The sun graced us with it's presence this week, albeit very briefly, so I took the opportunity to dash outside with my camera and draped my recent finds around the garden... it's still too dark inside for a decent photo shoot for my liking. I've bought a few things recently, you can tell me what you think in the comments below!
Boden shirt bought in Lewes, pricey county town of East Sussex. I didn't try it on, although it's size 14 and I am generally a 10/12, Boden garments are usually on the small side so I took a gamble. It is slightly too large but I can probably get away with it...or get it taken in.
I bought this Next jacket because I liked the colour (more rasberry than the tomato of this pic!) and was fed up with looking like Drab Mary in my khaki parka. I realize it looks boring in this photo, but once on it doesn't look too bad. I crocheted a flower brooch to add some interest, which I've forgotten to photograph.
I paid £4.99 but don't ask me where.
I stumbled across this silk Chinese robe (never worn, still with labels attached) in Dr. Barnado East Grinstead and thought it would be ideal to take to my holiday home in France.
I love the vibrant colour and embroidery and couldn't believe they were only asking £2.99. As I was paying, the bloke behind the counter rolled his eyes and remarked ' I didn't price it!'
I also found this French shirt in Dr. Barnado, again never worn. The contrast fabric on the cuffs, collar and placket drew me to it, although Lord knows what I'll wear with it. A bit of an impulse buy at £4.99!
Last up is this denim bag that I spotted just as I was leaving the Cancer Research shop, again in EG. I've been after a denim bag for ages and although this was not really what I had in mind it was in good condition and the right size. Originally it had a label with the brand name on, which I thought was slightly mannish, (is it a man bag?) so I removed it and added a crocheted flower. It's very roomy and holds camera, brolly, purse and woman stuff with ease. I think I paid around a fiver.
As you can see, charity shop prices here in the south east are pricier than further north, but now and again there are still bargains to be had and I've the Scout and Guide jumble sale to look forward to next month...the excitement in my life just now, knows no bounds!
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