Monday, 18 January 2010

Thrifting in London...



A few weeks ago, I spent the day shopping in London with my mum. I say London, but we actually spent the whole day in just one street in London!

One street in Hammersmith to be precise.

And this one street had 4 good reasons why it took a whole day to complete:
1. It had a pub.
2. It had the second biggest Primark I've ever seen (second to the Oxford Street one).
3. It had some thrift shops...
4. …Oh no sorry, there wasn't a 4th, I just love making extra long lists with the last item being totally irrelevant.

I picked up this fully embroidered skirt in one such thrift shop for a mere £3.

And for your viewing pleasure, a close up of the embroidery...

Since I've got a bit slap happy with my sewing box, I very nearly re-hemmed this to make it a fraction shorter. But, I'm so glad I didn't. It's the sort of skirt that starts to ride a bit as the day goes on. Any shorter and I've have been showing off me bloomers to all and sundry come tea time – oooh Matron!

Wide hot pink belt... was a bargainistic £1 from Tesco.

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7 comments:

grumpyoldwoman said...

Love thrift/charity shops. Cant get anything for ages though as i need to slim my wardrobes - so full of dross. Taking four carriers to BHF shop tomorrow and another 3 in bin. How much stuff do I have?????

Style Artisan said...

Love this outfit. What a great find on the skirt! And I especially loved how you spiced it up with the hot pink.

My dream vacation? That same street in Hammersmith!

SR@MyStyle said...

What a gorgeous skirt, sounds like a fabulous day out too!!

Claire xx said...

The pink belt looks great with the skirt!
Claire xx

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

£3, that is a bargain xx

daisychain said...

what a great find with that skirt!

Struggler said...

Wonderful find!
Your post reminded me of my teenage days when I used to drag either my Mum or Dad from Cambridge to London's Kings Road where I would go in what I thought were incredibly trendy shops to buy totally unsuitable clothing. Looks like Hammersmith is much safer! :)