Hello everyone

For those of you who are new to the blog every month I feature the outfit I wear on film night.  I help to run a great little film society in our local community centre, which is now in its 4th season and has turned out to be quite a success.

I usually wear my latest bargain buy, but not this time.   All that clearing out of my wardrobe revealed a couple of items that were just right there but kind of not seen.  Also it was our AGM.  I felt I had to look a bit competent and professional rather than the fun, frilly look that I usually like to project.


It’s a Jasper Conran dress bought new about 6 or 7 years ago that I’ve hardly worn, in fact the last time was at film night, in the first season!  Can’t have been that pricy, as although Conran is a designer label it was bought at Debenhams, which is quite a reasonably priced place to find clothes (which I did when I was working, that is, not now with my small pension).

black-dress-2-webDespite the dress not being a charity shop buy, I think it’s worth putting up because I do want to get over that weeding out the wardrobe really does have dividends, in that you not only make space and free yourself up – you can find items and say – wow, yes, let’s wear this!

And btw, the little winter boots are still being worn (with my black tights, more about that in the next blog post).  They must be into their 5th winter, and are so old, but I love them!

That’s all for now

With love

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper



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5 thoughts on “Film night outfit – October 2015

  • 21st October 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Very chic. I love black tights and black boots. They never go out of style, in my opinion.

    • 23rd October 2015 at 7:12 am

      Yes, I love black tights and wear them all the time in the winter!

  • 21st October 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Hello, Penny,
    Yes, it is a lovely dress, and looks very good on you. You can make use of it this winter. I have complained before about it, but how I wish I lived where women dress a little more formally. But I have hope, Penny! Have you seen our dashing new Canadian Prime Minister? Justin Trudeau. Perhaps he will lift more than our spirits…and show the country one can be a proud Canadian without resorting continually to touques and running shoes!
    Thanks so much for the post,

    • 23rd October 2015 at 7:22 am

      Yes, I have heard of the election results – our newspapers made much of his name of course! I wonder how he’ll do? Hopefully this is a new trend of more left-wing governments coming into power as we’re suffering terribly from our government which got in with an unexpected majority – so they’re letting rip with their austerity – don’t get me started on that subject!!!

      And as for the dressing up – well, as you look around in any small town anywhere in the UK a majority of women will be wearing trousers, jeans or slacks. And dare I say it the older they get the more likely the trousers are to be flappy and/or wide legged. It’s only in the larger town and cities that women dress up, but most wear conservative (small c) outfits and very often its smart black trousers. I think its the fabulous fashionistas movement here and more so in the States that have opened our eyes that there are more daring ways for older women to dress.

      Thank you for your comment, Margaret, you always write an interesting response!

  • 23rd October 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Looks lovely and of course timeless. The film club sounds so interesting, wish you were a tad closer! Best wishes

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