Warm Winter

I’ve finally fallen for charity shops. The other day, I tweeted “Charity shops are just vintage gold mines” and this couldn’t be more true. I never used to really shop in any sort of charity shop, not for any particular reason I just never went in. I live in quite an industrial village in Yorkshire, so there’s literally charity shops everywhere especially towards the centre of the town. I recently went into a shop that supports Sue Ryder – a charity which supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses across the UK and internationally. As soon as I walked into the door, it was like a vintage overload. There were amazing colours and pattens everywhere I looked and I couldn’t contain my excitement. After browsing around for a while, and even buying a few bags and dresses, I came across this huge coat that was only £10 in the store. It actually turns out, this coat would retail for almost £200. This coat is a little big for me, but I never have to layer underneath because it’s so thick and warm inside. The lining is maybe the softest fur I’ve ever come across, as well as the coat exterior being leather so it’s waterproof. I can’t wait for the snow to blanket the whole of Yorkshire, so I can walk the dales in this coat without completely freezing solid.

Coat – charity shop

Vest top – Topshop

Jeans – Next

Shoes – Schuh

Bag – market stall