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There are some really good charity shops in my University town, but I never get the chance to properly have a look in them and do them justice. However, I was able to the other day, and was lucky enough to find a couple of items that I just couldn't resist buying!


1) Polka Dot Shirt;
As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to buy it. Polka dots feature quite a lot in my wardrobe, they go with nearly everything and just add a little something to even the plainest of outfits. I love the fit of this shirt, it's a bit too big for me, but with a waist belt or tucked into something high-waisted it's perfect!


2) Flower Print Blouse;
I love this blouse, I love the colour, the buttons, the collar, the pocket, basically everything about it! It's just a shame it's a tad too big, but I quite like it a bit baggy over a tight dress, or cinched in with a waist belt. Ah, I just love it, I could happily wear this everyday, I'm glad it's starting to get colder now so I can wear it with a chunky knit and have the collar on show!


3) Last but not least, Dark Blue Velvet Maxi Dress;
You can't really see in the pictures, but this dress is a lovely dark blue colour. For some reason, whenever I think of autumn and winter clothing, velvet is one of the first things I think of, for wearing at Christmas parties and on Christmas Day. I love the colour and the shape of this dress, but the length swamps me, plus there is a massive split at the back, which ends on my thigh. I'm going to do some playing around with it and shorten it by quite a bit. I can just imagine wearing this as a mini dress, cinched in at the waist with a slight flair, whilst eating a roast back home!

Have you found any hidden gems recently in charity shops? After finding these, I'm definitely going to have a look more often! What are you favourite things to wear in the autumn and winter?

Love, Charlestown xoxo.




14 comments

  1. Great purchases, i love the polka dot shirt - i'm a sucker for all things polka dot! x

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  2. Love the daisy blouse...but forget the clothes..LOVE your vintage LP player tucked away in the corner...gorgeous! Massively jealous right now!!x

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  3. Velvet is the best for fall/winter! I love charity shops but haven't been in ages as they don't really exist in Spain. : ( Glad that you scored some lovely things though!

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  4. Those are all great finds, and I have to say that I have a weakness for snapping up anything with polka dots while thrifting, so I really love your first top! xx

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  5. love the first top will be so cute under jumpers :)
    my eyeliner i used in the photos is the maybeliene gel one its really good :) before that used bobbi brown gel liner which was really good to but then dried out :( xx

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  6. I just discovered your blog I love i! Another fellow historian like me! Maryam
    http://musingsofamaniacxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  7. Some great finds, I discovered a Burgandy Silk Shirt not too dissimilar from your polka dot one, a couple of seasons ago when silk shirts were all the rage. it was a size 18! But worked well with a belt like you say!

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  8. love the polka dots!
    http://alwayssaygrace.blogspot.com/

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  9. The dotted blouse is perfect! I'm looking for something like that

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  10. Your university room looks incredible. Charity shops are always full of good finds, the velvet dress will be a beautiful party dress.

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  11. love the polka dot blouse-im totally loving polka dots atm! i think navy blue is such a gorgeous colour and its perfect for winter :)
    I'm never brave enough to venture into charity shops as none of the ones where i live seem any good but you've found some really fab pieces here :D
    <3 Holz oxo

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