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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Meeting Friends for Coffee Clothes

I love this outfit (good thing I do or why would I have bought it!!!).  So I wore it yesterday morning to meet friends at Costa for coffee.  Apart from the scarf, which I got from a charity shop for £1.99, everything else is from Bonmarche, again.  I had a bit of a panic attack this morning "What if Bonmarche go out of business, where would I buy clothes I could afford?".  Good job I've been stocking up isn't it.
This is the first 'occasional' handbag I've bought for years, usually I go for black serviceable bags that I can wear crossed over my shoulder. I thought it went very nicely with the above outfit, it was inexpensive, £16, and with my loyalty points I got it for £11.  The wallet matches better than it shows in the picture, the red isn't that bright, and it cost me £15 from a handbag shop in Sandown, Isle of Wight, when I was on holiday there recently.
The four of us had a nice hour together, three of us looked stylish for older ladies, and the fourth lady needs a bit of encouragement to make more of herself.  Just because we're pensioners doesn't mean we have to be dowdy does it.


Gillie said...

Goodness, I do miss Costa coffee lol! Ann, bet you looked terrific in that, gorgeous colours!

Stef Oates said...

Hi Ann,

I hope you don't mind me getting in touch like this but I couldn't find an email address for you.

My name is Stef and I work for Bonmarche, having seen your blog I was wondering if you would like to work with us and review something from the new collection?

If this is something you would be interested in please email me at

Kind regards