Thursday, 16 February 2012

Have I Ever Mentioned How Much I Love Charity Shopping?



Hell fire, it's been almost a week since I visited any charity shops, I've obviously been spending far too much time sewing and reading blogs. As it was unseasonably mild and dry this morning I thought I'd better get myself down to the town centre and see if I could bag myself a bargain.




I struck chazza gold in the first shop I went in with these original, high-waisted 1970s brushed denim, bell-bottomed beauties in Cancer Research. Snaffled from the clearance rail for a piffling £1.  




This cute tapestry coin purse was 40p from Compton Hospice




This groovy tooled leather hippy belt was 50p from the same shop.




By rights this isn't my thing at all, 1950s fashion and beige don't usually float my boat, but this Peggy French Couture swing coat looks surprisingly stylish on....




...and at £2.99 a bit too good to miss.




This cute velvet bolero jacket by Bernshaw will be perfect thrown over a 70s maxi. (£1, Cancer Research)




This Hawaiian maxi has still got the original $45 price tags attached and was just a quid.






I do love a retro label.




Another freaky child for my Wall of Misery for 50p




Jon was very excited with this 1960s velvet collared frock coat.




It fits him to perfection




and was only £5.


"Posh Frocks" 1960s velvet jacket (£2.99, PDSA), vintage bell bottoms (£1, Cancer Research) Silk scarf (£1, local vintage emporium)
This vintage fix should keep me ticking over until next week's jumble sale, unless I find something over the weekend.

81 comments:

  1. The bell bottoms look amazing on, & the tapestry purse is so lovely!

    XO, Catherine.

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  2. Amazing finds! So jealous of it all, especially the little boy picture.

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  3. Jon's new coat is pretty damn lovely! And you found some absolutely amazing pieces, well done! Love the bolero.
    xx

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  4. You look fab in those bellbottoms, and I am extremely envious of your velvet bolero, too. Good hunting!

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  5. oh vix, you do always find some bargains. Those jeans are just delightful!
    xx

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  6. This bell bottoms are a superb find. I wish I could find something that good in my local chazza this weekend!

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  7. Great finds as ever, love the jeans! Jon will look very dapper in that jacket!

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  8. Oh Vix I couldn’t help but be drawn towards this! You are my charity shop hero and always remind me how wonderful the joy of second-hand really is. You got some great bits especially that tapestry purse.
    I’m sorry for abandoning you lately, I will be back soon. Even when I’m sad, or not feeling quite myself, I always think of people like you, who have the ability to inspire me no matter what. You will forever remain an inspiration xxx

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  9. Hot dam sweetie SCORE! I love these jeans on you but I swear your jacket is what has me gushing I love those buttons! I can't wait to go shopping with you when I visit!!!! Jon's coat is just gorgeous the cut looks fabulous! I can't wait to see him rock that! Glad it was warm enough for a little shopping. Sunday can't get her fast enough talk soon sweetie!
    ~
    LOVEYOULOTS!!!!!!
    Krista

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  10. Oh good grief, what a load of fabulous finds. Most jealous. Haven't bought anything decent in our local chazzas for toooooo long. Luckily, we're going away this weekend and I'll be dragging my friends into as many charity shops as we can muster. Aaaah bliss.

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  11. Ooh you had a great day shopping!!
    I love all the jackets/coats!! I would wear all of them!!

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  12. love your finds, the bell bottoms are insane and how stylish is this coat for your hubby?! xx

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  13. i think those were my bell bottoms you found. so glad you found them:) love the coat for jon, how amazing that is going to look. make sure to post a pic of him in it wouldya? have a wonderful thursday vix. xo janet

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  14. wow.....where to start.......superb shopping, particularly love the bell bottoms and the frock coat....you will make a very dashing couple no doubt!!x

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  15. Your jeans looks amazing! Have to say Jon's new coat is cooool. You still are tghe queen of charity founds (doubt there will be anyone to beat you)

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  16. The jeans look fab on you but I have to say I LOVE Jon's coat, wow that's fabulous!

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  17. Jon's coat - wow! My husband would covet that!

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  18. Some amazing finds again - makes a nice change to see you in jeans, and only a quid! But I think Jon's coat wins, it's beautiful. x

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  19. OMG Vix, if you EVER decide to sell on that Peggy French coat pleaaaaaase give me first refusal!!! it's so beautiful and SO me, and I am having a real 50's moment with my fashion of late. I adore those bell bottoms too! I did a bit of the old Chazza sifting today but no luck for me unfortch. Oh well, can't happen every time! The hawaiian piece is so you and Jon's coat is absolutely beautiful. Great finds. xxxxxxxxxx

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  20. Brushed denim? Haven't thought about that in years, I had brushed pale denim flares back in the 70s! Those beauties look made for you.
    What a lot of wondrous finds for tuppence ha'penny. I'm sure the Peggy French would sell well on Ebay if you decided not to keep it, the yellow maxi is fabulous, and that coat for Jon is a total winner!
    You're rocking that little velvet jacket too, you gorgeous bargain-hunting woman! xxxxxxxxxx

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  21. Hi my dear! great finds, the bell bottoms look gorgeous and I love Jons jacket too, well done! Have a nice evening! xx

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  22. where are you? Can I come shopping with you? So much better than round here!

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  23. You look Gorgeous as always! You always have such Amazing finds!

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  24. You look so lovely today those jeans were such a good buy and fit you and show of your lovely figure so well. Love the little purse and the black velvet jacket. Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

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  25. great finds, that jeans fits you like a dream!, and love insanely that hawaian dress, so cute!!
    besos & fun

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  26. That's so weird, I picked up that exact same freaky kid picture in my local hospice shop today. The first thing I thought when I saw it was that this would look great on your wall of misery! Great jeans and coat too x

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  27. Btw, that frock coat is awesome. What a find!

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  28. Chazza Gold - love it! Those are great scores - isn't it amazing what one town and its op ahops can give out? Amazing.
    Love it.x

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  29. How do you do it? You always come home with such amazing finds, for no money at all.
    Jon's jacket is so Ray Davies! (50 years ago of course) Love all your other bits and pieces too, even the beige coat.
    x

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  30. you looks so cute.what great finds.I want those jeans.love them.Love the coats too.My hubby would want your hubbys teddy coat.That is very nice.Good job.xx

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  31. You look lovely...I love your hair so much xx

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  32. O my frigging GAWD,that jacket Jon scored is TOTALLY amazing!!! G is gonna cream himself!I would looooove to see Jon model it.....?!
    But yes, you did indeed make some fabulous scores yorself!Loving those bell bottoms especially!!! Yay! Ooo,makes me feel like going out and hitting the chazza stores.....maybe this afternoon!!!
    Youa re SO fabulous,darling!You deserved to find all those lovely treats!
    Love you more than bell bottoms!
    Lovce Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  33. More great finds! You are the undisputed Queen of Charity Shop bargain hunting :-)

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  34. In love the shape of the velvet jacket and the Hawaian maxi is amazing.

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  35. I love all your finds, but that balck jacket is insane gorgeous, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Lucky you to have Charity shops and carboot sales, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

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  36. What great finds, that 60s coat is great, hope Jon enjoys wearing it - would love to see a picture!
    Have just heard there's a jumble here this saturday and TWO next week, champing at the bit as I had to miss one a couple of weeks ago!

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  37. Goodness me to find one thing as a stand out, out of all that you came home with is hard. Amazing haul.

    The jeans are amazing and look to fit you perfectly. The velvet bolero is going to be such a handy addition.

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  38. OMG! Jackson the Tailor! My uncle window dressed for them in Liverpool during the 70#s x

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  39. My gosh - where do you find all these amazing things? My charity shops are full of primark and Tesco cast offs! I love the bell bottoms - they look amazing on you. I'd love to know what size you are and - you look tiny so I wonder if that's why you get the good stuff!? :-)

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  40. That 1960 velvet jacket is just amazing, I swooned when I seen it!

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  41. I love the coat you found for yourself and the one for Jon, they're both fabulous bargains.

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  42. Wow! Most excellent haul Vix - I think you must have the greatest charity stores in the world near you!

    I especially love the velvet bolero - beautiful.

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  43. I think this is the first time I have seen you wearing a pair of blue jeans... of course, you wear them well!

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  44. wowzer! thats some good finds there! i only wish the local chazza shops were as good down here :( those jeans are immense and lucky jon too!!

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  45. Cool finds! It's Suesday today so we're on the hunt too! We'll let ya know what we find! ♥

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  46. wowsers - i'd say your scored big time! Thats it im moving up to your town, just so i can nab some of these fabulous vintage goodies! Scarlett x

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  47. wow this are really highwaisted bell bottomed beauties!!! they look so gorgous on you, and are hard to find :( and also the velvet bolero jacket is a dream!
    love and kiss,mary

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  48. Everything you got is fabulous. Those jeans are pretty much my idea of perfection. That frock coat is swoon-worthy.

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  49. How on earth do you do it Vix? I've got so turned off our local charity shops, there's never anything but overpriced Primark, and it's sad because I love charity shopping. I love your finds. Xx

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  50. Amor,
    jean bell bottoms fit you perfectly Charlies Angels hot.
    I haven't been charity shopping for about a week and I am dying for the boot sales finds.amazing Hawaiian maxi, cant wait to see you wearing the hell of it. I could totally see Jon smoking in that dashing frock coat.I need to go to this Compton charity shop.

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  51. You look smashing! I love those jeans. I've been trying to find myself a similar pair, but no luck yet.

    I love all your charity finds - I might just have to fight Jon for his coat!

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  52. Brushed denim flared jeans..... ahh mine had plaited pockets.

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  53. Oh my god, love your outfit Vix, especially those jeans!

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  54. What a fabulous collection of goodies! I love your Peggy French Couture coat, and can't wait to see how you style it! I confess to a weakness for 1950's fashion, and I especially love it worn in unexpected ways.

    Your outfit is beautiful! I have a pair of jeans very similar to those; I must dig them out.

    xo, Anita

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  55. Oh, Vix, you struck gold with that elegant frock coat for Jon - please post a photo of him wearing it! The Peggy French coat, Hawaiian maxi, velvet bolero are all seriously fabulous, and I can't wait to see what outfits you put together with them. If I come over there, can we go Charity shopping, pretty please???

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  56. aww you look like a cute happy hippy! I love denim like this it always looks so snazzy but ready to roll =) Lovely jacket too.
    Nice coat! I have one a bit like it actually! The curved lapels are pretty!

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  57. The jacket you are wearing in the picis gorgeous.

    I cannot believe your luck with the maxi dress. I also love the print. All the jackets are amaze!

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  58. The frock coat is fabulous. My DH has one that he has worn when we attend concerts. Sometimes a break from charity shopping brings a fresh eye to it.

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  59. Damn you look fabulous in those bell bottom jeans!
    That tapestry coin purse is quite sweet.
    50 cents for a leather belt? SCORE
    I could see that Peggy French looking stylish on you.
    Hawaiian Maxi (SCREAM) It's delicious
    Jons 1960s jacket is pretty damned funky (Such a cool find)

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  60. I agree with the lovely La Dama, you look like one of Charlie's Angels! Love Jon's new coat I bet he looks great in it too!

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  61. I love it all especially Jon's coat. You must have some amazing shops in your area.
    It is the lats day of half term today - I may well treat myself to a browse.

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  62. Brilliant finds you lucky lady! My favs would have to be the Hawaiian frock and Jon's coat. xx

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  63. Those flares are magnifique! I'm loving the Hawaiian stuff that often comes your way too, I wonder if it was someone around who lived there or perhaps in mainland U.S. and holidayed there! xxx

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  64. Fantastic finds Vix, loving the whole outfit. no wonder Jon was chuffed with that jacket it's amazing.

    X x

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  65. Vix, I don't think I've ever seen you in jeans! 'Bell bottoms', it's true, but so jean-like - and yet you make such a standard wardrobe staple look so fantastic! xx

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  66. Love the pants!! they fit you perfect wow!! and the tapestry coin purse is adorable I have been looking for one actually you know what they want at the mall for one of those twenty dollars! just ridiculous :P I am sure if I keep checking one will turn up ~Enjoy your weekend ttys Love Heather

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  67. dying over your jacket! The color, fabric, button?? All perfect!

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  68. Fancy finds... Can't wait to see you & Jon in that coat & suit!
    btw.....I am a size 6.5 in shoes & by some miracle that is the size of my eBay 60's boots! Have a fab weekend Vix!

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  69. Good things come to good people!!!! The op-shop universe was looking over you!!! What fabulous finds Vix.
    The brush denim flares are such a find, it's so hard to get them now in good condition.
    love the velvet jacket.
    Happiness to you. love v

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  70. Oooh, major jealous of the little boy pic, Jons coat is divine I can SOOOO see him in it and that black bolero is perfect for so many of your outfits.xx.

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  71. Oh my goooooorrd!! The jeans! The velvet jacket! The bolero! The FRICKIN AMAZING MEN'S JACKET!!! It's all spectacular - and you look SPLENDIFEROUS in that fabulous ensemble, amor! Love!!! Sarah xxx

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  72. You look like a HippieGypsyStevieNIcks-y Fashion Princess!
    A week w/o hitting the shops? So glad you got back out and came home with all those treasures to share.

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  73. The gentleman's frock coat is v dapper. You'll need to post a pic of Jon wearing it. xx

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  74. You look amazing in those jeans, ohhh to have a figure like yours. Jons coat is fab....photo of Jon wearing it please

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  75. What great finds! I am also envious of that amazing velvet jacket! I long for the day I might find a velvet Regency-style Spencer jacket in a charity shop especially in black or blue! That one is beautiful!!! It really accentutates your tiny waist!

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  76. those pants are AMAZING! i could go green with envy... or denim blue. ;)

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  77. That frock coat is beyond fabulous!
    I see, trying to catch-up here, that there have been calls for Jon to model it, well, here's another one to add to the chorus. Pleeeeeease, Jon!
    Bloody lovely, that coat!
    Z xx

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  78. The beige 1950s French Couture coat and the gorgeous velvet bolero jackets are my favorites.

    Your man must look very stylish in that long jacket.

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