I have been fortunate enough recently to acquire two work outfits from charity shops. I have said in previous posts that the dress code in my office is black skirts/trousers and white tops for staff who come into regular contact with the public. While this may be considered restrictive and boring, it does overcome a "which outfit do I wear today" problem which many people regularly have - and I experienced in a previous job.
This skirt is fully lined and came originally from Marks and Spencer. It will be great for those autumn mornings when there is a slight chill in the air. It is just below the knee - a length which I prefer. It cost me £3.00.
The blouse did not contain a label showing its origin but only cost £2.50. It was in nearly new condition so I was pleased with it.
This skirt is slightly shorter than the first one and is not lined. It cost me £3.00 as well as it was new and contained its original Bon Marche price tag and label. At that price, I will happily hang it in my wardrobe and wear it in the spring/summer next year. The top was on a final reduction rail and cost me £1.50. If I get a few months wear out of it I will feel that I will have had my moneys worth!
The weather has been warm, sunny and dry here in the UK for the past 10 days so my plans for improving my winter wardrobe have been put on hold - probably only for a week or so though.
We have booked a long weekend in Scotland over the school half-term break later this month. We didn't go away during the summer as I had just changed my job so we thought an autumn break would be a good idea before the winter sets in.
We have not been to Scotland for ten years, since the children were born, and are looking forward to going back. The scenery there is probably the best in the UK and in October the autumn colours should be magnificent.