Archive of ‘thrift’ category

Bargain Christmas Party Dress

TOP 5 TIPS FOR FINDING A BARGAIN CHRISTMAS PARTY DRESS

  Top 5 Tips for Finding a Bargain Christmas Party Dress With my inbox inundated with special offers, Christmas sales about to go live, this has really encouraged me to think about how to make Christmas affordable. It’s been a while since I posted a ‘Top 5 Tips’ style post, but after finding a couple of […] Read more…

THE SOUVENIR PRINT SHIRT DRESS

The Souvenir Print Shirt Dress Over the past few months, my charity shop finds have dwindled in number and you’ve seen very few purchases here on the blog. I can’t complain because in July, the charity shop Gods bestowed some amazing thrift luck upon me when I found some key, quality pieces for my autumn […] Read more…

THE BUYER’S ARCHIVE :: MARCH

March. The month when my love hate relationship with clothes began. Trust me, there’s no one more surprised than I. One moment, I wanted all of the clothes. The next, I found myself clearing out liquidating my wardrobe with gusto, walking past most charity shops and browsing, lots of it, in high street shops. Despite this increased […] Read more…

ONE WOMAN’S JUNK…

…is another woman’s treasure and that’s certainly true for my latest find, my ‘JUNK’ trash can bag. When it comes to novelty bags, I think they’re something you either love or hate, but I love them in all of their kitsch, tacky or garish splendor. The brighter, the better! I found this bag in a Huddersfield […] Read more…

THE BUYER’S ARCHIVE :: FEBRUARY

Pinch, punch! First of the month! So here we are, the start of another month which can only mean… another Buyer’s Archive post! This month, I bought a total of 15 pieces of clothing from charity shops (insert see-no-evil monkey here) and a mere 4 from the high street. It may sound a lot, but thanks to half term […] Read more…

THE PICKY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FINDING CLOTHES IN CHARITY SHOPS

Fussy, picky, choosy. Whatever you call it, it pays to be picky when shopping second hand. Knowing how to spot clothes that will become part of your everyday wardrobe and will last the test of time can save you a fortune in the long run. If you caught my previous charity shop tips post, I spoke about how […] Read more…

CHARITY SHOP LOYALTY CARD

  CHARITY SHOP LOYALTY CARD As I mentioned in my charity shop tips post, I can count my favourite charity shops on one hand. One of my favourite hunting grounds is the British Red Cross Outlet, in Earlestown, Merseyside. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s an outlet store- I’ve found many gems that […] Read more…

THE BUYER’S ARCHIVE :: JANUARY

Last year, I became better a lot better at managing my money. Not perfect, but better. One of the ways I realised this was thanks to the buyer’s archive. The brainchild of Elise from Elise and Life, the archive was set up as a way to be more mindful about non-necessity spending. When I discovered Elise’s project, […] Read more…

THE BUSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FINDING CLOTHES IN CHARITY SHOPS

Without thinking, I almost titled this post: ‘The Working Girl’s Guide to Finding Clothes in Charity Shops’ Thank goodness I considered it more; that would have been a different post entirely! As part of my ‘What I Thrifted’ series, I’ve shared my charity shop finds in many outfit posts but I’ve never written about how I […] Read more…

INTO THE WOODS :: THE PLEDGE

I’m starting this year with a pledge rather than a ban. Let’s face it, I could be called shallow, but finding a thrifty bargain to make a new-to-me outfit makes me way happier than it probably should. Why would I want to stop? Because I’m now the proud owner of a collection of clothes that […] Read more…

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