Today I’m wearing… a lariat, just to be different

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I am a little bit in love with all things cowboy. I recently went on a trip to the USA and I am now slightly obsessed with anything cowboy inspired. The focus of this blog is my wonderful lariat. These are not the type of accessories find in your average high street shop. Therefore I feel quite lucky to have found one. I found this lariat in the Salvation Army charity shop and it was about 1.50 if I remember rightly. I always feel that I am constantly searching for something that other people don’t have and I think that I succeeded on this little find.

The thrift hunter rings true…

 Fur coat £6.00, shirt (originally Marks and Spencer) £2.50, both vintage, lariat £1.50, Salvation Army, leather skirt H&M, sunglasses Rayban

Chenille from the Oxfam shop!

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Happy Happy!!!

Here is the rather lovely chenille jumper that I got in the Oxfam in Winchester featured in the post called ‘The long green coat’. I am from now on going to show you the things that I find in their full deserving glory. Once I have styled them. I know that I sometimes find things and blog about them, but it’s still hard to visualise unless you see them as an outfit. Some times I have a vision that you just can’t see unless it’s as a complete outfit, I can see potential in stuff. If I could count the times when I have picked something up and my fellow shopper has just given me a look. Normally the same look that you would have when you someone smelly sits next to you on the bus. I love this look as it’s a mix of all of those rich winter colours. The blazer was a great find because it’s a vintage Topshop number and right on trend (not that I want to be on trend as such). But it is quite nice!

Hat from Canada, vintage Topshop blazer £4.00 RSPA, jumper £3.50 and sunglasses £1.00 Oxfam, Boots Beyond Retro, heart necklace made by me (available to order).

Yeehaw! I love cowboys!

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It’s when I find things like this that I think OH YES! I just love this dress. I know it’s going to make me stand out like a sore thumb but I don’t care. They may laugh, but, I will not care because I will be the only one wearing this baby! Well possibly someone learning The Boot Scootin’ Boogie in Texas could have something similar Y’all.

 

The fringe… The denim… The studs…

It cost £5.00 which is a bargain if you ask me. It is also rather long so I will be making some alterations which I will do a little tutorial of and put that on the blog. I think that quite often people are scared off when looking at pieces in charity shops that are too long. So many of my little dresses that I have bought in the past are ones that I have just taken up. Once it’s all done ill re-post it altered and styled…

I love that cowboy style, although I think ill wear it minus the western boots.  

Dress £5.00 Latin Smile

My new shiny shorts

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I have only really written about the stuff that I buy in charity shops but as I bought these shorts the other day I thought I would make them the feature of this blog. I also mix high street pieces with my charity shop finds and sometimes when I can afford it some designer pieces. I got these shorts from Topshop in Westfield. They were in the sale and was marked up at £15 but when I went to pay she said they have gone down to £7.00… well pleased! I know it’s only a few quid but it made me smile. I like a bit of shiny! 

My hat was from a high street shop in Canada. I have done quite a lot of travelling and I have picked up some nice bits along the way and my jumper was from the USA, a shop in LA called Crossroads, it was an amazing shop where you could get second hand designer pieces. After I had been to that store I ended up dragging my poor boyfriend to the same shop in each state that we went to. The rest of the outfit was from charity shops. 

Hat Canada, Jumper Crossroads LA, Shorts Topshop, jacket £4.00 and boots £3.50 Saint Francis Hospice both vintage, bag Mulberry.  

Christmas sunglasses?

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Yes Christmas sunglasses! 

I just like them…

Sunglasses from Primark

All dressed up with odd socks

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I went and had a look around the local charity shops yesterday with my lovely cousin. She was kind enough to take some pictures. Thanks Kerry! This dress looks like a 1980’s cocktail dress but it was actually from Oasis. The colour was amazing, I was thinking of teaming it with a leather jacket and cowboy boots for a more laid back look. It was £10 which is expensive for charity shops but it was in perfect condition. When I come across something in a charity shop that I think is expensive I ask myself how much would something similar be in Topshop. Then I normally just buy it.

After trying on lots of outfits that would be good for a night out Kerry and I decided it would be great to have a section on the blog about outfits that I have found for a night out. Or single pieces to look out for that you can mix with wardrobe staples to dress up. We had that Friday feeling.

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We were on the way out when I spotted these beautiful trousers. When I picked them up I could feel that they were good quality. When I looked at the tag it said Pringle I was quite please with myself. They have such a lovely check. Admittedly they were a bit big but I wont let that put me off. They can be taken in so easily. Kerry suggested I put some heels on with them and the I found these lovely LK Bennett heels. Happy and Happy!

Blue cocktail dress (originally Oasis) £10 Oxfam, Pink sequin boob tube £2.00 Saint Francis Hospice, Pringle trousers £8.99, LK Bennett shoes £14.99 both Oxfam. Gold necklace and ring both £1.00 RSPCA, watch Micheal Kors.

A green week…

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I have just realised that I have wrote three green related blogs this week. This was today’s outfit. Today I shopped until I dropped, charity shop shopping of course, more pictures to come… Thanks to my charity shop shopping partner and patient photographer my mum.

My outfit: Leather jacket Brick Lane, green dress £3.00 Salvation Army, net jumper $5.00 Crossroads in Los Angeles, boots £4.00 Saint Frances Hospice, Sunglasses £125 Rayban, crystal necklace (made myself), star necklace worn as bracelet New Look, yellow ring £1.00 Salvation Army, silver ring Dior.