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…
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?