Ruby Red – The Christmas Trend

As Christmas party invites begin to pile up, it’s the perfect time to invest in some red pieces for your wardrobe. Red is a flexible colour that can work for any event, from casual drinks with office friends to get-togethers with the family.

Think rich shades of crimson and deep wine hues that will add a touch of class to any outfit – and don’t be afraid to overload on the glitter and sequins this season. If you’re worried about looking too much like a festive bauble, tone down the outfit by adding a simple velvet clutch bag or wrap around a faux fur collar.



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Perfect Christmas Party Looks.

Christmas parties are just around the corner and ‘tis the season to pull out all the stops – Stuck in a fashion rut? Can’t find that perfect outfit for the office Christmas party? Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

From velvet to glitter and show-stopping metallic, go bold on the party circuit. Here we take you through the best party outfits trends to see-and-be-seen-in this Christmas.

Suits are the perfect transition look from work to party wear. We couldn’t be happier that velvet suits are a must have for this festive season. Add a choker and some statement heels to complete that perfect party look.

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My £10 Barnardo’s Haul

Hi peeps! I’m Hannah and I’m currently based in Manchester. When I’m not working in a lab, I regularly showcase my charity shop bargains and adventures over on my Instagram account and my blog – The Charity Panda.

I have been very kindly invited by Barnardo’s to visit their discount store in Wythenshawe and see what bargains I could find!

Now that we are post-Easter – a time when people get an annual declutter in full swing – I decided to search for some not-so-new additions to my spring wardrobe.

Cold Shoulder Blouse – £1.99

The off-the-shoulder craze has made a comeback this season – much to my excitement! With high street stores now bustling with shoulder baring shirts and blouses, this gorgeous vintage-gold coloured number is a perfect and unique version of this trend, it even has ruffled/flute sleeves for that extra feminine look.

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#MyBarnardosFind Picks For Under £2

For this week’s #mybarnardosfind, we focused on bargains for under £2 – yep, everything you see in this blog was purchased in our Barnardo’s stores for less than £2!

Elvis sang about not stepping on his blue suede shoes, and we can see why when someone owns a pair as gorgeous as these.

Ingred (@thorasfabulousfinds) found this bold blue pair in our Lichfield Street branch in Wolverhampton. You would never believe that she purchased them for only £1.99.

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We ♥ Prada

Prada has been crafting beautifully designed shoes for over a century now, renowned for their style and expert craftsmen ship Prada stands tall amongst the most luxurious designer brands the world has to offer.

Sadly not many of us can afford the price tag that comes with a pair of shoes from the Italian fashion house, but fear not my designer loving friends!

Here at Barnardo’s we have some amazing donations come through our shop doors, here we pick out our favourite Prada donations.

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