One of my favourite charity shops (or 'thrift stores', if you're so inclined) is run by old ladies who play Frank Sinatra over the speakers. You can already tell why I love it, right? There's always a lot to discover - today I found a huge set of crayons, sticker creator refills (if only it had been the actual sticker maker! I always wanted one of those) and many tiny, intricate paintings of Lourdes, France. I picked up a couple of things, too:
Since I already have a million jumpers, and a white cardigan, I was torn over this, but, well, just look at the collar detail...
How could I resist? It was only £3.99! I could tell by the label it wasn't vintage, but it seemed almost lolita-inspired to me. Turns out the manufacturer targets their products towards 'senior ladies'. I can live with that.
I also picked up this scarf for £2. It's true I have a lot of neck scarves and most likely don't need any more, but this one's a little different...
It has this interesting chain making it into a loop, meaning you can just slip it over your head. Anyone know if this is a common feature on many scarves?
I also got a waistcoat suit (!) in my exact size for just £5.99! It's made by Ming London, who I haven't been able to track down, but I love it anyway. It's not that great to photograph on a hanger though - I might do an outfit post with it sometime.
And the best thing about all of this? I had no idea I was going to get it. I had a little extra time after school so I decided to browse around and discovered these lovely treasures. You don't get that adventure with any other kind of shopping. That's why I love thrifting so!