As you all know, separates are my thing. I simply adore skirts and as a result have very few dresses. In fact, recently I counted the skirts I have in my wardrobe and there are 25 of them, and that’s not counting the ones I have put away for the winter months. Oh my word, and the pity is that I have not been wearing them as much as I usually do, because of, you know, (as Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo would say) one thing and another.
It was such fun and really it was so timely to remind myself of my skirts, and then get out some of my favourites and show them off. Tbh, at times I felt a little sad that I’ve had so little opportunity to wear them, because at least half of the skirts are party/cruise/dress-up skirts and then another good chunk of them are for meeting friends and/or being out and about in the centre of Brighton, and then I have some I wear up to London. Yes, London trips are all about dressing-up, I mean why wouldn’t you? And after this is all over, oh my word, dress-up occasionally? Oh no, I’ll do it all the time!
Anyway, here are the 7 skirts I featured. And if you fancy joining us why not pop over to Gail’s blog where we are having a skirt themed link-up.
I’m going to start with my favourite skirt which I don’t wear all that often as it’s made from a double layer of tulle, and I think of it as a dress-up skirt. Well, I shall definitely wear this more often when….
I usually wear the skirt in the summer with sandals and a similar coloured vest, but the last time I wore it I teamed it with a sequinned vest. Here I’m wearing an old Peacock’s top with my studded boots.
Would you believe it, it cost all of £3, that was several years ago but even so it was a bargain charity shop find!
Then this one, which has a crisp white tulle underskirt which helps it look ever so slightly flared. This I do wear out and about in the city.
Another outstanding recent charity shop buy was this. What a beauty. It has a Monsoon label and cost a fiver.
The detail on the skirt is divine.
The skirt below is not a party skirt, instead it’s one that I’d usually be wearing a lot for every day use. However, I don’t know about you, but the way I wear my clothes has changed with this pandemic. I mean I don’t have much opportunity to dress-up and because I only go out for exercise and food shopping a lot of my time is spent either wearing leggings for Pilates or sitting writing, so I don’t wear pencil skirts like this one below.
Normally I’d be wearing this at least once a week. The necklace was bought in a brocante shop in a small village in France. I think I’ll do a post soon on my costume jewellery.
This skirt below was bought from a charity shop years ago.
Astonishingly it has a Florence & Fred label so that means it originated from Tesco’s. Actually it’s just struck me that my thinking it surprising that this skirt came from a supermarket borders on snobbery. Supermarkets can and do sell excellent products. And this skirt is definitely excellent, the material has a luscious satiny feel to it and the colour is quite lovely.
And finally the 7th skirt, and it’s the skirt you saw last week – what a find that was!
Can’t wait to wear it for an event.
That’s all for now, but see you soon, I expect.
With love Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. Last week, I booked a cruise – for 2022! But it is something to look forward to. Have you got some events waiting for you in the future? With the coming lockdown, I think it is so important to be as positive as we can and look forward to all the things we are going to do. And being on a cruise is such an excuse to dress-up – yay!
P.P.S And great news, last night my grandson was born via C-section, and both are doing well. So relieved and happy for the family. And he has red gold hair – there’s that Scottish red haired gene again!