The Children’s Society Charity Shop Haul

So I was very kindly invited to my local Children’s Society shop (find yours here) to take a look around and see what took my fancy. To anyone who reads this blog regularly, or knows me well, will know I don’t turn down the opportunity to shop and do a cheeky haul so I was definitely up for this!

I’m afraid to say, I’ve never really shopped in charity shops. For some reason, it has just never really crossed my mind. However, I was eager to see what amazing finds I could get my hands on. After all, one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure and all that!

I rocked up at the shop and was very nicely met by the manager and assistant manager. They introduced themselves and then left me to browse. They were really helpful but knew to leave me to look for myself. There’s nothing more annoying than pushy shop assistants and this definitely wasn’t the case here. These are the lovely pieces I picked up…

Yellow top, originally from Dorothy Perkins, £3.59.

Yellow is my fave colour, so I couldn’t resist this pretty top. It’s quite sheer so I have to wear it with a white tee underneath. I like the way it hangs and the detail at the front. I think I’ll be wearing it for meals out and throughout the summer.

Blue jeggings, originally from TU at Sainsbury’s, £2.99.

I love jeggings and I actually already have a couple of pairs of these TU ones but in different colours. I like how they’re no fuss and go with everything. And for less than £3, I just couldn’t leave them in the shop! You’ll see that I’ve teamed them up with all the other tops I picked up from the shop within this haul.

Patterned top, originally from H&M, £3.99.

See, I told you yellow was my fave colour! I fell head over heels for this fab long sleeve top from H&M, and I think it’s actually my favourite item that I picked up. I love the colour range, the pattern, and how it looks from the back. It can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on how I’m feeling. Love it!

Pink jumper, originally from Papaya at Matalan, £3.99.

How pretty is this pink jumper? Again, I just couldn’t resist picking up this fab piece, knowing I would wear it lots. In fact, I’ve already worn it a few times! It comfortable, practical, and looks really cute with a statement necklace.

Bracelet, original shop unknown, 99p.

I love the colours in this bracelet, and as you can see it looks pretty good with the other items I picked up. I have no idea where it came from originally but that doesn’t really matter. It’s a fab statement piece.

Eeyore, £1.99.

Lastly, I also couldn’t resist picking up this little fella for school…my class absolutely love him! He barely looks like he’s been used.

In total, my bits came to around £17 with Eeyore, £15 for just the clothes. Because the jeggings go with all the tops, I essentially got 3 outfits for £15! My aim was to create an outfit, let alone 3, so I was really pleased I managed to do this.I’m so happy with all my finds and am definitely a charity shop convert!

I’ve been busy sorting unwanted clothes and bits and bobs to take to my nearest Children’s Society shop very soon. They’re always eager for donations, so if you have any bits and bobs you no longer want or need, they’ll be more than happy to take them off your hands!

You can find out more about what you can do to help you The Children’s Society here. You can also find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

So do you shop in  charity shops? Have you discovered any hidden gems? If not, why not?

Until next time…

Jean xoxo

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  1. robin Rue
    March 8, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    It looks like you scored yourself some really cute stuff there. I am in love with that yellow top you got!!

      March 8, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      I’m so pleased! Thank you 🙂 Do you shop in your local charity shop?

  2. March 8, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    looks like you got some awesome finds. I love finding second hand clothes for me and my kids. You can find some fun unique pieces and not pay through the nose.

      March 8, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      Yep, I’m so happy! It’s fab isn’t it, glad it works for you too 🙂

  3. March 8, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I love that pink jumper. This looks like a really great haul! And for so cheap. I always love a good find like this where the stuff is clearly of good quality. Great stuff.

      March 8, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you! It’s amazing how good the value is 🙂

  4. March 8, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Everything is so pretty, affordable and stylish! That yellow top looks so great on you 🙂

      March 8, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      I know, totally impressed! Ah thank you 🙂

      March 9, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Ahh thanks! Yes, I’m very pleased 🙂

  5. March 9, 2017 / 2:23 am

    You did very well. I love the bracelet and you are right, it is a statement piece that you can wear forever.

      March 9, 2017 / 6:57 am

      Thank you! It’s a really great piece 🙂

      March 9, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      For sure! It’s a fab piece x

  6. March 9, 2017 / 3:15 am

    You really did find some great pieces at a great bargain. I really like the yellow patterned top from H&M, I think that’s my favorite of your haul.

  7. Mandy Carter
    March 9, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    I love shopping at charity shops and gently used fundraiser events. I love the bracelet find!

      March 9, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      It’s great isn’t it?! Thanks!

  8. March 9, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I do shop in Charity shops too via Goodwill and Flea Market shops that advertise that they give all the profits to charity. I get elated in finding amazing finds at great prices, and knowing my money went to a organization that needed it.

      March 9, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      That’s great! Yes, it’s such a wonderful feeling isn’t it 😊

  9. March 9, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    The yellow spotted chic top was my absolute favorite. So spring ready I would want that for myself.

      March 9, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Glad you like it! X

  10. March 10, 2017 / 11:36 am

    You found so many great items. I should spend more time at thrift shops, and especially ones that are giving back to the right organizations.

      March 10, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks! Yeah its a good way to shop 🙂

  11. March 10, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    I love the yellow! It is so spring-y in this constant state of winter I am living in right now! We don’t have any good thrift stores close by unfortunately, but my sister-in-law has a ton and has amazing luck!

      March 10, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks, it’s fab isn’t it! Ahh ok glad your sister-in-law has some good finds!

  12. Jeanine
    March 10, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    So many great pieces. I am loving the yellow. It’s a colour I don’t have much of in my own wardrobe so I would totally go for that one too!

      March 10, 2017 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks! I love how yellow brightens up the wardrobe!

  13. March 10, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    You picked up some wonderful things! I love shopping at thrift stores – it’s like a treasure hunt.

      March 10, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you! It definitely is 😊

  14. March 10, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    Looks like you found some awesome pieces. I really like that bracelet! Those colors are perfect for Spring.

      March 10, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Glad you like what I found!

  15. Brittany
    March 11, 2017 / 12:49 am

    Wow your outfit is so cute! I love how the yellow looks on you! I’m excited for the spring clothes!

      March 11, 2017 / 12:54 am

      Thank you! Yes, seriously ready for spring now!

  16. Lydia
    March 11, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Score! You found some great items, I love the floral yellow top.

      March 11, 2017 / 7:24 am

      Thanks, glad you like them!

  17. March 11, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Wow! So many great pieces. I am loving the yellow. Great color for spring and summer! 🙂

      March 12, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Thanks! Gotta love a bit of yellow this time of year.

  18. March 13, 2017 / 4:03 am

    Looks like you got some wonderful items! I love that black and yellow patterned top. The plush Eeyore is adorable too!

      March 13, 2017 / 6:58 am

      Yep, I’m so pleased with what I picked up!

  19. Krystle Cook
    March 13, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I am loving the finds that you got. It is so great that there is a charity like this and that you were able to help while scoring some great stuff.

      March 13, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Absolutely! It’s win win x