I've had a few more great charity shop buys in the past week or so, since the sunny golden bracelet, and thought you might like to see them.
First up, over in Bromsgrove, where they have a good selection of chazzas to choose from, I found this lurking on the reduced rail in the Sally Army shop. It's a Dash fleece, and cost £1.50. Yes, I hear you cry, that's more than I usually like to pay, but I have a plan! I'm after a salvaged 28" zip to refashion it into a nice colourful walking jacket. The length is much more bum warming than other jackets around, and sometimes a fleece is what is required to keep the wind out, specially along the Welsh coast or Yorkshire dales (two places we have holidays booked this year). Warning, it's a bit bright!
Next, I realised that the white skirt I bought last month for 50p was, in fact, a chazzing error. Yes folks, you know when you just want to buy something, anything, and plump for the first thing that looks like it might be what you are looking for. After getting it home and re-examining your purchase, you realise you've just made a donation to charity for a new duster! Never mind, that skirt is now on a pile of things for my friends to pick through. Anyway, this next skirt is indeed a Next skirt, and was a pound. It is made of fine lawn cotton (and fully lined too) with fancy stitching all over, some of which is rather sparkly. It did have ten godets, yes, ten! I cut them all out as it was a little too swishy for my liking, and took the hem up a little. An afternoons work but well worth it. Ridiculously, the skirt is a size 8, I am not but it fits! The beautiful silver vintage looking belt weighs an absolute ton and was £2, I know, I'm getting to be a right spendthrift, but it glinted at me, and like the little magpie that I am, I just had to have it!
I think I've almost managed a couple of complete outfits so far this month, as I also bagged this beautiful East silk t shirt, this rather nice lavender colour Boden jumper, and these brand new with tags Cotton Traders jersey jeans, all a pound. Not sure about the colour of the East t shirt, I was thinking of dyeing it.
Well, I make that a grand spend of £7.50. If I include my bracelet buy at the beginning of the month, that's £8 spent so far and we are only just halfway through the month, eek!
Now I just have to get rid of a bag of old clothing to the charity shop tomorrow to make room for all this new stuff, and there should be no groaning clothes cupboards!