Monday, 18 November 2019

Patterned Top


Not many charity shop finds in the last ten days or so but I did buy this jumper.

It is in relatively light weight wool with this rather bold but strange design on the front. It is not really a flower although some people think it is meant to be and it has a round feature in the middle. My son thinks that it is an eye and my husband refers to it as the target in the centre of a darts board.

It is certainly a conversation piece!

It only cost £1.00 but I thought it would be warmer that it actually is and with all the comments about the design, I expect I will be donating it back fairly soon.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Maxi Dress.

I found this vibrantly patterned dress in a charity shop last week. It was quite a good fit and I couldn't resist buying it for £5.50. It is a maxi dress but has no label. I am not sure if it is hand made or if the label has been removed, probably the latter.
I wore it to a social event yesterday with my knee length leather boots and received several favourable comments. My husband, Andrew, loves it as well!

What do you think?

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Casual Outfit

A few pictures that Hannah took at the end of summer when I was relaxing on a day trip. We were about to go on a walk along a coastal footpath.
My shirt cost me £1.00 in a charity shop and I think it is my only black shirt at the moment. I never thought I would like jeans but, after a lot of persuasion from Hannah, I have been wearing these quite a lot since she bought them for me for my birthday and they are very comfortable. I now have a secondhand pair for wearing in the garden. My trainers came from a charity shop and cost me £4.00. They are not a well known make but they are kind to my feet and if they last a year, I will be pleased.
I found this long shirt - I don't think you can call it a tunic or a coat - in a charity shop for £3.50. I am not sure if I will keep it but I have worn it a few times with my jeans or trousers to increase modesty. It is a little too long and has got in the way a few times - so it could well be donated back to a charity shop fairly soon.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Green Top

Another post using photos taken in the summer as I have had no new charity shop finds in the past week.

I bought this short sleeved top in July for £2.50. It is in cotton and I bought it for casual wear during the warmer weather.

Hannah took these photos when I was wearing the top in the garden. It is long enough to cover my derriere when wearing jeans.
I am not a great jeans wearer as you know but I do find them useful when working amongst my flowers and vegetables. I was tending my tubs on the patio when the photos were taken as those shoes are not the most sensible for gardening!

Monday, 14 October 2019

Casual Outfit

It has been raining nearly every day in October here in the UK - so little opportunity for clothes shopping or taking photos outdoors.

However I found these photos which Hannah took back in July which I didn't get around to posting on the blog.
The top was in a charity shop bargain bin and cost me just 50p. It has a rather unusual neck line at the rear. In fact I put it on back to front when I first wore it!

The trousers were new and cost me £5.99 in a covered market. I wore them quite a lot in the late summer as they are very comfortable. Slim fitting without being too tight. My husband cheekily told me her likes my derriere when I first wore them.

What do you think?

Monday, 7 October 2019

Multi-Coloured Jacket

As we move into Autumn with the trees rapidly changing colour and leaves falling, I found this colourful jacket in a charity shop a few days ago on a sale rail for just £2.00. It fitted me quite well and I could not resist it for that price. It has an Armor label.
I wore it outside briefly at the weekend with a white top underneath and white trousers. It rained shortly after Hannah took these photos. I am sure that the jacket will get plenty of wear next summer!

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Our Trip to Iceland


We have just returned home from a cruise to Iceland. It was not so cold there as I expected so a lot of my "winter wear" stayed in our cases. Here I am on deck. I don't think I really needed to hold on to that handrail but there were a few moments when we had to be careful moving around the ship!

I wore trousers most of the time but dressed up during the evening. I bought this yellow dress a few weeks before we left and liked the bright and cheerful shade of yellow. I often added a light cream cardigan when I ventured outside as it is sleeveless. The belt gave a finishing touch and there are useful pockets!

It cost me £4.75.

I am sure that you would like to see a few photos of Iceland. As soon as we left the ports on our excursions we were in dramatic open countryside with very few signs of human life. There were steep sided mountains with snow (and in a few places) glaciers at the top. Vegetation was sparse although efforts are now being made to plant more trees.
The Godafloss Waterfall was very dramatic.
Water flowed towards the sea in a raging torrent.
I will include some photos on some of the ports we visited in my next post.