Tuesday, 25 March 2014

No Jeans Yet - and Charity Shop Bargains

I am still planning to buy some jeans - something which would have been unthinkable only a few months ago!

I am still a little uncertain about the image - definitely no skinny jeans or jeans with holes in the knees!

I am still not comfortable entirely about modesty issues but I have read a number of lovely posts on other blogs as to how to wear jeans modestly and one way that I have been considering is to wear a dress over them. I am conscious about displaying my bottom when wearing trousers in public - this is one issue that I have not come to terms with - probably a legacy of my strict Christian upbringing.

I think a pair of jeans would be really useful when undertaking work like gardening and some of the other activities where skirts or dresses might make life more difficult - like walking the dog in the woods. I often read how some women claim how they can carry out tasks like haymaking and potato harvesting in skirts but, now that I have first hand experience - they would find it much easier if they wore trousers!

I have been looking at jeans in my local charity shop (I think they are called thrift shops in the USA) where they cost about £3.50. Sadly, since I have been trying to buy a pair there have been no suitable pairs in my size.

I am a charity shop addict and visit my local shop two or three times a week. You are often lucky enough to find a real bargain of a designer item for a few pounds or an unworn garment still with the manufacturer's labels intact at a fraction of the original price.

What is your top bargain from a charity shop?

Friday, 7 March 2014

Charity Shop Bargain!

Now that I am feeling comfortable in wearing trousers fairly regularly, I have been looking for some extra pairs suitable for work.

I discovered a trouser suit a few days ago in a charity shop which was nearly new and actually fitted me. It cost £5.50 and I feel an absolute bargain. It is also fairly modest, which I feel is very important to me, as the jacket covers my bottom from unwanted attention when in the street.
What do you folks think?