Charity Shop Transformation - DIY Abstract Print Denim Two Piece!

Friday, 28 December 2018

I'm back again with another Charity Shop Transformation and if you're thinking 'What the heck is that?!?', I'll give you a lil summary...
If you're an avid reader of my blog, you will know how much I adore Charity Shopping and how much I adore to share the pieces I find with you! My #CharityShopBop posts get such amazing feedback so I decided that Infinity of Fashion needed some more Charity Shop goodness as it's content I love to share and you love to read! So, I present to you...
Charity Shop Transformation!!!

One of the main comments I get when people try and go Charity Shopping is...
 'How do you find this stuff?! Whenever I go it looks just like my Grandparents wardrobe!'

Well yes, that's because it pretty much is but you have to look past that and think how YOU could make it your own. From turning skirts into two pieces, tops into crops, I want to show you how things that look awful on the hanger can be changed into something stunning! It's  more sustainable, its cheaper and you're money goes to a good cause. 

From the jacket, to the skirt to the red jumper, this whole look is 100% Charity Shop transformed simply by cutting up a few bits and adding my own personal touch...

Now I hope you all adore this two piece as much as I do!
My inspiration for this came from a necklace I'd picked up from H&M, it featured an abstract face and I thought wouldn't that be a fun idea to incorporate into a piece of clothing. I'd had this denim jacket (originally full length) for a while as I saw it brand new for £5 in a Charity Shop whilst I was in Epsom. Luckily enough, whilst searching through my favourite £1 shop I found this skirt and it was the perfect colour match. Add a black permanent marker and some red acrylic paint into the mix and the final product was this creation!
The red fleece was also a £1 transformation, all I did was crop a full length fleece and feed the elastic back through and sew up the seam. I've seen sooooo many similar items on Urban Outfitters, Topshop etc for at least £40 yet this cost me £1 and only took 10 minutes!!

I urge you all to pop into your local charity shop and get creative with what you find. Things may look so bland and boring on the hanger but this outfit proves you can create one of a kind fashion out of something very ordinary.
Let me know if you have a go at your own transformations and use the hashtag #CharityShopBop along with tagging me to do so!

Lucy Jane

#CharityShopBop - A Hollywood Christmas

Wednesday, 12 December 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...

Today I'm coming at you with a lil bit of glitz and glam that will light up your holiday season and make it sparkle!
It's 2 weeks till Christmas so I think that calls for my first festive themed post. People who follow me will know that I'm a huge lover of all things glittery and let's be honest, there is no better time than Christmas to pull out all the stops and get sparkling.  From sequins to shimmer to head-to-toe glitter, all things shiny are a must for the party season as you can't beat boogying around a dance floor feeling like a disco ball in your sequin covered dress! 
I understand that for the less adventurous fashionistas, wearing bold statements like glitter may be slightly terrifying and something you'd shy away from but I'm here to help...

One of my favourite things about Charity shopping is the diverse range of items you can come across in one trip. You're never quite sure what you're going to find but you can be 100% certain that you'll find something unique. The benefit of buying these adventurous pieces second hand is that you aren't bursting your bank which means that if you don't end up wearing it, you aren't loosing out too much. 
When it comes to me, I love pushing the boat out and finding the loudest most bold pieces out there and wearing them with pride! 
It's no fun being boring...

Catch me at the next festive film screening wearing this head to toe look of glamour, I LOVE IT!
I found this top hidden in my favourite place ever (the kilo sale in Manchester) and it ticked too boxes to leave...
1. It's gold
2. It's got a glittery high neck
3. It has a tacky Hollywood logo across it which I think is incredible!!!
I'm guessing it was probably once worn by some child gymnast but I can definitely make it my own. To add to the sparkle, I opted for this snakeskin midi-skirt which is such a flattering piece. Costing me only £1, I've been raring to give this skirt a whirl as it fits like an absolute glove. A midi-skirt gives off a slightly sophisticated vibe, perfect for creating the impression that you're actually a bit mature to all those work colleagues in the party season. To accompany the snakeskin running throughout the skirt I added my magical mini shoulder bag and my beloved Asos boots which sadly aren't thrifted, but are well loved and forever will be!
This look wouldn't be Hollywood glamour without a lil bit of red velvet huh?
To finish off the perfect festive outfit I added my new love, a red velvet blazer. It did set me back £8.99 which is the higher tier of my Charity shopping budget but it was completely worth the splurge as simply look at it!!!!!!
It's in pristine condition, I'm pretty sure it's never been worn and it works perfectly to add that high-end touch to any outfit. 

This festive season try and be inspired by a hollywood Christmas for one of your party looks!
Pretend the lights are flashing, the cameras rolling and the action is all about you!!!
Adventure into the world of a Glamorous, Hollywood Christmas!

Lucy Jane

Getting back into my groove.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Hat - Kilo Sale // Cardigan - New Look // Pants - Primark // Jacket - Charity Shop // Belt - New Look // Bag - TK Maxx // Shoes- TK  Maxx

It's been a while...

Helloooo to anyone still reading!
Firstly, I appreciate you a lot for sticking around and I hope you're all doing well. 
Secondly, why have I neglected my blog?!?!?!?!

To answer that question I'd have to say it's because I haven't found the balance yet of work, friends and hobbies. I started working at the end of October and ever since then my life has been amazing but it's also been very hectic. I picked up an awful virus which meant that my first 4 weeks at work were a lot harder than they were supposed to be as my body was so sick, but I'm proud to say that I got up and got to work and battled through! 
Now I'm fully recovered from this virus, I've been fitting in seeing family, friends and all kinds of festivities on the days off I've had and blogging just seemed to take a back seat. 

For so long I haven't had a routine, I wasn't working, I wasn't in education and life went at my own pace. I had 100% control of my time and responsibilities and never had to find a balance because I had all the time in the world. Now that I'm working, time is a lot more precious to me and I've been struggling on how to find the perfect balance. Part of me wants to venture out and spend all the time my friends, part of me wants to go to the gym and exercise loads, part of me wants to get creative and get on with all my little projects but then there is a big part of me that just wants to be lazy and sit in bed and thats the part that needs to change!
Even though work can be tiring, it's given me a routine and having a routine seems to give me a lot more energy. I have something to get up and go for and it makes the days when I'm not working a lot more special, I just need to find my balance. I know that most of the time my motto is 'Work hard, Play harder' but in order to feel 100% content with my routine, I think I need to chill out a bit. My job is only temporary but who knows, the new year may bring new opportunities and I'm excited for things to come.

For now I'm going to be trying to get back into my groove and posting more content that I'm truely proud of!
Be excited...

Lucy Jane


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