Three cheers! I managed to get through September without buying any new clothes, which was so good as, really, over the last few month I have bought far too many new clothes, all online, of course. Some were necessary to accommodate my expanding waist (!) but I did find myself on occasions just looking at websites because (honestly I am so sorry) I was bored. Well that has to change and I’m determined to keep this up. However, I did buy some clothes. Yes, I bought 3 items of charity shop clothing and today I’m going to show you two of them.
The first item is a grey tweed jacket bought for £15.
It doesn’t have a label so I can’t say where it came from but the one label it does have is the British wool mark, which confirms its quality and potential warmth in the winter. I do love wool.
I’m going to show you this jacket styled 3 ways with different ‘bottoms’! The first is a pair of grey ‘mom’ jeans that came from M&S topped with my grey charity shop fedora.
Now over the past months these jeans have served me well. But can I say if there had been no pandemic I would never have bought them. The thing is they’re comfy because they are cut wide and loose. But they are not really my kind of jeans, because the comfort gets in way of the kind of cut I like, which is skinny.
And really I don’t think that mom jeans are all that flattering (see above). But hey these are the times we live in, and boy have I lived in these jeans! They’re great for sitting around the flat, which is what I did a lot at the beginning of this year and to a certain extent still do. We get out every single day come rain or shine, but even so, this pandemic has cut short socialising with friends, and there are so many activities that I’d be participating in that are not possible now, so yes, like many, I am sitting around rather more than if we were all living a normal life. And the mom jeans serve their purpose – they’re comfortable! That’s, btw, a charity shop top.
However, I do love my skinny jeans so here is the jacket with an old pair of black jeans.
Rather than ring the changes with my shoes, I change the hat! This is the one bought in Galleries Lafayette in Toulouse.
Btw, the jeans have sequins studded throughout and you can see some of them reflected in this photo.
And finally, here below is the second charity shop item, a Per Una, M&S skirt bought for £4.70 (no idea why it was that sum). Under the jacket I’m wearing an ancient cashmere jumper that, yay, was bought in a charity shop for not very much, can’t remember the exact amount.
This again is a lovely woollen skirt. I think they go well together, the jacket and skirt. See the detail of the weave below.
And the 3rd item will be revealed soon!
That’s all for now, but do let me know if you managed to keep to a Second-hand September, and also what you like to wear when you just want to relax at home.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper