25 July, 2016

Charity Shop Florals

Age UK Fashion
Age UK Fashion
Age UK Fashion
 Dress: Age UK, Trainers: New Balance, Socks: Topshop

After months and months (or what seems more like years and years) of a whole lot of sewing and studying, a few weeks ago I found myself pondering around the charity shops at the most leisurely pace. As I went through the rails I picked out this dress. At £5 I thought it was a bit of a bargain and since I'm pretty low on the appropriate summer dress front, I was sold. At the till I discovered it had been on the half price rail so it rang through at £2.50 which, at less than a morning coffee, is a bloomin' steal. Just in time for the heat wave I chucked this dress on with the scruffiest trainers and got on best I could with my day without commenting on the weather 108 times every hour...!

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21 July, 2016

Ayoka Charity Shop Finds

Ayoka Charity Shop
Ayoka Charity Shop
Ayoka Charity Shop
 Skirt: Ayoka Charity Shop,  Shirt: Topshop (Similar), Shoes: Dr Martens via eBay, Socks: Old Tights cut up! 

With fancy socks being all the rage at the moment, I seriously want any sock made up of fishnet, glitter and/or bright colours. Since I usually avoid areas saturated with shops (since hanging around such a location does little for my bank balance) I dug out an old pair of fishnet tights I haven't worn for a fair while and cut the feet ends off so I could get in on this sassy sock action.

The skirt was another purchase from mine and Louise's trip East (London) to visit a few independent charity shops. With google maps on hand we navigated our way round Bethnal Green until we almost bumped into a sign for Ayoka which informed us we had 'reached our favourite charity shops' so naturally we hurriedly shuffled in and started rummaging through the rails. This skirt caught my eye almost instantly and it looked lie one of those items a love - the 'throw on 'n' go' kind of one. It's for winter with a big old jumper and boots but equally as easy for this short (but bloomin' extreme) heat wave!

Ayoka Charity Shop
Ayoka Charity Shop
Ayoka Charity Shop
Ayoka Charity Shop
Ayoka Charity Shop
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17 July, 2016

£1 Goodness

£1 Charity Shop
£1 Charity Shop
£1 Charity Shop
Shirt: Prospect Hospice, Bow: Oxfam, Dress: Urban Outfitters (Similar), Jacket: Missguided, Shoes: Dr Martens

This £1 dark floral shirt is still one of my absolute all time bargains at £1 from my local charity shop. Also in at £1 was this black neck scarf from Oxfam which is great for a little versatility. As well as wearing it around a messy bun in a desperate attempt to hide a little unwashed hair, I have also been wearing it as a skinny neck tie and as a big ol' bow (as I have here). 

After finishing college (round II...last round!) I have been enjoying the sunshine. This outfit is perfect for a summer phobe dresser (like moi) as, although I have my legs out, the textures and colours aren't too far removed from my favourite Autumnal textures and colours.The Dr Martens/socks combo are still yet to be replaced with sandals - I'm imagining that I will find the perfect pair of sandals in September just in time for the leaves to start falling and the sandals will go into my wardrobe until June 2017. That's usually how I rock 'n' roll. 

£1 Charity Shop
£1 Charity Shop
£1 Charity Shop
£1 Charity Shop
£1 Charity Shop
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04 July, 2016

Second Hand Heart

Second Hand Heart
Second Hand Heart
Black Dress, Patterned Dress, T-Shirt, Black Tie Belt: Oxfam, Shoes: Dr Martens (via eBay)

I couldn't resist titling this post after Ben Haenow and Kelly Clarkson's song, Second Hand Heart as the entire outfit (minus the earrings) is second-hand. This often happens but it's not until I compile a blog post that I realise that most the contents of my wardrobe now comes from charity shops/eBay/*insert second-hand haunt here*. Having worn both the black dress and patterned dress (worn open) a hell'uva lot, I could just pack these plus a few plain t-shirt's for a holiday and I'm pretty sure I would have enough outfit opportunities for a week. The black dress can be worn dressed up and down, sans t-shirt, with t-shirt, with jumper, with super-duper high-shoes, with trainers etc (as previously on this ol' blog here & here). When I picked the pattered dress I wasn't sure how much I would be able to incorporate it into my everyday wardrobe but I needn't have worried, I feel as though I can pretty much throw this on over a lot of my wardrobe, as well as wearing it on it's own (buttoned up!) as a dress! A few examples of other ways I have worn this can be seen here, here & here! Outfit possibilities with these two second-hand favourites are just endless and their combined price was less than £15. This is the reason I love second-hand shopping! 

Second Hand Heart
Second Hand Heart
Second Hand Heart
Second Hand Heart
Second Hand Heart
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26 June, 2016

Feeling Blue in H&M

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Dress: H&M, Shoes: Converse, Shirt & Socks: Topshop 

It's not often I end up purchasing from the ol' high-street these days but occasionally I'll pop into Topshop, H&M or Urban Outfitters so see what's about. A few weeks ago I was searching for a wedding guest dress in H&M when I spotted this midi, be--uu--ty of a dress. Ticking my usual 'is it comfortable?' box, I knew it was the perfect 'wear all summer long' kind of dress which, as a gal who likes to get her money's worth, is a brilliant selling point. 

Having worn this dress all week, yesterday was no different. For a trip to Portobello Market  I wore the dress with my current obsession, glittery socks! Portobello is one of my absolute favourite areas of London at the weekend when the market is in full swing and all that can be heard about the bustling crowd is '3 for a paaaand'. Chuck in a little sunshine and an afternoon cocktail and I'm a pretty happy gal. 

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