I don’t know about you but I’m wearing my Autumn clothes now so that’s what I’ll be talking about in my next post. But I thought I’d show you some more photos of our short break in France and tell you about my buys in, yes, that’s right, a charity shop!
A month later it’s hard to remember that heat – but it was hot. So, not only did I buy that lovely swishy white skirt and blue top from a local market (because I packed the wrong clothes) I also found a charity shop in a little village near to where we were staying where I bought a linen frock, 3 bangles, a necklace, that straw hat you saw in the post of the walk by the canal and a pair of shoes – all for 15 Euros. (That’s approx £13 or $16) Mind you those Euros were worth a lot more when I was there than they are now (harrumph and boo to Brexit).
Here is the dress and necklace. I left the hat and the shoes in Moissac because I’ll return to wear them next year!
Note the detail of the pockets at the bottom of the dress.
And here are some more pics of France. This is taken in Moissac in one arm of the oldest cloister in the world. Imagine the stillness of a hot afternoon and the calm of the abbey.
And a pot of flowers outside the abbey. I’d like my pots to look like that.
This is a typical street in Moissac – don’t you love the shutters.
And the shadow is mine.
Here’s another typical French house in the village of St Nicholas de la Grave.
The muted blue would be hard to replicate as it’s all about the wear over the years rather than the right pot of paint.
We drove on to St Clar where we stopped for a picnic in the heat of the midday sun. The Noel Coward line ‘only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun’ is so appropriate. No one was out and about apart from us – all the sensible people were indoors eating a proper lunch!
Here’s a rather lovely door in St Clar.
I thought that some of the churches had quite a ‘Game of Thrones’ look to them.
Finally, here’s a pic of us sitting outside in the evening eating a meal with our friends (so not a thing I do in England).
The top is a very easily scrunched-up affair bought for £2.50 in my local charity shop. Yes, practically everything I packed was black, but this was OK for evening wear.
That’s all for now
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
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