#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...
OUTFIT IS ALL FROM CHARITY SHOPS!

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



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