Thrift Inspiration....School Gate Style for the March Charity Challenge

Hi everyone! I've been eagerly awaiting the lovely Avril's March Charity Challenge as you all may be aware that practically 90% of my wardrobe is from the charity shops.

It's the 8th of the month today and because I've been working I hadn't really been thrift shopping this month-well I did have a look in my local town's ones on Thursday but I didn't find anything worth buying. 
As Avril says in her latest post, it's always worth making a beeline to the coats and jackets rails first and for me the bags, shoes and denim are all priority to check out too. 

After dropping hubby at work this morning I headed straight to a neighbouring town for a spot of thrifting-it's the same town where I found my Yves Saint Laurent vintage cheesecloth shirt in my last post. I also went there as they had a shoe menders and I had to put in a couple of pairs of ankle boots to be reheeled (£10 a pair- is that a lot??).

Anyhow, I went into the Richard House Childrens Hospice and immediately hit the coat rail where they were having a sale. I came across a style of jacket that's been on my radar for a while now- a sheepskin biker style jacket and at a bargain £7.50, I couldn't leave it behind:

It's completely sheepskin lined and thankfully is not one of those really heavy jackets either:

I love the sleeves slightly shorter as I can show off my cuffs which is a look I'm really into lately:

Like Avril, I love jeans and this pair of River Island jeans were a charity shop thrift find from last year and are definitely one of my favourite pairs-not only are they super comfy but i just love the acid wash finish too.

Also on the rail this morning was a vintage black faux fur Opera style coat by makers Glenn Models Ltd-the coat was made in the UK and I'm guessing is from the 60s, possibly 70s:

It's in a faux Astrakhan textured material and is not overly thick, so perfect for Spring with a sweatshirt underneath:

This was reduced to £10 so again it had to come home with me and is a perfect fit. I've been after a black vintage coat for a while now, so this one fits the bill perfectly and is ideal for wearing with skinny jeans during the day and is lovely for evening dressing too:

Of course I will be linking upto Avrils challenge for the month with this post and it would be great if you also can link up any fabulous charity shop finds to her post here

After a long absence I'm also linking up to the lovely Claire Justine for her weekend blog hop here and she is also showing off her charity shop find too, do check out if you get the chance!

Wishing you a fabulous weekend whatever you get upto, my shopping budget for the week has been all spent up today what with my boots needing to be repaired so the rest of this weekend will involve catching up with housework, rest and relaxation, reading and catching up with lovely bloggers!


Claire Justine said...

Wow your biker jacket is such a bargain, love it :) aww I would love to go charity shopping with you Sharon, you could find me some bargains too!! thanks for linking up to the weekend blog hop...

Shanika said...

Love that sheepskin jacket!

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CuratingMi said...

Sharon....literally cannot believe your latest 2 amazing finds!!

I am absolutely going to try Avril's charity shop challenge this month.....fingers crossed I find something as good as you do!! As always I am in awe!! xx

Avenue 57 said...

BRILLIANT thrifting. I am inspired and today I will go to my local shops and see what I can find!


www.janetteria.com said...

Love that jacket, darling Sharon!

Please may I? said...

Wow Sharon, yet again some great finds. Loving both coats but the biker jacket rocks.

x x

Sharon S said...

Hi Claire- love linking up and it would be great to go shopping together one day! xx

Hi Shanika- thanks a lot!!

Hi Michelle- always so lovely, good luck with the thrifting, you've a good eye for style so I'm sure you'll find something! xx

Hi Fiona- best of luck my dear, fingers crossed you'll find a gem!!

Hi Janet - thanks my dear!!

Hi Treyci- I was very lucky, thanks so much! xx

Nell Heshram said...

It's fantastic what you can find in charity shops! The jacket's gorgeous. Thanks for introducing me to this linky - something tells me I'll be joining in quite soon :-)

Mrs C said...

I need to shop where you do! You always have great finds!

From Dubai with xxx
Mrs Jack Of All Trades

Vix said...

Two fabulous finds there, Sharon! Charity shopping rocks! x

Style Eyes said...

What amazing finds. I definitely need to get myself down to the local charity shops soon. Feeling really inspired!

hippyatheart said...

wow, I love that jacket, wish we would have charity shops over here.

Unknown said...

Amazing finds! I haven't been thrifting for a while & I'm so chomping at the bit to have a good rummage & join you & Avril in the fun! Ax

Anne said...

Your jacket is fab! Hope you are having a good week:)
~Anne xx

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone! Thank you for all your lovely comments on my jacket and coat, you're all so kind!! Xx

Unknown said...

I always think that when I read about your amazing finds that I so want to come shopping with you!! Love that sheepskin jacket xx

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

Last week I picked up a Topshop paisley shirt dress from the Cancer Research charity shop for £1, I was deliriously happy, it just needs a good iron and it will be ready to wear. I smiled all day!

Gems x
Fashion, Well Done

Anonymous said...

2 more brilliant finds Sharon! I love both of these and they're classics. xx

Sharon S said...

Hi again everyone- thank you for the lovely comments so much appreciated xx


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