Charity shop gem

I have been reading a lot of blogs recently, maybe too many since I have Uni work to do. I have been trying to balance them out.
I keep coming across of these girls that find some gems in charity shops and car boots. Im always in a charity, never usually find much at all apart from some books. I can also never find anything cheap, I dont know what sort of charity shops sell things for £3, the ones around here must be the selfridges of charity shops.
I feel like im constantly on the look out for that special purchase. I want my very own gem.
Well I think I found it on Wednesday.
Its no secret that I enjoy dressing like a throw back from the past, I dont dress exactly how I want due to the looks and stares you get in this chavvy town but im getting braver as im older.
This bag is a beaut, its in perfect condition and just the right size. It reminds me of a bag I would see my great nan with every christmas. I have been on the look out for one for ages, keep bidding on ebay but they go too high for my liking.
I am so happy with it, used it everyday since. A mere bargain at £5.99. Its worth every penny.


Vintage delights

Now I must admit when someone mentions Colleen Rooney, she does not strike me as someone who I would look to as a fashion Icon. Give her credit though, she has come a long way from those yellow moon boots. They actually made me throw up a little in my mouth.

But this dress, oh this is a beauty. A lot of critics slated it and said she was too young to wear it, its made her look frumpy yadda yadda. But I think its divine for those very reasons, I love the fact it looks frumpy, like a throwback from the past and something that my nan might have worn in her heyday. I love everything about it, the colour, the frills at the bottom, the pleats to be honest I could go on and on.

Im going to make it my mission to find one while im on my travels to vintage and charity shops. A dress like this is right up my street.

I wouldnt mind a pair of Louboutins like Colleen either if im honest. Id change the bag though, something just doesnt look right with it.

Mile High

I want a flying jacket.

Realistically I cant afford the Burberry version as beautiful as it is, my wages cannot stretch to that. Hell I cant even stretch to the Topshop one. I maybe could have done pre Beatrice but now she takes all my money. If this is what a real child is like, ill pass thanks.

Ive found a gorgeous one in H&M, granted its not leather. I do love leather but beggers cannot be chosers. The price tag is only £24.99. Bargain. I wold ideally like one with sheepskin round the cuffs as well and in brown. But this is the best one I can find for the money. Someone at Uni has it and it looks divine on.

It might very well have to be a purchase when I get paid. I need to treat myself for losing half a stone right?

Lets hope Westfield has one in stock on the 30th.

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