navy patterned midi skirt: BHS £2.99
orange midi skirt: Sara Neal £2.99
floral autumnal blouse: Papaya £.3.99
white floral blouse: Exclusive D by Dolores £1.99
plum cropped blouse: Topshop £2.00
daisy print blouse: Carrenac £4.99
I experienced major charity shop success today. Unfortunately, that's a rarity for me. My local charity shops sprout the odd gem but mostly, they are full of tripe. Today I struck gold in The Salvation Army. I first spotted the plum-coloured blouse (which is very old Topshop) and fell in love. Next came the Papaya blouse and the simple white blouse - although they're not incredible, I figured they'd look super sweet this summer with denim shorts and bare legs.
In the skirt section, I found two swish midi skirts: the first, a navy patterned number and the second, a bright orange one. Totes on trend, yah? As a shortarse, I always panic that long skirts will look ridiculous on me but after trying them on, I think they'll look great with a simple white tee and sandals this summer.
My favourite favourite favourite garment is the daisy print blouse. It was actually part of a skirt suit and although I would have happily taken the skirt too (albeit, never to be worn together - hi Miss Frumpy!) it didn't fit. Thankfully, the woman let me take just the blouse after a little prying. It's hard to explain but not only is the print perfect, the shape is too - when this sodding rain sods off I'll be sure to show you all properly.
I also got encouraged to purchase a re:bag for 99p. It comes with a loyalty card where if you take in some donations in the bag, you get £2 to spend in store. On the reverse side of the card is a point system - every time you spend £5 you get a stamp, and after 10 stamps you get £5 to spend in store. I actually think this is genius. It inspires you to get rid of clothes you never wear and trade them in for clothes you'll love, while also giving to charity. Win, win, win.
Has anyone else struck charity shop gold lately? #goodmood