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Thrift shop

May 27, 2013

I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up
This is fucking awesome

Macklemore – Thrift Shop

 This silly song should be the thrift/charity / op Shopping anthem. You don’t believe me? Check out some more of the lyrics:

They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.” I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.” Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant bitch (shit) I call that getting swindled and pimped (shit) I call that getting tricked by a business That shirt’s hella dough And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t.

Poetry, right? haha. Anyway, I wish I could go to good thrift stores / charity shops more often.  One of my latest finds is, I think, from the 70’s and cost me £1 from Age UK. They’ve been doing a pound shop recently and they rarely put up anything retro but this one must have escaped the no old clothes policy they seem to have.

Expensive car, cheap clothes.

Deets- Dress – probably 70’s, thrifted at AgeUK, Carnaby Boots – Irregular Choice, via Ebay, Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha, Coat – Zara (swap with Lili), Cardigan – Zara (sale),  Big Ass Beads – Thrifted from British Heart Foundation, Wooden Bangles – thrifted from several charity shops. If you look at the nails you’ll see that I’ve done them in several colours, in the outfit’s colour scheme 😀

I is classy, posing in ASDA.

Have you made any special finds recently?



Boy London

April 6, 2013

Who remembers Acid House and all the paraphernalia that came along with it? The baggy clothes, the smiley face tees and the Boy London clothes? I know I do!

For those who don’t, there’s a fantastic documentary about that Summer of 1989 that’s well worth watching at at the end of the page. I found the Boy London sweatshirt at the men’s section in a charity shop on my scavenging trip to Stamford. when I saw it all the memories of watching music videos at the time and the style in them came flooding back. So I brought it home and obviously it contaminated my whole outfit the day I wore it to work:


Photos taken by Frankie, on our lunch break. Details: Cat Bag – H&M, Parka – from an outlet in Manchester, Hat – H&M, via Ebay, Stripy turtleneck – Zara, Skirt – from some goth shop in Lisbon, Sweatshirt – Boy London, thrifted, Platform Trainers – Office, via Ebay.