Favourite Charity Shop Finds

Friday, October 02, 2015

You know that I like a good mooch around the charity shops and there's not much that beats finding something that I love, and it's even better when I end up wearing it time and again. I just know that some of my recent finds will be worn a lot. I recently found some great jumpers for the autumn.

Sadly a few of my favourite items are about to be put away until it warms up again but I wanted to share with you what I'd found.

Mango Shirt
I picked this up for only a few quid on a quick charity shop hunt with Sophie in Norwich. I just knew I'd love this shirt, when I put it on it feel very 'me'. I love the soft fabric, ditsy print and lace detailing, but what I like about it the most is that the print isn't in girly girl colours. Navy, green, orange and mustard make this shirt a winner for me.

Monsoon Skirt
Even though this Monsoon skirt is a size larger than I normally wear, I knew I wasn't going to be leaving it behind. I simply wear it on my hips instead of my waist.

It was a bargain at £4.49 and I adore the grown up ra-ra style. The t-shirt  in the outfit on the left is also a charity shop find from last year, as are the bag and necklace in the outfit on the right.

I've never feel more 'Carrie Bradshaw in Paris' than I do when wearing this skirt. I'm desperate to find an excuse to wear it again!

White Dress
Found on our bloggers hike around Ipswich, it was a no-brainer to buy this when I saw it in the British Heart Foundation for £7.49. It's already had made two appearances on the blog, here and here.

It's been something that I've worn a lot over the summer, and amazingly I managed not to spill anything on it. It lives to see another summer - yay!

The locket isn't a charity shop find but a birthday gift from my Mum. Isn't it the cutest? Inside it has a map showing the village we live in.

Since getting married I've been drawn to white dresses. I keep meaning to share with you the dress I wore the day after our wedding, I didn't want to revert back to normal clothes immediately, so I picked out an off white dress from ASOS and flounced around in it all day, feeling as close to bridal as I was going to get without wearing my actual wedding dress.

Of course not everything I find quite hits the mark (and Sophie is this for you). I recently found this raincoat. I thought it was simply splendid. I usually avoid this colour like the plague but the soft fabric and big buttons spoke to me, convincing me to buy it. In fact to begin with I put it back on the rail and left the shop, but I couldn't stop thinking about it. I hurried back in just before closing time and snapped it up.

I shouldn't have bothered*.

What's your favourite charity shop find? Anything you should've left on the rail?

*But it has given me what I think are my best outfit shots to date.

(Day 34 of blogging everyday for 40 days)

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  1. I really like the yellow rain coat (but then, I'm obsessed with anything yellow). And the flouncy skirt is just ace, it looks so good with the heels and teal jumper.

    1. I have to admit I'm tempted to keep it.
      Isn't that skirt the best? I'm going to have to find more excuses to wear it otherwise I'll end up wearing around the house - a waste of a great skirt.

  2. Wow, that skirt is beautiful! I LOVE that white dress you bought (and sorry,I am so rubbish, I never did send the white skirt- it is STILL at the bottom of that charity bag that STILL hasn't gone anywhere-it's just getting more and more unwieldy in the spare room!x
    That yellow coat is gorgeous! What's wrong with it!??!!It looks great! I can't see anything wrong? If you do decide to get rid of it, I will buy it from you (if that comment didn't mean that Sophie was going to!)

    1. I love, love, love the skirt and the dress has just been put away until spring.
      I mentioned the coat on Sophie's blog and she asked to see it. I can't make up my mind about it, it's just so different from anything else I own.
      Don't worry about the skirt, I'd forgotten all about it. And don't make a special effort to dig it out!

  3. Yes, you should have bothered! That mac is absolutely stunning and so, so bright (but then I am a girl who owns 5 mustard/yellow coats...oops!) I loved this post, I adore seeing what others find in the charity shops and the prices they pay (is that really nosey?)
    Donna xx
    Polkadot Pink - a thrifty, life&style blog


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