Hello everyone

For those of you living outside the UK you’ve probably realised from numerous posts I’ve written that we have quite variable weather in the summer. It’s the kind of weather where you can never tell if your cotton dress will be warm enough or if taking a jacket will be way too hot to wear. Last week we had 4 days of very hot weather, well it was hot for the UK, especially as we don’t do much in the way of air con. One the first day of the heatwave I was in London, and on the un-airconditioned buses and in certain areas of the V&A we sweltered and the jacket I took with me was superfluous, the second day was still very hot and we kept out of it as much as we could, by the third day I was feeling quite unwell, sort of groggy and ‘under the weather’ (!) I just don’t do heat, and on the fourth day having recovered, and with it still really hot, I put on a very thin floaty cotton dress, which was just right for the temperature. That same day we were due to go out in the evening, and in the afternoon I thought should I change as the heatwave was forecast to end that evening?  So glad I did as the day ended up with a cold wind and pouring with rain. And that, people, is the pattern of a UK summer!

This week has been cooler but also lovely and sunny, which is deceptive when you look at the clear blue sky. So you think, shall I put on a dress, a skirt, jeans?  What to wear is a conundrum in the summer, well it is for me and tbh, I much prefer dressing for winter, I find that so easy. Anyway, yesterday I tried on three different looks before I decided on this. I rather wondered if it was too insipid, you tell me, I was so undecided. But it worked as I felt just right in the sunny but cool breezy temperature of a typical English summer’s day.

At the back my wardrobe I found a very old pale pink/beige pair of jeans. Apologies, it was the best selfie I took and I’m not looking at you and have cut off part of my head!  I was going to Brighton to a session with my Personal Trainer and I’d be wearing that white t-shirt and just have to change into my leggings.

Then I added a charity shop jacket I bought last year.

But I didn’t have a bag to go with it. Like I don’t do heat, I don’t do bags!  It’s hats for me. Anyway, I went to Brighton wearing my ever faithful yellow backpack and ended buying a new (and very reasonable at £15) bag.

I’m rather taken with it. Here’s another pic of it, this time with my hat bought years ago on a cruise in Flam, Norway.

Marsha, from Marsha in the Middle, always shows off her accessories in a lovely little pictorial scenario at the end of her blogs, and I’m copying her – thanks Marsha for the idea, which I think is great!

First are the jewels. Actually I don’t do precious jewels as I adore costume jewellery, and the bigger and the bolder the better! I do love these so, the bracelet and the two button necklaces are made by Joy Fox who is based in Brighton and sells via the Open Houses system around the South of England. The ring came from the V&A! The V&A has wonderful jewellery some of it extremely expensive, but it always sells dirt cheap pieces as well. This delightful ring cost all of £10.

And finally my shoes are white trainers bought two years ago.

That’s all for now but I think that might be called shopping one’s closet! I hope you’re enjoying the weather where you are, whatever the temperature!

With love, Penny,  the Frugalfashionshopper

 

instagraminstagram
FacebooktwitterpinterestFacebooktwitterpinterest

38 thoughts on “Shopping my closet for a cool outfit for cool summer days

  • 22nd June 2022 at 9:12 am
    Permalink

    Love the outfit, but the spotty pink bag with it or the hat does not enhance the look. The clothes are all soft pastels which make the spotty bag and hat in bright colours look jarring. I got a great straw bag from a charity shop, and think that would look more appropriate? In the heat I stick to natural fibres like cotton and linen and loose trousers, with a loose fitting top. (Baggy tousers and baggy top gives me the look of a wheelie bin).

    Reply
    • 22nd June 2022 at 10:19 am
      Permalink

      Hi Sarah and actually apologies if I’m coming across as giving advice as my stance is one really should wear anything you like. At my age, it’s not that I don’t like advice I’m always willing to learn but the thing is there’s an awful lot out there about what we shouldn’t wear. For starters I thought the pale pink trousers and jacket was a bit matchy, matchy. I love brightness and boldness and not fading away!!

      The hat I agree doesn’t go with the outfit, but don’t forget I had a bright yellow bag on my back to begin with and the hat matched the bag and for that I deliberately picked the hat out. You should have seen that yellow bag with the pastel pink, talk about jarring! My attitude? What a hoot to wear! But the spotty bag I adore it especially with this pale outfit. Sometimes I want to look jarring! Anything for older women to not be invisible!

      Thanks though, it made me think a bit deeper about the outfit 😊

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 9:50 am
    Permalink

    Penny, I love that jacket. Mainly because it has four buttons. I find it difficult to buy jackets as they all seem to have one button and it’s not flattering on me. Is there a label on the jacket? X

    Reply
    • 22nd June 2022 at 9:59 am
      Permalink

      Hi Ellie, as you know I bought it in a charity shop. It’s a Betty Barclay jacket and absolutely enormous as it’s a UK size 18! I’m a UK size14.

      I expect you know that Betty Barclay doesn’t trade in a shop in the UK and has ceased direct online sales in 2019 (not sure about Europe) but it does appear to trade under other platforms e.g. this one https://www.peterhahn.co.uk/betty-barclay

      Hope that helps 😊

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 11:07 am
    Permalink

    I like you in the pastels Penny and as you say whatever we like goes! I like seeing shoes and jewellery in that way as well. I really have stopped looking at dresses on e-bay because I have so many I’ve not worn/had on once. I even wore a cotton jacket the other day, can’t remember when I last did. I’m loving the weather, makes me feel energised & optimistic. I wore cream crochet gloves yesterday because I’ve burned my left hand and needed something to keep the dressing in place. It reminded me of my Edwardian grandmother who never went out without hat or gloves all year round. Needless to say I was wearing a hat against the sun. I have a new one with a larger brim but it’s really quite heavy ; I didn’t consider that when I bought it. I’ve just started reading a book called ‘The Case Against the Sexual Revolution’ by Louise Perry, very thought provoking. My PT is coming today so we’ll go in the garden under the tree and get some extra vit D at the same time. I’ve found out I’m low in it so I’m on a supplement, very surprising as I’ve been taking calcium and vit D for my bones for 20 years!

    Reply
    • 23rd June 2022 at 8:19 am
      Permalink

      I too take extra Vitamin D. I go to a nutritionist who prescribes only after taking bloods and getting it analysed, and he found I was low in Vitamin D despite taking, like you, the prescribed calcium and Vitamin D. It’s our lack of sun and certainly over the last two years we weren’t outdoors enough, so it’s the larger dose of Vitamin D for me for a bit.

      What would we be like without our PTs! So glad you found one. Must tell you, I got my other half to have a couple of sessions with her, it’s done him a power of good and he’s going to see her once a month – that’s a huge breakthrough!

      I can’t say I love the weather in the summer, although I grant you I do like warm balmy sunny weather, but heat, no, can’t do it.

      You must have a huge wardrobe, Lynda, I am restricted by the size of my wardrobe and that’s actually a good thing for me. And so far I haven’t bought any clothes this June, which is quite a record, but necessary as I need to be frugal what with some other expenses that have come up.

      Thanks as ever

      Reply
      • 23rd June 2022 at 8:47 am
        Permalink

        I’ve had no success with getting HI to do sessions with my PT. He’s now bought an exercise bike but it will do him no good for balance or flexibility! I think he’s a bit embarrassed at the thought!

        Reply
        • 24th June 2022 at 7:39 am
          Permalink

          I bought my other half the two PT sessions as a Christmas present and as I’d paid for it he said yes. But of course, he also knew the PT as she’s also our Pilates teacher. He took the time to do it because of Omicron. it’s paid off, though, as he was in need of extra help. Good luck with HI 😊

          Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 11:57 am
    Permalink

    I enjoy your mix and match outfits and love to see what you put together. I remember when I was in the UK that the weather was rather changable and when you have to pack one suitcase for all occasions it can mean alot of layering. We are in a major heatwave right now with temps in the upper 30’s and humid. I just cannot handle this for more than a few days, and we do have air con. Looks like we can open the windows tonight so will enjoy that. I just got a lovely marine blue new purse at the thrift (charity) shop this week, and funny how that can bring a smile, I am one who loves purses as well as the jewellery so good thing I shop these places. Really like those pink jeans.

    Reply
    • 23rd June 2022 at 8:31 am
      Permalink

      Our weather is so very changeable, yesterday was really hot again, today it’s grey and rain is forecast for the afternoon. I’ve just read an article that people are beginning to put in air con here in the UK, demand is growing, but the downside is that it uses a lot of electricity, puts out a lot of CO2 and other nasties and is generally very bad for the climate situation, so I am not keen on this trend continuing. But I do acknowledge that in some countries it has to be there. However I wonder whether we need to be more like the Spanish and Europeans who, before air con, had shutters on their windows, let no sunlight into their homes, had siestas and didn’t go out of their houses for hours in the middle of the day. And still do of course. Do you think it possible that North Americans and Canada might follow that type of lifestyle????? I often wonder whether the solution to the reversal of climate change has to be a bit more radical than these everlasting signings of treaties that never seem to change anything.

      Gosh end of rant of the day! Your blue purse sounds lovely – thanks so much for your comment, Diane. All the very best 😊

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 1:01 pm
    Permalink

    You look stunning! I may be in the minority but I like the subtlety of your outfit. As someone who is no longer even 5 feet tall I suppose I am thinking of myself. For some reason I have always liked pale pastels even though according to my color analysis, which I have only read about never had done, I am a Winter. I should like rich reds, greens and such. And for me I wear more delicate jewelry. but bold absolutely suits you. I have recently acquired some lovely rings. My son in laws mother, and my friend as well, died a few weeks ago at 96. she was a beautiful woman, inside and out, a very fashionable. My daughter and husband asked me if I would like her rings she too was petite and no one else could wear them. Of course I was honored, It brings back happy memories. we traveled together and shared a love of books, especially mysteries.
    The weather here in New York actually seems like the UK., cool and rainy. a few hot days but not to me feeling especially Summery. Tonight a friend and I are supposed to attend a cocktail party at a yacht club. We went last year on a gorgeous evening but right now it is rather gloomy. let’s see what the day brings.
    Love, Darby

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 7:43 am
      Permalink

      Thanks and yes, I do like the pastels although they’re not the type of colour I usually wear – I just wondered if I looked too much like a pale strawberry ice cream 😁 Winter is quite a strong colour system, so I get what you’re saying.

      How wonderful to hear of your legacy from your friend, it will be a joy to wear the rings. And I do hope the cocktail party went well and the weather was OK, sounds as though you can dress up for it – how good is that!

      Thanks Derby 😊

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 1:24 pm
    Permalink

    Our weather here in Vancouver is the same, without the hot sunny four-day heat wave. Yesterday was the longest day and we all moaned, “but we haven’t really had a day of summer yet!” What to wear on a daily basis is the same awkward choice as you describe. I sometimes find myself pawing through my closet too, thinking of what I’ll be doing at 9:00 o’clock and then at noon and then at 3:00 o’clock wondering what the heck the day will be like then. 😆 Yesterday I wore a summer sun dress with a long-sleeved tee-shirt underneath and a chunky cardigan. I didn’t need the cardigan at all in the morning but brought it anyway, and then walked home from work in a light misty, quite delicious rain and got gently soaked. So I feel your pain and also your joy. It’s fun to figure out how to go with the flow if we tell ourselves it’s fun. I love your polka dot bag – it’s a trip to wear or bring something that doesn’t “go”. Also, I saw in your stack of books the “Age Well Project” walking book. I don’t have it but I do know it. (I only practice about three ways of walking – slow, medium and fast. Or also dance walk if I can’t see anybody around, but then usually see somebody after doing my moves. 😆). Happy day to you, Penny. xo karen

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 7:53 am
      Permalink

      It’s interesting to hear about your weather over in Canada and at least we’ve had 4 days of really hot weather and yesterday too. I find it extra difficult to work out the temperature as the back of our flat where I sit and write is cool as it faces north, so say after a morning of writing I’ve really cooled down. And then like yesterday we went out in the early afternoon in the not very bright blue skies of Lewes and we absolutely melted in the heat. Fortunately I had a t-shirt on under my dress and was able to take it off when I arrived at the cinema. It was very humid heat.

      Ah yes, the ’50 ways to walk’ book. Well the thing is, I read these books and don’t really change my behaviours, so my walking hasn’t changed one jot, but it’s a lovely book to dip into and read now and again and for that I recommend as even if only a little might stick it’ll be worth it, otherwise I’m in line with you: slow and medium most of the time, and occasionally fast or not so much nowadays with my hip. I like the idea of dancing walk though!

      Thanks Karen 😊

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 1:55 pm
    Permalink

    I think you look very ‘cool’ Penny, in all senses of the word!
    We’ve been in France and although I always read your blog, I don’t always have time to comment. A couple of your recent posts really struck a chord with me. I know I really should have my skin checked as I have so many moles but it’s just being brave enough. I did have one checked by my GP during Covid but I feel I need a second opinion – long story. Anyway, having read your post I know I’m going to have to pluck up my courage, sooner rather than later.
    Your post on ageing also made me reflect. I’m going to be 70 next year and although I’m currently very mobile, I know I need to do some weight training.
    I love the V&A and the exhibition you went to sounds fascinating. I’ll add it to my list! June

    Reply
    • 22nd June 2022 at 3:20 pm
      Permalink

      You look in good shape Penny. Love your style.
      I now mostly buy clothes in charity shops.
      I found a lovely little black Agnus B cardigan (all cotton) yesterday for £4.99, I was really pleased.
      All the best Penny x

      Reply
      • 24th June 2022 at 8:10 am
        Permalink

        Thanks for those kind words and yes, an Agnes B cardigan – brilliant!

        All the best to you too, Vivien x

        Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 8:08 am
      Permalink

      Hi June
      Oh yes the V&A is just the best thing ever!

      Well when you come back to the UK I thoroughly recommend going to the Mole Clinic in London and this is why. When you go to a GP they want you to point out one area or mole that you ate worried about. If you go to the Mole Clinic you see a nurse, and then from top to toe they will look at every mark on your body and name it. If there is anything untoward (and on Mr F they found 3 things) you have a photograph taken and that goes immediately to a consultant who diagnoses or says what should happen. Three days later a report comes back which you can immediately take to your GP who can act appropriately as it’s a consultant saying what’s what. I know which I prefer, and actually have been going to the Mole Clinic every other year since I was 60. This is because of my many many moles and many other skin things plus my Scottish heritage.

      Here’s the link https://www.themoleclinic.co.uk/full-body-skin-checks You can btw have a single mole check for just £50, but I think the first visit should be a whole body check. I got mine cheaper because there was a deal to book two of these and got Mr F to go which was quite a breakthrough and necessary.

      You can treat the whole thing as an outing to London and combine it with something else! Good luck and keep me posted on what you do 😊

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 2:37 pm
    Permalink

    I really like the monochromatic look for you. (You asked for opinions, remember.) A classic look does not make you look invisible. Instead, it allows you, not the elements of what you wear or carry, to enter at the same time. When you added the pink tote that’s where my eye flew and stayed. I know you love wild put-together looks and that will continue to be the case.

    I would suggest enhancing your face with more color. Since you wear your hair longish and it falls alongside your face, the two blend together. Our face can become paler as we age. A tad more blush and lip color would add more contrast. Remember the makeup session with Tricia? The result enhanced the whole of you and was very pretty. (Makeup does need a brief touch-up during a long day.)

    Your scintillating personality will always be noticed, as you probably sense. You are alert to what is going on around you and I would suppose you interact well even with strangers because of your natural curiosity and smile. Again, you will never be invisible unless you wear a plain paper bag from head to toe so nobody can see your interesting self.

    I know colorful play with color and designs will always draw you. The random finds in charity shops are great fun to find. There are none where I live in Ecuador but in the U.S. I had a field day. I found so many absolute ‘steals’ time after time. I rarely purchased anything in a regular store, except for underwear. Every few years, I got professionally fitted for bras.

    One day I visited a friend who wore the same size bra. I tried on one of hers, a marvelous fit, so I told her I would order one online that day. On my way home, I checked a thrift shop as I always did. The shop only accepted new undergarments. Guess what I found? Yes, the exact same bra as hers in the same size. I deliberately waited three hours to call my friend. “I received mine. Thanks for letting me try on yours.” There was a very long hesitation on her end as she tried to process how I could have possibly received it so fast. By carrier pidgin? I squelched my glee and then finally explained. Years later, we still chuckle about it.

    You are fortunate to be tall and slender and thus, be able to experiment more than those of us who are shorter and perhaps curvier, even though slender. We have to work with what we have though, don’t we? That’s the fun part.

    Happy shopping, Penny, and best wishes.

    Reply
    • 25th June 2022 at 8:11 am
      Permalink

      Hi Elaine and how lovely to hear from you. And thanks because I think I can see that a pale pink handbag or cross body bag might go very well with the pale outfit and I shall look out for this.

      And my paleness? I don’t usually do a blusher but there might be a reason my face looks paler than usual as I haven’t put any makeup on my forehead due to the removal of the milia (bumps) on my forehead which means no makeup there until all is healed. My routine is not only a foundation (a warm shade) but a Charlotte Tilbury highlighter on the cheeks and the forehead which I think makes my face glow. I’ve really noticed the difference these few days with no makeup on that area. As for lippie how I wish I could put it on, but no matter what I do (and that includes LFF lip primer) lipstick walks away from mouth and up onto my face. After about an hour I look like the Joker – seriously I do! I’ve tried may different brands and it’s always the same. Think I must do another YouTube on makeup though. I stopped that some time ago but just maybe I should do one.

      Thank you so much for your interesting comment. Very best wishes to you Elaine 😊

      Reply
      • 25th June 2022 at 9:26 pm
        Permalink

        Hi Penny,

        Thanks for the lovely reply. Okay, it’s not fair sending the unpredictable UK weather over to Ecuador. I have to blame somebody for the chilly days of late. If I had better sense I would put on a sweater, wouldn’t I? Seriously, today it feels like the UK or Seattle (where I came from with its marine air that chills to the bone.)

        We are 13 days into what is called in Spanish, a Paro, which is a strike by the highly-organized indigenous people. They have 10 major perceived injustices and the government is not changing things to their liking so they are seeking revenge. For the most part peaceful where I am but they have barricaded most of the roads throughout the country and even within the cities so there is no traffic in or out. No supplies are going in any direction and stores have virtually no stock. Not an egg nor vegetables and not much else to be had. I have loads of flour so we won’t starve as I can make a lot of bread.

        Well, enough of that. As to your makeup: fun that “lippie” is such a common and cute word. Not common in the U.S. Your description of how it takes a journey around your face made me laugh. I am pretty sure a legitimate lip stain would work if it is good quality. An inquiry in a shop might lead to one that might. And a bit of blush would be nice. Not glistening so much that the cats follow you home. Just a touch.

        By the way, thanks for the reminder to have a regular professional skin exam.

        Love from the Amazon. Actually from the city of Macas, but only an hour or so from the jungle. They tell me the monkeys are swinging from trees.

        Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 2:42 pm
    Permalink

    I agree that’s its harder to pick out your clothes in summer. I am easily cold so I always dress warmer then others. Layering is great!

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 8:15 am
      Permalink

      I’m always wearing clothes that are far too warm for the time of year, but British weather really doesn’t help! 🤣

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 5:24 pm
    Permalink

    Ada and I are doing 12 skirt posts in July and for most of them I have been shopping my closet: it has been fun coming up with some new combination and wearing some of the skirts I forget. I am loving your pants with the white tee. It is too hot here for wearing anything tight and like you I find it much easier to dress in colder weather.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 10:55 am
      Permalink

      It is soooo much easier to dress in the winter!

      And it’s so good to shop the closet isn’t it! Will be interested to see your skirts.

      Thanks Mireille 😊

      Reply
  • 22nd June 2022 at 6:49 pm
    Permalink

    Lovely outfit; the pale yellow (?) jacket looked fab with he pale pink jeans. The new bag was a brilliant pop of colour. Looks like a very ‘useful’ as well as stylish bag.

    I’m currently in a kaftan with just my undies on underneath as it’s so hot still. I don’t like high temperatures either 24/25 degrees is as far as I feel comfortable!

    I’ve thought about doing the extra accessories bit at the end of my blog too – Sheila of ‘Ephemera’ has done it for years – but I’m a bit too lazy…
    xxx
    xxx

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 10:59 am
      Permalink

      The jacket is actually a pale pink! But slightly warmer than the very pale pink jeans. Yes, love the pop of colour of the bag and so far I been taking it out and about every day since I bought it! And totally with you on temperatures – I find the heat so uncomfortable!

      Your blog is amazing and I think we all love the many outfits you put up on it.

      Thanks Veronica xxx

      Reply
  • 23rd June 2022 at 12:15 am
    Permalink

    I’m always so impressed with your charity finds and how you get such great deals on your clothing items Penny.
    It’s funny, because while it’s doggone hot here in the summer, it means it’s easy to figure out what to wear, LOL!! The hardest decision is what’s the least amount or lately, which swimsuit?
    Love the polka dot bag especially!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 8:18 am
      Permalink

      Ah yes, which swimsuit!!! Actually we are now having the weather for outdoor swimming and there is an outdoor swimming pool in Lewes – I shall have to think about going one day!

      I love that polka dot bag! It is such a pop of colour!

      Thanks Jodie xxx

      Reply
  • 23rd June 2022 at 3:16 am
    Permalink

    I think you look fabulous, Penny! But, I do think the jacket was needed to “warm” up the outfit in the sense it needed a wee bit more color. I love that spotty purse and think it’s perfect in every way! Pops of color just make me happy, and if I’m happy then I think I look better! The weather here is atrocious…very hot and humid. Our yard needs to be cut, but it’s just going to have to grow for a few more days until we get a bit of a break from high 90s to mid 80s (37-29C)! And, I am with you on summer clothing…I like to be layered up and covered up…all cozy and comfortable!

    Thanks so much for the little shout out. I’m not sure where I picked that up, but the portrait feature on my phone just makes the shoes and accessories look kind of spiffy! I’m glad you’re doing it, too!

    http://marshainthemiddle.com/

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 10:53 am
      Permalink

      Thanks Marsha and so glad you like the warmer pink jacket and the pop of colour from the bag. I just wasn’t sure about me wearing pastels and it’s been great having the feedback. Oh this funny weather were having – it was so hot and humid yesterday but not really more than low 80s, if that, but today, there’s a very cool wind so I’m in those ‘cool’ jeans again!

      And very glad to mention your blog and say where I got the idea from – your accessories always look great and I realise I can do the same – so, thanks again!

      Reply
  • 23rd June 2022 at 5:51 am
    Permalink

    I like the monochrome look and the paler colours. Yesterday I was wearing very similar colours – shades of cream – and it felt quite odd after the bright colours and black I’m used to x

    Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 8:13 am
      Permalink

      Yes, I’m not used to wearing the paler pastels and wasn’t sure. It’s been good to get the feedback. Thanks Gail x

      Reply
    • 24th June 2022 at 8:12 am
      Permalink

      Thank you Carol, I wasn’t sure about the pale colours but the feedback has made me think I can wear these pastels. And thanks, yes, I love that pop of colour!

      Reply
  • 24th June 2022 at 4:57 pm
    Permalink

    I had to laugh at your description of UK summer weather. Cool weather in summer is way different from any place I’ve lived. I can see how those rare hot days could be an issue with no air conditioning. What a lovely neutral outfit. It really makes your new pink bag pop! And I love the button necklace. I may need to try making one.

    Ha! I’ve been copying Marsha too. 😄

    Also, because I don’t think you’ve it, you were featured: https://mybijoulifeonline.com/~bijoube2/florals-for-the-print-mixing-win-remarkable-rags-link-party-10/

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    Reply
    • 25th June 2022 at 8:23 am
      Permalink

      Hi Michelle and thank you so much for the feature – such a lovely surprise!

      Ah yes, our weather! Honestly it is so variable here, as in the summer it can go from really hot (for the UK) one day to a fresh cool wind the next when you must quickly put on those layers or you’ll soon feel freezing, to rain when you scrabble for your umbrella in your handbag. And sometimes that can happen all in one day! There’s never a dull day or, in other words, the weather is never ever the same.

      As for air conditioning – I truly don’t approve of it because of the consequences to the environment, but like most people we’ve got air con in our car and I’m glad to use it. But I can remember the time when cars had no air con, and when the kids were small we drove down to the middle of France in the hot weather with no air con and that was near dangerous as we were soooo hot, and it was no use opening windows as the air was hot too. We nearly got heat exhaustion, as I said, that was quite dangerous!

      Thanks Michelle 😊

      Reply
  • 30th June 2022 at 12:54 am
    Permalink

    Imitation, the fondest form of flattery. Love that you borrowed Marsha’s great idea of sharing her jewelry and footwear up close in a few shots of their own. What a clever necklace!! I much prefer costume jewelry to ‘fancy’ pieces, too.

    What a great find in that bright bag. I don’t spend (much) money or thought on my bags. In fact, my hubs took me purse perusing right before Mother’s Day. We window-shopped Tory Burch and Coach and Michael Kors. Was so afraid PC would feel the need to buy me a designer purse. I made him promise he wouldn’t spend all that money on something that just isn’t important to me.

    Hope you are recovered from the heat wave. Our summer days in El Paso are usually in the triple digits Farenheit. But we have had a cool spell with rain over the last few weeks. And more precipitation for our Independence Day forecast. Boo!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.