#Charity Shop Bop - Time to embrace your inner old lady

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Charity Shop Bop is a series on my blog that promotes a different sense of fashion. The fashion industry is a huge financial provider, yet is also creating so much waste that it's effecting our planet. Every year we create over 80 billion articles of clothing which is a ridiculous amount to even fathom.  With 95% of it being recyclable and 100% being reusable, why let it become waste?
My Charity Shop Bops are here to show the limitless horizons of reworking second hand clothing and that it isn't all 'old lady' stuff! Shopping from charity shops is more sustainable, a lot cheaper and also allows you to contribute to a variety of charities at the same time!
So get #CharityShopBoppin and let me see what you find...

Dress: Charity Shop // Bag: Charity Shop // Shoes: Depop

I don't know why and I don't know if I hate it or love it but recently I've been fully embracing my inner old lady and finding such granny chic gems in the Charity Shops. Usually I talk about finding these types of items and up-cycling them but todays outfit is all about embracing the Granny within!

My wonderful Mum who has a brilliant eye for my favourite finds picked up this dress from my local Charity Shop for £3! I think her intention was to keep the piece for herself but we all know who's wardrobe it's going to live in. I'm completely in love with these ditsy floral prints at the minute, which you'll know if you've seen my previous #CharityShopBop. They make me feel like I should be swishing down the streets of a Mediterranean coastal town, living out my days drinking cocktails, dipping in the sea and having no responsibilities what so ever (THE DREAM). Then reality hits and I realise the closest coastal town to me is Blackpool, I mean I love Blackpool but it's not quite Cannes!

Nevertheless, this red floral number is such a feminine piece but you know me, I love a good contrast! 
In the wise words of Demi Lovato...
'Who said I can't wear my Converse with my dress?
Oh, baby, that's just me!'
but in my case replace Converse with Air Force 1's, doesn't quite have the same ring to it but you get the point!  I wear my Nike Air Force 1's to death and think they look perfect paired with a summery dress, I'm on the look out for some other chunky trainers or boots but for now these are my go to pair.  I never want the chunky shoe trend to leave as I've always been a big fan of ugly shoes, the bigger, the stompier, the uglier, the better.

Looking in Charity Shops for summery dresses is a complete must as you can always find a trusty floral dress. As I've said before, the older generation do donate a lot to Charity Shops but if you can re-work what was once 'old lady-ish' and see it in a different light then you're giving it a new lease of life! Things might not look that exciting on the hanger but you've just got to give it a go, embrace you're inner old lady and buy that bold, bright floral dress!

Lucy Jane


  1. I LOVE THIS OUTFIT SO MUCH. Not only are ditsy floral summer dresses so in right now, but I genuinely think that white air-force 1s are Nike's most beautiful shoe and I don't think you can ever beat its aesthetic tbh. Dresses and trainers are so 90s and cute! I literally made a pact with myself to slow down my fast fashion buying. I want to hit up more charity shops and thrift stores and just shop a lot more mindfully. I feel like with online shopping the whole experience can be quite impulsive and fast sometimes. And I totally agree about recycling clothes, upcycling, buying more second-hand. There are enough clothes in the world already ahah.

    Zoe xo

  2. Ahhh this post is making me want to go to the charity shop again, I haven't been to one in so long but that dress is so lovely!! The impact of fast fashion is something I try to be mindful of, hence why I don't shop as often now and if I do make purchases they're very few and far between and I make sure it's something I absolutely could not leave the store without. I sell (or at least try to lol) my clothes on Depop and the store I work at - & Other Stories - offers textile recycling in return for a 10% off voucher and it can literally be anything - things like this may not be huge but they make such a difference instead of just discarding unwanted items. I'm actually thinking of doing my final major project for uni based around sustainable fashion as it's so important and topical, there definitely needs to be more awareness on the issue, especially content that explores methods that aren't all or nothing in terms of purchasing clothing as it is hard to avoid fast fashion entirely. x


  3. I really like the color and pattern of this dress. I feel very beautiful and comfortable. I like it very much, thank you.

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