Oh, and you get first dibs on anything nice that comes in…like today's coat! Perk of the job..
|Coat - Charity Shop|
Jeans - Gok for TU @ Sainsburys
Boots - Mango
Necklace - Promod
Handbag - Fossil c/o Menarys
White Vest - M&S
The colours in this coat were perfect to wear with another Christmas present - this time from my friend Colette who came to stay with us just before Christmas. Loving this statement necklace from Promod…it's the perfect colour for my wardrobe..
Underneath, I had another charity shop find - one I've shared before on this blog. It's a cashmere All Saints long line v-neck number in charcoal, which I picked up for £4.50.
Moral of the story - don't write off a charity shop for picking up quality items at a fraction of the price. Sure, there's a fair amount of tat but that makes finding a wee gem even more satisfying! And if you don't what to shop in one, why not volunteer for a few hours a week? Most are desperate for helpers and mums with a few hours free in the morning make perfect volunteers, especially if like me, you're hoping to re-join the workforce in the near future. This kind of practical volunteering work is very useful to fill gaps in employment - my gap is almost 5 years….how fast that went in!