Charity Shop Bop is a series on my blog that promotes a different sense of fashion. The fashion industry is a huge financial provider, yet is also creating so much waste that it's effecting our planet. Every year we create over 80 billion articles of clothing which is a ridiculous amount to even fathom.  With 95% of it being recyclable and 100% being reusable, why let it become waste?
My Charity Shop Bops are here to show the limitless horizons of reworking second hand clothing and that it isn't all 'old lady' stuff! Shopping from charity shops is more sustainable, a lot cheaper and also allows you to contribute to a variety of charities at the same time!
So get #CharityShopBoppin and let me see what you find...
Top: Kilo Sale // Skirt: Vintage Depop // Belt: Charity Shop // Bag: Charity Shop

I took some time away from blogging and charity shop bopping because my mind and body needed a break, life just felt a little overwhelming and I'm sure they'll be post about it soon. Regardless of that I'm back and so ready to share with you all some of my favourite Charity Shop summer finds!

Recently my style has been evolving and I've been leaning towards things that would've completely scared me off a few months ago. I'd say my style is becoming a sort of flirty yet sassy yet feminine  combo if that makes any sense at all? I'm learning to dress my body shape better whilst discovering a new found love for very dainty, cutesy pieces which is why I am completely and madly in love with this lil top. It gives me such IAMGIA vibes but for a very small fraction of the price, I paid around £2 for this at a kilo sale whereas IAMGIA charge way over £50! It's such a versatile piece as the elasticated sweetheart neckline means you can either wear it off the shoulder or as a regular top, two in one what more could you want. I am completely in love with all the little floral details on the top and honestly, I just think this piece is the cutest thing ever! You can never go wrong pairing a top like this with some form of denim whether it be shorts, a skirt or jeans, but of course I had to take it one step further and go for a denim red polka dot skirt...

 You all know I can never say no to anything red so I bought this skirt off Depop a few months ago for £8 which I thought was a complete bargain! It has no brand in it so chances are it's probably Asda's finest but nevertheless, it is such a lovely little summer piece. Fitted denim skirts are such a staple in my summer wardrobe as you can pair them with absolutely anything come day or night, rain or shine, they just work! I can never go anywhere without a belt these days so I matched my favourite 50p red belt with the look. 

To finish it off I paired some Snake print sandals I'd picked up from Topshop a few years back (I apologies as it isn't second hand!) and a Snake print teeny tiny shoulder bag. Now I'm usually a lover of a big bag as I have A LOT of rubbish to carry around with me, but I'm determined to venture out and live the lifestyle of using smaller bags. I don't need to lug around half my life in a massive bag because I really don't need 70% of the stuff! I'd seen Devon Carlson (mega babe) wear some lil bags similar to this and I thought 'If Devon can, I can!'.
 I may not be as cool as her but I will keep trying for as long as I can!

So I admit it, I am completely dotty for ditsy florals and that isn't something I ever thought I'd say. I'm loving embracing my femininity and all things pretty right now and I feel so confident doing so! Trying out new styles is like taking a risk, but if you don't take risks you'll never know what could happen. Charity Shopping is an affordable and ethical way to push yourself out of your comfort zone and find styles that make you feel incredible that without looking second hand, you might've never even found!
 With all this being said I was wondering about starting up my youtube channel again and thinking of focusing on second hand/charity shopping in my videos, is this something that sounds exciting to you?
Let me know!

Lucy Jane