As I expect you all know, there’s a heatwave in the UK and, apparently, around the world. Not entirely sure I’m happy with the continuous sun, although I remember that in the winter I said to myself that I absolutely must not complain about the weather in the summer! And our weather here is nothing in comparison to heat nearer to the equator or in the States or Australia. But it is unusual to have sun in the UK day after day. Here in the south of England we’ve had weeks of continuous blue skies with very little rain. Actually, I’m hoping for a change in the weather and rain at some point as the grass outside is no longer green, and if it continues like this our water supplies will be impacted and there will be restrictions imposed.
In the meantime, there’s the question of what to wear. As much as I love skirts it has to be a dress made of cotton, linen or viscose, fairly plain as well, and quite floaty so nothing clings to the body. But I don’t have all that many dresses, so off I went around the charity shops to hunt for the ideal summer frock. And could I find one? No, I couldn’t. And I really, really tried, truly I did! But there were too many multi-coloured synthetic dresses of dubious quality. See, when you shop in a charity shop you don’t buy just anything – you search for what you need and you don’t drop your standards.
So, here’s a confession coming up, I bought new dresses! Three of them! All on my holiday in Suffolk.
Here’s the first. It was bought in Aldeburgh in one of those lovely ethnic shops, just down from the High Street. Here I am in the gym again (which I go to for my Pilates class).
This was reasonably inexpensive shop and the cost of the dress was OK.
The dress is made from linen and is so cool and comfortable. I’ve worn it a lot in the week since we got back.
Then there’s this lovely plain green dress bought in Woodbridge.
This dress has an Italian label and was mightily expensive at its full price, but there was a sale on and it was a bargain! Btw, I simply adore foxgloves – they’re my favourite flower.
Note the sleeves! How great is that to find a plain summer dress with sleeves.
Then there’s the dress that I haven’t worn yet, but will on Tuesday when I go up to London again for my annual skin check – more about that and health and wellbeing in another post soon.
Wow! Another plain dress with sleeves. I have to say that again it was hugely expensive at its full price but it was on sale at 2/3 of its original price which I could just about afford.
The dress is 100% cotton and has a full skirt.
Plus a long sash to tie at the waist.
All three of these dresses not only have sleeves they also have pockets – hooray!
This is a short but, I hope, sweet post as I’m working on something for My Other Blog (not up yet) so that’s all for now. I trust you’re all having (or had) a great weekend what with all this sport. For me, the tennis at Wimbledon, particularly towards the end of the tournament, has been amazing and I’m finishing this fast before the men’s finals starts – so excited about it!
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
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