The festive season is just around the corner, so be sure to out-sparkle the crowd this Christmas. From velvet to glitter and embracing the disco feels, go bold this party season. Here we take you through some of our favourite party trends to see-and-be-seen in this Christmas.
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.
Hello Thrift followers! In my last blog, I explained how my husband and I managed to create our own vintage inspired wedding for a fraction of the cost of your typical wedding. Part of this involved scouring charity shops for pre-loved wedding attire and decorations.
Even if you’re not planning on tying the knot yourself, you may have received a pretty little invitation through your door inviting you to share someone’s special day.
Cue the mad dash to find an outfit. My first stop? The local charity shops!
There’s a method to choosing a wedding outfit. Firstly, is there a theme? Pinterest is your best friend here. It helps you find colours and textures that fit the theme and leaves you loaded with inspiration when you hit the shops. Luckily, when I had the pleasure of attending my sister in law’s wedding, there weren’t many ‘rules’ and so I was free to pick an outfit which felt like ‘me’!
My name is Jada Sezer, I’m 27 years old and a born and raised Londoner. I’ve modelled for just under 4 years. Before being a model I was studying my Masters in Child Psychotherapy. I fell into this career through my campaign work and I’m still very passionate about diversity, mental health and personal development.
1. What was your favourite look from the shoot?
I loved the cute sparkly elephant shaped shoulder bag!
2. Did the shoot help change your perception of charity shopping?
I never realised you could get such cool things.
3. What is your favourite charity shop buy?
I once bought a Helmut Newton book on fashion photography.
It’s April here, back with another monthly blog. In this instalment, I will be sharing my favourite shoe finds from Barnardo’s – because let’s face it – a girl can never have enough pairs!
I’m not your typical girly girl. My shoe collection is not full of sky-high heels – that’s way out of my comfort zone! I’ll let you in on a secret…. I’ve only ever worn high heels once! Heels and I are therefore a disaster waiting to happen!
Keep scrolling for a sneak peek into my growing shoe collection.
She’s a Brown University graduate with a degree in English literature, a UN ambassador, a long-term advocate of sustainable fashion, starring in one of this year’s most highly anticipated movie releases and all round female boss! Emma Watson is a force to be reckoned with.
With International Women’s day having just passed we thought it only right to pay homage to one of our favourite fierce fashion icons. Keep scrolling to check out our favourite red carpet looks from the Beauty and the Beast premiers so far.
Award season is officially in full swing and our minds are focused on all things red carpet fashion! So far Rihanna and Solange have hit our best dressed list, have you curated yours yet?
With the likes of Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Zuhair Murad and Gucci making strong appearances on the red carpet we challenged ourselves to do the same. Why not look good, feel good and embrace all the glam of your favourite looks in a Barnardo’s find?
April’s the name and charity shopping is my game. I’m a self-confessed charity shopping shopaholic!
I’m so excited to been given the opportunity to guest blog monthly on The-Thrift, courtesy of the fabulous Barnardo’s Retail.
I will be blogging at the end of every month, sharing my Barnardo’s hauls, outfit finds for under £10’s, Q&A’s, seasonal outfits, customising charity shop wear and much more!!
All outfits you will see and read about have been purchased by me from different Barnardo’s shops. I’m kicking off my first blog with one my favourite January buys, keep scrolling to see how I style it.
First off we have one of my current favourite outfits! Everything I am wearing (apart from the distressed tights) I purchased from my local Barnardo’s!
Still in that post-Christmas slumber? Got a case of the January blues? This is nothing a little retail therapy can’t fix. Create your fashion future to fast track you into the New Year!
Keep scrolling to see what trends and key pieces we are trying RIGHT .
We couldn’t be more excited about this trend making a comeback. Break your loungewear out of your bedroom with the coolest and comfiest fits.
It’s nearly time to wave goodbye to 2016 and kick start the New Year in style.
Make sure this New Year’s Eve goes off with a bang in perfect party attire. So whether you’re glamming it up for a girls night out, staying in or something in-between, we’ve got you covered. Let the outfit planning commence!
Keep scrolling for our favourite party fashion trends and set the stage for a very chic year ahead!
New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to embrace your love for all things glittery. Kick off the festivities with a sparkling sequin dress that will make an impact and light up the dance floor.