31 March 2010

Thrift Inspiration,

Over at Net-A-Porter, the range 'T' by Alexander Wang features this long black maxi jersey dress for £108. Its quite elegant, in a comfy and relaxed way too:



I found my equivalent-its a 90s dress by Miss Selfridge which I purchased at my local Sue Ryder charity shop for £5.95 last week.

I've paired it with a grey marl camisole underneath for a sporty relaxed feel-oh and because its not that warm at the moment either, LOL!!


Wishing you all a very Happy Easter, I will be having Easter holidays with the children for a couple of weeks and will be having an online break too, so I'll certainly be back with you all later on this month!

28 March 2010

Double denim-biker style!

Double denim is quite a controversial trend-you either love it or not. I'm willing to try it once, or more if it works!

I purchased this Topshop Moto biker denim jacket from Cancer Research charity shop a couple of weeks ago for £3.99 and I'm wearing it with my grey Comme Des Garcons tee, which was £1 from the boot sale a few years ago.


I'm also wearing my denim leggings from the local market last year, a few months before denim leggings, jeggings and treggings really became on trend!!


How about trying double denim this season?

25 March 2010

25 Top Thrift Finds!!

I've had a lot of lovely comments regarding my thrift finds so I thought I would make a slideshow of my favourite designer thrift finds that are still in my wardrobe and were sourced from the boot sales and charity shops.

I hope it gives you all some inspiration to hunt down your own bargains and it proves that they are out there if you're prepared to rummage for them!!


23 March 2010

Sunday Lunch in London

At the weekend, hubby and I took ourselves to London, where we had lunch, a lovely stroll along the South Bank and Embankment and bumped into some celebs who were doing their bit for Sports Relief.

Weatherwise, it was a gorgeous, sunny day so I wore my Mexx khaki jacket, thrifted from the PDSA charity shop in Autumn for £3.99, my thrifted George Rech Breton jumper, my new denim Chanel style across the body bag by Marks & Spencer and my new grey jeggings from Marks & Spencer:


We had a lovely day, people watching and enjoying the sunshine, London is such a fabulous place to visit


Are you ready for Spring with your outfits yet?

20 March 2010

Marc Jacobs thrift find!!

On a visit into town earlier this week I had a couple of errands to do which took quicker than I had anticipated, so with time on my hands, I obviously had a browse in my local charity shops. Well, in the last shop on the way out, I spotted this mass of print on the rail, pulled it out and spied it was a Marc Jacobs skirt in my size!!


It had to be snapped up for a bargainous £8.99-from the Heart Foundation charity shop. I'm not sure what year its from, but it certainly suits the vibrant print and ethnic trend for this summer, so I'll be wearing it often!!


My best bargain of the year to date!!

18 March 2010

Award time-by seven

Thanks so much to Becka at smashingbird for my lovely award, I really am so pleased!!


The rules of acceptance include telling of 7 things about yourself and passing on this award to 7 other beautiful bloggers, so here goes!!

1. I own 12 pairs of jeans-is this a lot, or not enough?

2.I love the Terminator films, though I've yet to see the 4th one.

3. Like Becka, I wish I could make my own clothes-I don't think I'm patient enough though!

4. Although I blog, I'm not a twitter or facebook gal.

5. I passed my driving test after 3 attempts.

6. My favourite meal of the moment is home-made chips, fried egg, sausages and bread and butter.

7. My favourite take away is Indian-we've a local place that is totally delicious and very reasonably priced!

I pass this award to:

Kate, Make Do Style

Sabine Psynopsis

Wilderness Chic, Life the universe and all thats in it

Ellie and friends

Siljes Fashion

Tea with one sugar please

Looking Fab in your Forties

Looking forward to finding out 7 things about yourselves, ladies!!

15 March 2010

Issey Miyake-No accessories required

Finally, after having this amazing suit in my wardrobe for nearly 3 years unworn now, I decided that it should be worn and certainly shown, as it really is a favourite of mine.

I found this Issey Miyake 2 piece suit at the boot sale and tried to get it for £25, but the lady wanted £30-she won, I couldn't lose it over a £5!!

Its pure wool and I think its lately nineties. Very timeless and now maxi skirts are back in trend after a long absence, I thought I would shop my own wardrobe for this style and start wearing it.


The detailing and cut is typical Issey and I could also wear these pieces as separates. I also thought minimal accessories would suit the total outfit too.


What trend can you shop your wardrobe for this summer?

12 March 2010

Shopping my wardrobe-Tribal Prints

Another gorgeous trend this coming season is tribal prints and designers such as Marc Jacobs and Dries Van Noten have featured them on the catwalk for summer:


Tribal print dress, Dries Van Noten at Style.com

I thought I'd shop my wardrobe for this trend and this summer I'll be wearing again my New Look wrap dress with a tribal print:


I'll also be wearing my Ikat print tunic by French Connection which I also purchased last year:


Will you be in tribal prints this summer?

10 March 2010

Fantasy Bag Tag and Award

Thanks to the gorgeous Wilderness Chic at Life the universe and all thats in it for my first award of the year, the Sunshine award.

It cheered me up no end last week and I'm passing it on to the lovely WendyB, Rebecca at Thrifty Style at Sixty, Vintage Vixen and That's not my age


My fantasy bag tag is also to the lovely ladies above too.

The general contents of my bag are the usual toot of phones, keys, mints, brush and purse.
Here is my vintage authentic Louis Vuitton purse from the boot sale (£1) to go into my fantasy bag:



This is a perfect fantasy bag for summer-a washed denim hobo bag with stylish zippers and what a great price too!!


7 March 2010

Thrift Inspiration, Doing it Topshop Style!!

Bodycon skirts and dresses-particularly floral prints, are totally in trend this season. Topshop have a great range of different patterns, this one is available for £30:


The lighter colour one is £25:

I've wanted a bodycon floral print skirt for ages, so was pleased to find this one by Morgan at the Cancer Research charity shop last week for £3.95. I'm wearing it with my thrifted Next cardigan which was only £1, Primark belt and my new ankle peep toe boots from Matalan.


The skirt is a great fit, very snug and has a good amount of stretch to it too!!


What styles are you after for the new season?

5 March 2010

The Times:7 ways with a pencil skirt

I still haven't worn my season basic that I bought last year-this black stretch pencil skirt by Marks and Spencer was only £3.99 from the Heart Foundation charity shop and I really want to start wearing it.

I was pleased to find this article by the Times, thanks to Jane at The Small Fabric of my Life who was suitably inspired in her current capsule wardrobe challenge.


My favourite ways to wear this skirt will be with either a long cardigan and shirt, a plain tee and belt, blazer and shirt or a silky top.

Will you be in a pencil skirt this season?

2 March 2010

Shopping my wardrobe-Across the Body Bags

According to the Times, one of the top ten lust have accessories for Spring include an across the body bag.

I will be shopping my own wardrobe for this trend as I've a few of this style already. They include this navy leather quilted chain strap bag, which was around £3 from the boot sale:



I'll also be using my Matthew Williamson for Debenhams Ibiza bag, which I bought brand new at Debenhams last Christmas.



Check out the Times list and see what accessory you'll shop your wardrobe for this season!!

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