I love a bit of rummage through a Charity shop almost as much I hate wearing something that I'm going to see half a dozen other people wearing as I wander through town or when I'm on a night out so I like to combine the two and tend to buy most of my clothes in Charity shops.
I've had some great bargains, a few disasters (which have almost immediately been consigned to my own charity bag) and lots of staples for my wardrobe.
It can be a little daunting going shopping with nothing really planned. There's no point in deciding what you want before you leave the house, if that's the kind of shopper you are then you really are probably best sticking to the high street shops.
It takes a little time to really get into the Charity shop frame of mind. At first it seems like there is so much stuff that you couldn't possibly find anything but it really is worth persevering.
Obviously I do shop in the high street for some things. You really can't beat places like Primark for wardrobe basics like vest tops and I even like their jeans because they have so many styles as well as different lengths which, when you are as tall as me is really important! I'd rather pay £15 for a pair of jeans that only last one winter than fifty odd quid on a label that doesn't really suit me.
I mentioned a dress that I had bought a few posts ago.
I was in a Charity shop with SD - he likes to look through the DVD's, books and music while I scour the racks of clothes.
I pulled this dress out because the colours caught my eye. Once I had it in my hand I really wasn't sure. It looked shapeless and a little old fashioned on the hanger and I asked SD what he thought.
Like me, he liked the colours and the pattern but wasn't sure about it so I tried it on and ...
I absolutely loved it!
I love the slashed neckline which is something I don't usually go for. I love the weight of the fabric which means it skims without being too clingy. I love the length which is exactly right for me and I really love the 3/4 length slightly fluted sleeves.
But most of all I love the bold pattern like a child's painting that has been folded in half to form a butterfly and I adore the bright colours when so much of my wardrobe is black or grey.
|I LOVE these boots so much!|
So, that was me last weekend with the addition of those boots and some chunky silver jewellery.
Oh, and did I mention, that dress was less than a fiver!
Do you shop at Charity shops?
Like me, do you think one persons cast off is another persons treasure?
Do you love my dress as much as I do ;-)