Friday, 23 February 2018

Navy Jacket

I did not find any new charity shop bargains to tell you about this week but have found a picture of a navy blue jacket that I bought towards the end of last summer for £8.00. It is ideal for more formal occasions and in the picture I am wearing it with a black knee length pencil skirt and white blouse on a works seminar held in a hotel. A colleague took the picture but I didn't use it at the time as the lighting partly obscures the colour of the jacket.

This is the type of outfit I tend to wear to the office or courses and seminars as we have a fairly strict formal dress code.
This winter seems to have been very long and dreary. We have not had any snow in the South West of England but it has been cold, cloudy and damp for most of the time. However, my miniature daffodils have suddenly burst into bloom giving a welcome splash of colour and hope than spring is around the corner. The weather forecasters are predicting the coldest weather for five years next week with winds coming in from Siberia - has winter got a final bite?

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Work Suit

Not a charity shop purchase this week but a sale bargain in Next. I spotted this woollen mix suit in the recent sales and did not think for one minute that it would fit me. However I was not in a hurry and decided to try it on and amazingly it was a remarkably good fit. I do have trouble with some trousers due to my hip/waist ratio but these were fine. It had a 60% reduction and cost me £35.00.
The suit has a discrete pattern of squares in the material to add a little interest. My office corporate dress code is black/white so this suit will get plenty of wear during the spring with a white top.

Is this suit something you would wear to work.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Blue Shirt

Another indoor post this week as we are having spells of really heavy rain but at least the daylight hours are gradually increasing giving us all an air of optimism!

My latest charity shop bargain is this blue shirt which was in a bargain bin for a £1.00! It has an unusual pattern with streaks of white and black which somehow adds interest. The front has a feature which is not quite a tie and I thought might be a nuisance but it does not get in the way. The sleeves are full length so it can be worn throughout the year with or without a cardigan.

I am quite pleased with this unusual shirt and will keep it