Not One, But Two Great Charity Shop Finds

I love browsing through charity shops for clothes. I’ve found some real gems in there before, including expensive brands, but for a small price tag.

Just the other week, I found these two lovely dresses in a local charity shop. 



The first dress is from Monsoon and actually a size too big for me, but a bargain at £9.99 and like brand new.


Brand new Monsoon dresses can be as expensive as £100 a dress, so finding one for £9.99 in such good condition was a real treat. I loved the ditzy, vintage print, too, and knew that the colours in it would go with various shoes and cardigans I had. IMG_6931

It feels autumnal but also spring-like, so it’s pretty versatile. It’s made from a thick cotton material and is lined.IMG_6934


I chose to wear nude shoes with it and a bolero, pulling it in at the waist with an old waist belt.


Full Outfit Details:
Bolero – Collectif (AW2016)
Dress – Monsoon, charity shop find
Belt – Primark, years ago
Shoes – Primark (AW2016)
Hair Clip Bow – So old, I can’t remember

The second dress is from Apricot, and I say ‘dress’, but it’s really way too short and more of a smock top!

I love the print and colours, as I’m drawn to blues, and I thought it looked really cute. Paired with some capri trousers, I looked summery rather effortlessly.


I’ve received many compliments on this dress and people have been surprised when I said it was only £2.49!


It’s a size medium and fits SO well. I love it.


Full Outfit Details:
Cardigan – Collectif (AW2016)
Dress – Apricot, charity shop find
Trousers – Collectif (SS2017)
Shoes – Primark (AW2016)

So what do you think?

I’ve written another blog which is scheduled to post in a few weeks’ time about how you can build a vintage/pin-up style wardrobe inexpensively, because vintage reproduction clothing can be expensive, and hunting through charity shops or ‘thrift stores’ in the US, is a good way to do it.

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