The Umbrella Collective - The Charity Shop Challenge

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Firstly, I apologise for the terrible photos. My camera has been missing in action lately as I continually forget to charge the batteries. Do you have any idea how hard it is to take photos of yourself on the iPhone? Either it's just me and I can't quite get it down or it is really and truly hard. Anyway, I digress. On to the actual subject of today's post.

As you probably know, Rhiannon, Alice, Amy and I have a little blogger's collective going on. We're like the Umbrella Corporation as we actually do have a Project Alice only with more fun little challenges and posts on general topics and less with the freak mutant virus' and controlling the world. This week we set each other the challenge of popping in to a charity shop and picking up something we'd actually wear/use for under a fiver. Easy, right? This bargain queen regularly pops into her local charity shops and picks up three or four things for under £5.

Not so easy but I'm not renouncing my crown just yet.

It seems I or others like me have bled my beloved charity shops dry. That's not to say there aren't things I like but they're either above my budget or not in my size. I did, however, pick up this gorgeous skirt. I'm in love and haven't taken it off since I bought it (today). It's the perfect light fabric for Spring and Summer but not heavy enough to not be a breeze hazard so right now I'm wearing it with opaque tights. I love the fact that it works high waisted as anything that hits mid-tummy or hips look awful with my body shape. I love the print, the button details, the red hem - well worth blowing £4.99 on in my opinion.

So while I didn't come a-haulin' and I couldn't buy anything with my spare 1p (not even a carrier bag), I am proud that I've actually found something not only in my size but that I have actually fallen in love with.

You can check out the girls' posts by clicking their names above but for now, long live the Queen


  1. Oh, this one is beautiful! Charity shops are so hit and miss these days - it breaks my heart :(

  2. I love that skirt!!! £4.99?? No way! Really amazing, *bows* x

  3. i love the waist detail! perfect for this 'weather' we're having.

  4. That skirt is AMAZING! Love it :) It's so annoying that the shops aren't that great at the moment, but one fab thing is better than none! xx