I’m back house-sitting again in Lewes and have been there for a week now, and how nice it is to do a bit of gardening in that wild garden of my daughter’s and get that sense of satisfaction after a few hours work outside in good weather. Also I managed to contact two dear friends who I hadn’t seen since pre-Covid times and met them face-to-face, what a joy it is to renew friendships and, really, just chat. Don’t you find that with that kind of friend it’s as though you met only last week instead of two years or so. They are precious those friends and it was so good to see them again.
Of course as per usual I didn’t pack what I should have, the all-seasons gear for the all-seasons weather we’re getting in the UK this month. Instead I’d packed for the week on a really cold day and had put loads of clothes for cool weather in my suitcase, and what do you know, it’s quite warm! I am so not one of those bloggers who can tell you about packing a capsule all-weather wardrobe, or capsule anything – nope, I almost always get it wrong!
Hence I went looking in the Lewes charity shops and this is what I found.
A really cool, cotton and viscose skirt that swishes as you walk – £7.
I then found another more formal thicker cotton skirt in black at £4.50.
I rather like the stitched motifs around the bottom of the skirt. Apologies for the shoes, but I’ve done a lot of walking this week and trainers are the only shoes possible for the 10,000+ daily steps I’ve been doing.
And look here’s a charity shop buy that I am in raptures about. I mean, just as I don’t really do shoes I also don’t do handbags, but this I had to have.
I bought this a week earlier in Emmaus, Brighton because the colour is so right for me. And the cost – £5!
See how this bag just goes with the two skirts.
And with the black skirt.
As I said don’t look at the shoes, and my PersonalTrainer will take one look at the photo and say ‘your left shoulder!’ It’s up and you can see that from the list of the jacket! I shall try to do better, but actually I am straighter and stronger because of the work I put in and the sessions I have with my PT and for that I am very grateful. She’s off on a holiday next week and I shall miss her but she so deserves to get away – enjoy!
I got several more charity shop items in Lewes including two Autumn/Winter skirts (both at £4.50) plus a vintage brown tweed suit, and I’m very glad to say the suit jacket is so fab it’s cured me of my longing for the Vivienne Westwood jacket. I think £20 for the entire suit is better than £984 for the VW jacket. You’ll see it soon. Oh, and a yellow (of course) Autumn/Fall longer jacket for light rain. Light rain in this country, ha ha, if we’re lucky! Which you’ll also see very soon. I also managed to find a charity shop that sold some very good baby clothes and bought three items for Oscar, so it was altogether a very successful charity shop shopping week.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back soon with my end of the month review.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper