Charity Shop Haul #1

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.

Dresses

dresses from charity shop haul

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.

Day Look

day look from charity shop haul www.devonshirewoman.co.uk

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.

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16 Comments

  1. gendry
    9th September 2017 / 9:43 am

    fantastic blog post, really love the writeup and appreciate the information, i will be using Gratisfaction UK for sure!

  2. 9th September 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Valuably priced founds! Fleamarket and marketplace shopping is a great way to find nice outfits, save some money and even protect the environment. 🙂

  3. Jasmin N
    9th September 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Oooh you found some lovely items! Always love a good charity shop visit 🙂

  4. 9th September 2017 / 7:44 pm

    They are great! I need to shop with you haha

    Caroline xo

    • 10th September 2017 / 8:29 am

      Anytime hun! I’ll race you to the bargains! 🙂

  5. 10th September 2017 / 8:46 am

    Nice purchase…I love to get a good bargain too…looking forward to your other haul posts

  6. 21st September 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Wow they are great purchases! I love charity shops but mainly for books, I’m too lazy to go through the racks of clothes but maybe I will start doing!! x

  7. 22nd September 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I only ever shop at charity shops, lol! I detest the whole clothes shopping experience but I love charity shops because either a) I like it and it’s in my size and it’s affordable or b) I don’t like it. Two options. Win! Great haul, this!

  8. 22nd September 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I absolutely LOVE a charity shop myself, although I am angry at myself for sometimes feeling embarrassed of being in them. I’ve got B some AMAZING bits in them & found myself a £100 coat for £5!!

    I love your chosen items, I think its about time we promoted 1. how amazing it is to support charity , 2. how amazing some of the products are & 3. its nothing to be blinking embarrassed about.

  9. 24th September 2017 / 8:18 am

    Charity shops are amazing – I love the bargains you can pick up. You got a great little haul 👍🏻 My mum loves a good car boot sale and she’s got so many fab things for my little girl for next to nothing.

  10. Sarah
    24th September 2017 / 11:13 pm

    Oh my goodness I love the day look and only £10!! Amazing! You’ve inspired me to get back in our local charity shop for a look x

  11. 25th September 2017 / 3:13 am

    I need to start charity shop hunting, you’ve got some gorgeous things here! I just never seem to find the time, I will MAKE time.

  12. 3rd October 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Oooh I do love a good charity shop haul. You should definitely do more of these on the blog. I love seeing what you can pick up from a charity shop, its quite amazing. Its really nice when you find a brilliant item. I remember I once found a black Topshop jacket which I think was a fiver i was really chuffed with it. xx

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