Yes, I know, why do that? Why buy yet another coat? Well, the thing is, as I said in my last post, coats are my go-to item to make a statement. This is because since the pandemic I don’t have the same opportunity to dress up what with the lack of visits to art galleries and so on. That’s why every single occasion I venture outdoors I dress up, with a hat, a scarf and a coat that suits my mood and the weather. So if I see a coat that takes my fancy, I snap it up!
Like today I’m going to see my GP and I’m dressing up as though it was a big event. Yup, I know, it’s bonkers, it’s just my doctor but hey, why not.
So here I am in my M&S charity shop skirt, with a gifted top and charity shop ring and necklace plus my fun sneakers.
And over it I will wear, not a black coat as you might think with these strong colours, but my favourite yellow coat.
I think this is such a cheerful colour and I feel my spirits lift every time I wear it.
At the moment I’m wearing this coat a lot.
It’s all wool and exactly what I need to wear for those coffees and lunches where I sit outside with either Mr F or friends, and boy do we need a long thick coat for that! I think us Brits are getting quite hardy what with all this outside eating in the very cool weather we have!
Here I am wearing it with some colourful gloves that I got some time ago. As you can see I’ve bought another yellow hat, which I think is quite fun – and very toasty too!
And here is a lovely Rupert Bear scarf that I found recently in my charity shop at £4.
But back to the number of coats I’ve got. Actually I am quite strict with myself and the coat cupboard isn’t, as you might expect, full to the brim, as I’ve removed several and got them to the dress agency where I’m expecting a nice tidy sum if they sell, which I’m sure they will.
Do you remember this one?
Off it’s gone to be sold, hardly worn. You might think, now why get rid of this beautiful coat? Well, (puts hands over face and hides with embarrassment) I was wearing it when I fell head first down the stairs so I associate it with falling and surprisingly, it’s not that warm. I wore it a couple of times in the depths of winter and froze. Also it had a very mustardy colour, which had quite a tinge of green to it. I was never sure about this coat tbh. Anyway, I got it very much reduced in a sale so if it sells I shall get my money back and more.
And what about this one? This is still in the coat cupboard but I haven’t worn it for 3 years or so.
This would be my choice to wear if I ever get up to London for an exhibition.
I think I’ll keep it a bit longer for all those London trips I will get myself to!
See my hair? That was when I didn’t have it cut for months and months. It’s getting quite long again, but the hairdresser is booked up to nearly Christmas day! I’m on the cancellation list, so fingers crossed I’ll get to him before my booking on December 22nd.
And I almost forgot, here’s my latest buy.
It’s a toasty teddy coat. I have been looking for one for some time and having seen a jacket of that type for £100 in one of Lewes’ rather exclusive shops I was pleased to find this beauty at £18.
I know I shall wear this a lot.
That’s all for now, but do tell me how you keep warm for those coffees and lunches you are having sitting outside in our breezy and rather cool weather?
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper