It’s blustery and cool here in Leeds today – feels like autumn, my favourite season. My regular car boot jaunt was a bit of a logistical nightmare, with clothes rails taking on a life of their own and all manner of second hand goodies flying about with wild abandon. A fair few bargains came my way, naturally!
I’ve also given the flat a thorough cleaning, put fresh flowers in my new glass jug and hung my washing out to dry. It’s the little things, right? Here’s what else is making me smile today…
A friend of ours is due to give birth to a baby boy any day now. We popped into Cath Kidston and picked up this adorable cot bumper and cushion in the sale. The vintage cowboy print is perfect for a little guy.
How fab is this print?! Plucked from the clearance section in TK Maxx – a favourite for homeware – and hanging in our bedroom, all for just £8.
Now, I think I’ve mentioned by secondhand shoe frustrations before. I can never find a pair to fit my size 8 hooves. Well, years of size 4 disappointment is now forgotten – how much do these suede platform heels from Topshop rock?! They fit my feet perfectly and are surprisingly comfortable. I’d guess they cost between £70-£100 new, but I snagged them for just £6.
I spotted this darling lace cropped tee on a stall run by three Australians at this morning’s car boot. They had piles and piles of clothing, prompting the bargain hunters of North Leeds to drop to their knees for a good old rummage. Everything was £1, and some were coming away with armfuls. Bet the Aussies were most pleased!
I’ve been looking for a denim jacket for ages. I found the perfect style in Primark a few months ago, but I’m really trying to curb my Primark habit so I decided to keep my eyes open on my thrifty travels instead. This Levi’s jacket is just about big enough and the Americana badges just add to its vintage appeal.
These Sunday Smiles seem to be following a pattern – clearly, shopping makes me happy! Oh well. What else is new? 🙂
What’s making you smile today? Any bargains of your own to share? Or maybe you’ve been living it up in the sunshine this weekend? Tell me everything.
PS – Don’t forget, I need your photos for this week’s Wardrobe Wonderings – email me two clear, full length photos of you dressing up AND dressing down an outfit, along with a link to your blog and you’ll feature on Wardrobe Wonderings – the results!