Despite owning up to a slight shopping addiction, I can’t resist the lure of the charity shop. Taking an hour out to visit my favourites is a great stress-buster, and setting a £10 spending limit means I don’t come home with more floral dresses or yet another tea set. Admittedly, during this particular charity shop jaunt I ‘forgot’ my usual spend limit and scooped up quite a basketful of bargains. But I think you’ll agree they were worth it…
Vintage Gina heels, £7.99 and vintage leather riding boots, £9.99
My two priciest purchases are also my most impressive. I spotted the Gina shoes straightaway – Gina is a familiar name on the second hand shopping circuit, but the designer label usually carries a hefty price tag. These gold kitten heels are in beautiful condition and although they’re only size 6.5, I can just about squeeze my clown feet into them.
Sitting just below the Gina heels were these brown riding boots. The curved top and supple leather brought on a sigh of longing, but a check of the size had me cursing my aforementioned clown feet. They’re a tiny size 4 so totally unsuitable, but how could I leave them behind?
A red wool skirt seemed more than appropriate for this time of year, and the button detail (plus very reasonable price tag) soon had me sold.
Christmas is the only time of year you’ll see me wearing anything that could be described as ‘novelty’ – I have a pretty awesome collection of crappy Christmas jumpers. The volunteer at the till was genuinely perturbed that she missed it when it came in and for a second I thought I might have a fight on my hands, but she eventually released her grip and this bow-adorned beauty now awaits its first outing.
Have you found any second hand bargains this month?
I’ve fallen for that jumper!!
Such a shame the riding boots are too small! Love the woollen skirt though – simple and gorgeous! Xo
Are you planning to Ebay the boots? Or just cutting off a few toes?
The Gina shoes were an amazing price – I’d have started hyperventilating if I’d seen those, and in my size too!
Wow awesome jumper! 🙂
Gina shoes for £7.99?! Amazing find! x
OH WOW, those boots! soooooo jealous!
you should the boots, make a fortune! 😉
You have some lovely finds there! The boots are especially a bargain, I sold a pair of brown leather riding boots recently for over £100 on ebay! x
the wool jumper you picked up is just lovely, so perfect for christmas. i can’t wait to see how you style it! xx
NEED a jumper like that for christmas! And those boots are beautiful, but I too have clown feet 🙁
O wow what a haul. I love the gina heels and the jumper. x
That jumper is amazing and such a good price too! And those boots are beautiful!
Oh Jen, I thought you’d had an epiphany with your shopping addict post, but the fact that you bought the boots despite them being too small really has made me chuckle!
Long live your charity shopping addiction!
With you all the way with that red skirt and the jumper is super cute – I reckon you could carry it off!
Those Gina shoes are gorgeous and I love the jumper! x
I really love the sweater, and the skirt. THey’re very nice and they would look nice together.
the jumper is amaze! charity shops are my main (only) source of clothing. x
I wish I had the ability to search out a bargain! X
The jumper is just so adorable xo
I really wish I had the knack for hunting out bargains, but think I’m missing a gene somewhere….
Love the jumper, I too like a novelty jumper around Christmas time. The smallness of shoes in charity shops would rule me out too, my feet are even bigger than clown’s ones!
Those are gorgeous! I love love love charity shopping, I recently picked up this mens big old cream jumper, it’s gorgeous, I have no idea why anyone would want to give it away! xx
If you ever fancy getting rid of the Gina shoes let me know, they’d fit me!! 🙂
Some gorgeous stuff Jen, love the wool skirt such a lovely colour.
Those boots are divine and I can’t wait to see the red skirt in an outfit post!
LOVE all of this Jen…what a score on the Gina shoes!
Those boots are stunning, what a find!
Super boots! x hivenn
I love the jumper!! I’ve been on the hunt for a Christmas jumper for years now in charity shops but had no such luck!!
Oh man, those boots are fab! Such a shame you don’t fit them…
That jumper is so gorge! I never have any luck charity shopping xx
I adore the jersey! <3 The heels are beautiful too – I love the scallop detail!
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