A Summer Night: Fifty Plus Style


We’ve just spent a blissful few days in Bardolino on Lake Garda, Italy. No sightseeing, just getting away from it all.  On Tuesday night we went to the opera so I chose a pretty frock from Debenhams Collection and my trusty white linen jacket from M&S.  The weather was scorching, so the jacket was surplus to requirements really.

The dress is one of my charity shop buys – it cost me a fiver and no doubt after a couple of wears it will go back for someone else to stumble across it.  That’s the beauty of charity shops.  You can shop guilt free, have lots of different outfits, then give them all back at the end of it to make room for more!  I never tire of it and happily spend hours browsing.  I also don’t give a monkey’s about who owned it before, or any potential stigma attached to second hand.  To me, a charity shop is like a dressing up box: just full of sartorial opportunity! This dress actually came with matching green strappy shoes, but no way I was walking more than a mile in them, so they stayed at home for a more suitable occasion.



13 thoughts on “A Summer Night: Fifty Plus Style

  1. I have to agree with you on charity shopping. I love it! Cheap and good conditioned clothes, and you never know what you can find.

  2. Italy is my favourite place to visit – Sardinia is next on my list. And that dress is a bargain, I love a charity shop rummage x

  3. I’ve always wanted to go to Lake Garda, it looks beautiful. And I love charity shops too, I don’t understand the stigma against second hand clothes, you can find some absolute bargains there!

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