Out shopping for the last few bits!

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Hat Oxfam £3.99

Jacket £4.00 Saint Francis Hospice

Vintage cowboy shirt £3.00 Salvation Army

Lariat £1.00 Debra 

Bag Mulberry

Ring (left hand) Dior Ring (right hand) Canada

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I decided that I wanted to brave the crazy crowds to get some bits to make me look more glam tonight when I am out for my Christmas drinks. When it’s this festive time of year I like to wear face jewellery or some crystals to make my look a bit different. I also do the same if I am going to a festival. I have looked online and at professional make-up brands for the same kinds of things and they are very expensive. I know that more often than not you get what you pay for but in this case I don’t think that it matters as I know I only want this look to last a few hours. I plan on being in bed asleep by midnight before Father Christmas does his rounds. Most of what you see is from the £1.00 shop in my local town centre. All is tried and tested and does the job. I have even looked for bindi’s on Ebay and they cost around £5.00 for about 6 very tiny crystals. Instead I use the hand glitter decorations that you can see in the picture. So I am going to get ready and ill show you how it went soon.

So here I have:

Individual eyelashes

Hand glitter decorations

Body glitter decorations

all £1.00 each

How to make Christmas hair pieces

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I make something new to wear at Christmas each year. I like to have a little festive hair piece. This is one I made yesterday. They are cheap and easy and they look lovely. I am showing you what I have used but this can be altered. I normally just see what I can find that is cheap.

What you will need:

1. Something with a fine wire running through, the red that is in the picture was about a £1.00 from the market.

2. Some tinsel, I find this works the best with a narrow type as it sits on your head comfortably.

3. Some flowers or bows, I found the flowers on a market stall too, they were ten for £1.00. If you are using flowers it’s best to choose one that already have wire running through them.

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Measure the lengths of wire and tinsel around your head and leave an additional 3 cm on each end.

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Twist the wire and tinsel together to form a single strand and twist the two ends to form the circle (using the extra 3cms).

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Select your desired flowers.

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Position your flowers and twist the wire around the circle. Keep adding them until you have the desired effect.

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Hey presto! Christmas hair pieces in five minuets flat! Add some sequins to your face for an extra festive finishing touch. I will make another one next week…

Karen Millen coat from The Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army outfit… I decided that I am on a charity shop shopping ban! I caved today, this is what I wore, I found some more goodies too! But I was very good and I only spent £15 so I don’t feel too guilty.

Hat (from Canada)

Coat (Karen Millen) £15 Salvation Army

Top £2.50 and trousers £3.00 both vintage Salvation Army 

Trainers ALDO 

Bag £5.00 Oxfam

Quilted parrots from Oxfam

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Another day another Oxfam goodie! I think that Oxfam is fast becoming my favorite charity shop yet. I find a weird and wonderful addition to my already too huge collection of gear every time I go in one. I found this quilted parrot shopping bag and I couldn’t resist. I am always looking for unusual bags that stand out. This bag was only £5.00 and its really lightweight, i’m thinking it will also work as a beach bag too! I also thought I should highlight this is the beaded jacket that I found that I uploaded in an earlier post ‘I found a beaded jacket’, this is how I have styled it, but it is so versatile. If you are ever out and you see something beaded in a charity shop I would say always pick it up because they are classic pieces that stand the test of time. Most of this outfit is charity shop bought.

Hat £2.00 Saint Frances Hospice

Top £3.00 RSPCA

Beaded jacket £8.00 The British Heart Foundation

Leggings £3.00 (originally River Island) Saint Frances Hospice

Bag £5.00 Oxfam

Boots Timberland

Necklace $1.00 OP Shop (Canada)

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).

Fluffy warm hat from Saint Frances Hospice.

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Just a quick post, as I was wandering through town trying not to go in any charity shops (because I can control myself). I saw this fluffy number in the window and I thought, it’s only one little hat, it’s so small it will hardly take up any space. So I got it. I will have a very warm head this winter!

Hat £2.50 Saint Frances Hospice 

Knit me a turban

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Yes I have found a knitted turban… Just when you think you have seen it all.

TURBAN £1.00 THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION