Re-discovering Thrifting

I started my Instagram account a few years ago to go compliment my YouTube channel, where I made videos about vintage fashion, up-cycling, and re-working clothes.

Eventually, I stopped making videos and just focused on posting Instagram pictures. Working in fast fashion, I’m constantly shopping at the big stores and online. This is great, but I have neglected my love for thrifting and charity shopping.

Recently I took a trip to my local Barnardo’s and picked up a few bits. I’ve decided to create a little lookbook to show that you don’t have to spend a lot to create great outfits. There is also the added bonus of supporting a charity – double feel good factor!

Rachel 1Cricket jumper (originally M&S) £5

I chose the jumper as it had a real Tommy Hilfiger vibe about it. It’s not something I would usually wear, even though I have tonnes of knitted jumpers. I’ve put my stamp on it by styling it with staple pieces from my wardrobe.

Rachel 2

White shirt (origin unknown) £3

This blouse is gorgeous, from the silky fabric to the studs on the collar. I particularly love the checked detailing as it reminds me of Ben Sherman. With this in mind, I teamed it with a leather jacket to give it a tougher edge.

rachel 3

Velvet trousers (originally M&S) £3

I actually stumbled upon these trousers on my way out of the store and just had to get them. I love the flared style and the velvet gives a real cosy winter vibe to the outfit. I can definitely see myself wearing these a lot as they are super comfy!

Rachel 4

Polka dot dress (originally ASOS) £7

Finally, I found this super adorable polka dot dress. I was surprised to see it was originally from ASOS and still had all the labels inside! I love the fit and its cute pin-up vibe.

Be sure to check out my Instagram to keep up to date with all my looks.


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