Hello again

I won’t be posting more than once a week as there is still so much to do in my new abode.  However, despite a forecast of heavy rain, we’ve decided to stop the unpacking and sorting today and go out to a film.  We need to start behaving as though we’re living in the city of Brighton!  And getting the vibe!

And just so you can see Brighton as I see it.  Here’s a pic of some street art that I noticed only last week.

I’ve started putting pics on Instagram (see the tiny icon for it on the sidebar) but unlike most fashion bloggers, I don’t put a lot of me posing in a variety of outfits.  I decided to be different!  My blurb says that I love fashion but aim to do street photography.  And most of the pics are of Brighton graffiti – plus other stuff!  Do click on that icon and have a look.

Anyway, the weather here in the UK varies a lot.  One moment it’s steaming hot (we’re get humid, uncomfortable heat here) the next it’s cool and raining.  For instance, a couple of weeks ago I went out in cool cloudy weather in my jeans, an hour later the clouds cleared, the sun came out and I was unbearably hot.

So I popped into a charity shop and bought this.

The thing is that skirt was cool for that moment, but I’m never quite sure about this length.

And moreover, I think the way the skirt is cut below the waist (like a dirndl) adds inches to my hips so, despite the lovely colour, I haven’t worn it again.

However, there is one long skirt in my wardrobe I simply adore. I bought it in Tobago on a stall near the port for, I think, 18 or 20US$ and then wore it a lot on the cruise.

And note the top.  I love wearing this skirt with that particular top.

I often see posts in the fashion blogosphere on whether prints should be mixed or matched.  Well, here’s an example of prints that are very different, yet go together well. And, you know my advice when getting advice, just wear what you want, I think.

And the long skirt?  In this instance, I love the length, the coolness of the fine thin cotton and just adore the vibrant tie-dye print. I wear it a lot.  It was worth the price, every dollar of it!

That’s all for this week.

With love

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper

P.S. And sharing with:

Patti of Not Dead yet Style and her Visible Monday session and

Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and her iwillwearwhatilike linkup

Thank you both for hosting

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23 thoughts on “Long skirts – are they any good or not?

  • 27th June 2017 at 9:12 am

    I think you look great in the blue skirt. Isn’t it strange how perceptions differ? However, I would not presume to try to convince you. As always, the important thing is how good YOU feel in your clothes.

    • 28th June 2017 at 7:56 am

      Thanks so much for your comment, Ruth. And you’re so right, I feel good wearing the second more colourful skirt.

  • 27th June 2017 at 10:04 am

    I like the second look a lot. The colors just match together very well! And the skirt is very pretty!

    • 28th June 2017 at 7:57 am

      As soon as I saw that skirt I fell for it! It was a great find.

  • 27th June 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I love the way you put lots of different patterns together i have not been that confident but maybe i will try to overcome my reticence. I like wearing long skirts and i also wear long dresses in the summer as they are nice and cool. I look forward to your blogs every week and especially now as i have many childhood memories of Brighton and visit occasionally.

    • 28th June 2017 at 7:59 am

      Hi Julie! Yes, Brighton is great and in my memory of it (which goes back to the 80s) it has changed a lot. Mostly for the good. And I agree that in the really hot weather long skirts are best.

  • 27th June 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I think both skirts look great. You are obviously tall enough to look good in ling skirts. If you are short as I am I think I would look drowned, although of course I wore them in the 60s and 70s.

    • 28th June 2017 at 8:24 am

      Ah the 60s and 70s!! Yes, wore them all the time then. Which is why I’m not 100% sure about them now – are they a bit yesteryear??? But the second skirt is so retro I think it’s almost funny wearing it, which is the right attitude to take I think. And the skirt is also great for hot weather which is what’s it’s all about anyway!

  • 27th June 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Frugal fashion shopper Team,

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    • 28th June 2017 at 8:29 am

      Thank you, Anuj! Very honoured to be included in the list. I went onto the link and found my entry – thank you so much. Can I just say that usually, come what may, I post once a week and occasionally twice. The gap in June was because I moved house – and the only member of my team is my other half who is my IT manager! He will pop the badge onto my side-bar. Many thanks indeed.

  • 27th June 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I think you look great in the blue skirt. The length is good and I don’t feel it makes you look hippy. The second outfit is dynamite. Love it!

    • 28th June 2017 at 8:32 am

      Thank you Eugenia. And thanks of the feedback on the blue skirt – will perhaps re-think how it looks 🙂

  • 27th June 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Good hair look Penny! Love the longer length on you 🙂

    • 28th June 2017 at 8:33 am

      What a nice thing to say Lorna – because yes, I’m embracing my natural colour and the longer hair.

  • 27th June 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I think you look fab in the blue skirt but, as you say, it’s all about how one feels when wearing a particular outfit. I have a love/hate relationship with maxi dresses and skirts. I think it might be because I lived in maxis – usually cheesecloth – when I was a student in the seventies! However, I love them on other people and do have a couple in my wardrobe…

    • 28th June 2017 at 8:40 am

      It has to be really hot for me to wear a long skirt in England but France is another thing. I do wear them there although I admit to only being in France in September! I don’t do the really hot weather! And I agree I do see them as very 60s/70s

    • 28th June 2017 at 8:42 am

      Delighted to link up, Patti. I only stopped doing so because of my move. Thank you so much for hosting.

  • 27th June 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Penny, you look wonderful in the second skirt – the colours, the length and I love the contrasting print top! Bravo!

    • 28th June 2017 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Doreen – yes, that skirt and top is a good mix of colour!

  • 28th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Penny congratulations on your Top 50 award, very well deserved.

  • 28th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I love your Tobago skirt and it goes so well with the top, Looking forward to seeing your street style and Brighton pics on Instagram!

  • 4th July 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I think a white top with the blue skirt would be wonderful and look literally “cool” for summer. It’s a great looking skirt, I’d wear it in a heartbeat!

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