And a big thank you to Tricia Cusden of Look Fabulous Forever, who happened to feature me in her latest post (Your Signature Style) which meant I had lots of visitors on Sunday – hi and welcome!
As you all know I love a bargain. I started the blog because my pension just didn’t stretch to paying the full price for the stylish clothes that I loved – but hey charity shops in the UK really do have quality clothes for all ages, shapes and purses! But I’m also very militantly against any ageism in society, and especially any advice given by much younger journalists on what older women should and should not wear (and that includes makeup, as well). As far as I’m concerned there is no such thing as age inappropriate clothing because, if you think about it, people of all ages make mistakes about style. However, as a blogger, I don’t like to accentuate the negative and go on about ‘mistakes’, personally I think, let’s accentuate the positive, and wear what we jolly well like!
Mind you, I’ve recently bought two dresses and in both instances I felt, ‘should I’? The thing is both of them made me laugh when I put them on. This one was £5.00 from the Cats Protection League in Brighton.
Really I shouldn’t have. And if I scrutinise the shape it is a bit top heavy.
But it’s fun and astonishingly comfortable. As is this Zara dress, which I think I kind of prefer.
It’s a bit of a skater’s outfit and I’ll probably wear it over thicker leggings or a pair of skinny black trousers/pants. This cost just under a fiver at £4.99.
It does make me laugh though! And when I walked into My Other Half’s office wearing this he started smiling as well! However, I do know that I wouldn’t wear those two dresses for, say a day in town or up to London. The skirt below is far more suitable.
Btw, unusually for me, the skirt wasn’t a charity shop bargain as I bought it (reduced, mind you) from Jacynth of the-Bias-Cut.com in a pop-up shop in Brighton last year. Jacynth’s clothing company also works to counter ageism in fashion and good for her! The skirt is incredibly colourful and glitters as it catches the light. If I have any advice and I don’t really like the idea of me giving advice, but if I did, it would be move away from black and wear colourful clothes.
Here’s the coat I’ll be wearing over the skirt.
As it’s cold I shall wear a hat with this outfit. Both are charity shopped. The coat is beautifully cut, has an M&S label, and cost £15.00 exactly, and the hat was £5.
Have you noticed I haven’t put up anything on YouTube for a bit? Two things: I think it’s quite good to get off that helter-skelter of rushing to a social media deadline – mine is a slow channel that will focus on quality of content rather than quantity. But actually I couldn’t do any filming as I had a bit of a virus, it was absolutely nothing serious, but I couldn’t wear my contacts or eye makeup, which was a bit of a bother, to me! Anyway, thank you for looking at the videos – click on the icon to see them.
That’s all for now – and thank you to all the visitors who became followers. As I said you are so welcome and like all my followers and commenters you are very much appreciated.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper