Monday, 18 June 2012

Five Take: Thrifted


Hello guys! Hope Monday treated you well. Sorry my Five Take is a day late this week, but to be quite honest I was just having too much fun at the weekend to write my blog! I spent the weekend in my home town, we went to my best friends Giselle's house for a takeaway a few drinks and a giggle to celebrate her 30th birthday. It was lovely to see her and catch up I miss her so much!

So anyway, this weeks challenge is Thrifted. Thrifted always makes me laugh, it's one of those terms that in the UK at least has become trendy in the last 5 years or so, before that you just bought something from a charity shop or car boot sale, there was no fancy term for it, but I guess it sounds a bit cuter so, so be it I guess!
I have a few Thrifted pieces in my wardrobe, including some lovely vintage dresses, a few new pieces that still had the labels on when I found them and some gorgeous bags. I decided today to showcase the latter, I always gets comments on this bag when I use it, and when people ask where I got it from and I tell them the charity shop they gasp or look disappointed! The bag itself doesn't have any labels in it so I don't know she it was from originally, so if you recognise it, please do tell me where it was from, I'm ever so curious. I kind of think judging by the quality (which isn't the greatest) its just from a supermarket or high street brand, nothing special, but I really love it.


What I wore
Pleated coral maxi - Primark
T shirt - Dorothy Perkins
Denim Jacket - South @ Littlewoods
Boots - Kurt Gieger
Handbag - Thrifted... British Heart Foundation

A bag...... No funny comments....


Do you know this bag?

Some people have mixed feelings towards Thrifted clothing and accessories, but I think it's becoming much more socially acceptable, it's seen quite rightly, as recycling nowadays. I do know some people who would still see it as "trampy" but that's up to them hey?

Head over to the other ladies to see how they did Thrifted.....

What are your feelings on Thrifted? Do you like the thought of recycling, maybe finding a bargain or giving an unwanted object a new home? Or do you see it as a bit scruffy maybe, or unpleasant?

9 comments:

  1. I love "thrifting" although like you i find the term funny. I work in a charity shop a few hours a week and every Sat I got charity shopping with my fella! xx

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    1. Ps. you look blumming gorgeous xx

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    2. ooh how fab do you get first dibs on everything that comes in?! xx

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  2. I love a good handbag! I've misplaced my favourite red leather one and I'm so annoyed! If I've left it at my mother's I'm done for - she'll deny all knowledge whilst using the thing.

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    1. Ha Ha, my mum does that with my clothes... "oh is it? thought it was mine" :-/

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  3. I love thrifting. Though I guess I would draw the line at certain things...

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  4. Great outfit and post....that bag is lovely!!

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  5. love your style :) and i want this Bag....arrwww !!

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  6. Excellent and decent post. I found this much informative, as to what I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up.

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x