Gosh, it’s taking a wee bit longer than we anticipated to change the look of the blog, as even the IT wiz Mr frugalfashionshopper is finding it a bit of a challenge. But it is happening and you’ll be the first to know when it’s ready, which will probably be in a few more weeks.

And why even bother you might ask, surely everything is fine? But my attitude is that I’ve been writing posts for the frugalfashionshopper for just over two years (wow, yes, I really have) and as I take the blog and my readers very seriously, it’s important to refresh, rethink and keep myself as up-to-date as possible so that’s why I’m working on the look of the blog or the platform as it’s meant to be called!

Ok, well, I was in London yesterday meeting up with my great friend, Tricia Cusden of Look Fabulous Forever who is such a star in the make-up world. We both think very much along the same lines that older women are a neglected demographic, and we both view ageing in a positive way – neither denying it or fighting it. There’s none of that anti-ageing or ageless malarkey with us; we’re proud of our age.

We met in the Victoria & Albert Museum to check out the exhibition ‘Shoes: Pleasure & Pain’ which was excellent and full of mouth-watering and fascinating footwear, some centuries old and some very up-to-date including a couple owned by Lady Gaga – altogether a scrumptious thing to do.

But, oh dear, here’s confession time. I got up to London a bit early so I thought, I’ll just check out that charity shop near Victoria Station that I popped into some time ago. You know, the one where I nearly fainted at the prices. But hey, it is the centre of London we’re talking about not my little seaside town, and it’s all in a good cause as the British Red Cross runs the shop.

OK, in I went and, actually the shop is lovely and the staff so helpful. And immediately I spotted something – deep breath – a bias cut, sage green, silky dress with a DKYN label. Expensive, oh, yes, and quite small, so I thought, ‘good, I’ll never get into it’.’ But why not try it on? Uh oh, it fitted (just) as it’s a tiny American size 4.

Reader, I bought it.  And why, when I’m meant to be the frugalfashionshopper? Well, while most charity shop stuff where I live is around a fiver, with that label when new it would’ve been three times the price I paid (add a nought), so it’s still a bargain!


And remember my style tips in the last but one blog: never say never, experiment and never, ever see yourself wearing age-appropriate clothes. Seriously, wear what you want, why not!


That’s all for now, but if you’re just dropping by and you’d like to get my blog posts on a regular basis do feel free to sign up (on the side-bar). I value all my readers immensely.

With love

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper

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6 thoughts on “Another London trip and an update on the new-look blog

  • 27th June 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Lovely dress…of course you bought it!!!

    • 29th June 2015 at 10:01 am

      Sometimes a dress just seems so right. Doesn’t often happen but when it does you can’t not buy it. And yes, I will enjoy wearing it!

  • 27th June 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Lovely colour Penny…it really suits you. Was walking down Kensington High street this afternoon past several “charity” shops. I use the quote marks because there were two Louis Vuitton handbags in the window at £500 and £320 EACH. I guess that is more likely the weeks takings for one of our local shops! How the other half lives eh?

    • 29th June 2015 at 10:11 am

      Ah ha, if you are the Alison I know then you are the one that recommended the charity shop near Victoria Station! Was glad I popped in on Friday, but will keep it to once a year!

      I suppose the prices for these charity shops are set for Londoners – and maybe the rent they have to pay to be in the centre of London. Those handbag prices, gosh! But I guess someone somewhere will think those prices a bargain. Personally, I’m happiest wearing clothes and accessories that are second-hand and, most important of all, cost next to nothing.

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