I have a confession to make, I am not a thrifter. You will not find beautiful vintage dresses in my wardrobe. It’s not a snobbery thing, I am genuinely envious of those who can pick up an amazing top for £2 (Sis, I’m talking to you) but it just isn’t my thing. The closest thing I have to vintage in my wardrobe is this Gap denim jacket, I bought it when I lived in London almost 10 years ago now, it was on a sale rack but still quite of the moment. Trends change and it languished away in the back of my wardrobe for many years, unloved and unworn, but still I couldn’t bring myself to give it away. Then back in 2009 denim jackets came back in and it’s been a staple item ever since. A denim jacket is great for dressing down an outfit (provided it doesn’t already involve denim, double denim will never be a good look) over a maxi dress or skirt or brilliant over a summer dress on a cooler day. I love this one for its curved lapels which make it almost blazer-like.
|'Vintage' Gap denim jacket, Monsoon maxi dress|
So while you won’t find me in the Charity shops, I still love a bargain. Rarely do I pay full price for an item of clothing; I love a 20% off sale and I’ve been known to watch items until they eventually go on sale. Take these beautiful silver flats, I picked them up recently from an L.K.Bennet outlet, reduced from £125 to just £20. Bargain!
|Silver flats L.K. Bennet|
Are you a thrifter or a bargain shopper?
I’d love to hear about your best buy..