Back to Basics
The thing I love about Charity Shop shopping is that you never know what you are going to find. This always surprises me about myself as I am a bit of a planner - I like to know what is happening next.
I love the fact that you can find a little treasure snuggled in amongst a whole load of what, lets be honest, are other people's hand me downs, for £1.50.
Some Charity Shops are really savvy now about their pricing and sometimes unfairly so with items from Primark as much as they were full price. However, we have a few little gems where we are and I hit the right day last week. Someone had obviously recently dropped off with similar taste to mine and I came away with some bargains!
I think the older I get the less inclined I am to go around dressed the same as everyone else . I don't have the budget to buy designer everytime. When I do, it is a treat saved up for and cherished for many a year!
When I buy on the high street I am always so conscious that I might be turning up at the school playground in the same top or coat as the next Mum. I try and think how items will fit into my wardrobe and whether they will stick out like a sore thumb as a particular brand too. I don't like items that cry "Look at me I'm from........"
Clothes can be such a important statement you make, but....
I prefer to write my own rules and wear what I love and what I'm comfortable in.
Shopping at charity shops allow you to find an item that might not have been a one off a few years ago, but is now and all for under £5. It just takes a bit of patience. Here is the post I wrote about getting the best out of your charity shop.
Here are a couple of my homeware items that I have got this week. A brand new (was £14) coffee cup for £4. This shall go in my present drawer. A gorgeous mottled grey Poole vase for my new kitchen. I just couldn't walk away from this.
When buying clothes I look out for colours I love, styles that catch my eye and brand names.
My favourite was this brightly coloured top from Wallis. My hubby said he wouldn't lose me in this, but who cares what he thinks, I love it!
I'm not sure what I found so funny in this photo, but you get the idea with the top . Looking forward to getting some colour on those arms before I venture out in this! It is lined and fitted with a hidden side zip. All for £2.00.
Is a good thing or a bad thing that the older you get the less you care about what people think?
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