I’m always on the lookout for skirts, which I prefer to jeans, pants and trousers. I have two pairs of black skinny jeans one of which has sparkles on it and which I wear with a top in the evening, and I’ll wear that pair when we go up to London next week, with boots and a long coat as rain is forecast. And blue jeans? I have one good pair, and one other for housework, and there isn’t much of that in a small flat – one of the many bonuses of our move from a house! So that’s 4 pairs, while skirts, oh my goodness, I’ve just counted them, I have far too many including what I’d call quite fancy frilly skirts worn for evening events, and do you remember, the monthly film society evening which we no longer attend so regularly, and then I haven’t counted the summer skirts that are packed away….
Nevertheless when I saw this long dark denim skirt I pounced.
The skirt had a bib top, which I had taken off. It cost £7 plus the alteration cost of £10.
You can see that there’s a lot of lovely heavy material in the skirt, so it’s a great winter skirt. Btw, below see the other half of the table.
The table and chair by the window is where I write. You can see I love the colours red and yellow!
And now for Hair Part II although note my nails. I’ve just begin their winter coverup that I need for my nails to get through the cold weather. Yes, this is a gel nail varnish, which will last for over 2 weeks. Before using gel, in the winter months, no matter what treatment I had, my nails deteriorated badly, so much so that they got down to the quick, which was horrible. Btw, gel doesn’t work for everyone but having a regular nail gel varnish plus a manicure works for me and I couldn’t do without it. I also enjoy putting on a variety of colours – this is quite tame!
Here’s a pic that went wrong but it shows you a close-up of my multi-coloured hair. No dye or colouring has touched my hair since October 2016 and it is now streaked with white hair at the front, grey at the back and white, red and gold in between. And I do regret just a little that I covered this all up for years, with what, in actuality, was a blanket yellow custard colour! What’s more I was so militantly against people telling me to go au natural – how dare they, I thought. However while in some respects they were right, even so, only you will know when to stop the dye or the streaks or whatever you do to colour your hair. So, I write this to encourage people to stand up for what they feel is best for them, but I also want to say that going grey is great. And also note that I stopped the colouring when I reached the age of 70 but there are many much younger people who are going grey and love it just as much as me – see Alyson Wash of That’s Not My Age blog for starters.
Btw, I use White Hot Hair products which I find really excellent for my hair.
That’s all for now, but what do you think about going grey? It is a big decision.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. Posting this early as away in London overnight on Monday 🙂