The Designer Jumble Sale

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Lulu Guinness bag £49

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Necklace £130

I feel lucky! I was surfing the net looking for other like minded people like moi and I discovered the Designer Jumble Sale. I am always on the hunt for a bargain so I took my curious self off to Holborn straight away. Designer Jumble Sale is a pop up shop set up by a lovely lady called Abigal. She sells designer clothing at a snippet of the price and donates her profits to charity. She sells clothing and accessories, from Chloe to McQueen, or Sonia Rykiel to Maxmara. Some pieces are new, some second hand, some vintage. She is extremely passionate about what she is doing which makes shopping there an absolute pleasure. Every piece that I asked about she knew the designer or it’s origin. All of the staff were helpful and friendly and you can shop with ease as the place is well stocked but not cluttered or smelly. They will even sell you the furniture if you like it! Please don’t all rush down there and nick all my bargains! I should really keep this one to myself but since it’s for charity… These were some of my favorite pieces.

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Silk jacket by Oscar De La Renta, Knitted pom pom top Sonia Rykiel £60

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My new Temperly dress! £49

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Armani Jacket £65, Chloe vest £18

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PPQ silk blouse, Sergio Rossi heels £49, I know I had to have them!

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Coco Chanel cuff… Not yet priced but when it is I want it!

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Vintage silk Maxmara shirt £35, mine! mine! mine!

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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)

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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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).

The Queen of Sheba

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I was having myself a little mooch around Oxfam and I came across these little beauties. I think they are probably from someone’s travels. The choker is amazing, I have never seen anything like this in the UK. It is made from brass and has turquoise stones set into it. It cost a rather modest £7.00. Not bad for such an unusual piece. The cuff is pretty cool too, it only cost £2.00. I will post these again when I’m all dressed up to meet my prince.