Wednesday, 15 May 2013

I'm so glad I found ya!

Hey guys, hope your week is going well! 
For this blog post I decided to pick out a few of my favourite charity shop finds that I am just super duper glad that I found and picked up. I'm pretty poor at the moment and haven't managed to do any shopping in so so long and I'm feeling pretty sad about it, so I'm looking through my clothes that I already have and appreciating them a little more! I have so many clothes that I have found in charity shops that are really great finds or amazing bagains, such as cool vintage jumpers, a retro playsuit, a Topshop dress for £2 and a vintage dress for £1! But some of them don't fit too well or aren't really me and even when they're pretty cheap I sometimes regret picking them up and spending the money on them (it all adds up!) when I could have left them there for someone else who would love them as much as I love the items I've listed here!

 Vintage belt-50p
I love this belt! It's SO cute and goes perfectly high wasited, it adds detail to plainer outfits and I think it has real character. The buckle is so so pretty too.

Slush Puppy Tee- £1
I love this top! It was actually a Hollywood Bowl work tshirt but I cut the logo off the sleeves and distressed the sleeves a little too so that it has even more of a retro look. When I bought this I'm pretty sure they were selling slush puppy tees in either topshop or new look? So I was happy to find this for £1!

Vintage bag-99p
I was shocked to see the 99p label on this bag as it is SO cute and really good quality. When I got this bag about a year ago, I used it allll the time, but some how, unfortunately I lost the shoulder strap from it on a night out! :'( I bought a replacement strap which I use with another little charity shop bag too.

Lilac high waist shorts- £3/4ish?
I can't remember how much these were! I just remember seeing them on a mannequin in the charity shop and thinking I don't care how much they are... I NEED them! Haha but I went and asked what size and how much they are and I think they were around three or four pounds so I thought that was really good, theyre slightly oversized but I think they look really good.

Floral trousers-£4ish
Again, I can't remember how much these were but I loved the print of them, they're really high wasited and they're so comfy. I've only worn them once as I bought them in the Autumn time and they're really thin so the weather has to be nice for them, I think they will be really nice this summer (if it stops raininnn!)

Animal print blouse-£1
I found this on a £1 rack in one of the charity shops I go to and thought it looked cute, I like how it's not too sheer but it's not a proper shirt either and I was really drawn to the print. I wasn't sure about it at first because it was a size 20 but I like blouses and shirts oversized and as it was only a pound I bought it anyway. Once I tried it on and styled it with high waisted shorts/leggings, I fell in love... The size is perfect with some high waist bottoms as it just looks super cute and as if it's meant to be oversized! :-)

What are some of your most loved charity shop finds and why?! :-)

Love Charlotte x

Sunday, 12 May 2013

What I've been instagramming.....
 Sunday 5th May

1. My party outfit from Saturday night 
(floral trousers-£5-Primark)
(Studded loafers-£cant remember too long agoooo!- ebay)
2.Found my kitty eating cat food from the tin!! Naughty naughty!
3. It was a sunny day so me and my friend had a 'picnic' haha
4. Our vodka & juice mixtures
5. Sittin on the grass :-) 
(high waisted/wet look leggings-£18ish-ebay)
(studded loafers- ya can them on ebay! :-D)
(leather backpack-£5sale-primark)
Monday 6th May

My hilarious pup pulling a face (she had been trying to chew up my bandana about 
5 seconds before this photo was taken!)
Tuesday 7th May

1. Me and my dog... I like to pretend that we were both pulling faces for the photo...
2. Photo collage, a selfie, my outfit and picnic set up for a photoshoot!
3.The outfit I styled for the shoot.
(Blouse-99p-New Look via charity shop)
(Skirt-£1-Vintage/Charity shop)
(Shell necklace-£5ish-H&M)
4.The picnic being set up for the shoot, with real cherry bakewells and wine and muffins!! mmmm. How cute is the picnic basket too?!
Thursday 9th May

1. Topsy peeking into the bath at me and crying to get in. 
2. Me and Topsy, taken on Tuesday... her face is just too hilarious hahahhaha
3. Throwback Thursday! This was 2009, crazy how much my hair has changed!
 Friday 10th May

 1. My baby, Spot
2. My friend brought me some jelly haha!
3. My cat Lola gave birth to two gorgeous little kittens
4. Me eating yet again, cupcakes!
 Sunday 12th May

On Saturday I went to the cinema with my boyfriend and managed to find myself a coke with my name on it! Obviously I had to take a photo of it for instagram the next day, duuuh. :-)

Soooo here is my week-ish on instagram, my instagram is @charlibellexx if anyone is interested in following! :-) I am hoping to get a more detailed post up on here about the photoshoot I was a part of on Tuesday as I'm pretty excited about it. It was suchhhh a gorgeous day so I was really glad to be out in the sun on a 'picnic' and it was definitely one of the cutest shoots ever & it was lots of fun.

Hope you've all had a greatttt weekend!

Love Charlotte x 

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Not so spring time sweater... ootd


My outfit for the day yesterday! It wasn't as bright as it has been in the week and it was a bit cold and rainy so I had to put my shorts and tshirts back away :-( I went shopping on Wednesday with my boyfriend and he kindly bought me this jumper from the Matalan clearance store. It's crazy in there, tshirts, skirts etc. for a pound?? There's even dresses in there reduced from £20+ down to £3, it's unreal! I got this sweater from the mens section and thought it was nice just for throwing on on colder days and for the summer when it gets cool in the evenings. I love the dark grey colour and the grungey bleached out/faded bits. I paired it with my bright pink skirt yesterday to brighten the outfit up and my vans because they're super comfortable and add a little height too! ;-)
Hope you all have a great weekend! :-)
(Ps sorry for the rubbish photos, it was the best I could do for now!)

If ya follow me on instagram (@charlibellexx) or twitter (@charlibellex) you will know that it was my cats 9th birthday on Wednesday too! 

Sooo heres a late happy birthday to you Spot! <3



Love Charlotte x

Friday, 3 May 2013

Curve Ball Tour!

Hey guys, hope you've all had a good week :-D
I bought this ugly tshirt a while back & you may have seen it in one of my charity shop haul posts. I knew I wanted to get the scissors on it but I wasn't sure what to do, I love the white stitching on the sleeves and the bottom of the top, it reminds me of stitches you would get in a cut or whatever so I wasn't sure about getting rid of it. As I got dressed yesterday I put on my favourite high waisted denim shorts and just chucked this tshirt on as I was choosing what top to wear for the day & doing my makeup etc. Then that's when I decided to do something to it & make it cute so that I could wear it!