Saturday, 25 May 2013

My French Connection Bargain!

What a beautiful day! Oh I just love sunny days where I can delve into that pretty (mostly pink) area of my wardrobe and can get the dresses and the skirts out. I am a believer that yes, of course, its what's inside that counts, but wearing clothes that cheer you up really can make you feel very happy indeedy. And what made me very happy today was seeing the prettiest little spring time outfit in a charity shop. Oh I just loved it! The two piece set is French Connection (a brand a love). It looked in perfect condition and as I don't think is current season, loved it even more, as is kind of almost 'vintage'. I was drawn to it straight away.

I thought at first it was just the jacket for sale, so was delighted when I realised it was a two piece. And the flowers, oh I just loved the flowers!

Those of you that 'get' me, would know that I would be hopping for joy seeing this little number, so pretty, so floraly, so very, very lovely. I just had to try it on.

Well the jacket seemed to fit, yay!! Now to try on the skirt. Please fit, please fit!!
It did :) My little 6 year old Master Poppins was with me and he said it looked lovely and pretty on me, with him being somewhat of a fashion guru, I value his opinion very much. I popped the outfit back on the hanger and made my way to the till to double check the price, as the ticket had a little scribble on it and looked like was £14 for the two pieces.

Even though I would have found it very hard to put back. Being the thrifty sort I did a little hmmm whilst I had a little think about it. Then the very kind and generous Red Cross lady on the till made me smile even more by saying If I really liked it I could have it for £10, what a lovely bargain! I thanked her very much indeed, agreed the sale and promptly handed over my £10. I couldn't wait to try it on all over again. I just love the pleated style of the skirt which I think has a pretty vintage look to it. I may wear the outfit for my 40th garden party and perhaps to a wedding coming up. I know I'll certainly get my £10's worth.

Oh I could pose all day in it!

A little close up of the 3/4 sleeve jacket.

Well, however much I wanted to, I can't play dress up all day, so one final curtsey....

I popped the little two piece safely away and can't wait to play dress up again :) It also reminded me, when walking onto a charity shop you just never know what little delight you may find! Next time you find yourself strolling past one ~ pop in and see!



  1. It certainly fits you a treat!
    What a lucky buy. I also like the colour you have matched with it.
    Did you have the shoes already?

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

    1. Thanks Crafty in the Med, yes the shoes were a bargain a found a while ago from a factory shop. Really useful as go with many of my spring/summer outfits. Oh and I love that they are pink! ;) x

  2. Well I don't know how I haven't come across your lovely blog before as I'm a huge fan of charity shops and have just discovered the 'delights' of Annie Sloan! Your two piece is gorgeous - and fancy getting some money knocked off - I'll have to try that one! Nice to meet you x Jane

    1. Hi :) Thanks for visiting Jane, Oh yes my Annie Sloan paint collection is growing by the day! Cant get enough of it, my latest project is a vintage pair of wooden stepladders, really sweet for display and look lovely painted :) x

  3. Wow, so lovely and fits you perfectly! Wish you weren't so shy though ...

    Hope you're having a lovely Bank Holiday ... It's a wellie and brolly day here I'm afraid!

    Love Claire xx

  4. What a bargain. Would look great worn separately too, so summery.


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