It is so warm for the time of year here in the UK. Maybe next week it’s going to be cooler, but I’ve heard that one before. Well let’s see, because although I should be enjoying the heat of the sun on my face, really i) this is not good for my skin as it’s not quite hot enough to be putting on the suntan cream, and ii) I want it to be a tad colder so I can start wearing my hats!
A couple of days ago it was so lovely and sunny, with that cloudless blue sky overhead that is so unusual here, that we just got into the car and drove to the sea, actually, Seaford. And I didn’t buy any charity shop clothes (more about that below) instead we ended up walking along the unspoilt promenade (as in not commercialised and full of tourists) and looking out to sea. And I wore a hat!
All the clothes, bar the scarf, you’ve seen before: Peacock’s homburg hat (bought for £3 three years ago), the recently bought pink Peacock’s jeans and an old Peacock’s pink bag; last year’s French charity shop jacket with a charity shop tee underneath; my Nike running (ha, I don’t, more about that in another blog) shoes and a scarf I bought in Cadiz six months ago.
Prompted by a reader of this blog earlier this week I watched a documentary on fashion and its impact on the environment and I’ll be writing about this in-depth very soon, but suffice to say the outfit above is a statement that really, we should shop our closet more often, because there’s plenty there (!) and not go hunting for more and more clothes, even in charity shops.
So in this old outfit I had a great time, and also I felt amazing because at last, people, I was wearing one of my hats!
It was a breezy day but the hat stayed on!
Mr Frugalfashionshopper was part of this great day, which included calling in (unexpectedly) on a good friend who’s just moved to this town. After seeing her new abode we all went out for a wonderful cup of tea plus cake, and yes, I forgot to take a photo, but we each had a different cake: our friend had orange polenta; Mr F had a slice of gluten-free banoffee cake; and I had an almond and blueberry bakewell tart, which was amazing!
I admit I did look in the charity shops, but didn’t buy.
More about the fashion industry, and buying less, another time. Have a great weekend all of you.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. And sharing with the usual lovely people including Judith Boyd of Style Crone for her monthly #hatattack