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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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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Hello festival season!

Coachella

Coachella officially kicked off the festival season last weekend, with a string of high profile celebrities descending on the southern Californian desert in all their bohemian beauty.

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Alessandra Ambrosio & friends at Coachella 2016 http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/04/coachella-2016-best-beauty-looks

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My Scottish Haul

As part of the Barnardo’s Retail team, I thought it was about time I got out of the office to see for myself the delights that can be found nestling amongst the rails of our stores.

Flanked with our Marketing Manager Charlie, I hit the streets of Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay, Edinburgh and Glasgow to source my very own #MyBarnardosFinds!

Now, I’m a massive collector of brooches. I literally can’t get enough of them and our stores are absolutely teaming with them. Always take a peek in the glass cabinets as that’s where you’ll find the best ones in all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes and all at around £1.99 each. Here are three that I used to jazz up a plain black winter coat.

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Baby it’s cold outside – by Martina Davis

With a noticeable drop in temperature, it’s time to wrap up warm and and find the perfect winter coat. That doesn’t have to mean spending a lot – there’s always a huge range available in Barnardo’s. I found this gorgeous grey wool coat for just £10. Military is making a big comeback this season, so these buttons make the coat bang on trend. Or, why not stand out from the crowd and make a statement with a bold colour? This gorgeous red 80s style coat was a steal at £8 and will brighten up many a dark winters morning.image1

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