Apologies for not writing a Frugalfashionshopper post for some time. Life got in the way! I went to see my aunt in Oxfordshire and stayed a couple of nights with my daughter in Lewes again, but I haven’t been idle in the writing department as I’ve written many words, just not on this blog. So, after reading this do pop over to My Other Blog where I wrote about the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and asked, do politicians ever get advice from historians? I think the answer to that is probably not!
Anyway, for those of you living outside the UK, we’ve actually got some hot weather, which has brought so many people to our neck of the woods and the beach. To be honest I avoid Brighton beach in this kind of weather as it is just too busy for me. We have temperatures in the high 20s and they could reach over 30C (86F) and that, people, is hot for this country as the heat is humid and, phew, it is not cooling down all that much in the night. Furthermore we don’t have air con in our homes, it’s not a thing here. Air con can be found in shops, on trains, and sometimes on a bus. Despite the crowds on the beach I am so grateful we live by the sea as we get the sea breezes, which brings the temperature down a little, and I have got out my beach dresses as they are truly the coolest things I can wear.
First of all, here is my charity shop beach dress that cost £5.
I love it but it’s a little bit see-through. So I’ve added a crop-top – I think you can just about see it.
This crop-top is such fun and I wear it for my Pilates sessions especially when it’s hot. I acquired this when we bought a coffee pot on eBay and the pot arrived wrapped up in this top. I though wait a minute – this’ll do nicely!
Below is an M&S beach dress bought new last year in the summer lockdown that we imposed on ourselves and when all my buys were online. I wore this dress out and about today as it is not see-through but it does have a nice little split in the skirt and it is so cool.
Especially when I wear it with my coffee-pot wrapper top!
That’s all for now – it’s too hot to write anymore. It’s cold drinks and salads and flopping about weather. But do tell me how you keep cool – because to be absolutely honest I do find the heat a bit debilitating. I read a wonderful article by the food writer Jay Rayner recently who said he was actually a winter food person as his favourite foods are pies, and stews and roast and full-bodied meats with lots of potatoes. I think I’m the same with food and also clothes as my favourite foods would be similar to Jay Rayner’s favourites and my favourites clothes are winter clothes and especially coats and hats!
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
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