A lot of my clothes were brand new, but I didn’t buy them in a shop. I love eBay and the fact that people sensibly sell clothes they’ve never worn. I’m wearing a pair of really smart, Per Una trousers, which I bought for £7 including packing and they still had the tags. The scarf was from H&M, it was an deliciously expensive gift from Dearly Beloved at £5, but I wear it with so many things. It was bought originally to snazz up a dress that I wore to our friends’ wedding a few years ago, so although it was expensive, it gets a lot of wear. The black T shirt was a charity shop find and the cardigan was a recent acquisition from Matalan. It’s a ‘dress down’ Friday outfit. We had a training day today so I could relax a bit.
Sorry about the lighting, but here I am in another Per Una creation, again bought from eBay. This cost me around £25 including packing and postage, but again, was brand new with tags and never worn. It would have cost approx. £100 if I bought it from Marks and Spencer, it’s pure wool and makes me feel very elegant when I wear it. The ‘pashmina’ was bought off a street trader in Plymouth who sold three scarves for £10, again a lovely gift from Dearly Beloved who knows I have as many girly weaknesses as the next woman.
I’m not even half way through my capsule wardrobe and I’ll keep this going until I’ve worn every variation of every outfit. Gok Wan (fashion expert who makes women of any shape look lovely) always says, it’s about having a few key pieces. For me, it’s items that can mix and match and having colourful scarves or a bright jumper which just make an outfit. My most expensive item is my wool coat and most of my other pieces are a mixture of charity shop, eBay and discount fashion stores; it’s about wearing them well and making what you have work for you.
As ever, Froogs xx