It’s been a while since I shared some of my thrifty fashion finds. As the weather has been sunny, it has made me start to think about what I’ll be wearing this summer! I make no secret that I love to charity shop, and I’ve had some fabulous purchases recently. You can read more about my charity shopping tips here.
I have not owned a decent pair of denim shorts since the pair I owned as a teenager which I wore until they literally fell to bits! I have been looking to replace them ever since, but I’ve never found a pair which fit quite right. This week I finally found a super pair, which are perfect! They’re The White Company, and I found them in a Cancer Research Shop for around £6!
I think a lot of people shun t-shirts and vests at charity shops as they’re such a cheap thing to buy new. But, I’m buying second hand for environmental reasons, so I’ll happily look through all the things!
Every summer, I wear cardigans to help with the changeable British weather! But sometimes a jacket works with an outfit slightly better. I gave my favourite jacket away last summer, as it didn’t suit me anymore. Imagine my delight when I found a casual Monsoon linen jacket on a 50p rail! It is perfect with a dress or teamed with my new to me denim shorts! It’s so light that it’s almost a shirt, and I love the handkerchief style front, though I may need a brooch to secure it on days when it’s windy!
I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a pair of sandals, I know people have mixed views on second hand shoes, but I have to admit that when I buy them they always look unworn. Often with sale stickers still stuck on them.
I’m going to say it again, Christmas is on the way!I love to dress up for Christmas, but with invites to parties, Christmas day and New Years Eve I’d need a small fortune to have a new outfit for each event! However, I’m not keen on the idea of having just one dress for well.. everything! I was having a rummage in my local charity shop (as I do!) when I came across a skirt perfect for the festive season!
I love the colours, the deep purple is rather glamourous and there are so many colours you could wear with it! While it is really quite a dressy skirt, it could easily be dressed down with a black cardigan and my black knee high boots, so I can see myself wearing it for lunch with friends! Quite a bargain at £4 I think!
Linking up with Liz, go and explore all the wonderful thrifty finds her linky has!
After a 3.15am start to Sunday due to Boo being full of cold, I decided to use the early start wisely and head to the carboot sale early. There were surprisingly less sellers than normal, I guess the torrential rain on Saturday night had put many people off, but there was still plenty to wonder around and hunt out some bargains. I found some adorable Joules wellington boots with a mouse logo on, but I wasn’t sure what size I needed for E, and in the time I took to decide to buy them anyway someone else had got there first. However, instead Boo ended up with a pair which will hopefully fit him by winter (they are currently 2 sizes too large..)
Don’t they have a fun tractor design? I love finding things like this for Boo to wear! The lady also included a pair of fleece hunter welly socks for him – so he’s really sorted!
Next up, I fell in love with the print on this dress so even though it’s a bit big, it had to come home with me! Now I just need to invest in a sewing machine so I can take it in!
I love the nautical print, and I’m hoping this will be perfect for me to wear on our summer adventures! The question is can I find some thrifty accessories to complete the look?! Have you had any fabulous thrifty finds this week?
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