I’ve noticed a pattern in my second hand shopping. In the summer, when the car boot sales are still going strong and waking up at 7am doesn’t involve stumbling about in the dark, I find more for my house than my wardrobe. The Second Hand Home Challenge thrived this summer as I picked up gilded mirrors, coffee tables and a decorative sewing machine.
The car boots have packed up for the year now though, so the focus of my finds has shifted back to fashion. Which, obviously, is fine by me! I’ve found some lovely things in my local charity shops over the last few weeks, but one piece definitely stands out…
Are sequin skirts like buses? I’ve gone almost 26 years (argh, old) without owning one, and now I have two! Not that I’m complaining. This little beauty was just £3.99 from St Gemma’s Hospice – the loose, floaty shape is far more relaxed than my Zara pencil skirt version, making it perfect for daytime. Teamed with a simple shirt in tangerine (my new favourite colour), a classic leather jacket and wedge boots, it’s a grown-up look with just a little bit of sparkle to satisfy the Disney Princess in me.
Have you done any second hand shopping recently? What did you discover?