My Personal Style by The FloralRose Princess

Hi, I’m Molly Rose – although you may know me from Instagram as @floralroseprincess. I am a twenty-year-old student, a lover of all things vintage and a self-confessed charity shop addict!

From my Instagram account, where I post about my outfit each day, it is clear to see that my wardrobe is fit to bursting with charity shop bargains. Charity shopping is fun, cheap and allows you to stand out from the crowd in fabulously unique pieces! Not to mention, charity shopping supports great causes, none more so than Barnardo’s, who help the most vulnerable children in the UK.

I would say that the way I dress is happy, colourful (I’m particularly partial to bright yellow) and vintage inspired. I love combining bright colours and clashing patterns, particularly florals. I once had my style described as vintage, without looking like a costume, with a touch of modern. I suppose that this is quite an accurate description as I never wear outfits that are true to a certain decade; I love to mix pieces of different styles and eras.

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Susie’s Retro Homeware Haul

Hi, my name’s Susie and I blog at secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk and share my thrifty finds on my instagram.

I popped into my nearest Barnardo’s charity shops in Telford and Wolverhampton over the last couple of weeks to pick out the sweetest retro housewares I could find!

We moved into our new home last year and we’re still decorating. As I try to live a green and thrifty lifestyle, buying second hand from charity shops like Barnardo’s is the best! It lets me fill our home with unique and retro things and the prices are lovely too.

Here’s what I bought!

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Jade’s Favourite Spring/Summer Trends

I’m back again writing on The Thrift!!!

Hi guys, it’s Jade here (known as @charitysh0pqueen on Instagram) and I’m here to run you through my favourite Spring/Summer trends of 2016. With crazes such as the nautical trend, the undergarment obsession and 60s fever, I am here to talk about it all…

This blog post includes, how it is possible to stay on trend when on a budget, through the use of charity shops like Barnardo’s, car boots, kilo sales, vintage stores or buying (second-hand) online. You name it; there are many ways of buying cheap, yet ethical clothing, while still retaining quality.

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Strictly Barnardo’s by April Graham

Charity shops are my favourite for many different reasons, but for one reason in particular; I can ALWAYS find an outfit under £10 or less! I love setting myself challenges whilst I charity shop, just to make browsing that more fun!

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Kristin’s Outfit Challenge

In the spirit of #CharityTuesday I wanted to share with you the recent challenge I did for Barnardo’s, spending as little money as possible but still picking up the best outfit I could find. The thing I love most about charity shops is finding designer pieces for cheap prices and then working out how much money I have saved. So, I did my research and headed down to Barnardo’s in Marylebone for some designer bargains. Below you can see the estimated retail price and the saving.

First up, this amazing top from RODIER:

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My Barnardo’s find by Swish my Swag

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Hi! My name is Swish My Swag, and I am a self-confessed fashion addict and bargain hunter. I very rarely pay full price for anything, from food to false tan; I need it to be as cheap as chips.
This week, I swung by the sweetest little Barnardo’s charity shop in Crosby, Liverpool.

I didn’t have anything in mind in terms of what I fancied purchasing, but of course I didn’t leave empty handed. HURRAH!

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Ally’s Spring/Summer 16 Thrifty Trend Report!

Hello, my names Ally and I’m super excited to be a guest blogger for The-Thrift today!

I’ve recently started writing about fashion, lifestyle, beauty and a little bit of travel on my own blog: Ally’s Style.

I’m an aspiring womenswear designer and I am a massive fan of charity shopping, bargain hunting, and sourcing genuine vintage clothing from anywhere and everywhere at the best price!

The best thing about thrift shopping and charity shopping in stores such as Barnardo’s, is finding the current catwalk trends at a fraction of the price!!!

So, here are a few S/S 16 trends and outfits I have created using pieces I have thrifted.

Enjoy!

Life’s a Picnic-S/S16

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Image to the left (Victoria Beckham spring 2016 fashion show)

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Hayley Angell’s Vintage Style

The-Thrift talks to writer and charity store aficionado Hayley Angell about her love for all things vintage.

This week we chat to Hayley Angell – a pen-touting, keyboard-tapping, lifestyle writer and entertainer hailing from The Land Down Under, now based in sunny Glasgow. Disillusioned by her corporate life in London, Hayley quit her job, turfed her posh work-wear wardrobe and embraced her passion for all things vintage at www.loveisinthedetail.com. A regular Barnardo’s shopper, we asked Hayley a few questions about why she’s ditched the High Street in favour of our charity stores.

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Strictly Barnardo’s by April Graham

What do you think of when you hear the word fashion?

 High street?

Catwalks?

The latest fashion trends?

For me, I automatically think of charity shops! Yes, that’s right, CHARITY SHOPS! I am a self-confessed charity shop junkie and this is a brief guest blog on my favourite charity shop, Barnardo’s!

I love a good rummage in any Barnardo’s store, from women’s wear to men’s wear, vintage to chic.

I must confess that all of the clothes that I own, I’ve brought from various charity shops, but the majority of them are from Barnardo’s.

Here are my some of favourite Barnardo’s purchases…..

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