I cringe when I think back to my teenage years when I would get so embarrassed when my mom would go in a charity shop, what if my friends saw? Oh, the shame! I would wait outside (and when I say outside I mean about 50 yards down the street) annoyed that my mom would do this to me.
The funny thing is now I am a grown up adult myself, I flipping love charity shops! I realise now that there was no shame, my mom could afford new clothes but she just loved getting a proper bargain, and I totally get that now. I could shop on the high street if I wanted but I love getting a bargain too. So I save money, recycle to stop any more clothes and nik-naks ending up at the landfill and for the first time in my life have a wardrobe full of clothes that others would be envious of!
I thought I would share with you some of my recent bargains found in the charity shops. I think this could become a regular feature on my blog as i find it almost impossible to walk down our high st in my little market town, without having a good look round at least one charity shop.
On a recent trip to birmingham to visit my parents, i ventured into the charity shops that used to fill me with such cringe when i was younger. My mom and I had a great time looking round. I picked up 2 dresses for a bargain £2 each! The dress on the left is a Dorothy Perkins and i just thought it was really cute. I’m going to wear it as a tunic dress over leggings and knee boots in the Autumn, but it would be a cute summer dress too with sandals. The dress on the right is a Misguided dress. I love how vibrant the colours are in it. I have a wedding coming up in October so think i’ll wear it to that.
I just love the outfit i have pulled together for a casual day look, all from charity shop bargains! The jeans are Topshop and were £3.99, i can not see any signs of them being worn either. The brown leather boots i got a while ago, they were as new but i have been wearing them quite a bit, they cost a massive £1… that’s right, Clarks leather boots for a quid! The cute coral and white top is from La Radoute and cost me £2.50 and the bag is a Mataray (Debenhams), it was brand new when i got it and cost me £4. Outfit total = £10.49!!!!
I will dig out some of my other charity shop bargains and show you some more hauls soon. I really love the thought that i am not causing more waste by recycling clothes, i’m also probably the best dressed that i have ever been 🙂
I’m also going to start sharing my love of other ways to save money and even get free stuff over the next coming weeks. I love being frugal and motivating others to save money too. Hope you enjoyed my first charity shop haul.