Saturday, September 8

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I love charity shops. I love the unexpected element but most of all I love how things find new owners and new uses.
I am off for my annual break to France and Belgium soon and when it rains over there it can really rain so I wanted a waterproof jacket; thing is they are expensive and unflattering and yesterday when I was in Millets trying jackets on I just couldn’t bring myself to buy one, so this morning when Stella and popped into our local village I said rather optimistically I wanted to find one in a charity shop.
I did! And what’s more it only cost me £1.50. It is unflattering and I think at the end of it’s waterproof life but it will do me for my break and possibly even some rainy day dog walking.
But that wasn’t all, I found a perfect corduroy jacket for autumn in a lovely donkey brown (£4.50 Anna Shultz for Debenhams) and a denim skirt (£4.00 Limited Collection for M&S)

I have so many accessories to compliment this jacket I can't wait for the cooler weather:)

I love the versatility of a good denim skirt....

14 comments:

  1. I'm with you there. Today I found a Merino wool jacket from Next for 3.50. Of course it's too big and I'll probably wreck it trying to alter it - but still it was such a bargain! Enjoy your holiday.
    Mary

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  2. Hi Mary:)
    For £3.50 it gives you the freedom from the fear of mucking it up - I love the buzz of finding something special for just a few pounds.Good luck with your alterations:)

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  3. You say you have so many accessories for that jacket, shame you don't have a decent coat hanger;)

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  4. I love finding treasures in op shops. One of my best finds was a needlepoint cushion for $1.50 (about 50p). We are just coming into Spring so I am looking forward to warm weather clothes. I will be sad to put away my long coats and knee-high boots.

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  5. Great finds, I love a good rummage through the charity shops but clothes wise rarely see anything appealing.

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  6. Nice jacket. :)
    I got a whole new wardrobe of clothes this year from charity shops! One of the (many) things I like about buying from them, is that I will try something I may not have considered if it was the full price. Also, it doesn't matter too much if it doesn't fit.

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  7. I know what you mean about millets - I was meant to buy a fleece so that I wouldn't keep borrowing Euan's (it is seemingly a bit like stealing chips) and leaving him shivering on walks - but they were all horrible and pastel purple and I couldn't bring myself to spend money on anything so horrible.
    I love buying second hand - I was brought up wearing jumble sale clothes - and it has left me with an imperviousness to fashion but a love of quality.
    You should do a follow up post of accessories . . . a proper photoshoot - you never appear but Stella might be persuaded - or the neighbour - or Granny????
    J
    x

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  8. Anonymous8:55 PM

    I can smell the moth balls from here!! I jest - bet you got them from Link Romania...full of cheap wonders. The Neighbour.
    P.S Fancy some cat sitting....???

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  9. I don't want to be sitting on any cats..... but I don't mind if they sit on me! and yes it was Romania Link!
    Jane - there is of course a very obvious reason why you don't see me....I don't know how to use my timer on my camera.....and I look like a pudding:(
    I'm glad we all love Charity shops - they have suffered in recent years from shops like Primark, Matalan et al...

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  10. good score! i think you like the added challenge of finding gems in the charity shops...going with a shopping list is brave : ) glad you got what you wanted + some extra booty too. denim skirts are great...it'll soon be tights + boots weather. hooray!

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  11. What fabulous thrifty finds! My best find was a Harris Tweed suit for my toddler (it's a generous size 3 which he'll get 2 winters out of) - it cost $6.00! And it had been recently dry cleaned with the tags still on it when I purchased it. All it needed was new leather buttons (which cost another $6.00)!

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  12. Well done - what great bargains. I haven't been charity shopping for a while, I must go!

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  13. Hi, I just so agree, I think because second hand clothes are cheap we mostly buy just what we like, we are not dictated to by cost or colour or style, so I think those second hand clothes suit us better and fit better, cos we can be more choosy. I don't buy new any more, just shoes and underwearI know!! too much information..........better to spend on the French and Belgium flea market goodies yes?

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  14. Don't forget to pack your waterproof with you when you go, when John and I went to Brugge I forgot to take mine (one of many), it ended up lashing down every day and of of course I ended up having to buy another one which I certainly didn't need. Have a good trip.

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