Sunday, 27 February 2011

My Favourite Finds V.1

I've been thinking recently about writing more about the things I enjoy which aren't boating. Especially at this time of year when its cold and we rarely go cruising.

So, this is a new thing for me, but since I love shopping in charity shops (I work near 7 of the best in Cambridge) I thought I would try a series of posts about my favourite charity shop finds. I'm a girl who enjoys beautiful things but doesn't like giving my money away to huge multi-nationals who are not always very ethically orientated. So I shop in charity shops for pretty much everything except underwear basically! I know its not everyone's thing, so I'm not trying to preach, I just love finding that special dress or beautiful pair of shoes buried amongst everything else. It makes me happy, so I'm going to share it!

V.1 The Accidental cardigan.
Red Cross, Burleigh Street

There's a story behind this one! (I also totally need to learn not to frown at the self-timer!)

I was walking to work the other morning when I spotted this on top of a heap outside the closed Red Cross shop. I fell in love! I couldn't bear to leave it there in case it didn't end up in the shop or someone else nabbed it. So I picked it up, and later that day went into the shop to donate some money into their tin.

I'd been looking for a fairisle jumper for a while, and while this isn't quite it, I like the simple colours and the cute patterns. I wore it with skinny grey jeans, a blue top and a belt in similar colours made from a headscarf.


  1. Inevitably I'm loving this :D
    Keep it up! You've had some brilliant finds.

  2. I've been looking for a cardigan like that for ages, good work! Hope you're well xx

  3. I like charity shops too. Yesterday I went into one and got two DVDs of Jeeves and Wooster episodes (Fry and Laurie) for 50p the pair. That should while away an evening moored up in the rain somewhere.