Sunday, 25 June 2017

In the Garden

A quick post from my garden this week to show you another top. This one is different with a feature colour and front tie together with the usual button front. It is short sleeved and in a pale pink which I think tones reasonably well with my black skirt.

It cost me £3.00 and is ideal for wearing in the warm summer weather we are enjoying at the moment. Thankfully it is only about 20 C today -  the temperatures reached a humid 34 C last week which made any work unbearable.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Pale Blue Top


I am not sure about this loose fitting pale blue top. It is my latest charity shop buy and it was in a bargain £1 per item clearance box. It has decorations to add interest around the short sleeves but I feel that the style does little for my figure. I thought it might be cool to wear in the current heatwave we are enjoying as most of my tops are close fitting but I don't think it makes much difference.

Do you think it suits me or should I donate it back?
The hot summer sunshine has enabled me to catch up on a lot of jobs in the garden. The summer bedding and roses are now in full bloom and a splash of colour greets me when I return home from work each day. The vegetable plot is also looking good now that I have cleared the weeds and in a few weeks we should be enjoying fresh home grown produce!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

New Dress and Old Cars


Apologies for no post last week - I was unwell for a few days and then had lots of catching up to do.

This dress is my latest charity shop purchase. It is a different colour for me (making a change from turquoise!) and cost me £4.50. It has a black belt and black button details on the short sleeves. It is knee length - the length which I prefer.

We went as a family to our local classic car rally recently. My son Henry and my husband both love looking at classic cars and my daughter, Hannah, likes to takes photos to add to her photography portfolio.
Henry's favourite was this wonderful 1971 Ferrari - he would have loved a ride in it!
This was Hannah's favourite - a beautifully restored 1930's Morris 8 Soft top
My husband chose this 1930's Austin saloon
I had to choose this 1950's MG saloon as it's colour scheme includes turquoise!

We had an enjoyable hour looking at the gleaming cars which are lovingly cared for by their owners.
Do you like looking at cars from a bygone era?

Friday, 26 May 2017

Summer Trousers

No real charity shop bargains this week so just for a change I thought I would post on an item of clothing I actually bought new in a High Street shop!

I had some vouchers for my birthday back in March and over the Easter Holidays we went shopping. Hannah and Henry needed some new school clothes and I bought these trousers with my vouchers. Trousers that fit properly without the need for alterations are not easy to find in charity shops although I have been lucky occasionally. 

Regular readers of my blog are all too familiar with my love of turquoise so when I saw these cotton trousers in my size I just had to buy them. They may be a little tighter than I normally like but they are so comfy and lightweight, ideal for the warmer weather.  I am not so self conscious of my bottom showing when I wear trousers as I was when I first started to wear them. I did not really have any trousers suitable to wear in the summer so I am sure these will get lots of wear in the next few months. They are a George label and cost about £15.00.

Are they something you would wear?

Saturday, 20 May 2017

White on Black


I was pleased to buy this dress in a charity shop this week. It is rather a bold pattern with large white spots on a black background. I am not sure if it qualifies as polkadot. Anyway, it is my ideal length and has a high neckline to add modesty. It also has a contrasting white belt which adds a finishing touch. It is sleeveless which means I need to add a cardigan until the weather really warms up.

It cost me £4.50 and the label is "Morley"

What do you think?

Friday, 12 May 2017

Mauve Dress

No sign of anything in turquoise this week!

My latest charity shop find is this mauve dress. It is a relatively new colour for me but it is knee length with a high neck line to make it modest. It has a Phillips label which I have not come across before but it seems to be good quality. It cost me £4.50 and will be ideal for wearing at weekends during the summer.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Summer Jacket

I bought this jacket in the autumn and have just brought it out of my wardrobe. You can often get good bargains in charity shops when they sell off their end of season stock and this summery jacket only cost me £2.75! The shop obviously didn't want to store it through the winter.

It is ideal for wearing at this time of the year when it can still be a little chilly at times. I think that the bright pattern is rather cheerful. Do you like it?