We’re having some lovely weather here on the coast of southern England with blue skies and lots of sun, but there’s a cool sea breeze to keep the temperatures down just a bit – that’s my kind of weather! So it’s been jeans and a t-shirt for me.
That’s the tee tucked in and now for it worn out. It’s from M&S which is now my favourite online retailer.
However, to remind myself how I actually like to look last week I made a short video of some of my outfits including those funky skirts I like to wear, although to be absolutely honest I think I wear these more in my head than in actuality! Still I aim to wear those skirts far more often once we move on from Covid-19. It’s good to see the UK stats inching their way down, but people, I have started writing a post for My Other Blog (which is a first in many months) about the mess we’re in, and all down to…… well, read more about my views when it’s finished in a week or so. It’s slow my recovery but to attempt some more serious writing is a positive I think.
And back to the video. It’s on YouTube and only 2 minutes – do have a look. Actually I was asked to do this for a student who’s studying TV & Radio production and is doing a module where she’s creating a show on Planet Fashion all about reusing clothes and buying from charity shops. I was happy to help and it spurred me on to think of doing other short videos. One of which might be how I put on my eye makeup now I wear glasses. Here’s most of the outfits I put in the video.
You’ll see me twirling around in this skirt.
And there’s this skirt.
I haven’t worn this jacket for months – not since last Autumn. I shall wear it a lot when….
The outfit is good, but I can see that the glasses might hide the bags under my eyes!
Hmm, maybe glasses are best for me??? Interesting. One of the reasons I started the blog was to examine my own ageing. Thank you for all the comments you’ve made about the wearing of glasses.
Moving on. I’ve ordered a bra online from Bravissimo. There’s a branch in Brighton and every year I get measured up for a couple of bras. I need to be measured as I have a really odd measurement (30FF) but with the slight weight gain I’m probably 32FF or even G. Out of 5 bras only one fits now (a black balcony bra that I kept for best) so I’ve ordered one of those in white. As you would expect it will take over 10 days to arrive. Yes, it’s not just the shopping for unnecessary clothes that I miss so much as the normal every day things like a face-to-face bra/boob measurement that I miss. Also dentistry, I long to have just an ordinary hygiene appointment, which I missed in January because I was unwell. I cannot imagine when another appointment will be possible. Also I was on the verge of having a veneer for a very brown front tooth. Next year?
How are your hands? What with all this washing of hands mine were practically on the way to severe dermatitis, but two products have helped enormously: one is Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion which dampened down the dermatitis but didn’t get rid of it, but it was good to use and far better than any hand cream. The link is for Boots, the Chemist but so far I’ve managed to get it at a slightly cheaper price from my supermarket order. However, the products that have really helped my dermatitis is from Nursem, which has supplied me with a soap substitute and a hand cream. They’ve worked for me and rescued me from a really nasty skin disorder. Have you heard of Nursem, because how Nursem began is a really lovely story? The products have been developed by an NHS midwife who could barely do her job with her skin condition. She took 7 years to develop her creams and soap and for every product you buy she supplies a month’s supply free to a nurse or midwife – hats off! The products are pricey but gosh I’m so glad I bought them – they work!
Still watching State of Happiness (BBC iPlayer) which is excellent and Killing Eve (also BBC iPlayer) which is bonkers and just started The Morning Show (Apple tv). We seem to be reducing the number of films we watch to one a week. Last Saturday’s film was JoJo Rabbit (Amazon Prime). Well, what can I say! It’s entertaining and beautifully acted, but you have to get over the fact that a small boy has Adolf Hitler as an imaginary friend. I kind of liked it but felt I shouldn’t. On the other hand it’s highly original. I’d say take a risk and watch. Looking forward to watching 1917 and Emma.
I’ve just finished reading Anne Tyler’s The Beginner’s Goodbye, which was OK, but not quite as good as Clock Dance, I shall continue to read her though. Have just bought (for my kindle) A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and looking forward to reading it.
That’s all for now, keep safe and well 🙂
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper