Friday, 30 December 2016

Looking Forward to 2017

I would like to wish all my blogging friends a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

I hope to be able to continue to post on my charity shop finds in 2017. Everyone knows that I am a charity shop addict and cannot resist touring the local shops each lunchtime! For my readers in the USA charity shops are rather like your thrift shops. People donate their unwanted items and the shops sell them with the proceeds going to support the charity.

I have had the opportunity to go through my wardrobe during the break from work and will donate a bag of my clothes and another bag of Hannah and Henry's clothes which they have outgrown. My husband never likes to throw anything away and wears clothes until they are well beyond the end of their life and therefore not suitable for resale! Are other men like that? 

We all return to work/school on Tuesday. We have enjoyed the break and, as the weather has been really bright and sunny, we have managed a number of good healthy walks in the countryside. My husband has also booked a family break to Scotland at Easter. We love Scotland with its wonderful scenery and as Easter is much later this year (mid April) the weather should be warmer and days a little longer.

My charity shop find in this post was actually purchased in November. I have a number of tunic tops and liked the colour of this one. It cost about £3.00 - £3.50. I would have preferred it to be a little longer to cover my rear when I wear trousers in public to increase modesty but I am gradually becoming less self conscious of that issue. It is now over three years since I started to wear trousers which does not seem possible!

I added the belt to add interest and as without it I felt that the tunic made me look rather large!

What do you think?


13 comments:

  1. Happy and healthy New year to you and your family.

    Life is just Rosie
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    1. Thank you Rosie - and Happy New Year to you as well!

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  2. Yes to the belt! I'm so ready to bring those back. :)

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    1. I am pleased that you approve Stacey!

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  3. Happy New Year! Fabulous tunic!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  4. Happy new year! I think your tunic is a lovely colour and the belt is a great addition! :) I don't think it's too short either, but if you do get worried you can always un-belt it. Belting makes things a little shorter.

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to the year and the first week of 2017 is going well!

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    1. Thank you Mica - your comments are always appreciated. I hope everything is also going well with you.

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  5. Best of luck with finding jeans to wear this year! Just thought I'd mention too, down here in New Zealand we call charity stores "Op shops" which is short for "Opportunity Shops" :)

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    1. Thank you Trees - charity shops have various names in different countries!

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  6. Very pretty color, and love the belt with it.
    Thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  7. That is a pretty blouse Rebecca! I love the orange on you!

    I welcome you to stop by my blog and I'd love for you to linkup your stylish latest looks too. Thanks.

    Happy New Year! Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/01/thursday-moda-45-winter-coats-and-boots.html

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