Wednesday, 30 December 2015

More 2015 Charity Shop Finds

As 2015 draws to a close, it is very windy and wet but still mild here in the UK. Walks in the countryside do not seem very inviting so I will take the opportunity to stay indoors and post on a few more charity shop finds which did not make it to a post earlier in the year.

First a purchase which didn't quite work out so well as I would have liked. Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and I am immediately drawn to any turquoise item on a rail. I was so pleased to spot this pencil skirt in my size, priced at £3.00 that I bought it without examining it too closely. When I tried it on at home, I discovered that it was shorter than I would have liked being above the knee and there was a noticeable flaw in the rear! The skirt has been donated back to the shop with a note about the flaw as they can still obtain some money for rags.

It is rare for me to find a pair of trousers that I like in a charity shop which actually fit properly. I must have an unusual waste/hip/inside leg ratio! Also the majority of items on the trouser rail are jeans and you know my feelings on those! However I did spot these back in September and surprisingly they were a perfect fit! They have a bootleg style and are not too tight. If I wear them in public I always wear a tunic or jacket with them for modesty reasons. The trousers cost £4.50 and appear to be almost new. They are also suitable for work. The mild weather has meant that I have not needed to wear trousers extensively this winter so far, although they are also useful in strong winds! 


  1. Shame that the skirt didn't work out, as it is a lovely colour! You do tend to have some great luck when op-shopping though, those pants are a wonderful score. I have only ever found a pair of pants in my size twice in all my years of hunting haha!

    Hope you have a happy new year!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thanks Mica - I never worry too much about the occasional mistake - the charity still benefits! It is very rare to find a pair of trousers which I like and which fit in a charity shop so I was very pleased with these!

  2. thanks for linking up with Visible Monday, Rebecca! xo


  3. That skirt is adorable! I love it and teal/turquoise is my fav color!! Looks lovely and Happy New year. I live near Seattle and hope to visit the UK someday soon!

  4. The trousers fit you wonderfully! It's really too bad about the skirt - it so Pretty. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  5. so sad about that skirt, it looks beautiful
    Hope to see you at a Labour of Fashion linkup.

  6. Too bad about that skirt - the color is beautiful. Thanks for joining my first fashion link up.

    Daily Style Finds

  7. I have the worst luck with shopping at thrift stores. Glad you were able to find a pair of pants that you like!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  8. It's too bad the skirt didn't fit properly. It is a beautiful skirt. The trousers look great. Thanks for linking up for Style It Friday. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  9. What a bummer that the skirt didn't work out, the color is so pretty.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!