Hello everyone

What are you doing today to celebrate the New Year?  I trust you all had a good New Year’s Eve and are chilling today.  This is isn’t a New Year’s resolutions post but, later in the year, I will touch on a couple of things I intend to work on, such as physical fitness and throwing out the unwanted, unworn and unnecessary, and I don’t just mean clothes!

However, today is packing day!  And restricted by weight I’m not packing a lot.  So, here are a few pics of things I’m taking.   This is one, I think, for formal nights.

I’m not a great fan of those white trousers that people are supposed to wear on cruises, so this dress that I picked up in a charity shop in France will be packed for sure.

And although this dress isn’t made of natural fibres it’s very floaty and I seem to remember last time I went to the Caribbean and the States in the hot weather, that long dresses that flapped around your legs as you walked was the thing to wear.

Talking about the last time I went to the Caribbean, here’s a pic of me wearing a dress I wore in St Lucia 17 years ago so that’s going in my case today.

I shall definitely take these.

And maybe this hat.

That’s enough pics of clothes and things.

If you’ve read to this point, I want to thank you so very much for following and reading my blog.  You are the reason I write and here’s to the coming year and all that I’ll share with you in my pursuit of a great, but now, much smaller wardrobe.  Yes, I’ll also be relaying to you all the pros and cons of down-sizing big-time.  Living in a 2-bed apartment may be a challenge, or not, I don’t know, as at the moment, it’s all up to how and when our current house sells. What I will be embracing is moving to a city with all that city living brings.  I’ll let you know if it’s what I think it’s going to be!!!

You may get a post in the next couple of weeks but probably not as who knows what the wifi situation is.  But I’ll take lots of pics and you’ll hear from me anon and definitely at the end of January.

Until then, all the very best to you and yours

With love, Penny, the frugalfashionshopper




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18 thoughts on “A Happy New Year to you all!

  • 1st January 2017 at 10:22 am

    Happy new year to you Penny. Enjoy your holiday. You have chosen a lovely selection of dresses, and I look forward to your photos!

  • 1st January 2017 at 11:41 am

    Happy New Year Penny. I hope you have a lovely holiday. Thank you for all your blogs in 2016. I look forward to reading all your blogs in 2017, both as the frugal fashion shopper and your comments on your other blog.


  • 1st January 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Love you blogs Penny. A very Happy New Year to you and have a wonderful holiday.

  • 1st January 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Happy New Year, hope you have a great holiday. I like your selection of clothes and the shoes.

  • 1st January 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Lovely clothes. I spent New Year’s Eve going through the paperwork on my desk (about a foot high) which I’ve been resisting for three months, ever since I moved in and it started piling up. Also dealing with paying bills, insurance, filing bank statements, accounts and COA notifications. Went to bed at 3am as I wanted to greet New Year with a clear desk, which I have. (Just have to avoid looking at the dining table, which was the spill over, but symbolically I achieved something and do feel clearer today). I’ve decided to give up feeling guilty about not liking celebrations too. I spent both Christmas and New Year’s Eve alone from choice and thoroughly enjoyed both. Peace and quiet – wonderful! I’m sure you’ll be very happy in your new home.

  • 1st January 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Happy new year and happy holidays. Have you got room in that case for me?

  • 1st January 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Happy New Year to you too Penny. I enjoy your blog and will be writing my own soon as hobby will send link. Fiona

  • 1st January 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Happy New Year and Bon Voyage.

  • 1st January 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Happy New Year, Penny!

    I hope you enjoy your cruise – the clothes you’ve packed are fab. I love the French dress particularly and I guess it’s going to be lovely and cool to wear.

  • 1st January 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you for your posts, Penny. I very much enjoy following your blog. I hope your holiday is wonderful (you will certainly look great) and that your New Year is filled with peace.


  • 1st January 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Bon voyage Penny! I hope the cruise is fabulous! And congratulations on being able to wear a dress from 17 years ago! That might be due to the success of previous New Year’s resolutions… I’m looking forward to your blog posts in 2017…Happy New Year!

  • 1st January 2017 at 5:02 pm

    A great selection of dresses for your cruise. Have a wonderful time. Thank you for your blog which I always enjoy and look forward to reading all about your downsizing as you move into 2017. Happy New Year.

  • 1st January 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Happy New Year! I’m a new reader, this is my first comment. I love the clothes you’ve packed, have a happy holiday.

  • 1st January 2017 at 10:48 pm

    You certainly have an eye for stylish clothes Penny! If you haven’t already written one that I might have missed, how about a post sharing your strategy on locating these bargains? I find I get overwhelmed especially when op-shops overfill their rails and don’t sort things into sizes or colors. You always seem to find items of quality.
    Enjoy your cruise, and Happy New Year!

  • 2nd January 2017 at 10:25 am

    Happy New Year, Penny! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to reading more of your posts in 2017; particularly about your move. June x

  • 2nd January 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Just read in “About” that you are 70 years old. Couldn’t believe it. Compliments on looking so great! Love your blog

  • 2nd January 2017 at 6:12 pm

    White linen trousers always require white/flesh colour knickers… something I’ve forgotten about in the past when on holiday. What a lovely linen frock, you did well to find a charity shop in France, I’m still looking. Have a wonderful trip.

  • 7th January 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Enjoy your cruise. I did my first last year and really enjoyed it. I love your clothes and I have been inspired to charity shop again. I have my niece’s wedding coming up and this time I am wearing all second-hand clothes.

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