Sunday, 28 April 2019

Black Trousers

My everyday work outfit is black trousers and a white top. We have a black/white colour code in the office for people who meet the public. I used to wear black skirts until a few years ago but gradually wear trousers more and more as I find them more comfortable and versatile. Skirts are now reserved for really hot summer days.

It is not easy to find well fitting trousers in charity shops. Many times I have been excited to find a pair I liked only to discover they did not fit properly or did not look quite right on me. However this week I had more luck with this Kate brand pair which fit really well and are super comfortable. 

The label states "Super comfortable 4 way, non-iron, stretch fabric. Power stretch Magisculpt panel insert and a secret stretch waistband which allows the trousers to move with the natural contours of your body throughout the day and retains the appearance of a flat waistband.

Machine washable. 62% Polyester, 33% Viscose, 5% Elastane. Inner Panel: 87% Polyamide, 13% Elastane."

They cost me £4.00 and I am very pleased with them. They are the correct leg length and the stretch material means that they also fit nicely around my bottom. 
Do you find it difficult to find trousers that fit really well.

Monday, 22 April 2019

White Spots

Less than a month ago we were experiencing temperatures of -10C in Northern Norway. This weekend it has been 28C in my garden! The weather over the Easter Weekend has been exceptionally good - far better than in the Mediterranean countries - most unusual for the UK!

For the first time this year I have worn a summer dress. I found this one in a charity shop last year for £4.00 and never got to wear it. It still had its price ticket on it. Red is not a colour I usually go for but I rather liked this dress with its white decorative tie belt. The dress started life in Primark.

Was the weather kind for you this Easter?

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Pink Sweater

I did not have many items in pink but could not resist this sweater when I found it in a charity shop for £4.00 a few weeks ago.
I bought it with my Norway trip in mind as I knew I would need some extra warm clothes.
This sweater has a St Michael's label and is extra thick. I wore it under my padded coat on several excursions and it helped to keep me warm and snug in extremely cold temperatures.
Hannah took these pictures in our local park. It is still quite chilly here in the UK so I may well still get some wear out of this sweater before the spring weather finally arrives!

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Our Trip to the Arctic

Andrew and I are now home again after an amazing 3 weeks exploring in the Arctic Circle. The scenery was absolutely amazing and we have so many happy memories. The clean air and rest from everyday chores I am sure enabled me to fully recover after my recent operation.
This was at North Cape, the most northerly point of Europe.
In a Sami village
We managed to keep reasonably warm by layering up. I think I had at least two pairs of tights under my thermal trousers and I looked enormous with layers under a padded jacket topped with scarves and a woolly hat!
Anyway, in case anyone has withdrawal symptoms at the lack of posts on my charity shop find, I found this brown tunic a few days ago with a white pattern. It cost me £2.00 and teams well with my brown trousers. I still like to cover my bottom when possible when wearing tighter trousers in public to increase the modesty of the outfit.