For me, this post is a distraction from events in the UK (not saying anything about it here!) and a follow-up to the post about ‘looks’, and that photo of me looking a bit dishevelled. Yes, that one, where I didn’t wear a hat, wore my scruffy and quite old green parka in a town, didn’t put my scarf on properly and wore glasses with very little makeup!
Well, the thing is to learn from this. (And it’s not that I was that bothered about how I looked.) I just decided i) wear a hat, ii) never wear glasses out and about if I can possibly help it, and iii) make a little more effort, which I usually do anyway! And here’s the proof. Here I am in a well-known cafe in Brighton – don’t you love the bus!
We are so well served by our buses in Brighton. Every part of town gets a bus nearly every 5 minutes! And for those of you across the pond, who are not at all that sure about the socialist nature of the UK – well, these buses are free to older people. What’s not to like!
I love towns and cities. You won’t find me swooning over the countryside (nice to look at but….). No, give me a bit of urban scruffiness any day. Like this!
And the look? I’m wearing a great hat, bought from Peacock’s in a sale for just £2.50. Everything else, including the coat, is from a charity shop.
And it’s altogether a better look. My scarf is tied properly, the hat covers up the multi-coloured hair, and the coat goes over a short colourful skirt worn with black tights and boots, which are, sadly, going the way of the short little bootees that had to go last week. The boots I’m wearing here (which you can see in the pic above this one) are really old, but so comfortable, I’ll miss them.
My next post will be about my latest charity shop finds, but that’s all for now.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. And as I’m wearing a hat I’ll share this with Judith Boyd at StyleCrone and her March hatattack session
Also sharing with Nicole at High Latitude Style and her Top of the World link-up where the weather looks to be a bit colder than here in the UK!