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charity shop finds

I wasn’t going to go to the charity shops for a while after last times six item blowout, but then on Saturday Dave was getting his hair cut in Newington, an area where there are loads of charity shops, so I chummed him along, and obviously couldn’t resist a little peek on the way back.

Here’s what I got:

charity shop finds

A vintage blue satin dress, with quite a strange collar. You can’t really see it in this picture, but it’s basically just at the sides and not at the back.

I also got a couple of things I wouldn’t usually have got, but Barnados was having a 99p sale:

charity shop finds

A turquoisey grey wrap cardie from Mexx. I like the design with the random drawstrings (there’s some on the back as well) but I’m not sure about the colour, and will probably end up dyeing it. I haven’t decided what colour yet. What do you think?

charity shop finds

A Laura Ashley green vest top for wearing under things.

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  • Rachael 26 March 2009, 10:10 am

    Oh that dress! Stunning! I can’t wait to see it on. With the top maybe keep with the theme and dye it a darker royal blue?

  • Oranges And Apples 26 March 2009, 11:17 am

    yeah, that would be the obvious choice but I’ve dyed a couple of things royal blue recently (which i will post about soonish), so maybe I will go with some kind of green.

  • Vicki 26 March 2009, 1:21 pm

    You always find such treasure!

  • elena-lu 26 March 2009, 2:26 pm

    yes that dress!! that dress! oh thats a dream! i often find lovely dresses but they are soooo super big and it would just be too much time to take them in, i lose out on a lot of beautiful dresses when i thrift darn being little
    waawaawaaaa!! πŸ™

    oh dye it a deeeeeep green eh? i dunno i love looking at blues and greens so either one looks lovely in my eye! “)

    the wrap cardie looks complicated haha πŸ˜›

    have a wonderful day!
    πŸ™‚

  • Oranges And Apples 26 March 2009, 4:06 pm

    I’d rather be little than have this dress! πŸ˜‰

    I think I probably will go for green, now I just have to find the perfect dye!

  • a cat of impossible colour 26 March 2009, 6:44 pm

    Wow, what a great dress! I can imagine you in it. πŸ™‚ Would look fantastic with bright orange accessories, I think.

  • ana b. 26 March 2009, 8:54 pm

    I don’t so much mind the colour of that top — I would love it in a similar blue to your satin dress at the top though.

  • Pretty Little Pictures 26 March 2009, 9:57 pm

    Wow, that dress is amazing!! Well done on your finds πŸ™‚

  • Missa 27 March 2009, 7:46 am

    Wow the color of that dress is amazing, so perfectly you! I love the pleating and detailing around the waist too πŸ™‚

  • Oranges And Apples 27 March 2009, 8:15 am

    Thank everyone!

    ana b, I know that colour’s lovely, just not on me! mousey hair + neutral colours = blah!