Hi everyone

I do hope you’re not too bored with the skirts as I haven’t got much else for you as I’m still coughing away (not Covid) and I’m not feeling my usual 100%, so there are no opinions or news on health or fashion for you, just the skirts, which I have continued to pin up every day on Instagram. This post shows you a further seven skirts – yes I do have that many and there are more to come!!!

Here’s the first one and it is a great favourite of mine which I wear when I walk to my 1-2-1 sessions with my Personal Trainer. It’s easy to pull off and put on again after my session.

The second skirt is a recent charity shop acquisition, which I shall wear throughout the seasons.

It’s quite a bargain as the label shows that it’s a Jigsaw skirt. I like the crinkly cotton feel to it but I’m wearing long fur-lined boots plus thick tights because of the cold weather.

Below is one of my more edgy skirts which I’m very fond of.

It was bought some time ago and I wear it a lot.

Below is a skirt that looks at first sight to be rather boring, but I like to wear it now as the weather is cold and it is an M&S skirt made from 100% wool.

It’s got some embroidery at the hem, which I think makes the skirt look more interesting, and was the reason I bought the skirt.

Here’s another recent acquisition also bought for £7 with a Jigsaw label.

I rather like the crinkly material and the floral pattern.

Here’s what I think is a fashion fail. It’s a nice skirt and was bought from my local charity shop still with its Hobbs label at £15 – another bargain, I’d say.  But I don’t think the long sludgy green top is quite the right top for this skirt.

I should be wearing it with a more cropped top or jacket and some chunky boots.

And finally here is another more edgy skirt which I wore quite recently at a Christmas family gathering. The thing is, in this photo I’m wearing it back to front.

Here it is the other way round.

Now that’s versatility for you!

That’s all for now. I do hope you are keeping well in this season of colds and coughs. Stay safe and warm!

With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper


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39 thoughts on “More skirts!

  • 19th January 2022 at 9:22 am

    I can’t do crinkle, I’d have to iron it all flat 😃
    I love the (not) boring M&S skirt and the circles one. Love a skirt!
    Hope you feel better soon, Penny.

    • 20th January 2022 at 10:12 am

      Oh no, ironing!!! Actually I avoid ironing as far as I can as Mr F irons his own shirts!

      Thanks – getting there, and yes, I’m wearing the M&S skirt right now as it’s very toasty in this weather 😊

  • 19th January 2022 at 9:32 am

    I love your Personal Trainer walking skirt – especially how it matches with your personal trainers 🙂
    I like the circles skirt too – and I’m afraid my favourite outfit is the one with the skirt that you say is ‘boring’ – I think it’s just lovely!!

    • 20th January 2022 at 10:15 am

      Yes, I like my midi PT skirt a lot and wear it mostly when I’m out and about as I don’t want to ruin it sitting down too much!

      I’m wearing the boring skirt today! It’s good to wear in the cold weather 😊

  • 19th January 2022 at 10:27 am

    I think I love all the skirt! They are so fantastic to wear! Just keep on coming with that inspo!

    • 20th January 2022 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Nancy, I’m coming to the end of the #skirtchallenge soon! Got a few more to show you!

  • 19th January 2022 at 11:00 am

    Hi Penny, Hope the cough is better soon,I think we,ve all had it ,but better than the C word. I haven’t got much to say about skirts, though I love your black and white one. I only have a couple and rarely wear them. I can never decide which is the right footwear, long boots I suppose but couldn’t wear mine indoors as they are too heavy, back in the day it was high heels and pencil skirts ,sigh, does anyone wear high heels now? They are in the shops but I never see anyone wearing them. And I really can’t wear trainers with skirts it looks too clumsy to me. So it’s trousers all the time, black and slim smart ones or wide leg brown ones, they are so comfortable . I have at least 30 pairs , so I think I have found the best choice for me !
    Best wishes . Judy Sparks

    • 20th January 2022 at 10:22 am

      Oh wow, Judy! 30 pairs of trousers! It makes me feel better about my 30 skirts, which counting the summer ones packed away, it must be near that number.

      Yes, the thing is not to wear dainty shoes with skirt, so actually I do wear skirts with trainers in the summer or sandals if appropriate, and boots in the winter, which can be shorter bootees, of course. But each to their own, I have moments when all I want to wear is trousers and jeans, but in the cold weather I do find skirts to be much warmer so that’s why I’ve got them all out and am wearing them now. Take care 😊

  • 19th January 2022 at 11:57 am

    Hello Penny…I appreciate your joie de vivre each day as you continue your skirt challenge! Even more so with you not feeling your best. Your slender figure wears the skirt look so well!
    I would not be able to participate as I do not own a skirt. Not one. There is something about my body proportions that just doesn’t work. I just look very thick in the middle though I’m considered to be small. Now, I do have some dresses, both casual and dressy in both maxi and knee lengths. I also have jumpsuits and overalls but not one skirt.
    Once, my mother and I went shopping for work clothes and I tried on a few skirt outfits. It was one of our bonding moments as we laughed till we cried as I tried on the latest skirt combinations. A good memory!
    I want to thank you for your reply to my last comment two posts ago about my husband catching CoVid. He is finally on the mend after the body aches, nausea, fever, chills have gone. He is finally eating decently. His 1st positive test was on December 29th. It’s been a rough couple of weeks. The fact that you remembered his co-morbidities was very touching to me. Across an ocean and a continent, you sent sympathy and concern. Thank you. Simply.Thank.You.
    I remain well and symptom-free. Two PCR tests are “indeterminate”. A rapid antigen test is negative despite being 24/7 within my husband’s presence. Our U.S. government will be sending four free home test kits to registered participants in a few weeks. We will be making use of those!
    I continue to get up each day, select an outfit, pull myself together, and thank God for His grace every day. Take care, Penny. Get well and Stay healthy! Charlene

    • 20th January 2022 at 11:03 am

      Hi Charlene Yes, I was concerned and slightly worried when you didn’t post, as in, I wouldn’t worry in normal circs but as you’d said you both had Covid I did wonder how you were. I am so glad that the worst is over and that your husband is on the mend and that you didn’t have too bad a time with Covid. I’m finally a little better – I got a debilitating cough that is doing the rounds in the UK but it’s not Covid. It is the first time I’ve been ill for two years so it was about time! And those photos – some of them are quite old as I was not only not 100%, gosh I looked a fright so wasn’t up to taking photos of myself 🤣

      Thanks so much for your comment and I will progress and get better as you will too 😊

  • 19th January 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Loving all your skirts Penny, thanks for showing them.
    We are still in the process of upgrading our house so we don’t seem to have much spare time! However this last weekend we had a few days away in Kent. I remembered your description of Dungeness and thought we would like to visit the area and it’s surroundings. We had a lovely time and beautiful weather. It was so good to have a few days away, thank you for describing it so well.
    Hope you feel fully better soon Penny xx

    • 20th January 2022 at 11:06 am

      Yes, it’s a lovely area and we hope to explore it a little more this year as Mr F has some family history to do in and around Kent. Dungeness though is very unique and rather special and we shall return to it in October as we’ve booked another week’s holiday there.

      Thanks – I’m getting better 😊

  • 19th January 2022 at 2:11 pm

    YAY for skirts. I love ’em too. I usually wear them with long-ish sweaters and sweatshirts in the winter with leggings or tights and boots. I feel much more girly, bohemian and out of the mainstream just far enough to feel like myself and not one of the herd. Thanks for helping us keep thinking about the more fun side of life! xo karen

    • 20th January 2022 at 11:42 am

      Hi Karen

      Indeed, I think skirts with chunky or long boots are absolutely the best to wear and I think I prefer long-ish skirts myself which is why I felt a little uncomfortable wearing the one short skirt in this post. Although people are commenting that they like it I may yet sell it.

      And gosh we do have to surround ourselves with a little frivolity and fun what with everything that is going on in the UK……!!!! I can’t wait for my end-of-the-month review as there are things happening that I will definitely comment on!!!

      Thanks again 😊

    • 20th January 2022 at 11:45 am

      I agree that the top isn’t right and it would be better with it tucked in. But I still might sell it on as I’m just not comfortable wearing it – think it’s the length. And I have many others that I do like that are longer.

      Thanks Mireille – your comments are much appreciated 😊

  • 19th January 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I just love that you enjoy wearing skirts Penny. I swear, women are really missing out by only wearing pants all of the time.
    That circle skirt is definitely so fun!! I bet yellow would look great with it.

    • 20th January 2022 at 11:49 am

      I think it’s so good to ring the changes. Sometimes, I wear nothing but jeans, but wearing a skirt is so much warmer in the cold months of the year. You can really layer it with leggings and socks plus several layers of a vest and a top plus a wool sweater – so essential in our climate.

      Thanks Jodie 😊

  • 19th January 2022 at 10:22 pm

    I think the skirt outfits all look great. You inspire me to make more of an effort to dress a bit nicer even when I am just running some errands. Today I wore a dress with a sweater over it so it actually looked more like a skirt. My goal was to purchase some nylon stockings. I have not worn these items in actual years. This weekend my plan is to travel by car with my son and his family to Boston, Massachusetts to a family wedding. the weather forecast is not great, what can you expect in New England at the end of January? the dress I plan to wear is a bit skimpy, and I cannot imagine being bare legged as well. I was planning to wear something that covered more, a long sleeved blue velvet, but my daughter insists the other dress, a dark navy, looks far better on me . I purchased it for another wedding maybe a dozen years ago. I have not worn it is a few years but I think it does look good on me.
    I am sorry to learn you are still under the weather. here’s hoping you finally get rid of that cough. I had some dizzy spells last week, was a bit concerned but they seen to have passed with no other symptoms. Our family plan is to drive up Saturday for the wedding and reception and stay overnight at a hotel where other guests are also staying, including my daughter and son in law. It’s his nephew who is the groom. they have been engaged for quite some time, and I suppose they decided to finally schedule the wedding in spite of the pandemic. who knows when it will all be over anyway.
    So here’s to your continuing to feel better. Darby

    • 21st January 2022 at 9:10 am

      Hi Darby, yes, when I run errands I always dress up but it’s always covered by a coat which is why I have such a thing about coats!

      Your end of the month family wedding sounds such a as though it’s going to be a big event and such a treat in these cold months and rather challenging times – we need those events and it sounds as though you’ll look absolutely fabulous. Do hope you have a lovely time – let me know how it goes.

      The whole of the UK has either got Covid or this cough or a cold! What I had was the cough that wasn’t Covid and it’s been quite nasty but I am getting over it. It’s a two-week bug so I’m nearly at the end – phew!

      Thanks Darby and you take care too 😊

  • 20th January 2022 at 12:12 am

    Oh, Penny, you and I are soul sisters! There is just nothing like a good skirt, is there? I really like all of your purchases. I particularly like the chunky studded boots, but then, of course, I would! Maybe those boots with the circle skirt you wore with the sludge sweater? And the belt from the outfit below?

    I hope you are soon feeling better. We have avoided Covid in our home but not in our family. Two of our granddaughters have had it, but, luckily, they’d both had their jabs. Nigel will be having cataract surgery over the course of a month so we have to avoid contact with others for such a very long time.

    Take care!


    • 21st January 2022 at 4:08 pm

      Oh isn’t it great to meet a soul sister and another lover of skirts! I am thinking I might take that skirt to be sold as I’m just not as comfortable with it as I am with the longer midi skirts.

      We too have avoided Covid by being really careful but not the other virus that is circulating in the UK. It is a 2-week thing and I am getting better – phew!

      Thanks and you take care too 😊

  • 20th January 2022 at 5:38 am

    I do hope you feel more like yourself soon . You wear skirts of all shapes so well. I also admire your commitment to continuing with your skirt challenge posting daily on Instagram. I’m afraid even though I have the skirts I don’t have either the time or commitment

    • 21st January 2022 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Jill, it’s apparently a 2-week thing but I’m on the mend.

      It’s very unusual for me to post on Instagram every day, but I thought I’d try. Just about managing – the cough didn’t help so haven’t got some shots I wanted to do – will take a break though once I’ve finished.

  • 20th January 2022 at 8:51 am

    Hello, Penny

    You look lovely in all your skirts, very you! Mireille beat me to suggesting that tucking in that green top could make all the difference. Great minds, eh, Mirielle?

    I also agree with Judy (Spark). Deciding which shoes go with which skirt is a chore. One too many for me. Bring on the jeans and boots instead why don’t you? Long/er skirts are okay because boots can go up and under but somehow, with shorter skirts I can’t quite work out how to bridge the gap and still feel comfortable. I got fed up with the hassle of it all years ago and plumped instead for jeans, shirt, sweatshirt, gilet and thick socks and boots in winter and in the summer either cotton trousers or shorts, tee shirt and sandals (not boots!) Sorted! Well, mostly. Allowing for our great British weather those outfits could well be reversed on any given day!

    Seriously though, I’m as happy wearing jeans as you are wearing skirts. It’s what we feel most comfy in, isn’t it? Whether it’s the full monty plus bling or plain and simple, as long as it fits, looks good and most important of all, feels good (and doesn’t frighten the horses), that’ll do, as the tv advert says!

    Hurry up and feel better, Penny. A rackety cough can be so tiring. I hear that daffodils are blooming already so brighter days are on the way. Hang in in there and keep on taking care.

    All the best
    Z x

    • 22nd January 2022 at 9:40 am

      I’m getting better Zepherine – it as a 2-week thing and not very enjoyable at that. Haven’t had a cough for about 10years so it was time, blast it!!!

      And yes we are all different, but I’m never too bothered about shoes and boots and don’t buy them like I do with skirts – and don’t forget my thing about coats! I only possess 2 pairs of outdoor winter boots (one short and one long pair) and so it’s boots with skirts for me for months and months during the winter and trainers or sandals in the summer.

      But absolutely it’s what makes us comfortable and we should all wear exactly what we want, that’s what I believe in whole-heartedly. Thanks Zepherine and all the best to you too x

  • 20th January 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Again . . . you look wonderful in all of these outfits. Such a sense of style! You’re inspiring me to return to skirts. I’ve all but abandoned skirts over the past decade. Great post!

    • 21st January 2022 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much Carol, I do love skirts so it’s easy for me to want the skirt to look good! So glad to be an inspiration, thanks again!

  • 20th January 2022 at 7:12 pm

    They’re all great skirts, Penny and you look fab in every one. I like a crinkly cotton, floral skirt and at least you don’t have to iron them! The Hobbs skirt is lovely and I see what you mean about the top; I tend to fold my longer jumpers under or gather them at the waist when they’re too long for my skirt but of course you can’t do that with every jumper; especially if made of thicker material!

    Look forward to seeing more of your skirt collection…

    Have a great weekend

    • 22nd January 2022 at 9:43 am

      I have another 7 skirts to show you for the next post! It’s been quite a thing for me to post every day on Instagram – never done that before. I shall take a break and then maybe do coats before the winter ends.

      Despite styling it the wrong way and realising, from comments as well, that I could do it differently I still think I might take the Hobbes skirt to be sold. I prefer the length of the midi skirts and feel more comfortable in them.

      Thanks so much Veronica and you have a good weekend too xxx

  • 21st January 2022 at 4:15 am

    Hi, Penny – I hope you get well soon! I always like to see your edgier skirt outfits. You have lots of styling ideas. It looks to me as if the green top matches the color in the Hobbs skirt. Although, your other ideas for what to put with it sound good too. Thanks for sharing all these photos even though you’re not feeling well! – Angie, http://www.yourtrueselfblog.com

    • 22nd January 2022 at 9:46 am

      About half the photos were taken some time ago as I just wasn’t up to taking any this week and tbh looked a perfect fright – getting better though.

      Thanks so much for the comment Angie 😊

  • 21st January 2022 at 7:44 am

    I would never get bored with your skirt outfits. You create such edgy and trendy looks with skirts.

    Hope the coughing eases soon – very tiring I must imagine x

    • 21st January 2022 at 11:59 am

      Thank you so much Gail – do love skirts! Apparently it’s a 2-week thing but I’m on the mend.

  • 21st January 2022 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve enjoyed seeing your skirts on Instagram and I’m not in the slightest bit bored!
    Sorry to hear that you’re not yet feeling 100% and that you’re still coughing – very wearing.
    My two favourite skirts, from this post, are the black and white and the crinkly Jigsaw. I’m a fan of Jigsaw styling but their clothes are definitely pricey! Hope you have a lovely weekend, despite the cold weather!

    • 22nd January 2022 at 9:48 am

      Thanks June, and nearly at the end of my #skirtchallenge which has been quite interesting to do, but I shall take a break for sure!!!

      Yes, I like the Jigsaw skirts too. You have a great weekend and take care 😊

  • 22nd January 2022 at 3:32 am

    You have such a fun sense of style. Love all of your pieces. The subtle pattern mixing. The fun shoes. So glad you shared them with us for the #agelessstyle link up.

    • 22nd January 2022 at 9:49 am

      Thank you so much and it was a pleasure to go on your #agelessstyle linkup – thanks for hosting 😊

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