Castle Walls.


230713Edit1(Outfit Details: Blouse – Charity Shop, Skirt – Primark, Hat – H&M, Shoes – Charity Shop)

A lesson I learnt this week was that sometimes it’s good to just take a step back from the online world and appreciate your surroundings. After feeling a little bit ‘blah’ and ‘oh my god words why are you not coming to me?!’ (we’ve all been there) an afternoon out at a nearby castle was just what I needed. I think sometimes I forget what there is to experience, and within 5 minutes drive from my house you’re out in the wonderful countryside.

Of course, I couldn’t resist taking my new camera lens to take a few outfit shots. Believe it or not, this outfit cost my less than £10 (excluding the hat). If you hadn’t already realised, I’m a big charity shopping fan and I’m always on the hunt for bargains, of which I’ve been lucky enough to find plenty. This blouse is a very recent purchase from a charity shop in town. It’s actually originally Primark, much to my surprise – how amazing is it’s collar?! I tend to wear more high collars, so this low cut was a little out of my comfort zone, but I just popped on a cami underneath and I was good to go! Looking back at these photographs, this skirt isn’t the most flattering of shapes (my less-than-flat stomach is making a bit of an appearance.. I LOVE FOOD TOO MUCH OKAY?!), alas I love it’s mustard hue. Again, this is also from Primark, so it’s fit isn’t exactly top notch, more of a square, but hey ho. Although you can’t see them very clearly in the photograph, I’ve paired this outfit with some black leather loafers I found brand new a few years ago at another charity shop. They’re super comfy and look rather adorable, if I do say so myself, with a pair of cute ankle socks.

What’s your opinion on charity shopping?



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  1. 23rd July 2013 / 7:05 pm

    I love the idea of Charity shopping but seem to lack the luck other bloggers get! x

  2. 23rd July 2013 / 7:08 pm

    I got that blouse from a charity shop too, but it's definitely too sheer for me! A cami is on my shopping list now, it looks gorgeous on you. xo

    • 23rd July 2013 / 7:12 pm

      I couldn't wear it without a cami either – mine was just a nude coloured one from H&M! : ) xx

  3. 23rd July 2013 / 7:09 pm

    I love the idea of charity shopping, but every time I go I can never find anything. The same goes with regular shopping for me actually! x

    • 23rd July 2013 / 7:13 pm

      It's just trial and error really, sometimes I find loads and other times nothing. I'm in the process of writing an article about charity shopping and my tips, I'll send you a link when it's up! Aw, I'm like that sometimes, but I've learnt that things always look different on the hangers : )


  4. 23rd July 2013 / 8:33 pm

    Love the shoes and blouse! Think next time I go to a charity shop I'm going to have a proper look around, see if I can find some pretty things! 🙂

  5. 23rd July 2013 / 10:21 pm

    I love charity shops!
    I got a perfect dress from one last week for £2.99, Bargin.

    Ps. You remind me so much of Cassie from Skins!

  6. 24th July 2013 / 2:48 pm

    Your new camera lens is making your photographs so much clearer and so beautiful! I love the outfit as well, it's gorgeous.

  7. 24th July 2013 / 6:12 pm

    love the blouse! x

  8. 24th July 2013 / 10:05 pm

    OMG, you look so lovely, amazing skirt! <3

  9. 25th July 2013 / 3:54 pm

    what a lovely outfit, love the pop of yellow from that skirt! and how lucky to live near somewhere so pretty 🙂 xx

  10. 25th July 2013 / 4:06 pm

    Love your blouse! I always shop in charity shops, you can always find cute vintage clothes there and they aren't really expensive! I also volunteer in a charity shop 🙂
    Danielle xo

  11. 26th July 2013 / 12:32 am

    Lovely look and trés pretty photos! From another charity shop fanatic, have a lovely week! X

  12. 26th July 2013 / 9:24 am

    I just found your blog through a #FF, and so glad I did! Your outfits are literally the cutest! New follower 🙂 XXX

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  13. 26th July 2013 / 11:56 am

    You look absolutely perfect. With a definite air of nostalgia but bang up to date. Love the detailing as you tied the shirt, just perfect! I love a good charity shop haul but I just find it tricky to find the good ones! ♥ Claire at Jazzpad

  14. 29th July 2013 / 2:43 pm

    Hi beauty, just discovered your incredible blog! I love your style, especially this pretty mustard skirt. And it's amazing that you were exploring a castle! I agree that it's wonderful to appreciate your surroundings and take a break from social media at times. Can't wait to follow your blog!

    Xo, Hannah

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