Sunday, 30 September 2012

Magpie Monday - denim jacket

This weekend I had a good look around in the charity shops and dress agencies for dresses to wear for the FrOctober challenge. There were no nice dresses in my size, but I did buy a lovely denim jacket with a slightly fitted shape. I have been looking for a nice denim jacket for ages. This one originally came from Principles and looks as though it has hardly been worn.

I am planning to wear this jacket at the weekends over dresses during October. That way I can stay in my denim comfort zone without resorting to jeans.

The other preloved item I found this weekend was a stripy shirt from the M&S Autograph Boys range. I am always pleased to find nice clothes in charity shops for my little boy. He grows out of things so quickly at the moment. This shirt will go in the 'too big' stash for now, but I think my son will like the stars on the cuffs.


I'll be linking up with this week's Magpie Monday at Me and my shadow because I am always curious to see what pre-loved treasures others have tracked down.

Me and My Shadow

18 comments:

  1. Love that jacket. It looks a lovely fitted shape - unlike my lifeless one!

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    1. It is one of the nicest denim jackets I've seen. And as for your 'lifeless' jacket, perhaps you could up-cycle it into something else? x

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  2. I am liking this .. I must take you shopping with me

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    1. I'd love to go thrift shopping with you Claire. We have some great charity shops in Beeston or I could come over to your neck of the woods.

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  3. Two very nice finds, I have hardly ever found anything for my boys in charity shops - I have for my nieces though. And you can't go wrong with a denim jacket, I love mine over dresses too.

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    1. I think there are fewer clothes for boys in charity shops. That's one of the reasons I was so pleased to find this shirt.

      And a denim jacket over a frock is a classic combo in my view

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  4. What a great shirt - my boys would love the cuffs too, and your denim jacket is gorgeous.
    Last week I found the same lovely pyrex dish you put on your blog a while ago. Very excited when I saw it! Linked to your post, hope that's ok.

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    1. Yes of course it's ok to link to my post. I'm so pleased you found some nice Pyrex :)

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  5. Wow, smart shirt. Love the preppy look on boys, sadly mine's getting to the stage where he's happier in his own filth, hopefully he'll emerge the other side with a smarter outlook. x

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    1. Well it looks smart on the hanger, but no doubt it will end up with my son wiping his face/nose on the cuffs just like every other top he wears x

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  6. Thankyou for linking up at the frugal friday fashion show on my blog w hat astylish jacket bet it was expensive originally...great find

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    1. I'm planning to keep linking up with your frugal friday fashion show and next time I might include a photo of me wearing my bargain(s)

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  7. I find it hard to contain myself when I find something in a charity shop that I know would of coast a bomb to buy brand knew.The best smug feeling ever :D

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    1. I'm just the same :D

      It's been lovely to find other people who like finding charity shop bargains just as much as I do. Before I started reading blogs, it felt like I was the only one!

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  8. I love Charity shop shopping too but usually don't even look for myself and buy things for the boys. This is a great find and I will definitely be having a look for myself from now on :)

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    1. It can be a bit hit and miss so it's worth having a quick look every chance you get. Dress agencies can be worth a look too, though the prices are higher. Good luck :)

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