Dresses, dresses, dresses

I have collected so many dresses from charity shops over the last few years I am losing count! And getting them all up on this blog has been on my to do list for pretty much the whole of 2013….so now we are in a new year and there is no better time than now.

To help I bought myself a present, a dress makers bust! Now I can take pictures of all my fabulous charity shop purchases more easily, and without looking like a total goon in them too.

This post is all about floral (surprised?) dresses, some vintage, some Primark rejects, but all bought for a mere few pounds.

The first is a lovely pale green/grey number originally from H&M, but bought in a Cancer Research shop in Welshpool for £3.

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The next one is a primark number, bought from Scope in Hackney for £5. I absolutely love this dress, the cut is gorgeous and it has these lovely little buttons on the bust.

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This one is a Topshop number, and is a great summer dress, with very cute detailing on the back. Also bought from a Hackney charity shop for £5.

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The next is a gorgeous silky dress, originally from Next, bought for £6 from Helen and Douglas house in Didcot. the autumnal colours are lovely, and the fit is perfect. I wore this out to an afternoon tea with my housemates Kirsty and Fee.

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This next one is another primark number, but I just fell in love with it. Another purchase from Scope in Hackney for £6, it is a little tight on me, but I couldn’t help myself. The pattern is so cute, and the lattice detailing on the back gives it a little something extra.

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This dress was bought from Mind in Stoke Newington for £9. I love the floral pattern and that it could also be worn as  a smart dress for work.

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This next dress is an international purchase, bought in a jumble sale for 1 euro in Ceglie Messapica, Itlay. Bought at the same time of one my other favourite dresses, this looks lovely in the summer worn with a brown waist belt.

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Lastly, this dress is one of my all time favourites. Not actually bought from a charity shop, but from a garden sale in Clapton, Hackney, for £5. The length and cut is gorgeous and I wore it several time last summer, including posing on a Vespa in Brighton 🙂

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Pencil Skirts and Blouses

This autumn/winter I’m loving two things: pencil skirts and blouses. Preferably together, as demonstrated below..

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This first outfit is one of my current favourites, and is kind of christmassy as well, so perfect for the winter season! The red pencil skirt with an adorbale bow at the front, was bought from one of all time favourites, Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton for a mere £4.99. It’s a bit of oldie actually, but for some reason I never put it up on here. The white t shirt blouse was bought quite recently from an Oxfam in the little welsh town of Carmarthen. Tom and I went away for a week to get out of London and hide away in a woodland lodge, but that didn’t stop me from seeking out some charity shops and snapping up some great welsh bargains. This textured white top was bought for an amazing 99p, and looks fab with a pair of jeans, or with this skirt!

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This second outfit is something I wore today for a meeting at work. The navy blue cotton pencil skirt is again from Compton Hospice for about £3.99. Another oldie, but I got it out of the wardrobe this morning to wear with another welsh bargain – a gorgeous faux silk floral blouse, bought for £4.99 in Oxfam, Camarthen, I just LOVE the autumnal floral pattern and often wear it with black skinny jeans and my favourite pair of converse trainers. Here though I teamed it with this pencil skirt for  a smart/casual look.