5 Minutes With…Claire Whittaker

Claire Whittaker works part-time for Oxfam GB as a Shops Marketing Coordinator. Having studied art and creative writing at university she puts her creativity to work supporting Oxfam’s high-street shops and promoting preloved fashion on Oxfam Fashion blog and twitter. Claire first became involved with Oxfam 10 years ago as a shop volunteer so loves spreading her…

Investment Buys & DIY’s

Shirt, Top & Bag: Oxfam, Trainers: Simply Be*, Jeans: River Island (Old & DIY’d!)  At the age of seven I had a pair of shoes that had a heel height of around an inch. They made me feel so powerful. I would walk up and down the pavement just to…

If it’s Great Enough for Kate…

Skirt: Nobody’s Child (Old but Similar), Top: H&M (Old but Similar), Jacket & Bag: Oxfam, Boots: ASOS (Old but Similar) Last Sunday, whilst wearing my usual Nobody’s Child/Oxfam combo, I was sat drinking copious amounts of coffee with a side of eggs. As the coffee kicked in I spotted Kate…

2017 in 7 Charity Shop Events

I’m always on the look out for second-hand bloggers. People who love a good charity shop rummage as much as I do and who are promoting the amazing-ness of charity shops. I sometimes wonder how it would be possible to get more people favouring second-hand over new and from the…

New Year, Same Clothes

Dress: Crisis, Jacket & Bag: Oxfam, Boots & Hat: ASOS Last year, I continued to pottle about charity shops. I continued to favour them for their uniqueness, value and sheer bloody amazing-ness. I also continued to favour my existing second-hand purchases. One of those second-hand outfits I reached for again…

Emmaus Round II

Dress: Emmaus Lambeth, Bag & Belt: Oxfam, Top: New Look (Similar), Boots: ASOS (Similar-ish!) Before Christmas I headed to a charity shop called Emmaus not only for a good ol’ mooch around their wonderful charity shops, but also to learn more about the charity. As well as coming away with…

Danceable Investment Buys

Coat: Cancer Research Charity Shop, Jumper & Bag: Oxfam, Jeans: River Island (Old & DIY’d), Boots: Simply Be*, Hat: ASOS  For me, January the 1st always arrives with resolutions, a little re-evaluation of how many potato’s I have eaten over the previous 2 weeks – and a hangover. This year…