Thrift Find of The Month – Bumper Edition

Posted in Daily Outfits, Second Hand Shopping.

I think second hand shoppers should go into hibernation for the winter months – the car boot sales are closed, charity shops are full of Christmas cast-offs and there’s never any heating on at the community centre jumble sales.

But March, as well as bringing marginally warmer weather and 38 minutes of sunshine a day, brings thrifty finds by the armful…

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Topshop cardigan, Reiss blouse via charity shop, Topshop jeans, Primark pumps, vintage leather tooled belt, vintage leather handbag

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This chiffon blouse was originally from Reiss, but I picked it up for ยฃ4.99. I love the delicate fabric and spring-like print.

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The tooled leather belt was ยฃ2.99. It’s a vintage piece – the leather is butter-soft.

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My suede pumps were ยฃ12 from Primark. The mini chair was an Ikea find.

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This leather box bag was my favourite find, even if it was a little expensive at ยฃ6.99.

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And here’s what’s keeping me happy (and warm) every night – the wood burning stove in our new house.

Have you found any amazing bargains this month?

36 Comments

Kelly

That leather bag, although a bit pricey for second hand is gorgeous. What a find.
I love the fireplace!! Hope you are happy in your new home Jen.

xx

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Sophie

I adore the leather satchel! Its amazing! Well worth the money!
I have been quite lucky recently, got a love blue polka dot vintage marks and spencer blouse with a frill peter pan collar. Just need to wash it!
Sophie
x

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Rebecca

ahh, you have some lovely things here! I love the bag and your wood burning stove looks so inviting and homely! x

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Harriet

The leather bag is stunning, i love how you say £6.99 is expensive – when you’re in the thrifty frame of mind anything over 50p seems expensive, but compared to highstreet, that bag is an amazing bargain!

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WeShop

Love that tooled leather bag – that would sell for £60 easily on the high street and it wouldn’t even be as nice. A great find. xx

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ellieand

Ah you’ve found some real treasures! Especially love the bag, and sometimes it’s worth spending that little bit extra!
x

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Arash Mazinani

Funny you should mention thrifting. I’ve just wrote a post about how I never bother attempting to thrift mainly because I never feel I have time. I’ve aimed to spend a couple of hours one day just to go hunting for some good finds. What places do you usually check out in Leeds?

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Helen

Yes I am sooo jealous of that stove! I want a mini tour of your new place ๐Ÿ˜€ although it will only make me jealous re: my lack of house *sigh* I definitely want to go to a carboot sale now they’re all starting up again though!

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Alex

Oh Jen, that blouse is gorgeous! I liked it from afar but I love it even more now I’ve seen the closeups.

I think I found November and December grimmer in terms of finding charity shop bargains. Everywhere was crammed with boring winter coats and there was just nothing interesting to be found! Seems to be brightening up now though thank goodness.

And hurrah for the new house! From the little you can see in the photos it looks amazing and I’m so jealous of the stove. Would love to see some more photos if you want to share them on here ๐Ÿ™‚

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dinoprincesschar

really looking forward to the car booting season starting up again, we went a few wks ago and there were literally about six tables, and that was it..
also i really wish we ever had jumble sales around us!
i love the bag, adn the wood-buring stove looks nice and toasty, we’ve just turned the gas fire into a real one at mr’s and it’s lovely and warm for the chilly winter nightS! ๐Ÿ™‚

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HiFashion

It’s always fun to get some great bargains. I haven’t found anything in any charity stores lately.
Love the blouse and the bag. The blouse looks pretty perfect.

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Alice

Your new home looks so lovely, and what wonderful finds as always. The blouse is so beautiful. I can’t wait for summer car boots to start up again xx

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Maria

That bag is beautiful, I am literally drooling at the screen, haha! Your house looks lovely too ๐Ÿ™‚

Maria xxx

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Elastic Cloud

I got a brown (real) leather plaited belt for £1!! From oxfam in Notting Hill, London. Thats my bargain for the week! It’s so versatile i love it.

p.s – i’ve got those pumps in black, they are so good, i’m going to get one more pair, i was actually surprised at how comfortable they are, a great find too! x

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