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.
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!
So do you shop in charity shops? Have you discovered any hidden gems? If not, why not?
Until next time…