Another short post for you today, as last week I wrote not one but two posts on the NHS for My Other Blog. Do have a look (click on the icon) but note that I hold strong views on this subject.
So today, I thought I’d show you that I don’t wear skinny jeans all the time. And also that, even in this grey wintery weather we’re having in the UK, the colour grey can be a good colour to wear.
I mean I do love skinnies, and think they’re the best shape for me. I also think they’re flattering for all sorts of shapes and sizes, it’s that minimal amount of material I go for and like the look of. But not always. And here for you to see is a pair of wide grey woollen trousers (or pants as they say over the pond). Actually, sometimes I do a double-take when I read something written by US bloggers as I expect you know that pants are knickers in the UK, so some posts make me giggle.
Anyway, enough of that – here are the ‘trousers’ worn with a pale grey Peacock’s hoodie.
They’re wide and comfortable and new! I’m slipping a bit! However, I’ve been shopping around for a new pair of jeans and I’m sick and tired of trying on jeans (new ones as well as second-hand) that are too short, or, as one slightly snotty young sales person said to me as I attempted to give her some feedback as to why I wasn’t buying the four pairs of jeans I’d tried on, ‘well, they are standard size madam’. (Do read that with a slightly superior up-lilt to your voice) Look, my legs need a long leg, 32+ inches if you please, because I like a jean to wrinkle slightly at the ankle. I totally hate jeans that are too short, and don’t start me on cropped. I think they just look as though they’re the wrong size. Perhaps this dislike comes from my mother never quite keeping up with my rate of growth and not replacing clothes as I became taller.
So I found these trousers in the men’s department of Urban Outfitters! They’re one half of a unisex trouser suit. I didn’t buy the jacket – maybe I should? But here’s another pic of me wearing the hoodie up.
And now with a beret. This beret is a charity shop beret bought several years ago.
Here below, is me wearing the grey coat I wear to walk around Brighton. It’s quite a city coat I think, and was bought from a charity shop about three years ago for not very much.
The finishing touch is charity shop scarf bought last year for, I think, £2.99.
Not sure what that white spot is!
Anyway, there you are. The outer part of this outfit has been bought entirely from charity shops, including those black bootees.
That’s all for now, but more trousers and jeans will be featured in my next post.
Until then, with love
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
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