Like the colours in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

Today was so miserable; it was wet, windy and dark. I had no desire to get out of bed. I call these days ‘jumper days’, they are the type of days you need a big warm cosy granddad jumper on. This is my new favourite jumper; I picked it up from Oxfam a couple of weeks ago for a fiver. BIG TIP: Look in the men’s section! It is perfectly oversized and so super cosy; I also love the pattern on it.

Little news update from yesterday: I volunteered in the charity shop again and got to use the pricing gun – it was thrilling stuff. Also the lovely man who comes in every day spoke to me for a good hour and it was the best conversation I have had with someone in ages. He told me all about the club he goes to on Mondays (for people with learning disabilities) and how he collects key rings. I have secretly ordered a key ring with his name on it off eBay for a little Christmas present for him… I also am hopefully going to volunteer at the club – I hope I can make him as happy as he makes me!

How has your week been?

P.S. This week was a great week for my sweet tooth. I finally got hold of some oreo chocolate and oh gosh it lives up to the hype. I have consumed far more bars than one girl ever should. Also when I was in my local newsagents what did I spy? NERDS! I did a little dance right in the shop I was so thrilled. I love nerds, they are my favourite sweet and impossible to get hold of so I am a happy happy girl right now (gosh the little things make such a difference).

Bye Bye Birdie

Today was my first day helping out at one of my local charity shops – whoop! It was a really good afternoon despite the torrential rain. I mastered the use of the till and so got to serve some lovely customers, I did a ton of washing up, I also did a few displays and got to talk to the loveliest locals. There is a sweet man who comes in at the same time every day to just sit, have a biscuit and chat to the workers/volunteers. Today he asked me if I liked birds and I just stared blankly at him… It look me far too long to realise he meant my top!

This is the first time I have included my new coat in an outfit of the day post. It is from Matalan and it was only £20 and I love it. It has a lovely silky lining and just feels great on.

Top – Primark, Jeans – American Eagle, Coat – Matalan, Hat – Hand me down, Shoes – Primark

I did a bit of shopping…

I knew this was going to happen and it did! I couldn’t be surrounded by lovely charity shop bargains and not buy something!

I got a gorgeous little blue and yellow flower vase that is now brightening up my windowsill. I also got a gorgeous floral top and some deep purple corduroy trousers. The trousers aren’t very flattering (I don’t think trousers are flattering on me at the best of times anyway as I have such short legs)  and so I am going to make them into shorts. Keep an eye out for a new DIY!

How is your week going?

This day dream is dangerous, this hope is treacherous

Top – Vintage from Charity Shop, Skirt – Forever 21 (old), Tights – Primark, Shoes – Birdy’s Boutique

So this is my £4 outfit! The top belongs to a vintage suit that I got from a charity shop recently (you can see the skirt here) and was just £2 (whoop mega bargain). The skirt is from Forever 21 and was originally about £15 but it had a small tear by one of the buttons and so was eventually reduced down to £2! Now I am no whizz with a needle or thread or anything but I managed to fix it very easily and it is not noticeable – which makes this one of my proudest super scrimper purchases.

I had to take the photos inside today – it was so dark and grim outside they were coming out terribly! Where has the sun gone?!

What is your proudest super scrimper purchase?

You’ve got me dreaming of a life that anybody else would die for/LEIBSTER & VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARDS

Top – Charity shop, Skirt – Primark, Cardigan – Stolen from my mother’s wardrobe, Collar – Primark, Shoes – Primark

Do you like my top? £2.50 in the charity shop this week! It also came with a skirt but I think I am going to take it up a bit so keep an eye out for a DIY post soon!

In other exciting news I was absolutely thrilled today to be nominated for the Leibster and Versatile Blogger awards – Thank you so much Jade from The Style Blog ! I have only been blogging for what feels like five minutes and to know that people actually like what I am putting out there into the big wide blogosphere is so lovely.  The award itself is so wonderful because the whole idea around it is to bring attention to smaller blogs who have fantastic content but may not be discovered yet! It also means you get to meet other amazing bloggers (and potential friends ;)) and share the love! So I am just so thankful, flattered and grateful, so thank you so so much Jade!

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Stay stay stay I’ve been loving you for quite some time time time

Dress – Matalan, Shirt and Bracelet – eBay, Shoes – Birdy’s Boutique, Bag – Charity Shop, Hat – Charity Shop

I am loving this dress from Matalan at the moment. In fact I am loving Matalan full stop! It has some really lovely (not to mention affordable!) things in right now.

I got this shirt off eBay (it is Topshop whoop) and when it arrived the lovely lady who sent it to me also included three bracelets! Super cute ones! It totally made my day – the little things really do don’t they?

I got these shoes from Birdy’s Boutique (which I love love love). They sell the cutest things at very affordable prices. These gorgeous suede shoes were just £16.99.

So I picked this bag up today for £1.99 at my local charity shop and also managed to volunteer myself to work there on Friday afternoons. This is very dangerous as I will get first look at all new clothes and I am not sure I can restrain myself from buying half of it.

I also picked up this hat from another charity shop for just £2 today which is why I have my “I found a bargain face” on.

And I never saw you coming, and I’ll never be the same

Vest – Hand-me-down from an aunt, Skirt – Vintage from charity shop, Cardigan – eBay shop missfit2012, Ring – eBay shop bbeautiful2012, Boots -Primark

I recently discovered a little charity shop near me that has the most wonderful things in and (I guess because a lot of people don’t know about it) is fantastically well priced. I feel like I bought half the place and I already can’t wait to go back! This is one of my favourite finds; I found it for just £2! Vintage too! It was part of a two-piece so look out for the top (also £2) in future posts.

As a side note the weather today was utterly miserable, I had to wait for it to (briefly) stop raining so I could run out and take a few photos. If Christmas wasn’t coming up I would have a serious case of the winter blues coming on.

My name is Elizabeth and I am addicted to eBay.

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Dress – eBay, Cardigan – Forever 21, Tights – Primark,  Shoes – Matalan 

Admitting you have a problem is meant to be the first step. I have a real problem with eBay. It is probably verging on the ‘in need of an intervention’ side of addictions.

I won’t can’t stop though.

I just really do love searching for those hidden gems. It is almost as good as charity shop or car boot sale shopping. In some ways even better because I can do it at 2 am in bed in my pyjamas. I just love to bid as well. I love the adrenaline rush you get in that very last minute, the desperate praying to the eBay God’s that you don’t get outbid and then the intense satisfaction (occasionally mixed with guilt – whoops) when you win. Oh and not to mention the item arriving in the post. Post makes me too happy, parcels actually make my heart swell. I should probably mention this to a doctor or something, it can’t be normal.

Anyway whether it is someone’s preloved top they are selling for some extra cash or an actual eBay shop selling brand spanking new dresses it almost doesn’t matter now. It is on ebay therefore it is fair game for me.

So this is one of my latest additions! It is from an eBay shop called love2wear and it was £5.99. Yes £5.99. I think the print is just so cutesy and sweet but because it has houses and buildings (and grown-up people have such things) I feel grown up in it (I know I am so not normal).

Also I am flat hunting and I want to wear this dress to all my viewings. I like to think I will do cute things like this but in reality I will over sleep, pick something off my floordrobe or even worse just shove a coat over my pyjamas and run out of the door. Yes I do that sometimes. In my defence pyjamas are ridiculously comfy and I like to sleep. A lot.