It’s mid September now and many bloggers are talking up the importance of transitioning to Autumn/Fall clothing. I’m finding it quite difficult to get this right, but actually shouldn’t we just look out of the window and go, I think I’ll wear that! Mind you, it is a bit of a challenge to do this living in an apartment on the 3rd floor, so I often get it wrong and either feel far too hot or too cold.
And I’m packing again! On Saturday we’re off for a week to Dungeness in Kent, which is an unusual place as it’s a very small hamlet on a headland made up mainly of shingle. The houses on this bleak flat headland are predominately wooden and many have been made up from old railway carriages. It is most famous for Prospect cottage once the home of the artist and film director Derek Jarman, and it’s garden is apparently lovely made up from driftwood, pebbles, metal scraps and a few hardy plants. We have a cottage right on the beach and I shall take lots of photographs.
So I shall be putting jeans and walking shoes in my case plus many layers so hopefully I can cope with the changeable weather we have in the UK.
One item that will go in the suitcase is this week’s charity shop find. Here I am wearing this bright red plaid blouse.
Blouses aren’t usually my thing, but this caught my eye and I thought, I could wear that! Cost £6. And it’ll be good to wear through the Autumn as I can pop a t-shirt under it when it starts to get cold. I also rather like the sparkly broach-like items on the collar.
Nice to be sparkly in the coming cooler days!
Note I’m wearing my favourite type of jeans – skinnies. I’m cooking and dishing out small portions for Mr F’s diet (he’s doing well) and have lost a couple of pounds myself. I’ll have to watch that as I don’t want to lose too much more so I’ll allow myself some cake on holiday (!) but it’s nice to be wearing the skinnies again, they’ve not been worn for over a year.
That’s all for now. I might not be able to post next week, but as I said I will take lots of photographs and I’ll put them on Instagram, and they’ll also be in the blog post I do when I get back.
Until then, with love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper