I’ve had an extraordinary run of luck with my charity shop finds this month and the last item I bought has to be the bargain of the year. More about that find in a minute. Yes, from just one charity shop (Age UK in Kemptown) I’ve found 5 items starting with this skirt, which cost the rather odd price of £6.70.
I like to wear the skirt over my leggings when I go to my Pilates 1-2-1. It’s easy to take off and put on again for my return walk back to the flat.
Then there is this fluffy animal print jacket that cost £12. I think it’s great fun and I shall wear it a lot even, maybe, indoors when the weather gets colder.
We Brits are a hardy lot and I don’t like an overly warm environment when at home – makes me sleepy!
Then another cold weather item is this grey knitted woollen, which I really like. It’s another piece of clothing for the cold winter days and cost £8.
Here it is worn with the charity shop skirt.
And I can just picture myself on a walk on a cold winter’s day wearing this grey animal print shacket.
It’s really heavy, thick and warm as it’s fully lined and very much worth the price of £20.
However, look at this, and yes, I know I’m always buying coats, but I can’t resist them!
Actually I shall write about this in my next post but now I hardly ever get to art galleries and other cultural events (where I used to dress up in my amazing skirts and jackets and hats) coats are now my signature style. I love them And I knew I had to have this coat. Nevertheless I dithered a bit, as the price was £35 and I don’t usually spend that much on a charity shop item.
But I spotted the label – it’s a Toast coat. Hmm, I thought this beauty of a full-length coat might have cost a bit more when new, maybe add a 1 in front of it, I said to myself, so I bought it. Back home I did a little bit of research and wow, I found that Toast coats are very pricey. A 100% wool coat like this one, is usually priced at around the £400+ mark. Have a look at their website. So, double wow, what a bargain!
That’s all for now
With love Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper