Here we go again, back in lockdown. How are you feeling about this? My heart goes out to those who have lost their jobs or near to losing them, but personally, I’ve got so used to not doing all that much that really, it hasn’t made much impact – yet – but I am sorry that the charity shops have closed again. It took me ages to get my confidence back and go into these shops, and now they’re shut once more.
However, on the day before restrictions started I went out for a last minute look. And here’s what I found.
At first sight this skirt might look rather boring but I pounced as I’m always interested in skirts that I can wear from day to day. The label is Poetry – a good make – and it cost £7. I teamed this with a top I’ve had for some years bought,I think, from H&M. I do like to wear a pop of bright yellow during the grey winter months.
Some of you might have noticed that I’m wearing leggings – which are wrinkling! I haven’t bought any new leggings for literally years, and this pair, that I’ve recently bought online from M&S, I’m rather disappointed with them as they fit around my middle but are wrinkly around my legs. Yes, my legs are thin but all my other leggings (from Peacock’s and a darn sight cheaper) are stretchy and fit beautifully, albeit they’re rather old. Can’t send them back as I tried them on.
Anyway, here’s another photo of the skirt and top where you can see I’m wearing a rather fine piece of costume jewellery.
The necklace was bought new from the V&A shop and here’s the link for it. Their selection of jewellery ranges from the exceedingly cheap to the exceedingly and eye-wateringly expensive, but oh my word if you ever get a chance to visit the V&A for its wonderful exhibitions, the shop near the entrance is a positively gorgeous feast for the eyes. I look and just boggle at what’s on display.
The necklace came in at just under £20 and there were indeed cheaper items to be had. I wear this piece a lot.
And then I saw this.
Oh yessss, because I can’t resist coats! This has a Debenhams label and cost £15.
And with hands in the pockets.
And now with a hat.
This coat is, I think, a keeper and I’ll wear it again and again. It will look especially good with black jeans.
And that’s all for now. But how are you all? What a week! We had the joyous news of the birth of our wonderful new grandson now officially called (as they were undecided) Oscar Alexander, which I think rather a splendid name! And then the election over the pond. Won’t say too much here, maybe over on My Other Blog something may appear (not immediately but sometime soon) but I believe congratulations and wowser and yay, are last week’s words of the week!
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper