Actually, this is not a good post to put up now, as apparently it’s going to get warmer in the UK this coming week! And I’ve only gone and put away my summer clothes, including all my linen dresses – it can’t be that hot, surely!
Anyway, here are two dresses that are going to be suitable for Fall/Autumn weather, which we don’t appear to be having yet. I didn’t buy them but acquired both from a pile of clothes in my daughter’s house that was destined for the local charity shop. I pounced when I saw these two dresses.
This first dress you’ve seen worn with my September hat.
It’s from Toast, which is quite a high-end UK High Street shop that began its life initially in LLandeilo, Wales. We’ve been going to that town for nearly 30 years to visit one of Mr Frugalfashionshopper’s relatives and I always visit the shop there as it has a large area dedicated to reduced price items. Toast is not a store in which I’d buy anything new as I think it very pricey, but a sale item, yes.
The second dress is also from Toast. It’s a bit short and more like a tunic. But I will wear it and, of course, it could be worn over much thicker leggings (or jeggings) or a pair of skinny black jeans.
Note that when I took the pics the weather was cool so I wore a long-sleeved tee under these dresses. And also, this time I’ve managed the accessories well. The necklace is from the shop at the Victoria & Albert museum. This necklace I might add was from their cheaper range (£18, I think) because if you wanted to, you could spend a small fortune there (I did that once, but only once, mind) as some of their jewellery on sale is outstandingly beautiful but also jaw-droppiingly expensive. The bracelet btw, I’ve had for years and cost all of £3.
I love that necklace.
Actually, there’s no need to spend anything much at all if you want good jewellery and good accessories. Take a look at my friend Veronica and her finds. I often tell her she’s the queen of accessorising because just look at the prices she pays for both her clothes and her jewellery. I think she’s fortunate as the charity shops in Brighton, and in the surrounding towns, are getting really expensive, although don’t forget, they are raising money for charity and for that I don’t begrudge the price rises. The work they do with the money is the thing.
That’s all for now. Have a good week and enjoy the warmth while it lasts!
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper