This is just a quick last post for the year 2017, and quite a visual one at that with a look at my favourite outfits and bargains, which include:
The hat of the year
It’s a ridiculously over-the-top hat, but I cannot get rid of it, so it’s a keeper waiting for a special occasion. I think it’s one for the summer. And I remember that it cost all of £5.
Also this one.
Note the combination of a long striped top over the jeans, which you roll up slightly.
The skirt and top of the year
You’d think I’d put that steam-punk skirt I featured in my last post. But here’s a big shout-out to a skirt I bought in Tobago, which I wore all the time in January of this year and, again, quite a lot in the summer. Gosh, I love it, as I do that old thrifted top which you think wouldn’t go with the multi-coloured skirt, but it does. somehow.
My favourite colours of the year – red and yellow
And did I ever show you this long red one, which I wore on my last cruise?
Yes, dear readers, I used to wear a lot of black, still do, but as I get older I’m moving away from the neutral and on to being much bolder. Also I think it’s something to do with going grey.
When wearing formal clothes, I say, move away from safe, dark colours and try a bright shade – it’s liberating!
The best of the street photography pics
I really do wear my hats out and about!
There was a cold wind on that day! I was feeling bit chilly, I can tell you!
And then that amazing yellow coat.
Finally, the bargain of the year which has to be the Michael Kors coat bought from TKMaxx for £45. Add a nought for the probable original price!
Did I say it’s really quite a large size but it doesn’t seem to matter. The only fault it has got (am I allowed to say that of a designer jacket!) is that the down tends to moult onto the sweater you’re wearing underneath. Nothing much but it is noticeable if the item is black. It’s still a great jacket as it’s so light, yet warm and cosy and, the key thing, waterproof!
My final words are that at the end of this quite challenging year personally (our move) and in the wider world, I say we have to engage, and look outwards, and empathise and aim to understand each other and be kind to each other. At the same time we must be kind to ourselves. So there’ll be no New Year resolutions from me, apart from saying, you take care. Here’s to 2018 and all it brings us.
With best wishes and love
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S Mind you, blog posts in 2018 will focus in on fitness, mainly because I am so very unfit myself! That’s partly due to the virus I’ve just had and partly due to not going to any classes at all during this past year. That’s going to change!!!
P.P.S And a Happy New Year to the following:
Judith of Style Crone, Patti of Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb, Nicole of High Latitude Style, Terri of Meadowtree Style and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. Click on the icons to see their sharing sessions. Thank you to every one of you!