Friday, 17 February 2017

Sky Blue

A sky blue short sleeved summer top is my latest charity shop find. It cost £2.50 and had a Velux label which I had not heard of before. I like the shade of blue and the decorative stitching. It seems to compliment my black skirt which has been in my wardrobe for several years.

The weather is actually improving here in the UK and is nearing 10 C with temperatures of 15 C possible next week. It is noticeable how some bright sunshine lifts your mood and I have daffodils in bud in my garden which means spring may just be around the corner.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Office Clothes

As I didn't buy too much this week, I have decided to search through some photos Hannah took last year but didn't get posted at the time.

The white sleeveless top was in a bargain bin for £1.00 and you can't go far wrong at that price. I have had the wide belt for a long time and it gives the top a finishing touch.

It is very unusual to find a pair of trousers in a charity shop which actually fit perfectly so I couldn't believe it when I found this pair of black straight leg trousers which are ideal for wearing to the office. I tend to wear black skirts to work in the warmer weather and trousers once it starts to get cold usually by mid-November. These cost me £4.50 and I have worn them quite often recently.

Do you wear trousers to work more than skirts in the winter?

Friday, 3 February 2017

1st 2017 Charity Shop Purchase

A white dress found in a local charity shop this week has become my first purchase for 2017. Bad weather and feeling a little unwell restricted my tour of the shops in early January. The dress has an interesting decorative collar and will be ideal for evening wear or perhaps outside when it is warmer with a cardigan. I have added a belt as a further feature.

What do you think?

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?