It’s March and there’s a definite feel of Spring in the air in the UK. The days are getting lighter and the sun is reaching more and more of the garden. I won’t have a garden in my new abode. Well, there’s a communal one that I can sit in, and we’re right by a park and 15 minutes away from the beach – but don’t get too excited about that, people. This is England, and the beach is stony and the water bracing even in the summer, but it’ll be lovely to take a walk along the shore and look at the sea as the sun sets.
Yes, a move is getting near as we have sold and had an offer accepted on the flat we want (the whole process will take 6-8 weeks). That means a lot of clearing out still to be done. Think about where you put your stuff. For a start, I won’t have a loft. You know, that place where the flotsam and jetsam of one’s life gets put, like all my freelance work. I recently got boxes and boxes of reports I’d written (always a writer) from there, and shredded the lot, and apart from wondering how many were read, and more important, acted upon, it felt good. I like this getting rid of stuff.
I like also the idea of a new environment, new adventures and a new look.
Ah, yes, the Brighton look (I’m going to be living in Hove, actually). Anyway, the look for this city for women is, very often, a short skirt, leggings and ankle boots. I must say I love wearing leggings. They feel healthier and warmer than tights and the socks seem to give my thin high-arched feet a bit more support (maybe I’ll talk about feet in another post).
This ensemble is usually topped by a short coat (not a parka or anorak) but here I’m wearing a jacket.
And for me a hat. I think I can do that.
Btw, that hat is the only article of clothing that’s been bought new. All items: skirt, jacket, stripey top and boots were bought last year in charity shops for next-to-nothing
And now for my latest buy a great looking mini-dress bought for £5, which goes well with the leggings.
Actually it’s so short I’m not sure I dare wear it. But I might!
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S Sharing with Catherine Summers and her #iwillwearwhatilike session at Not Dressed As Lamb