Do you know lovely Lynne at Practical Paralegalism?
She's funny, she's stylish, she's so good-hearted, and she's hosting a Goodwill Goldmine party on her blog.
She asked her readers to send her a photo of their favourite thrifted/charity/op-shopped item or outfit.
Me being indecisive me, I couldn't choose only one item, so I went for the complete head-to-toe charity shop challenge!
Parisian Schoolgirl Chic...
...a la Madeline!
Everything in this outfit has been bought from charity shops, including underwear.
I found an unworn Freya bra in my odd size for £1.25 (they retail for over £30), and the shapewear knickers and tights were still in their packets.
I couldn't swear to the prices of all items, but to the best of my recollection, nothing cost more than a fiver.
Gudren Sjoden cord riding jacket
Warehouse silk pussy bow blouse
1970s chevron midi skirt
Dorothy Perkins shoes
Total - I reckon the whole outfit cost under £25.
Oops, forgot the petticoat. Add on another £1!
Charlie was a freebie. And he co-ordinates.
The brooch was a gift from darling Helga and my watch, rings and earrings were either bought retail or gifts.
But you'll let me off those, right?
I really enjoyed choosing what to wear for the challenge, and I know I don't have to remind any of my intelligent and savvy readers of the wonders of charity shopping.
I'm linking up with Lakota's Ta-Dah! Tuesday.
I think being dressed entirely from charity shops is worthy of a Ta-Dah any day of the week!