9th June 2012

Sunglasses: Vogue
Jumper: Topshop
Dress: Zara
Shoes: Primark

Anybody who follows me on Twitter will have read my inane will-I-won't-I chronicles about visiting the charity shops in the ferocious wind. Well, eventually I decided to do so (having done nothing but sit at home and write reports for almost 48 hours had given me cabin fever!) and braved the weather.

So, off I trotted, in the storming wind and the spitty beginnings of drizzle. Only to find that just two of the five charity shops were actually open. Nevertheless, I found a lovely little red and white throw in one for a bargain £4.99. I decided to snap a photo, show Rich and sleep on it before buying it.

This morning, I woke up and I still wanted this throw. So we headed to the shops.

Now, I live on the outskirts of a large town in what was once, many years ago, a little village. As the town has expanded, the village has merged with it but it still retains the quaint little high street. Not much has changed since the 1950s, I'm sure. There's a butcher, a baker, a post office... (Oh, come on! You didn't think there would actually be a candlestick maker?). Yet, as the main town centre is maybe a 5 minute drive away, nobody really visits this little high street. In fact, we moved in to our house in December and yesterday was the first time I'd been there since.

Let me tell you, I have been missing out! Definite highlight was a charity shop that, from the outside, looks like all the others, if a little more ramshackle and cluttered. Yet when you enter it, you find that it just goes on and on and on. Seriously, this place is huge! It's like a blooming tardis.

Unfortunately, I came away from there empty handed (only because a grubby little student snatched a psychedelic 1960s bed jacket right out from under my nose!) but I will be there every week from now on. I think I might live in there over summer.

Look at this little fella. Isn't he just adorable! He had a little tag that said "Working. Needs batteries". I'm not entirely sure what he does (maybe he neighs when you press his ear or something?) but I am certain that I really, really want him. Unfortunately, we have no little relatives or friends to justify buying him for.

This is so tacky. I was drawn straight to it. I can't decide if it reminds me more of Geri Halliwell or Jessica Rabbit. It's a size 10 and tiny. Yet I bought it. I could not walk away without it. It will look amazing on Doris, my decorative dressmaker's dummy.

I was pretty tempted to get this little sealion backpack too. Look, he has little whiskers and everything!


  1. Awh I love charity shop shopping! It always makes you feel less guilty and like you have done a good dead! Love your outfit and that horse is sooo cute! I would have taken him home and put him to rest in my garden shed! And if by any chance you want to send THAT red drsss me moi...then I would be more than willing to take it off your hands!

    Gemma x

  2. So fun! There's nothing better than thrifting on a rainy day :) Love that outfit on the top too.. you have excellent taste!


  3. ahh so cute! i love the heart print on that skirt!


  4. First up, that's a really cute skirt! Oh, I love thrifting at charity shops too! I really wish we have more thrift shops in SG though. The horse is really adorable!

    Fang Ting

  5. You should have bought the sea lion back pack! It's so cute!

  6. Woa! These are some amazing finds-- that little horse is hysterical! I am loving your blog, lady! Definitely following. I would love if you'd take a peek at mine, lemme know what you think, follow back if the spirit moves you!


  7. I love your jubilee-tastic outfit at the top - so cute xxx

  8. I love the colors you are wearing and the heart print skirt is too cute! -Jessica


  9. Ohh this sea lion backpack is sooo cute! I would definitely get one for my niece:)

  10. Charity shopping is always the best....good way to treat ourselves and giving back at the same time



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