Dressing For Summer

It finally feels as though summer has truly arrived. Despite the odd day of torrential rain, the sun has been beaming down and it’s got me thinking about my summer wardrobe and a few much-needed additions.

If you follow me on Instagram or have watched my recent videos, then it will come as no surprise that when the summer months come back around, I always pop down to my local car boot sales and frequent the charity shops to see what one-off pieces I can find. While I tend to focus on finding real vintage gems and pieces of a by-gone era, I stumbled across this pretty little tea-dress, originally from H&M, on my recent visit to my local Barnardo’s store.

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April’s Charity Shopping Tips.

It’ April here and I’m, back with another monthly guest blog! In this entry I’ll be sharing my ideas on how to end the stigma around charity shop shopping and sharing some more smashing Barnardo’s finds.

When you hear the words charity shop, what immediately pops into your mind? For me it’s a treasure trove of amazing fashion finds! I’ve had people compliment me on my outfits, followed by the classic question “where is that from?” – I have always proudly answered: “Barnardo’s”. Cue the shocked expression! I was once your stereotypical charity shop doubter but my first trip to Barnardo’s immediately changed my mind.

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How and Why I Charity Shop!

Hello you lovely lot!

If you know me – or even if you don’t – just by browsing through my blog you can see that in most of the outfits I’m wearing, is something from a charity shop.

Now, some of you may shy away at the thought of pre-loved clothes, BUT YOU SHOULDN’T! So bear with me because I’m going to tell you exactly why…

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It’s time for funky threads that guys can afford!

Clothes or rent? The eternal student question. What if I told you both were possible? What if I told you some cracking shirts were within your reach at prices too good to turn down?

I’m Max, an intern in Business Development at Barnardo’s Head Office. Like the next student, I’m all about the bargains. I buy all my shirts – casual and smart- in charity shops. I also buy most other things, but especially shirts. So should you.

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Thrifty blogger ‘Cant Swing a Cat’ explains how to bag the most stylish charity shop bargains!

Having recently revamped my wardrobe with a number of charity shop bargains, I’ve noticed how surprised people tend to be when they learn that a brand new dress was just a fiver from a local Barnardo’s.

Many people are still wrongly under the impression that charity shops are full of scruffy clothes and that they stock the same old stock year in, year out, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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