I have always enjoyed shopping for clothes from charity shops, vintage clothing shops, car boots etc..
This started when I was very young with jumble sales and my aunts would also pass on clothes to me, although I never did wear the luminous blue hot pants I was kindly given.
It seems that recently it is now more acceptable, it means far more clothes are being recycled and this prevents them ending up in landfill.
The global down turn has also made us scrutinize our shopping habits.
Of course years go when I was eighteen, recycling never occurred to me, I just liked different clothes, giving to good causes and had little money.
The other reason was I could afford better quality clothing all be it second hand.
The two outfits above I have recently put together from charity shops and by styling with some of my own accessories I can create my own individual look.
Twenty five years ago there was no ebay and not many car boots so we now have more choice than ever before.
To make it work though I do think it is important to mix in one or two new quality pieces of clothing, we still need to support our shops.
I have also included a picture of what my sewing table looks like, at this very moment.
I will be featuring some more etsy sellers soon, I should get to it mid week.
Bye for now Mx