Wednesday, 25 August 2010

just a charity shop girl.

If you follow me on Twitter and read through the comments on my last post, you would of seen that my dear blogger friend, Claire from Jazzpad, challenged me to inject a tad more colour into my very neutral and rustic wardrobe. Whilst mustard isn't the brightest, I think I done rather well considering the majority of my clothes are black and grey. What do you think? Any tips and suggestions would be lovely!
*Mustard top, bracelet and scarf, 50p each, car boot sale *Shorts, charity shop, 25p *Primark raincoat, charity shop, my mum's.
Today was my sixth shift in my favourite local charity shop, it was such a busy day! I honestly recommend that anyone in London pops by tomorrow or on Friday, there is oh so much stock that I priced and put out today. For starters there are two, yes two, full to the brim fifty pence rails, plus other rails with many lovely dresses, jackets, skirts and trousers. I saw many good labels including Topshop, Gap, Uniqlo, Diesel, Next, St Michael, Comptoir des Cotonniers, DKNY, Laura Ashley, Jigsaw, Monsoon, New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Zara and H&M. Oh my goodess, there is lovely Chanel-esque St Michael cropped jacket, which I would have bought if it wasn't so big on me. Ha, look at me getting excited over all of the secondhand clothes! At the end of my shift I left with two COS t-shirts, a Gap denim shirt and a Gap striped top, all for free, originally from the fifty pence rail. I offered to pay but the lady I work with said that was for all of my wonderful help these past few weeks, so sweet! Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. Thank-you for the amazing amount of lovely comments on my previous post, I honestly can't believe how many I recieved. EDIT: Just corrected the link to my favourite charity shop, sorry!

32 comments:

  1. wow, mustard yellow really suits you (: it looks lovely!! & i'm uber jealous about the stock...shame london is a bit out of reach from little old me in the south west!

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  2. Which of the charity shops that come up is it? loving the sound of this 50p rail :)
    The mustard really suits you, love all the tones together, i think you pull off colour well

    robyn x

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  3. I'm not sure that I noticed before your preference for black or grey BUT I do now. I love it, it's the perfect pairing of color and you look fabulous!

    ~Bonnie

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  4. EXCELLENT WORK! Love the mustard - you're a pro! Can you dress me please? Every day? I can't pay you, but would be forever greatful!

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  5. Also, love the scarf work! www.curveinthemode.blogspot.com

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  6. I might stop by there Friday...love that bag.

    Kb from I Want You To Know

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  7. I absolutely love those shorts. I really can't wait to visit charity shops! We don't have here! xxx

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  8. Before I even read the text, I was thinking 'I love the colours!' Hah
    x x x x

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  9. Great colour combo - especially with the headscarf. Lovely x

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  10. you always look gorgeous! loooove the yellow and the headscarf makes this look so cool x

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  11. This charity shop is going to have a lot of new visitors by the sounds of it! I really do want to have a look!!! Tempted to pop by tomorrow if the weather's good.

    I really really like these colours on you!! I really think the yellow, green and brown work marvellously together.

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  12. I really like the camo green & zingy mustard yellow colour combo & your headscarf rocks too!
    ...xXx

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  13. Ahhh, loving the headscarf and shorts.

    Perfect combo, my love.

    x

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  14. great look - love the injection of colour! ck :) x

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  15. You look fab Jazzabelle! Love the headscarf on you and the mustard works really well with the chocolately brown and green. Also love your tights! Dotty tights are fab with anything I think! Your blog is lovely :)
    City Girl x

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  16. Loving this colour combo! You did very well indeed :)

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  17. You look great in colors! Well, I am a fan of color so naturally when I see them I get all excited. :D

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  18. You are my absolute Charity Shop hero, time and time again you find and style the most amazing clothes. I think mustard is a wonderful colour, and you got it just right.
    I wish I lived nearer London, this Charity shop of yours sounds like heaven! All that St Michael what a treat.

    I can imagine those two fifty pence rails bursting with clothes right now! I haven’t been to a Charity Shop all week long, I wish I had one in walking distance; I sure would be there almost every day guaranteed!

    And I don’t know if I said but I love the mustard bracelet, such a nice detail xxx

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  19. You look gorgeous! Really loving the colour palette! Also yes, I noticed the lemon trees in the V&A!

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  20. i like the splash of yellow and green in there :D

    thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hello there,

    Love love love your coat! And oh! Again, your bag is so darling. Amazing picture.

    Love,
    Kristel

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  22. I don't get it - how do you find all this stuff in charity shops!? AND it all fits? lol xx

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  23. ps. thanks for your comment. :) x

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  24. You look fantastic! LOVE the scarf in your hair. Mustard really suits you, which is no mean feat as it's such a hard colour to pull off! x

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  25. And what a fine job you did. Mustard is a hard colour to pull off but this really flatters you.I don't think it's really the label of clothing, it's what you do with clothes that matters more.

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  26. hey my dear! thanks so much for your advice on my playsuit! such a clever idea im to give it a go this weekend :) xo

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  27. Your style is absolutely brilliant! The olive really suits you, and yellow just brightens you!

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  28. oh wow those tights are awesome! I love them. and you layered the outfit so well... I like everything about this look!!

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  29. Hooray for colourful shorts, you look awesome :) will have to drop by the 50p rail sometime!

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  30. the yellow goes so well with all the other rusty tones, you should bring some similar tones in to your outfits i love it!
    Bibi x

    www.bibisfootprints.blogspot.com

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  31. love the headscarf :D

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