Last week I had my two miniscule skin cancers zapped – all good, and OK now. You remember I wrote about this in February, when I went to London and treated myself to the Isabella Blow exhibition, after going to the Mole Clinic for a skin examination. And no, the NHS waiting list isn’t that slow, I’d postponed one appointment.

But, seriously, I cannot emphasise enough to you – if you’re fair skinned go get your skin checked. Forty years ago we all wanted to get that Bridget Bardot look of bleached hair, pale lips and dark suntanned skin. Well I did! Now, there are the consequences of that tanning, but if caught in time (and most of these skin things are very slow growing anyway) there’s no problem.

Haven’t done much charity shop shopping lately, although I did try on a beautiful grey Jaegar winter coat yesterday, but it was too big *sighs*.  Pity, as that’s a very good brand and it was just the colour of the coming season.

We’re having lovely warm weather in the UK at the moment so it seems a bit odd to think of winter clothes, but charity shops are beginning to put out their winter stock and you could find yourself a great bargain.

Hadley Freeman’s written her usual amusing article and this week it’s about cheering yourself up through the winter months by buying and wearing a fabulous (slightly wacky) coat. How I agree with her.

brown-top-webAnd, before you say, I want to be warm not fabulous, and furthermore, I can’t afford to buy that type of coat, the point is when you shop in charity shops you can buy a fabulous coat plus another warmer one – it really is cheaper buying coats that way – and it’s great fun looking.

Hope to put up a photo soon of a fab coat, but in the meantime here’s a grey (!) M&S Per Una top I bought for £1.00 in the depths of Dorset, where we had a short break at the beginning of the month.

That’s all for now

With love

Penny, The Frugal Fashion Shopper


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