You remember that on Friday I made my bedroom really untidy whilst I was was trying on clothes. This is what I decided to wear on Sunday.
That’s my tulle ballerina-length skirt that I haven’t worn since I used to dress up on film nights (I helped to run a film society and it was a great opportunity to dress up when we hosted it.) And yes I did wear the skirt with those ankle boots. That’s quite deliberate as the boots are worn to make the tulle look less ‘dressy’. And how shallow to want to dress up, but you know, why not! It’s also the nearest I could get to wearing an Alexander McQueen outfit as last year I’d spotted this.
You know what they say, if you have to ask the price you can’t afford it! I think that would apply to a McQueen skirt and leather jacket! But hey, I had the near equivalent, and all thrifted. And note the total cost of the outfit I wore: skirt (£3); jacket (£5); boots (£5); and bag (£3).
And where did I wear this frugal outfit?
I went to The Grand, Brighton for tea! And here’s a glimpse of what we had.
But more important was the company at The Grand. I met up with two fabulous women, Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and Anna of Mutton Style and I, and how great was that! Here they are. It was Nancy’s idea as she’s on holiday staying on the south coast near Brighton. Big shout-out to you Nancy as we felt almost immediately that we had such a bond.
We had so much in common and so much to say to each other!
And the tea? We had little quiches, tiny sandwiches, fancy cakes, scones, cream and jam, and a slice of orange polenta cake, plus many cups of tea. And once again I put on the wrong clothes (sort of) as I was too hot. I have another thinner cloth black jacket with a zip (so it’s very similar to the faux leather jacket) and that would have been much better. The weather here in the UK is very mixed; one day hot and the next quite cool.
I feel that in these uncertain and challenging times it is so important to not only be creative writing a blog, it is also so important to connect with others way, way beyond the boundaries of our lives. Why? Because we learn from each other and gain confidence in our voice and our approach to life. It was amazing to meet up with two bloggers who felt the same way. We three all felt that connection to a community of like-minded women was so important. We did talk about fashion but we talked about so many other things and a lot about that connection with our readers.
See you, you lovely people, thank you for reading and supporting us. You are so appreciated by us the writers of these blogs.
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper