Leather & Fur

It's so funny, I have a really karmic relationship with charity shops. I can get really stressed that I won't find anything, and I don't, for ages, I can revisit old ones, discover new ones, and go to ones I rarely bother to visit and find exactly nothing. And then I stop overthinking it, maybe donate a couple of bags of stuff, and a week later, boom! a whole world of discovery. I took some stuff up to a local shop last week and when I went on my weekly jaunt to have a look to see if anything was about, I hit the jackpot. I found a Quiksilver dress, which we used to stock at the shop I worked at, retailing for about £55, for £7. I found 3 pairs of jeans-the lovely older lady at the counter said, "you know these are £2.99 each, is that ok?" bless her heart-of course it's ok! In a world where the cheapest jeans I can find are Primarni specials in horrible thin denim, which even there, don't come in at under a tenner, barely worn luxe heavy weight jeans for £3 seems like a good buy to me. "We often get small sizes in here" she conspiratorially whispered. Don't worry, I told her-I'd be back. What a lovely lady. And I feel good that my purchases will also help a charity. Charity shops are great aren't they! Talk about feel good shopping!
I had a rather bottom-heavy trip actually because I then discovered these leather pants in our local hospice shop. I hummed and haaed for a little while over these because they were a tenner, which is completely ridiculous for bespoke leather trousers, and once I realised I was being pedantic because they were in a charity shop, I snapped them up. Duh! If they'd been hanging on a rail in Topshop for a tenner I wouldn't have even hesitated, which says a lot for my mindset, and I'm a bonafide charity shopper! They are ever so slightly too tight, really high on the waist with a tapered leg-in short, my perfect trouser, even if I do have to breathe in to get them on. I am hoping they will stretch slightly as they are absolutely butter soft, I dread to think of the cost of these when they were new, and I am so glad I did get them because they are beautiful. 
The star of the show, mind, is this totes amaze blonde vintage faux fur coat which I won from eBay a couple of weeks ago (it took ages to arrive for some reason.) It is really cocoony and I am loving the bracelet length sleeves and the boxy shape. It's also really soft and smells really nice, bizarrely! I think I paid just over a fiver for it, which is one of the reasons that I love eBay haha :)
Anyway, this is quite a relaxed outfit for me but I love wearing simple shapes and pieces together; the shoes are vintage Anna Costoli (I think) and were £4 from my local Scope shop.
Hope you like! Have you got any great bargains from charity shops lately?
XO Amie
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Unknown said...

like wax jeans! and congrats on good deals in charity shops and ebay. I havent visit any yet because they were too far from home! its such a good idea to shop in charity shops like the salvation army, might try just that. plus this outfit gave me a nautical feel to it a lil. :) xx


Carrie said...

wow, that fur jacket looks really warm and comfy! i like it. it'd be so perfect for winter time.

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Lydia said...

I spend half my life in charity shops ha. I think you always find better stuff when you haven't been for a while :) you look fab!! x

Paint it Black said...

Wow wow wow those trousers are amazing you really are the charity shop queen you find the most amazing pieces so worth it when you do find a gem. Love how you styled them and the shoes are fab.

About the rings they are amazing quality for the money and they do not really tarnish and have not turned my fingers green xoxo

Vix said...

That jacket is beautiful, I can only image how cosy it feels on. The leather pants are fabulous, too.
So many people don't get it, they seem to think a charity shop has to sell stuff for peanuts, they never stop to consider the quality of an item and the comparative price of one bought retail. x
Ps The Charlatans!

Mo said...

Love this look, so chic and timeless! Your jacket is perfect! x

Anonymous said...

lovely outfit!

KatyJGordon said...

very chic! Loving your blog


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