A week of woollens and scarvesFriday, February 21, 2014
Week 5 of Wearing It All Again and all the wind and rain and grey days of the week left me longing for summer. I can't wait for the days when you can go out without having to take a coat or add yet another extra layer! I sent most of the week cosied up in woollens and scarves.
The blue scarf is covered in tiny umbrellas and how apt it was on the day I wore it, I don't think it stopped raining once!
For Valentine's Day (doesn't that seem like ages ago already) I wore a burgundy top under a red jumper to get into the spirit of it, I rather like to combination. Andy took me out for lunch after scoffing half the Coconut Ice I'd made for him, he wouldn't admit it but I think he made himself feel a little bit sick!
I had two days freelancing in a local studio and I'd purposely saved the grey skirt and grey stripe dress to wear as I needed to be at least a little bit smart. The dress cost £5 but the skirt was a real bargain, it's originally from Hobbs and cost me just £3.50.
I don't understand my local charity shop, they charged next to nothing for this Hobbs skirt but they put a £12 price tag on a dress from Peacocks. It wouldn't have been much more than that if it was still in store. When I pointed this out I received an icy reply 'we have guidelines to follow'. Well, your stupid guidelines suck Mrs Charity Shop. The Peacocks dress, although really nice, stayed on the rail.
I remember a time when charity shops used to cut the labels out of all clothing and sold similar items at the same price. I understand that charging more for certain brands makes more money for charities but when the pricing doesn't make sense it can put me off parting with my cash.
I wasn't sure about this jumper when I tried it on for the first time as it's quite sheer, but with a vest top underneath and some casual jeans it worked rather well. A perfect example of simplicity sometimes being the best option.
What's the most you would spend on a pre-loved high street item?