Sunday, 29 January 2017

Looking 6 Months Ahead!

It is still dull and overcast here in the UK so as I have not got any new charity shop bargains to write about this week, I found a photo that Hannah took last summer which I didn't get around to post.

This dress, I think, cost £4.00. It is sleeveless so needs a cardigan to go with it unless the weather is really hot. I thought it was linen when I first saw it but it is actually a cotton/synthetic mix. The colours around the bottom are interesting and I thought that the belt gave a finishing touch.

There is not much chance of wearing it at the moment but it is good to look forward to next summer.

My blood test showed a chemical imbalance. A gland is producing too much of a certain chemical. I will be monitored with regular blood tests for a while but may need key-hole surgery to correct it in the future. I am feeling OK at the moment but do feel slightly lethargic at times.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Forgotten Shirt

I had a day off work today to get a blood test at my surgery as I have been feeling a little unwell since the start of the year. I cannot really describe it but I have been lethargic and have lost my balance a few times. I have to wait about a week for the results of the blood test.

I spent the afternoon tidying my bedroom and found this shirt in a cupboard still in its bag. I had completely forgotten about it - the till receipt showed that I bought it last June! I tried it on and Hannah took this picture when she came in from School. I am sure that I will wear it a lot next summer.

Have you ever had finds like this?

Another casual top which I bought last year was this one in pink. I never got round to doing a post on it. I see from Hannah's pictures that it was when I was experimenting with lighter hair! I do not have many pink tops and this one fitted rather well. It has a partial zipped front and adjustable sleeves.
I have not worn this top as much as I would have liked but it only cost me £3.00 and I will keep it for a little longer.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Dreaming of Summer

I have been feeling a little "out of sorts" for a few days now and add to that the depressing weather with dull dank days and high winds, I have not ventured out unless really necessary. I quite envy those blogging friends who have experienced snow recently in the USA and Europe as I think I would have preferred it to the mild, damp conditions here.

I have not got any new charity shop bargains to share with you this week but I have gone through some pictures Hannah took back in the summer which I didn't get around to posting and found one of this dress. It is not one of my favourites as I think it makes me look a little large, even with the decorative belt.

It was nearly new - starting its life in New Look - and I bought it because it was a length that I like. It has a floral pattern and is sleeveless. It cost me £4.00. I am not sure if I will keep it for the coming summer - maybe if I find some dresses which are more complimentary to my body, I will donate it back so that the charity will benefit again and someone else may enjoy it.

What do you think?

Friday, 6 January 2017

Something New!

It is not often that I buy new clothes these days as regular readers of my little blog will know that I am a charity shop addict and spend part of my lunch break each day looking for bargains on their rails.

However I had some vouchers for some High Street stores as Christmas presents this year so I decided to see if I could find anything I liked in my size. I thought I would spend the vouchers entirely on lingerie but then I came across these trousers in Peacocks. They are in what they called "comfort style" with a very slight flare and in a shade of mid blue. 

It is not easy to find trousers that fit well in charity shops and most of my trousers are in black so that I can wear them to work so mid blue would make a change for me. They cost £19.99 and my husband complimented me on how good I looked in them!

What do you think?