Monday, 19 January 2015

Wrap me up in cashmere




I don't buy clothes especially often, but when I do it's something I love and can't live without.  Recently, for some reason, this seems to be knitwear.  I know I don't need any more cosy jumpers (here's the evidence if you don't believe me) but I couldn't resist this little beauty on a recent charity shop jaunt.  It's blue, cashmere and it was only £4.  It would have been madness to leave it behind!   The label was from Tesco Finest, so I can only assume they made luxury clothing at some point? Also well documented is my love of cashmere - my favourite jumper of all is this other charity shop find.  It's blue, it's cashmere and it was only £1.85.  Still my best bargain to date!  

The jumper above was purchased on a day out in Bathgate with Tam's mum, aunt and uncle (Tam was at the football, his mum fancied going charity shopping...tough choice for me!  Ahem.)  It was a good wee place for shopping.  We found a bunch of charity shops (and a huge one that was closed, so a return trip is necessary!) and a couple of amazing old cinemas.  The Pavillion is now a bingo hall and the Regal is a theatre, so while they're not quite as splendid as they used to be, it's nice to see they're actually still being used.  Scottish Cinemas has some fab pictures - plus check out that little one at the bottom, which was demolished in the 1960s.  It seems every time I'm looking up a building from a film at work, it was demolished in the 1960s.  They were a little too focused on the modern and didn't have much of a nostalgia factor then I guess.

Jumper - Tesco Finest via charity shop
Skirt - M&S via charity shop
Brogues - Clarks

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14 comments:

  1. Love the outfit, how are the shoes feeling? Hope they have broken in now :) A x

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    1. Yes they're finally good! Don't think I'd rush back to Clarks though...

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  2. Really cute outfit - the jumper looks really cozy! I love a good charity shop bargain - I hadn't been in one for a while, but stopped in on one on my lunch today and found an amazing sewing pattern for 50p! It also had some really cheap furniture, so think I'll be back there again soon.
    Following you now by the way :)
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

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    1. Ooh nice, I love a good crafty find :) thanks for the follow!

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  3. That jumper looks so lovely on you, and what a bargain. Such a great find!

    Beccy || Bluebell & Bumpkin

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    1. Thanks! I seem to have a talent for finding stuff I don't really need ;)

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  4. Love love love this outfit - the jumper was a great find, I'm glad you didn't leave it behind.

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  5. What an amazing outfit <3 I love the fact that you thrifted the majority too, always makes for an interesting outfit! Thanks for following my blog, I'm now following yours too xx

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    1. I seem to go through phases of finding lots of lovely clothes in charity shops then nothing for ages! Yay looking forward to reading about the spending ban :)

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  6. Love your outfit!! The polka dot skirt is so cute. I've only recently found out how amazing cashmere is though I've never had a lucky thrift store find so far unfortunately.

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    1. Thanks! The lovely finds are few and far between but it's a great feeling when you strike it lucky :)

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  7. £4?! Wow! That's impressive!
    I have a couple of Tesco cashmere cardis from ebay - surprisingly good quality, and so much cosier than my others!

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    1. Ooh nice, I should look on ebay again, I got a bit bored with the slim pickings before :)

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