I began this post on Monday when Brighton had an almost day-long torrential downpour, one of many downpours we had over the last week, but hey, this week the weather has improved and it’s sunnier and warmer now – hurrah! That means this post is a bit out-of-date with many pix of clothes to wear when it rains! Rain gear is important for me, as like a lot of Brits we don’t get into the car all the time, my life is about walking around my area of Brighton, and taking longer walks along the seafront and occasionally into the centre of town. So rain affects what I wear.
It started with me reading September’s edition of Vogue – which I read so you don’t have to! What a ridiculous magazine! It’s full of advertisements and articles praising humunguously expensive clothes, and yet when the price of the magazine goes down to £2, I think, why not. The edition is full of Autumn/Fall clothing, which seemed appropriate at the time I bought it and jackets feature a lot. Although coats are almost my favourite item of clothing of all, I do love jackets but I don’t wear them enough, partly because where I live we have sea breezes and you need to wrap up for those – hence the need for coats! And how strange to be thinking of this type of clothing in August. Mind you we have had such weird weather here in the UK with so much rain that, at the moment (that was Monday) we need to wear items for all four seasons in one day as if you wear too many layers it gets quite hot, but you also need the gear to cover up when it rains.
Here is a tee-shirt and jacket both of which I found only this week which will see me into the Fall season.
I begin with the tee (£2) and a pair of black skinny jeans bought new last year from Mango, I love the little tie at the bottom of the tee, and here it is half tucked.
I’m wearing this with a pair of silver shoes also bought new two years ago. So far so good, then in my backpack I always have this charity shop light rain mac bought several years ago. I also take an umbrella with me everywhere
I’m laughing as Mr F suggested I stand in the shower for a better effect! On a cooler day I shall wear this waterproof shacket bought this week at £10, it’s new as it still had its Topshop labels!
And when it gets really cool I shall have my black hoodie under it which was bought new aeons ago. I actually want to replace this hoodie as it is so old so I’m on the lookout.
All very frugal, but last week on my Facebook timeline up popped Vivienne Westwood’s website for off-the-peg items. Reader, I covet a jacket there, do have a look. What do you think? At over £900 obviously I can’t afford it and it would be a challenge to find and replicate that look from a charity shop. Sigh! I mean you cannot take it with you, as in money, nor of course can you take clothes!!! What would you do?
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. I’m off to Brighton Museum today to see an exhibition on David Bowie – yay! More about that next week 🙂