One day last week I had to go and pick up my new glasses from the opticians after having some lenses put in. I needed a new pair as the optician has advised me to wear my contact lenses less and rest my eyes, because they are getting a bit bloodshot with wearing my lenses too often and too long. The glasses I had I really didn't like wearing. (It didn't help that my partner said I looked 10 years older in them!) Anyway, the new glasses were great, but I hadn't had my hair coloured when I bought the frames, so they didn't look quite as I remembered them, due to my new lightened hair. No matter, I will get used to them. Here's a picture of them. They are Gok Wan frames which cost £15 from our local market, possibly ex-display, I'm not sure. The lenses though cost substantially more.
After leaving the opticians, I popped into Primark once again and came away with a few bits and pieces to wear in the summer. I only spent £6 on 3 pairs of earrings and this red spotted scarf which I really like and will probably wear and wear.
After indulging in Primark, I honestly didn't really intend going into a charity shop, in fact, I managed to resist the urge to go into one on the main street, but it was whilst on my walk home that I succumbed to temptation, as I had time to kill before the school run. I popped into a favourite charity shop near to where I live and oh boy, was I glad I did.
Waiting just for me was this lovely skirt from Boden.
I think it was from their autumn/winter collection. The fabric is just fabulous and gorgeous and I can't wait to wear it this spring with tights and boots, but could probably get away with wearing it all year round. It couldn't have been more perfect for me and I just couldn't believe my luck. I just could never justify paying what this would have cost new, and I remember admiring it in the Boden catalogue last year. It was priced at £3 too, which was amazing. It needed a bit of an iron but apart from that was in great condition.
Needless to say, the skirt was swiftly removed from the rack and taken to the till, along with this lovely cotton fabric that I spotted.
There were two pieces of the same design, probably intended for curtains but never used. Each piece was priced very keenly at £2 for what looks like 3m of fabric, so I just had to buy them both and I think I may make a skirt with one of them. The other may actually become some new cushion covers and a table runner for the dining room, for when we finally reclaim it from being our current junk room. I love the print as it looks so retro. I might make a tablecloth with it too. The possiblities are limitless almost.
So, for not too much money and a bit of effort to come on my part, I've acquired the equivalent of at least another two pieces in my new spring/summer wardrobe, plus a few accessories to go with them. I was one very happy lady.