Yesterday, I shared with you my first purchase since the end of the 100 day spending ban. Whilst I’m still not prepared to give up my thrifty ways, I’m enjoying fast fashion once again. Being able to find and order exactly what my wardrobe lacks at the click of a button was once my financial downfall, but it’s making life so much easier. My Orla Kiely tops have now found a soul mate in my new denim pinafore dress. I’m hoping that finding a balance between thrift and the high street will mean I end up with kick-ass, awesome wardrobe and a healthier savings pot to boot.
Of course, it’s not just about the money. One of the best things about thrifting is not knowing what you’re going to find. Charity shops remove the buyer, the person who selects what will be stocked based on new season trends. In fact, you as the thrifter become the buyer and select what you will wear this season from an assortment of seasons passed. Liberating? Yes! I’m free to dip into the style I want, hello style chameleon!
I bought this dress from the British Red Cross shop in Burnley. They were having a dress event and the shop was flooded with high street brands and lesser known ones- their dresses were also buy one get one free. The Orla Kiely style of the floral print on this dress teamed with the monochrome instantly drew me to it.
// Outfit Details //
// Floral dress :: British Red Cross (Brand unknown) //
// Patent loafers :: c/o George at Asda //
// Denim jacket :: Topshop (old) //
// Green satchel :: Cambridge Satchel Company //
Working out at £2.50, even though it was brand new with tags, I placed it on my clothes rail and promptly forgot about it. Rediscovering it, I decided to let its 60’s feel take me on a journey teaming it with a pink lipstick and braiding my hair to look like a band. A few pops of colour with a layered blouse and it still remains me but with a twist.
I really wish there were more photographs to share, we quickly snapped these in the Northern Quarter last week after John’s memory card was full to the brim. It was only afterwards that I realised how awesome Billy & Alex’s artwork is as a backdrop for outfit shots! Why have I never realised this before? We decided to try out Common‘s new look, but weren’t impressed. You see, we liked it as it was. It’s very Scandanavian chic now, but just not for us anymore. Common has grown up! However, all is not lost, we are desperate to try Ziferblat the next time we are in town!
What have you thrifted any beauties lately?