Friday, 27 October 2017

Green Top

I have been feeling much better this week and back at work again.

My post this week shows a green top which I bought several months ago in a charity shop for £2.50. It is more suitable for evening wear and has a "tie effect" detail in the front. I wore it recently for a family meal in a restaurant and I am pleased with it.

My trousers were new from Marks and Spencer. I needed a new pair for work during the coming winter and these are a generous cut, with straight legs and front pleats. They cost £29.99. It is always difficult to find smart trousers in charity shops which fit properly. I have occasionally been successful but often you find slight blemishes on them afterwards which mean they are destined for wear in the garden!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Sorry for a lack of a new post recently but I was off sick for about 10 days and then had a lot of catching up to do both at home and work.

The weather here in the UK has been strangely mild for mid-October and we experienced air from Africa a day or so ago which deposited a film of red dust on everything and gave the sun an unusual hazy but red glow for a few hours.

Anyway, you may notice my red hair - I did some experimentation when I was confined to the house and it went wrong - far more vivid a colour that I intended.

The blouse is from a charity shop - 50 p in a bargain bin! It is a fairly loose style. My skirt is shorter than I normally like but it was £2.50 and is suitable for work. It has a Next label. 

My shoes cost £4.00. Red is an unusual colour for shoes in my case. However they are comfortable and give a bright flash of colour to an otherwise plain outfit.

What do you think folks?

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Sky Blue

I have been off sick for most of the past week - so no new charity shop finds to show you. However I did find a photo of an interesting short sleeve summer top which I forgot to include in a post earlier in the year.

It is in various shades of light blue and has an unusual design which makes it appear as two garments. The bottom half is plain and tight fitting whereas the top is patterned with decorative edges. The top cost me £2.00 and I wore it on several occasions when the weather is warm.

My problem stems from a chemical imbalance which makes me feel light headed and I tend to lose my balance. It is likely that I will need a minor operation in the future to deal with an overactive gland.