Inthrift, Thrift


I bought this dress in a charity shop. I’ll admit it, the fact that it had sleeves excited me much more than its price tag. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find dresses with sleeves? It was £4.99 and in brand new condition. Originally from Miss Selfridge, it’s definitely a dress I would have paid full price for. Why so much excitement over a dress with sleeves? Put simply, I don’t really have any! So my shopping radar is set to finding quality basics, basics that will last me more than one season. I absolutely adore wearing bright, warm colours and this dress will easily take me from the end of summer and into winter.

To mark the end of the summer holidays, John and I had decided to go to our favourite restaurant. It seems we weren’t alone with this bright idea. Finding out the restaurant was fully booked (as I was already en route to Burnley) meant a quick change of accessories to take this dress from night to day.  

Using accessories gifted to me by Kaleidoscope as part of their #bloggersabroad campaign, this dress is fit for day or night. I’m already taken with this rose gold box clutch, it looks so expensive! The perfect size for poppin’ your lipgloss and phone in, this will make the perfect accessory come party season. 

Night :: Outfit Details
// Dress :: Charity shop (originally Miss Selfridge) //
// Coin necklace :: H&M //
// Black heels :: Matalan //
// Rose gold clutch :: c/o Kaleidoscope //

Alas, my evening outfit was not to be. Take two! A sprinkle of tan accessories with denim into the equation and voila… a casual outfit was born. Perfect for our back up movie night plan. (As an aside, have you ever seen The Book Thief? Opinions, please) So, let’s be honest, these leather wedge sandals were not my first choice but I’m so glad that they ended up mine. After weeks or crucifying my feet in flat sandals, the plush padded insole is a Godsend. Why oh why did I not take them travelling with me? They also add that much needed height for me when I’m wearing longer length dresses. Ugly? Perhaps, but heavenly. 

Day :: Outfit Details
// Alicia satchel :: Charity shop (originally Nica) //
// Leather wedge sandals :: c/o Kaleidoscope //
// Denim  jacket :: Topshop //
// Necklace :: Primark //

Did you notice my tan satchel? Yes, another tan handbag to share. Around a year ago, this Alicia satchel entered my radar. So, imagine my joy, when I managed to also find this in a charity shop. I’ve owned it for less than a week but love it already. So much so, I’ve worn it daily. It’s a bag full of sections, helping to keep me organised.
Which outfit do you prefer?
Have you found anything you love in a charity shop recently?
As always, much love

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