another time I always dress up is on film night (I help to run my local film society with some great people and we show films once a month.) And for last Saturday’s film I found this wonderful plum skirt in the back of my wardrobe, which I’d featured some time ago. Here it is again.
The skirt looks like shot silk but, in fact, is made in 49% nylon and 51% polyester, and was bought for £5.99.
It’s quality is superb. And furthermore it has a Florence & Fred label, which means it was made for a supermarket chain. All I can say is well done Tesco!
My mantra is definitely ‘don’t leave your best and most beautiful clothes in the back of the wardrobe’. You need to bring them out of the closet and then wear them, when ever and where ever you can!
That’s all for now
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
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