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charity shop finds

I had an extremely successful charity shop trip on Friday, although I did spend £27, which is really more than I should have. Charity shops are so expensive these days, damn the stupid recession and everyone suddenly buying second hand and pushing up the prices in *my* shops! hhhhmmpff!

I’m only joking really, I can’t begrudge charities making as much money off their donations as they can. And I do like the fact that most shops are a bit more professionally run than they were 5 years ao. But it does mean that I have to be a bit more selective in what I buy from them. There were at least 5 other things I was considering buying, and I would have got on a less successful day, but you can’t have everything, right?

anyway, here’s what I did get:

charity shop loot
Patent leathery ballet slippers – I love the colour! This will make it a hell of a lot easier for me to put together 100% thrifted outfits.

charity shop loot
Tweed tartan skirt, oriinally from one of the overpriced Scottish ‘new traditional’ shops on the Royal Mile. This reminds me that I discovered only last week that Americans pronounce plaid ‘platt’. hehe. I do love the US-UK differences!

charity shop loot
Lacey turquoise top, it’ll go lovely with the skirt.

charity shop loot
Stripey tshirt dress/tunic (with pockets!)

charity shop loot
John Lewis cowl neck jumper – workproof!

I also found some brilliant clarks granny shoes, kind of like the books Missa of Thrift Candy has been coveting, but unfortunately my feet were too small!

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  • erinliz 11 March 2009, 12:29 am

    i love uk/us differences too! like jumper vs sweater and the way you crazy people say aluminum. strawberry is my favorite. it never gets old!
    good finds!

  • Rachael 11 March 2009, 4:54 am

    Great scores! Esp. love those ballet flats!

  • Oranges And Apples 11 March 2009, 8:50 am

    That’s because the spelling is aluminium! With an I!

    I’ve never heard anyone say strawberry in an unusual way! I can only think of one prounciation… please enlighten me!

  • Vicki 11 March 2009, 9:47 am

    Wow what wonderful finds…I think you got yourself some bargains even at £27! xx

  • I LOVE FRANCE 14 March 2009, 9:17 am

    Hello there i just found your blog
    Im a mother of a daughter studying at aberdeen university andwith the credit crunch(yes charity shops have gone drasticaly up in price)i have been shopping in them for years and can believe the price hike
    Well i have been reading fahion blogs and gettig some ideas for my daughter on a budget so i hope you dont mind if i pop by now and again
    Love your style love your thrifty finds have fun finding more bargains
    found you through a cat of impossible
    Andrea

  • Oranges And Apples 14 March 2009, 9:41 am

    Hi Andrea, glad you like my blog!