Archive of ‘thrift’ category

THE BUYER’S ARCHIVE :: JULY

It’s fair to say, July wasn’t my thriftiest month. A full month of working 9-5, Monday to Friday, mixed with busy weekends, meant that I barely stepped foot in a charity shop. A thrifty bloggers meet up rectified my monthly quota for August, but prepare yourself… in July, I bought mainly on the high street.  As […] Read more…

THE BUYER’S ARCHIVE :: JUNE

Each month, I’ve enjoyed discovering what Janet and Elise have bought in their monthly series, The Buyer’s Archive. In a bid to buy only what they need and spend wisely, they each chronicle every item bought. I’m curious to compare that with what I buy and of course, our total spends. Whilst I’m in no doubt […] Read more…

SOMETHING OLD // SOMETHING REFASHIONED

Many years ago, I bought and read Nina Garcia’s, ‘The Little Black Book of Style’ on the back of reading an extract in a magazine, or a Sunday newspaper. I can’t remember but the book always stayed with me, not in a ‘it changed my life’ way (it didn’t) but it did make me think. […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED :: MAY BANK HOLIDAY

What do you do when all of your nearest and dearest are away on holiday? Spring clean the house from top to bottom, watch endless reruns of Jeremy Kyle, devour book after book? Answer; anything. You do what makes you happiest -because, after all, you’ve only yourself to please. This bank holiday, I’ve spent some […] Read more…

STYLE CHAMELEON

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 […] Read more…

FROCK SWAP V WHAT I THRIFTED #7

  Note the quizzical look, the awkward stance… it can only mean one thing. I’m wearing pastels. Not just that, I’m bare-legged and it’s only March! This can only mean one thing; yes, it’s the latest Frock Swap and you can guess who sent this dress- Erica, of course. With its pretty Japanese fan print and […] Read more…

VINTAGE KILO SALE // LIVERPOOL

Spinning turbulently, a mishmash of prints and bright colours pass before my eyes: rainbow polka dots, eighties graphic paint splodges and paisley in subdued jewel colours begin to merge amidst a sea of rayon, nylon and poly-cotton. Constantly turning, whilst new hands reach in for a vintage find. Everyone searching for their kilo, hoping to land […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #5 #6 :: THAT 70s FEELIN’

  By my calculations, calculations made late in the day and built on a sleep-deprived foundation, I’ve now spent 66 days away from the high street- that marks a whoppin’ two thirds of the 100 day ban (insert feelings of accomplishment *here*) In those days, the season has changed to spring and, of course, London […] Read more…

FROCK SWAP #1:: QUACKERS!

  A few years ago, not too distant a memory now, I owned this dress. Although it was a few sizes too big, that didn’t stop me wearing it all the time. I loved it too much and eventually, it was relegated to ‘work wear’. Cruelly taken from the Premier League of dresses to Division […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #4 :: THE METALLIC TOP

  What I Thrifted #4 – The Metallic Top Over half term, I took myself on a date… with myself. One miserable, rainy day, I simply spent a few hours doing what I love. So, it’ll come as no surprise that I bought myself a very large cappuccino and went thrifting. After mentioning in my previous post, […] Read more…

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