Gettin’ Thrifty – The Wonder of Charity Shop Finds

Who doesn’t love a good bargain? My friends used to joke that I could find all sorts of wonders in a charity shop when they could find none. Rummaging through the endless hangers of clothing can be a daunting task and the truth is, the best person of all and the magpie able to find any shiny jewel is … dun dun dun….my Mum! She passed me this coat (a local £5 buy) knowing I was hunting for a long- and I mean long coat slightly oversized in brown. My black oversized coat  has been a favourite of my wardrobe and I wanted to add to this particular collection. I loved it before I even realised what a treat it was. A Laura Ashley coat.

Charity Shop, Violet Glenton, Laura Ashley

I feel this is a coat stylishly chic for the cooler days we’ve been blessed with in England. Oh I love a good charity shop.

Charity Shop, Violet Glenton, Laura Ashley

Coat: Laura Ashley available to buy here
Jumper: H&M  YONKS old but comes back every year
Jeggings: New Look
Squared off Ankle Boots: New Look
Scarf: New Look (old) similar here

For anyone looking for some comfy Jeggings I can highly recommend New Look. Not only are they stretch and comfortable but highly durable. I roll up the ends of them to change my look. Especially when I have wonderful shoes on.

Charity Shop, Violet Glenton, Laura Ashley

I’ve always loved getting cosy and wrapping up in winter. It sounds daft but I really do love layering up and adding texture upon texture. It’s something I’ll miss a little in Summer (don’t judge me!) This New Look scarf is quite a few years old now but they have an equally beautiful one I’ve linked above. It’s the creams and warm tones that really add to the look.

Charity Shop, Violet Glenton, Laura Ashley

I wore this for a outing for a Sunday lunch, all in all a rather simplistic casual look. But I simply had to tell you about the £5 bargain. It was super warm too!

Violet x


  1. February 4, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Oh what a wonderful coat – Love it!

    C xx

  2. February 10, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Love this coat it looks so cosy but awesome, also loving your boots!

    Amy – (renamed from <3

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