Summer Lovin’ – Head to Toe Charity Shop OOTD


I recently took a break from work to have a thrifting day with my Mum –  we filled up the car with donations, and then trawled along all the shops to refill the space we’d created! It feels great to donate first as then you’ve done your good deed for the day, and don’t need to worry about cluttering your house as you’ve created space! Of course you’ll normally buy less than you give so you’re always moving towards a more streamlined lifestyle too. Plus I have a sneaky suspicion getting your thrifting karma on side by donating means you find better stuff (but maybe I’m just mad!).


We got loads of great things, which you’ll see over the next few posts, but one of my favourites was this printed shirt. It didn’t look like much in the fitting room but I loved the print and have been meaning to try out wearing more shirts as I think they’re really versatile and can be smart, casual, geeky, vintage, country – a whole host of different looks! This one’s got little tiny dressage horses (and riders) on and I think it’s just too cute!!


I went for a slightly different makeup look today too – a slightly more tanned foundation, barely there blusher, and a bright lip. I normally overdo it on the blusher which makes the lipstick look too much. Really happy to have mastered the balance this time! The lipstick is the Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Audacious and I LOVE it!!!


I got these sunglasses from the Lewis Manning charity shop for £1 and I love how expensive they look. The lenses are super reflective, and the gold bar definitely gives them an upmarket feel – bargain!


These shorts are one my of my best charity shop purchases EVER. I’ve worn them an insane amount of time – to holidays, nights out, the beach – they never let me down and the zips give them something a little bit different compared to normal denim shorts. Plus high waisted things always look flattering – love them!


The only thing that’s not from a charity shop is my trusty lime green fake Celine that my parents brought be back from Italy. But it was in the sale so think it was only about £15! Incredible.

Finally, these shoes are my Instagram claim to fame. I got them in the Lewis Manning charity shop in Ashley Cross (Poole) and they’re awesome silver Converses. I put them on Instagram and tagged Converse, and they ended up getting 600 likes!! Insane, and super exciting. Guess charity shops are now proven to be the best thing ever….

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DSC03462Full outfit breakdown…

Horse printed shirt – £2.50 – (Cotton Traders) Cheshire Box charity shop, Ashley Road, Poole

Denim zip up shorts – £3 – Barnado’s charity shop, Bath

Reflective sunglasses – £1 – Lewis Manning charity shop, Wimborne

Silver Converses – £3 – Lewis Manning charity shop, Ashley Cross, Poole

Lime green ‘Celine’ bag – £15 – Italy

what’s your latest charity shop find? send them to [email protected] and i’d love to feature you!

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  1. Katy June 1, 2015 / 8:50 PM

    I am so jealous of that shirt, the print is awesome, very Cath Kidston. My latest charity shop find was a cast iron heart shape plate for my bathroom. I featured it on a blog post last week.

    • paupertoprincess June 1, 2015 / 10:56 PM

      Yeah I fell in love with the print immediately too. Will have to go check out your find right now….!

  2. Charlotte June 1, 2015 / 10:36 PM

    i absolutely love that outfit! Xx

    • paupertoprincess June 1, 2015 / 10:56 PM

      Thanks chick! I felt so great wearing it too 🙂 Who says comfy can’t be glamorous too?!

  3. Kayla June 2, 2015 / 9:31 AM

    That shirt is adorable! I wish I could find such gems in charity shops near me!

    • paupertoprincess June 2, 2015 / 2:45 PM

      It’s just about having an open mind and looking hard enough I think! My Mum didn’t see the appeal at all, even in the changing room, but when you style it right it takes on a beauty of it’s own! Keep trying 😀

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