the acid wash skirt and the £3.50 charity shop blouse

Autumn and Winter weather pretty much makes me want to put pyjamas on, and then not take them off again until Spring rolls around; the endless rain that leaves everything soggy underfoot, grey skies and dark mornings all make creative dressing that bit harder. I’m incredibly lazy when it comes to clothes; I like patterns and colours; bright tights, printed dresses and lots of geometrics and vintage, but when the weather turns to shit, all I want to do is wear jeans and big crazy jumpers. That said, we had a rare rain-free day a few weeks ago which was the perfect time to give my new acid wash skirt an outing (I started this post a while ago, then it languished in my ‘drafts’ folder for a while, neglected and forgotten. You can tell it’s old, because the ground in the pictures is still covered with a carpet of leaves!). I hate tights and I hate the cold, but my oh my, I love this skirt.

It took a long time to find this skirt; I could have bought one from Topshop for £18 in the sale, but I desperately wanted it to be an ethical find – eventually I found this one on Beyond Retro for the princely sum of £20. Worth the extra £2 for the fact that it’s vintage, and is a teeny bit more eco-friendly than its mass produced sisters. I wore it with a charity shop blouse, a charity shop coat, and a, err, charity shop bag. The belt came from a charity shop, and so did the necklace, and the boots were a Christmas present. Hurrah!


  1. abigailemily
    February 20, 2014 / 10:59 am

    love this outfit! I do find it amusing when you look down and suddenly realise that everything you are wearing (apart from underwear obvs) is second hand…it makes me feel a little special!

  2. Polly Davies
    February 20, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    You look great! Most of my clothes come from charity shops 😀

  3. laura redburn
    February 20, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    that's a lovely ring, and i love that coat! i buy most of my clothes from charity shops too 🙂

  4. Fiona Peacock
    February 20, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    I love your shoes, and the shot of the ladybirds is amazing! x

  5. Linda
    February 20, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Love your outfit! The skirt is great x

  6. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    February 20, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I love charity shop! Buy so many of my clothes from them. I love your hair by the way, my fringe is so outgrown, I really need to go and get it cut back in! x

  7. Laura Side Street
    February 20, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I really love this outfit and that top is amazing!!! I really enjoy a good look through the local charity shops – have not had anything good lately but I am re-inspired by your post to go again very soon 🙂 Cute brogues and ringLaura x

  8. Circus Queen
    February 20, 2014 / 11:19 pm

    I'm a charity shopper too. For me, your rings and shoes are where it's at!

  9. reigun decena
    February 21, 2014 / 2:55 am

    love charity shops! great overall look too 😉

  10. Lori | Wild and Grizzly
    February 21, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    You look great and what a super charity shop find! Amazing outfit all round, I would totally where this out and about. Well done escaping the jumper x

  11. KatGotTheCream
    February 23, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    I used to have a skirt like that years ago (with attractive ruching up the sides). I think you look better in yours!!! P.S. This weather is blummin vile isn't it!?

  12. Norman Watkins
    September 15, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    So, most of your outfits are from charity shop – that’s actually great! More than frugality and charity, you can add up environmental concern to the list of reasons to patronize this industry. Just imagine those good finds ending up in the dumpsite, and then the clothing companies needing to manufacture more. So I hope you continue to do just that. Have a happy charity shopping!Norman Watkins @ eBay Giving Works

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