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Charity shop finds

charity shop finds

Long term readers may remember I used to do a series called charity shop finds when I used to go thrifting all the time. I eventually stopped when my wardrobe got very full and I realised more clothes were not a good idea, even cheap ones for charity, so my visits to charity shops were few and far between. But I did get a few things in the last couple of weeks, so I thought I’d briefly resurrect charity shop finds from the dead.

Here’s what I got. Sorry pictures are the faded retro look – I went for pretty over accurate colours. You’ll see the things in action soon enough, I hope!

* a floral dress/tunic thing, originally from Oasis. There’s a couple of buttons missing near the bottom, but I reckon I can find some matching ones or replace them all.
* a beaded bangle and a wee vase, both bright yellow – may favourite colour.
* A polka dot skirt, originally from H&M. I’ve worn it quite a few times already, and have a special themed post coming up!
* a navy pussy bow blouse, originally jcrew. this is the first time I’ve ever seen a jcrew item in a charity shop (jcrew don’t deliver to the UK). It’s a lovely item, a silk cotton mix (a little see through, but that’s ok, I wear vests under everything anyway), but it’s vanity sizing in action! I am usually/almost always a UK size 12 round the top. This is a UK8/US4 and it fits me perfectly. Seriously.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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  • Ceri 17 June 2011, 7:08 am

    Some great finds. I love the floral dress. I have reached the same point in my wardrobe being packed with all my charity shop finds

  • Rochelle 17 June 2011, 8:50 am

    Those are some fun finds!  Vanity sizing can get crazy. I have a size 2 shirt and I am normally a 6 or 8 for shirts. Makes me with they would use measurements instead of whatever number they feel like.
    I should probably slow down a little with the thrift store shopping, but not quite yet

    Your new header is lovely by the way. 

  • poet 17 June 2011, 9:16 am

    It all looks pretty cool, and I for my part enjoy the faded retro look 🙂

  • Leia 17 June 2011, 9:18 am

    I just love that polka dot skirt!

  • SACRAMENTO 17 June 2011, 10:31 am

    Jealous of your finds but pleased for you, my dear Franca.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  • Alice 17 June 2011, 11:27 am

    Some awesome finds, particularly that polka dot skirt. I get so annoyed at vanity sizing though, it is one of my pet peeves! I'm definitely a 12 or 14 for trousers, but for some reason my jeans in a 12 are massive! Grrr….

    I didn't see your original Charity Shop Finds series but I really hope you do some more posts like this! 

  • Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous 17 June 2011, 2:20 pm

    Well done! My black and white polka dot skirt has quickly become one of my favorite pieces.

  • oranges_and_apples 17 June 2011, 3:15 pm

    Thanks, i will try to do them occassionally, although i'm still out of
    wardrobe space, so it can't be very often!

  • Mamushka Marie 17 June 2011, 7:51 pm

    totally cute polka dot skirt!

  • Terri 17 June 2011, 8:54 pm

    Oh, I like the bangle…among other things.  And, yes, I'm beginning to realize that I need to slow down on the thrifting myself.

  • Alexandra Thérèse 17 June 2011, 10:01 pm

    Always enjoy seeing a charity shop related post – I think there are so many people who believe charity shopping to be unseemly but it's where the majority of my clothes from and I'm proud of it – spending less money and finding unique and occasionally designer pieces seems like a good way to go! Interesting that you found a J-Crew item considering it's an American brand. Just to let you know my Kirsty Baynham print arrived yesterday Franca – it is lovely, thank you so much! Can't wait to get up hanging on my wall, will post a pic for you to see when I do! Have a lovely weekend xx


  • chantele cross-jones 18 June 2011, 12:47 am

    Gotta love polka dot anything!!! And that bangle is cute too
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  • Thefashionturd 18 June 2011, 8:24 am

    ive been a super mad charity shop raider in recent months too…its a bit addictive isnt it…like smoking crack but better for you!!….got 4 vintage blouses for 8 quid in Traid yesterday..yes yes…might have to do a similar post soon….

  • Pullyoursocksup 18 June 2011, 12:05 pm

    My eyes bulged at the sight of the spotty skirt – so glad that you've been wearing it already!  xo

  • Jo Fletcher 19 June 2011, 5:44 am

    The dress looks beautiful – I adore the print! And the dotted skirt is so pretty! Be sure to enter my £100 ASOS giveaway!


  • Vanessa 19 June 2011, 5:17 pm

    These are all amazing finds… I can see them working together in one outfit — somehow!

  • Helen 19 June 2011, 8:31 pm

    I have that polka dot skirt! It's my favourite skirt, I even did a post on it here: http://afeitar.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-favourite-skirt.html I've worn it so so much. I got it in the sale for £7 a good few years ago. I'd give anything to find a new one on eBay or in a charity shop!

  • Lorena 21 June 2011, 6:43 pm

    Well Franca, I must say you did quite well !
    I like all the items you brought home 🙂

  • Vix 10 October 2011, 7:26 am

    Very sweet charity shop bargains photographed beautifully. xxx

  • Mamushka Marie 10 October 2011, 7:26 am

    that polka dot skirt is too cute!