I wasn't feeling much chazza shop joy this morning after leaving the first couple of shops empty-handed. I was freezing cold, an old battle axe was breathing down my neck, trying to wrestle anything I picked up out of my hands and a couple of men stood staring at me with their mouths hanging open like I had two heads (much to the annoyance of their womenfolk). How frickin' rude!
Then I spotted this 1950s fake leopard coat in Age UK and my mood changed. Annoying woman looked at me like she was going to kill me as I handed my cash over and both pervy men got dragged off by their partners.
Bargain! I shall cull the cupboard of doom of at least two coats to make room.
Like my fake Litas? I'm like a proper fashion blogger now ('cept that I'm wearing a home-made dress made out of a curtain underneath my coat.) Wait a couple of years and the thing you covert invariably turns up on the market for £5.
How attractive, my hands are turning blue from the cold & my week-old Barry M's developed a chip from all the rummaging!
|Plastic ring (Sexilicous Sarah) and bigger turquoise one (the marvellous Miss Magpie)|
So, what else did I find? New stock for Kinky Melon!
For the ladies:
Clockwise from top left: Groovy '70s blouse, 1970s St Michael folksy tee shirt, vintage school blazer, Burberry's velvet trimmed wool blazer, 1960s embellished cocktail dress, 1960s lurex evening bag, 1980s drop waist sun dress, West German checker-board pussybow blouse, 1970s-does-the-1940s tea dress.
For the lads
Satin trimmed tuxedo, 1970s Hornes jacket, 1960s navy mac and a vintage leisure shirt.
I couldn't resist this naff photo album for 50p
I've already got this 1960s St Michael scarf in blue and cream so for £1 it would have been daft not to buy an orange version!
|1950s Sheraton Collection fake leopard coat (Age UK) worn with teal opaques, green suedette boots, Liberty of London scarf (£1, local junk shop), 1950s rose print bag (20p, car boot sale), enormous gold earrings (75p, Topshop sale, 2010)|
Have I ever told you how much I love charity shops? (Even with pervy men and evil grasping rivals).
See you soon.
See you soon.