November 2015 archive

THRIFTING IN KRAKOW, POLAND

Last summer, I discovered a second hand shop of dreams in Budapest. It sold British brands at low prices. Naively, I thought this was a one off but all over Poland, you’ll notice second hand shops bearing the sign, ‘Tania Odziez’. Literally meaning cheap clothes, these shops are big business in Poland. As a believer […] Read more…

WHAT I WORE :: EVERYTHING5POUNDS

When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But, I like to think that I’m an eternal optimist and it’s this blind optimism that made me purchase this red jacket from Everything5Pounds. It was a purchase made in minutes, but it was far from an impulse buy. You see, I’d been casually […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #15 :: THE DENIM SKIRT

I know what you’re thinking. Thrifting? Again? But, believe it or not, I am starting to buy fewer clothes in charity shops, making purchases only when I am entirely certain I will wear them. I’m starting to learn that if something appears to be a bargain, it’s only a bargain if it’s right for you. […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #14 :: THE POLKA DOT TOP

I’ll admit, buying every day, basic items from charity shops isn’t the most exciting topic to be blogging about, but stick with me on this one. From classic Breton tops to well fitting jeans, some of my favourite finds have been run-of-the-mill, casual clothes. So it’s no surprise that #14 is a basic, a jersey polka […] Read more…

THE MUSTARD TREE, MANCHESTER

I’ve been a reader of Charlotte’s blog, Charity Shop Gold, since the very beginning. Call it nosey, or blame it on my love of thrift, but I always enjoy reading all about her finds. One of the charity shops Charlotte mentions the most is Mustard Tree and I’m always in awe of what she finds […] Read more…

WHAT I WORE :: FRIDAY ON MY MIND

I bought something I definitely don’t need, yet couldn’t resist and I can’t even justify it by saying it was from a charity shop. It wasn’t. I bought a brand new dress with tags on from the high street. TK Maxx to be precise. I mean, who am I? Abandoning my thrifty ways for yet another dress? When […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #11 & #12 :: CATS & SCALLOPS

Over the summer months, I thrifted so many pieces of clothing I started to lose count! My Buyer’s Archive fell by the wayside and as a compromise, I vowed to kick start my ‘What I Thrifted’ series to show some of my favourite finds. So far, our UK autumn has been too mild for jumpers but […] Read more…

LIFE LATELY :: FIVE HAPPY THINGS

1. Getting ready for Christmas: This week was all about red cups and of course, that John Lewis advert! I’m still not sure about #TheManOnTheMoon, it failed to give me goosebumps but it did make me feel even more excited about Christmas! I’ve already had my first Costa gingerbread latte and bought half of my […] Read more…

TICKET GIVEAWAY :: THE HANDMADE CHRISTMAS FAIR (CLOSED)

There’s no escaping it, no matter how hard you try. The countdown to Christmas has begun. Whether it’s red cups or Christmas cups, Elton John serenading you as you shop: Christmas is coming for you! So why not start your Christmas festivities early with the chance to visit Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas Fair in Manchester, for free!  […] Read more…

WHAT I WORE :: WHEN THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT

It’s almost Bonfire Night! How will you be spending the evening? Watching fireworks? Warming up around a bonfire? In the spirit of a crisp, bonfire evening spent under the stars, I thought I’d share a rather twinkly outfit post.    As you know, I love great quality clothes: classic wardrobe staples that are made to […] Read more…

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