Wow, life has been sooo busy since we came back. First, it was the unpacking and the washing. Why is it, even if you wash things before you come back, there’s still a huge heap on the floor after you’ve unpacked! Then we had to pack a whole load of stuff away for decorators to come in – difficult in a small flat. That was so unsettling – it felt as though we were moving again! But the main thrust of these hectic days has been the hand-over of the film society we set up in Newhaven. It was, and still is, a great success. But you know what, the same people shouldn’t run things forever – there should be new people with new ideas and enthusiasm coming in. Mind you, it was such a big thing finding them, as in, it was difficult. But we found them. And they’re going to be great.
So, there’ll be one more ‘what I wore on film night’. And then a gap as we won’t be going for a few months – to give them space, which is important. But, for those of you new to the blog, on film night I always dress up in my thrifted charity shop finds. I shall miss doing that and I’ll have to find other opportunities and events to get into my glad rags. (Actually, that won’t be difficult in Brighton).
Anyway, I thought this might be a good time to show you some of my favourite charity shop outfits worn over the years on film night.
This is my favourite skirt – a tulle tutu – worn with, I have to tell you, my favourite little bootees. And now that those boots have fallen apart, and are in the bin, I admit they’re a bit clunky and not all that attractive. But you have to indulge me. They may not have been all that great but, oh my word, they were comfortable.
Another favourite was this amazingly rich, deep-coloured satin skirt, which unbelievably, while it looks a million dollars originated from Tescos (a UK supermarket). And natch, I got it for £3 as it was thrifted from a charity shop.
While I love full skirts here’s one that is another favourite. Note that in the pic I was wearing it all wrong as actually you should wear it with the long, long zip at the front.
And here below is a skirt that got sent back to a charity shop some time ago.
It was just lovely but, I never wore it again, and I’m very strict with myself, if it doesn’t get worn – out it goes.
This is two years ago. Note the shorter hair. The skirt has long gone but I still have the jacket which was found in a charity shop unworn and still with its label showing the price at £129 – I got it for £20! And oh lord, those boots!
Look at that skirt below! What a fantastic pattern to it!
There are others – but these were my favourites.
I think the reason for this post is to remind everyone that you absolutely can find really outstanding items of good quality for next-to-nothing that can be worn for that special occasion. You also see that I love skirts and wear simply appalling shoes, or, in this instance, boots!
That’s all for now
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
And sharing this week with the usual lovely people:
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and her weekly iwillwearwhatilike
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday (I’m always late for that!)
Nicole of High Latitude Style and
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and Fancy Friday