This is a post all about building up a look on next-to-nothing, because, of course, practically every item in my wardrobe has been bought from charity shops for around £5 – you know, it makes sense!
I went up to London a couple of weeks ago to the Victoria & Albert Museum (I expect you all know it’s usually called the V&A) wearing that glorious red coat, plus the pom-pom woolly hat. Why? Because it was another grey day, and I felt the need to brighten myself up! Seriously, this weather.
So I thought to celebrate going to such a splendid museum let’s have something colourful under the red coat as well, and here’s what I wore.
I’ve had this stunning Missoni type charity shop pencil skirt for a long, long time. Here it’s worn with the faithful ankle boots (now into their 5th winter) and a top I bought years ago.
Over this went my faux leather jacket.
And then the mac, which is so useful in the damp UK climate because it’s got a hood!
In the last two photos I’m wearing the brown charity shop boots bought last year. So with the longer boots I’m completely covered up, and can cope with all the rain that our winter is throwing at us.
The V&A exhibition I went to showed some spectacular jewellery owned by a fabulously wealthy family. To be quite honest the sapphires and rubies were so big they looked unreal, you couldn’t quite relate to them. It was OK as an exhibition, but not one of the greats. The best bit for me, though, was the cup of tea and cake I had with my friend Tricia of LookFabulousForever fame – do have a look at her website and the tutorials she does on older women and the makeup I hope you’re all wearing. In April the V&A is going to do an exhibition on underwear – now that, I’m looking forward to!
If you’ve read down this far, I’ve got something to tell you. My other blog called, funnily enough, ‘My Other Blog‘ is up and running. There are two posts on it already. I may put up a link to it on this blog (but still thinking about it as they’re very different). If you’d like to sign up for this other blog, there’s always the thing where you can pop your email address to get the blog posts, which, btw, won’t be all that regular, probably only every other week or maybe even less than that. Please note that this other blog will have wordier blog posts on more serious and contentious issues. The first two posts are on the current refugee crisis, and I hold views on that situation that not everyone will agree with.
Anyway, that’s all for now – I’m sharing with Catherine Summers #iwillwearwhatilike blog post on layering. Thank you so much for reading and following the frugalfashionshopper blog, I appreciate and value you all.
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper