Friday, 29 June 2018

Summer Dress

We have almost endless sunshine here in the UK at the moment with temperatures between 25 C and 30 C for much of the day. It is difficult to sleep at night and work during the day. I am lucky we do have air conditioning in part of my office building.

I discovered that I did not have many light weight summer dresses so I was lucky enough to find this one in a charity shop for £3.50. It is sleeveless and shorter than my other dresses but the cotton material is nice and cool. The light green is also a new colour for me - and a change from my favourite turquoise.

I am sure we will end up with some torrential thunder storms soon but in the meantime the garden is very dry and I need to water extensively each evening.

Are you enjoying hot sunshine where you live?

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Casual Shirt

My latest charity shop find is this casual shirt. Although it looks black in the photo, it is actually a deep shade of navy blue. It has two large front buttons and sleeves which reach the elbows together with two small pockets. It is 65% polyester and 35% cotton and has a St Michael label. It only cost me £1.50 so I should get my monies worth!

The white trousers were featured in a post a few weeks ago and I have worn them quite a lot during the past few weekends.

The weather has been quite warm and very dry recently in the UK. The garden is doing quite well despite the lack of rain and we have had a good harvest of strawberries. The other vegetables are busy growing and the dwarf french beans will soon be ready to pick. I spend an hour each evening watering and looking for any bugs on the crops which is quite relaxing after a hectic day in the office.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Blue & White Tunic

I was pleased to find this blue and white patterned tunic on  £1.00 rail in a charity shop last week. I had been looking for another tunic recently. It has tie details at the end of the sleeves and it is a loose fit.
I am a little concerned that it makes me look a little large but for £1.00 it was worth the gamble and I think I will keep it. I do like wearing a tunic or long top when wearing trousers in public to increase modesty.

What do you think?

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Sleeveless Dress

This is my latest charity shop purchase. I found this sleeveless dress on a half price rail and it only cost me £4.00. It has a Littlewoods label and has a multicoloured floral pattern on a white background.

It is so hot and humid in the UK at the moment that I can wear it without a cardigan but it will look fine with a white or cream cardigan.

I still favour wearing dresses over trousers in warm weather and this dress will be a welcome addition to my summer wardrobe.

Do you prefer to wear dresses or trousers in the summer?