Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Casual Top


My latest charity shop find is this light blue casual top. It cost me £1.50 and is short sleeved, loose fit.


I wore it on Saturday with my black office trousers when we went shopping. The style is a departure from my normal straight tops but it is comfortable and I will probably keep it.

What do you think?

Monday, 12 August 2019

Grey Tunic


We have had awful weather in the UK during the last week with strong winds and torrential rain. Summer seems to have gone!

My charity shop find last week was this grey tunic with decoration around the top half. It is not that exciting I know but it only cost me £1.50. It started life in Primark and I don't think the original owner ever wore it as the tickets were still attached.

I wore it out to a pub lunch on Sunday, where Hannah took this photo. You will note that I am in trousers - unusual for me in August - and the tunic is long enough to just cover my bottom.

Hopefully the weather will soon improve and I will be able to wear my summer outfits again.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

New Dress and Hair.


I decided to change my hairstyle for the summer and managed to find this dress in a charity shop for £4.00. It has an unusual pattern in mauve and dark blue on a white background - part floral and part pieces of material and ribbon.

It is knee length, which I tend to prefer and 65% polyester and 35% cotton. It started life in Bonmarche. I feel it will get a lot of wear during the remaining weekends of the summer.

Time will tell if I maintain my brunette hairstyle!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Navy Dress


A quick post this week to show you a dress I bought for £4.50 in a charity shop a few days ago.

There is no label which makes me wonder if it was handmade. It is in a pale navy blue colour and has a wealth of decoration including a part button front and a belt around the waist which gives the impression that it is a top and matching skirt.

It is slightly shorter in length that I normally prefer but it will be fine in hot summery weather.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Casual Top


I hope that you are enjoying this lovely spell of warm summer sunshine. I have taken the opportunity of wearing some of my summer clothes which have spent far too much time hidden in the wardrobe.

My latest charity shop purchase is this casual cotton top. It is white with tiny mauve spots and has cropped sleeves. It has a tie front and is not something I would have worn a few years ago when I followed a far stricter modest approach to my outfits. The top cost me £1.50.



I found these high-waisted trousers in Primark. I think they were £8.99 and are in an unusual shade of purple. They are in a soft-type of brush denim and have straight legs and a front button feature. It is my first pair of trousers with a high waist and they are very comfortable to wear.


Only a few years ago, I would not have dreamed of wearing tight trousers, especially in public. It took me a long time to wear trousers without covering my bottom with a long cardigan or tunic but I have gradually modified my stance on my clothing. I wore these trousers on a country walk on Sunday without any worries of being seen by other people.

Have you modified your clothing standards over the years?

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Black & White


My charity shop finds this week include a casual black sleeveless top and these white trousers.

The top cost me £1.50 and is a bit of a departure for me - I don't have any other black tops. It is 65% polyester and 35% cotton.

The trousers cost me £4.50 and they are my second white pair. They started life in Primark and are a straight leg regular fit. They will be ideal for weekend wear should we have some warm sunshine in the next few months.

Do you like my black and white outfit?

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Unusual Top

Summer may be arriving in the UK after all. After three weeks of below average temperatures and rain on almost every day, it is warming up and we had bright sunshine yesterday. Perhaps time to take some summer clothes from my wardrobe!

I found this top in a charity shop last week for £1.00 in a bargain bin. It has a deep purple background colour with a splash of multi-coloured flowers to brighten it up! It is somewhat unusual but I quite like it. It has a high percentage of cotton and has quarter length sleeves.

I wore it out for the first time yesterday with my white trousers and red shoes (made by Clarks).

Has summer arrived where you are?