I love mustard, who doesn’t? I gravitate towards it. So, when I spotted this cardigan hanging innocently on the rail, I grabbed it then doubted myself. Did I really need another mustard cardigan? No, I decided, definitely not. Three days later, I was hot-footing it back to my favourite charity shop to buy it as a partner for my Cath Kidston London buses skirt.
For £2, it’s a welcome addition to the wardrobe. As you can see, the cardigan has real mohair and is so warm. Even better, I can finally wear my Russian doll brooch I picked up in Budapest over five years ago.
I’ve been quite fortunate recently in the charity shops. I’ve spent less than £20 since the start of the #100dayhighstreetban, but I’ve definitely found lots for my money. From brand new dresses to high heels, I’ve bought things I can see myself wearing over and over again. So imagine my disappointment when I found nothing after visiting TEN charity shops this weekend. Yes, TEN shops. I remarked to John that my love of charity shops was dying – always dramatic.
Always dramatic, but the sentiment stands. In one charity shop, I found this red Topshop sailor coat of dreams. Edged in velvet and complete with sailor nap, it was a size 10 and beautiful. It was also damaged beyond repair (stained, faded, plucked and missing buttons) and a hefty £6. I felt cheated: like I’d been led on. I left the shop and called it a day.
// Mustard Cardigan :: Cats Protection (Originally Next) //
// London buses skirt :: Cath Kidston //
// Clogs :: Lotta from Stockholm //
// Blouse :: H&M //
// Satchel :: Cambridge Satchel Company //
We’re now over a month into the #100dayhighstreet ban. 33 days to be precise- that’s almost a third! So far, so good. I haven’t spent a penny on the high street, nor supermarket chains. However, I can’t claim to be an angel as George did gift me with a brand new dress and coat. I’m expecting the ban to get much harder in the upcoming weeks!
Have you thrifted anything wonderful recently?
As always, much love,
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