24 January, 2016

An Oxfam Winter Coat

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Coat & Shirt: Oxfam, Jeans & Shoes: River Island, Faux Fur: Joules

Every year the cold weather hits then it moves on to spring before I have managed to get round to picking up a winter coat. I end up wearing 54 layers topped off with an unsuitable leather jacket. However, a fair ol' while ago I picked up a this long, grey, beautifully lined blazer-style coat from Oxfam so this year when the temperature dropped, per-rtty unbearably, below 0 degrees I was ready! Topped off with a faux-fur stole from Joules and I was as cozy as ever. 

Whilst the charity shops may not be the first place you think off when considering updating your winter warmers, it's definitely a place I would recommend taking a mooch around for such items of clothing. I have had a quick browse of the Oxfam website (for blog purposes only, ahem) and found a fair ol' few beauties of jackets. There's a Henry Holland faux fur number which, with a slick of red lipstick, I'm pretty sure would make you invincible. There's a smart black Libra coat which has the most beautiful (detachable) oversized grey fur collar  - I'm tempted, I'm tempted! Another favourite of mine (last one, I promise) is a black slouchy jacket with, of course, a little bit of a fur collar - I'm a little obsessed!

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19 January, 2016

Oxfam Glitterball

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Jumper and High-Neck T-Shirt: Oxfam, Skirt & Tights: Topshop, Shoes: Dr Martens

Yesterday was apparently Blue Monday, supposedly a day of low motivation due to varying factors including the weather, debt problems and abandoned New Years resolutions. I abandoned my New Years resolution of not having a drink very early on in January - 4 days after making the pact with myself so I've had time to get over my miserable failure! In order to avoid feeling blue for the remaining reasons (weather, too long until Christmas etc.) I thought I would chuck on my favourite Oxfam party jumper to liven things up a little - things just got a little wild over here! Hope your Monday wasn't too blue and if it was, maybe now's a good time to head over to the Oxfam website for a little retail therapy!

Side Note: No need to worry, there was a big ol' coat out of shot when these pictures were taken as although I am trying to make my peace with the pretty much sub-zero temperatures, I can't ignore it completely! 

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14 January, 2016

Charity Shop Shirts


If I've learnt anything so far in 2016 it is that blogging and winter really don't go well together. Whenever I'm out 'n' about and ready to snap a few pictures, the heavens open or the sun decides to retire for the night at 3pm. To ensure that I didn't end up with 1 post for the whole of January I had to opt for taking pictures indoors. Due to space issues I decided to do a round-up of my favourite charity shop shirts. A charity shop shirt and black jeans is my go-to outfit for those days I press the snooze button 4 too many times - which, lets be honest, is everyday! So, as well as a little apology for the lack of post, I also want to apologise for the whole loada posing coming up in this post! Let's all hope the sun comes out some and normal outfit posts may resume!

One of my most worn shirts is the one above from Oxfam. It's slouchy - so perfect for post Christmas food babies but colourful so kind of looks like I've made a little effort, a winner all round in my eyes.


The Oxfam shirt above was the perfect birthday present from my friend and has seen me through colder days the last month. As well as wearing open with skinny jeans and a t-shirt ticked in, I love wearing it fastened with jeans as it involves minimal outfit planning which is great!


This shirt was my best bargain to date. Tucked away on the £1 rail of my local charity shop, I have worn this shirt with all things from my leather skirt to jeans and I just lave it. I don't think I can say much more about this shirt other than the price-per-wear is probably around 5p so that explains how much I love it!


The shirt above was from Cancer Research UK. I think it looks a whole lot more expensive than the few pounds it rang through the till at. As well as wearing this with my pinafore dress,  I have also loved wearing it with a grey jumper and jeans and think this shirt will see me through to spring and then summer and then back to winter again!


I was immediately drawn to the colours of this shirt when spotting it amongst the rails at Oxfam. Although it instantly screams ice-cream to me I couldn't help but wear it on the coldest, rainiest of days last week just to brighten things up a little - things getting a little wild round here..!

I feel that shirts are the easiest item to pick up in charity shops as they can be worn fitted but work well oversized too so buying any shirt is totally justifiable - in my charity shop loving eyes anyway! 
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06 January, 2016

Oxfam Dress #1

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 Dress: Oxfam, Tights: Topshop (Similar), Shoes: Dr Martens

My first post of 2015 featured a dress from Oxfam. 2016 is to be no different. Although the party season is over (BIG sigh) I couldn't help but team my latest Oxfam purchase with glittery tights for a drink out with some friends. The dress was originally from French Connection and was a constant go-to throughout December and I will definitely be digging it out the wardrobe over and over throughout this year. It's easy, comfortable and pretty much goes with anything and everything so I was sold per-retty quickly in the shop. 

The non-stop rain over the past few weeks (when is it going to stop already) has meant I haven't taken as many pictures as I would have hoped to start the New Year off but I'm hoping to rectify this when the sun comes out very soon (it will, right?!) Hope New Year is treating you well! 

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