It seemed as though spring had arrived on Saturday. It was the first day I have worn my suede coat I bought from my local Cancer Research shop and not had to run inside to the nearest building to protect it from some sort of sudden rainstorm. Not knowing that I was missing a khaki suede coat from my wardrobe, it was one of those charity shop purchases that I didn’t know I needed until I saw it hidden amongst the rail of jackets. It wasn’t until I was caught out in the rain, shielding myself under bus stop/lamp post/back-of-the-person-in-fronts-umbrella that I realised perhaps it wasn’t the most practical of purchases for the transitional English weather. But being such a bloody bargain, I couldn’t let it go.
With the weather looking to stay rain-free, I took the opportunity to wear this for a little brunch. And then a few sneaky Aperol Spritz which, along with the charity shopping, hold a special place in my second-hand heart. The topic turned to weddings as my friend is tying the knot later this year. Naturally the chat (or rather, my questions) turned to the dress. She has picked out her dress and it sounds bloomin’ amazing. It got me thinking where I would go to pick up the ultimate dress. I assume I would choose a little vintage Dior or something not too dissimilar from THE Vivienne Westwood Carrie wore for the Big wedding: Round 1. Lucky for my poor bank card, I’m not getting hitched. But if I were, I would love to find that little bit of vintage for a little less. I would be searching the second-hand shops every weekend and the Bridal Pop Up Oxfam are holding in West Yorkshire this Saturday would be the perfect place to start. Visit the Facebook page for more information. Or if, like me, you’re not wondering up the aisle, then visit the Vintage section of the Oxfam website for a little bit of greatness for less.