It was a horrible early start in the dark this morning, not improved by hideous driving rain, so I decided to reward myself after the first school run of the year with a trip to two of my favourite charity shops.
And I picked up a few rather nice bits and bobs:
A really lovely silver/grey leather bag from Principles – £4.75.
Rocket Dog pumps £2.50 and toddler’s Timberland trousers £1.25, both brand new and destined for eBay. Lovely black leather shoe boots for me £6 (rather pricy, I thought, for a charity shop, but I really like the unusual heel detail and rather period look – and they’re in beautiful condition).
And finally, I took a flyer on this gorgeous 100% silk maxi dress by Caroline Charles (not my size sadly, so will be for resale), for which I paid £8. I vaguely knew the designer’s name, and having done a little bit of research have found that she’s a current designer whose dresses sell for upwards of £500!!