Archive of ‘thrift’ category

BYGONE TIMES :: WHAT I THRIFTED #20

The first working week after any school holiday always hits me hard. I’m a rushed blur of breakfast on the run, smudged mascara and arriving with minutes to spare, who isn’t? By the time the weekend rolls around, I feel like I’ve well and truly earned a break- time to switch off from planning, differentiation […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #17 #18 #19 :: AIN’T NO SWAN SONG

  Swans: fiercely loyal and loving, swans seek a partner for life. So, it was rather heartbreaking for my swan jumper to be seeking its mate almost 18 months since its purchase. It’s not that I didn’t love my £2.49 charity shop find: I simply hadn’t found its perfect companion. Would it be this jumper’s […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #16 :: THE CORDUROY SKIRT

As every outfit posting blogger will testify, there are those weekend days when it’s probably best to stay at home, wrapped up with hot chocolate and Netflix. With heavy rain, strong winds and floods battering the north west of England, this Sunday was one of those days. Nevertheless, with the lure of my mum’s home-cooked […] Read more…

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 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 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…

WHAT I THRIFTED #10 :: THE TARTAN SMOCK

You guys! I finally got Twitter polls! They’re such great fun, but also a nifty, useful tool for finding out what you, the reader, thinks. The first question I asked, ‘Do you want to see more thrifty posts featured on Polkadot Pink?’ The answer: 100% yes. I’m so pleased to hear this as being thrifty has started […] Read more…

THE ACCIDENTAL THRIFT #7 :: THE HALL TABLE

  At the start of the year, you may remember that I banned myself from shopping on the high street and created a series called ‘The Accidental Thrift‘. Slowly, as the months have flown by, being thrifty has become a way of life, but not when it comes to interiors. I have Pinterest dreams of […] Read more…

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