I do make mistakes when buying clothes. Sometimes I have a really good sense of what looks right, and then all of that goes out of the window and I buy something that I’m not at all happy with. Anyway, this is a tale of three outfits. And how I really like one, another I’m not sure about and the third I am totally delighted with.
Also, I had been so good – note the tense – it’s all in the past! I got rid of sacks and sacks of clothes and thought I was going to live a pared down existence with fewer clothes. Ha, and ha again! It’s funny, how clothes have been finding their way into the flat! Tbh with you, I’ve been on a bit of a spending spree, and I haven’t even got a wardrobe/closet to put them in! It’ll have to stop. Although, in August, we’re getting two floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes to use every single inch of space that we’ve got. And at the rate I’m going they’ll be full to the brim!
Also, I’ve bought new. From sales, I hasten to add, but even so. Why do I feel guilty?
OK, this is the first outfit bought early in June soon after I moved to Brighton.
It’s a new dress that’s cool and floaty enough for the hot weather I’m going to experience in France (we’re going to spend September there) and is a lovely green colour.
Cost was £35 – that’s a lot for me to spend on a dress. And oops, sorry about the tissue on the floor!
I’ve topped it with a vintage silk jacket. I just adore that mustardy colour. This is the most expensive item I’ve bought for a long time at £40. But it is kind of unique with a Miss Selfridge label, and dated as coming from the 80s. I think the outfit is great. I wear it with shoes to match plus a sweet necklace. I like this outfit.
Here is the outfit I’m not so sure about because, basically, I think it’s a bit boring.
Both top and skirt were bought new in a sale.
I bought these items because I was looking for a skirt long enough to hide my skinny white and purple legs – look at them! Fake tans don’t seem to work as they make the age spots and purple veins go darker and show up more. I always have that problem of not wanting to reveal too much of my legs in the summer. I much prefer winter gear when I wear short skirts with tights, and/or leggings. The latter I wear until it becomes too unbearably hot and then my lovely knee-length summer skirts are put away. So, I’ve been on the hunt for mid-length skirts. And the blue skirt and top was, I thought, the answer. And they’re nice, the top is more stylish than the skirt, I think. But do I want to be ‘nice’? Actually, no!
So, here is my answer to ‘nice’.
I just love this skirt, and what’s more it cost all of £6 – yay! The top was found in the same charity shop and cost £2.50. That’s more like it. Not only do I feel good in these items, they cost next to nothing. My maxim to always look in charity shops really paid off.
With my matching but old red sandals, I have a complete outfit for less than £10, which is great.
Btw, these are the first pics taken in the new flat. Not sure about the position and the lighting. In fact, I’m aiming to up my game and rethink how I take photos. For instance, I’ll photograph the floral skirt again and style it several ways – watch this space.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. And sharing with:
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and iwillwearwhatilike
and Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday
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