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 this weekend, it was finally time. I swear I didn’t put this outfit together thinking of Christmas, but when your Sunday plans are to take an autumn walk and drink gingerbread lattes.. well, naturally, these things will happen. 


On Sunday, John and I took a stroll to our local Starbucks. Despite it being a short drive from where I live, it’s not somewhere that we visit often. With no real plans for the day, we decided to get some fresh air and take a stroll. The area that I live in is so picturesque during autumn: leaves fall in abundance against a backdrop of period houses and stonework. Because we drive to most places, my area usually passes me by in a blur.


Although St Helens is well known as an industrial town, it’s surprisingly pretty in places. As we walked, I started to notice things I’d never noticed before. I mean, this house is just up the road and would you look at that 1894 typography! Lush! So, what do you wear for an impromptu coffee date with your love? This.






Outfit Details
// Geeky cat jumper :: RSPCA, Manchester (originally Louche at ModCloth) //
// Polka dot skirt :: New Look (old) //
// Faux leather jacket :: Jane Norman (old) // 
// Scallop collar blouse :: Age UK, Ormskirk (originally Glamorous) //
// Green leather satchel :: Cambridge Satchel Company //
// Patent brogues :: F&F at Tesco (old) // 

Both the scallop collar shirt and geeky cat jumper are thrifted items I bought during summer. I told you about my excitement at finding this Louche jumper in June’s Buyer’s Archive but the collared shirt underneath was an August find, a snip at 99p! 
What’s your latest thrifty find? 
Want to catch up on my thrifty series? 
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