Wednesday, 28 January 2015

FASHION || Charity Vintage Find

Hey ladies. 
So last week if you seen on my twitter account (@elliereess), I did some volunteering work with a charity that is very much close to my heart, this charity is a hospice based in the North East that has a number of charity shops in my local area. My mum has been volunteering at the warehouse for a number of months now, which is how I found out about the place. The warehouse is where everything that gets send to charity gets organised & then sent out to stores to sell and raise money for the hospice. I decided to go down & help with the massive workload that they had as they get hundreds of charity bags each week, that they have to sort through.

The lovely ladies at the warehouse asked me if I'd sort out the fancy dress, wedding dress and vintage section, which I was chuffed about as this meant I could have a cheeky look at all the quirky clothes that get sent in & also meant I could try some of the bits I liked on, which was so much fun and definitely a laugh. I found so many weird items from huge puffy wedding dresses, maxi leather jackets, random Hawaiian shirts and even a tartan kilts!
While I was sorting out the fancy dress my mum came across this camel vintage coat, knowing I’ve been after one for sometime she shouted me down and showed me this gem! My mum knows my style sometimes better than I do myself & she’s definitely my little style icon, she studied fashion at college so I guess that’s where my passion for fashion has came from. The coat is a size 12 but I think it fits perfectly and it's now my staple piece in my wardrobe and I’ve not had it off since I bought it from the warehouse.
WHAT I'M WEARING || 
Coat - Vinage Find 
Shirt - H&M
Necklace H&M sale
Skull Ring - Topshop  
Belt - Urban Outfitters 
Knee High Boots - River Island  (Back in Stock!)
Hat - Primark (Similar) 
Im obsessed with white shirts at the moment, I've bought 5 in the last month alone! I just think they are sophisticated and I can style them up with ease yet still have an on point outfit. I love this long white shirt which I've worn as a dress with a belt around the waist to make it more figure flattering. I think the colour pallet of the outfit goes well and is perfect for this season.
Ellie xox
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