Savvy Style – Princess Forever …

Thought you’d seen the last of savvy-old me?

No chance!

Yes, I did bag myself up in no less than two Bargain Buy bin bags! But no, I didn’t stick with the bags when I upcycled them! In fact, I didn’t upcyle the bags at all – I just couldn’t  bring myself to use my hand-sewn beautiful Princess Cool dress, as a liner for a smelly-old kitchen bin!

Mrs Hinch, the world-famous cleaner would, of course, tell me to place a paper towel in the bin first, and then to drop a couple of spots of Zoflora onto it, to keep the bin fragrant. And, yes, I have been following Mrs Hinch’s advice on this subject, but …

… my kitchen bin is still smelly!

The Zoflora only works, my good Mrs Hinch, if the householder also changes the bin bags regularly! So how am I, with all my time taken up shopping and blogging going to do that?

I’m not!

Hence, my floral bin bag wonder now resides up high, in a very attractive box folder on top of the very attractive freezer that graces my study. After all, who knows – I might get an opportunity to wear it again! Perhaps as a guest to some very important royal person’s engagement?

Beatrice, are you reading this? You know that you need me on your guest list! I am your biggest fan!


Back to business …

The hunt for the Perfect-Princess-Beatrice-floral-lookalike dress continues and …

The shops have been delivering!


And I found the bargain above, in none other than my local town’s New Look store! It may have the reverse colour scheme to Beatrice’s, being green on red, rather than red on green, but who cares? Who cares when this colour arrangement is so much more lush? and who better for the modelling than my luscious self?

! And whoever was it that decided thin floral dresses couldn’t  be worn during the chill winds of October? Stick a hat, scarf and leggings on, and anything goes!

New Look floral2

Princess Beatrice, take that!

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 4th September 2019

P.S. If you want to look as cool as a Cool, hurry! I bought the last Size 10 (New Look sizes are more than generous!) in my local store, but you might be lucky near you! And they still had Size 14! Go, go, for it!

P.P.S. Red boots from M & S (years ago!)

P.P.P.S. Leggings from Asda (cheap as chips!)

P.P.P.P.S. Blue flower probably from New Look (even more years ago!)

P.P.P.P.P.S. Fluffy old lady’s black hat from Cancer Research UK for £2 (two days ago!)

P.P.P.P.P.P.PPPPPPPPPP and lots more P.S. Smart black hat from H & M (two years ago?)

P.SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Sofa from local charity shop for £65 (last one!)

Socks? Earrings? Lipstick? Scarf? Bog off!

Disclaimer: Please note that I do not  receive commission from any of the shops mentioned in this post. Who, after all, would be able to afford the high cost of taking on an affiliate with such world-wide influence as Jay Cool?

BUT ….

I do receive a small commission from Waterstones for book reviews so, if short of a good read, try:

Savvy Book – Burn

Savvy Book – Fuse

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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