I felt I needed to get out of the flat for a bit, so went shopping and ‘looking’. Much of my clothes shopping is done this way. I look to see what trends there are in the fashion mags. I look in various outlets (especially stores like Urban Outfitters which has a great vibe) and only then do I say, ‘right, let’s go get this in a charity shop’. Btw, apparently pink is a thing for Autumn. Umm yes, maybe. As in, I could go for that pink Alexa Chung corduroy jacket and trousers that reminds me of an outfit I had in the 70s – but not at that price. And animal print. I’m OK with that. Anyway, off I went to Urban Outfitters and there I really cheered up (because, you know, my eye and my…. actually, whilst I was there I forgot about both). I love Urban Outfitters for the way the clothes are displayed and the music more than anything else. My step really lightened. And. There was a sale on!
I trawled through the racks and tried on two all-in-ones, otherwise known as onesies. Did you wear dungarees in the 80s? I did and loved them. But since they became ‘in’, I just hadn’t found any. But out of the two, here’s the one I liked.
Now that shot makes me look a bit enormous, so here’s another selfie.
This garment (made from linen) was so comfortable and from certain angles was quite slimming – and fun! I was in the mood to be amused! To the left is a close-up selfie of how a 72-year-old woman looks with no makeup, no contacts and a bloodshot eye, and I felt a bit mizz because I don’t usually look like that. And I needed that adrenalin shot from a good purchase – I’m that frivolous!
So, I got dressed again, and see below for my casual shopping gear of matchy matchy jeans (bought in a Brighton charity shop) and jacket (bought in a French charity shop) teamed with yellow accessories, and off I went to find something similar but thrifted.
And did I find anything? No, I did not. Furthermore I couldn’t stop thinking about the Urban Outfitters’ item. I’m sorry to say I went back to buy it. However, as it was reduced from £69 to £24 I thought it quite a bargain.
Two things. Look, there is no age limit to wearing what you please. I mean, I shouldn’t think anyone in that store was over 30, but not once did I think that the store wasn’t the right place for me. And also I don’t think anyone really noticed my eye, because since that eye thing happened I had said to a couple of friends, ‘oh sorry about my eye’ (because I thought it quite alarming) and they hadn’t noticed and had to really look to see it. We can be just too self aware for our own good.
Have you bought a pair of dungarees or a onesie? If you have, let me know!
That’s all for now, with love to you all
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
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