16.11.09

Designer buy @ The British Heart Foundation

I thought I'd go thrifting last week, more for a browse as I haven't been as regularly as I used to. In the Cancer Research shop, I passed up on some Paul & Joe Sister checked trousers as they were too small and some Joseph trousers had a slight tear in them by their previous owner. I then went on to the British Heart Foundation, where I found a pair of Marc Jacobs trousers. I tried these on, but they were made for a 6 foot model-very long, very wide and with a slight stain down the front, so these went back on the rail.

As a last look, I spied this shorts jumpsuit-according to the Guardian and also judging by Topshops range, they are still very much in trend.


And the label I found? Well, I was 80% certain, but McQ, was surely the 'L'Enfant Terrible's' Diffusion collection, wasn't it? I thought I'd try it on and if it fitted, I'd take a chance and buy it, well for £4.80 it was well worth it.


When I got home, I checked out Net-A-Porter and yes, indeed, it was Alexander McQueens Diffusion line, McQ!! I may try and wear it this winter with opaque tights and a cardi but it will definitely be worn in summer too.

So, if you are prepared to rummage, Designer goodies can be discovered at the Charity shops-please believe that it's not a myth!!

35 comments:

Leah said...

Great buy here... and yes you are right, jumpsuits are so in now.

Jules said...

Same here, jumpsuits are so in. =D And that was a great find Sharon. =D

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Wildernesschic said...

Just Love it !! great find xxx

Make Do Style said...

Perfect find and a great buy. do wear with tights and a jumper underneath and then add a belt!

Rebecca said...

Being old and a novice to fashion, I'm glad you'll take a picture when you wear it. It's hard for me to visualize but NOT hard to know you'll come up with a great looking outfit. I'm going to look up McQ. Wonder if I've overlooked a LOT of treasures.

e.l. said...

wow..love the idea with the tights..and boots too. Boots..boots..boots.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love the BHF shops - they are the best. All laid out in size order.
Great find.

Sal said...

Another truly amazing find!

Miss Peelpants said...

Very groovy baby, love it!

Meg said...

Congrats on the great find!

Winnie said...

Wow, very nice!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I have wanted one forever, and that is the BEST way to find things, a happy discovery!
Can't wait what else you come across!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Timeless Fashion... said...

Only £4.80 for a McQ? Sounds like a great buy.

J. said...

Wow, you really find the most amazing things! I envy you!

The Haute-Shopper said...

I am forever stunned by your finds.I honestly think that next time I'm in the UK, I should go out of the city and check the charity shops there, because all I find in London and Glasgow are overpriced garments. McQ is a great label by the way... very well-made. I have quite a few of the pieces (all bought during sales of course!).

WendyB said...

That's going to look great on you, I know it!

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-I'm so pleased with all of your lovely comments, thanks so much to you all!

budget chic said...

I love that denim jumper, that is 100% Sharon!

stylewithbenefits said...

Wow, amazing find! I'd be jumping up and down if I found a McQueen piece!

xo, Becs

atelier said...

definitely I need to go with you shopping some day! you are the best bargain-finder ever!

Bonnie said...

Hi Sharon, thanks for visiting with me! I love that black pencil skirt you found, I'm sure it'll become a wardrobe basic for you. I love wearing black and white it feels so crisp.

I think of myself as being fairly up to date when it comes to fashion BUT I had never heard of Nicole Farhi until yesterday when I watched Mary Queen of Shops. I love that show!

Enjoy your day, Bonnie

PS - love that little McQ romper

Anusha said...

Fabulous jumpsuit! I love the color. Looks very Paris street style I think ... chic!

Solo said...

That is a cool jumpsuit. ;D

Solo
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SR@MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks for the lovely comments, much appreciated!

ellie said...

Thanks so much for the note.

Hope you have fun with the jumper and will show us how this works into your wardrobe.

Anika said...

Ahhh....so envious of all your fab finds...your closet is a treasure trove. And I'm normally quite suss when it comes to jumpers but this lil beauty I'd take in a heartbeat.

Cannot wait to see you rock it!

Sher said...

so much fun for summer! Then you could wear it with tights and boots too...

Gerri Ward said...

WOW! This is what I have MISSED, amazing FAB finds like this one! I have been so busy working non-stop but I'm back in the blogosphere and solely HAPPY to be, thanks to FAB BLOGS like yours!:))
xoxox,
Gerri

Marian said...

The rummage is always the fun bit! great find darling,you find the yummiest bits doll!
xx
marian

everybodysaysdont said...

Its gorgeous! x

Eri said...

WOW! What a bargain... I am actually green right now!

I have been looking for one of those for a long time and I would die if I ever found one for THAT price.

Well, if you ever get tired of it let me know ;o LOL

See you soon.
x

CalamityJem said...

I love jumpsuits, what a fab find :)

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks for all your fab comments, so kind of you all!

janettaylor said...

Great find! WOW!



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SR@MyStyle said...

Hi Janet-thanks my dear!!

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