Spring is here! As we egg roll into the month of Easter, I’ve been feeling all the joys of the season and have scoured the racks of the charity shops carefully to select four great items ready for the ever lengthening days and the return of sunlight!
My very first acquisition, and probably my favourite for this month or even the year is this M&Co beauty – which I picked up in Scope for a mere £2! I love the cut and the quirky nautical fabric – and such an outrageous bargain. It seems the local shop had a sale on (of all insane ideas) so I capitalised and picked up this mid-length lined dress, with belt included. I’ve styled it with 1940’s inspired pinned up hair and red Irregular Choice shoes (a gift from my sister). It really doesn’t need much more.
One of my biggest problems at work has been the loss of my collection of cigarette trousers and the realisation that my challenge left me with a single pair of wide-leg trousers. This was rectified by picking up this great pair of Zara Basic trousers from The British Heart Foundation for £4.75. I’m considering teaming it with this vintage Prophecy top which (again with the US sizing – down as a 10 which I understand actually makes it a size 14 – I think now I’ve removed the horror shoulder pads this may work!) I picked up in the Scope sale for just £2!
The big portion of this months budget came down to an impulse buy – driving past the Mercy In Action shop when I caught a flash of yellow in the corner of my eye.
I came back the next day and saw this stunning yellow-lace 1960’s inspired Autograph dress. It wasn’t cheap by charity shop standards but it was a had to have dress.
I’m still not sure how to style this – my instinct was to go down the actual 1960s Elizabeth Taylor look but I really think I need to reconsider this – perhaps some hippy styling is the way forward? Please let me know what you think!
So this month’s selection came to a grand total of £23.75. And for that tidy sum (leaving a roll over of £2.25 for this month and £1 for last month) I’ve managed to sweep in a haul of beauties.
- Have you had any sensational charity shop buys? Please share them with me….