Wednesday, 22 December 2010

patience is a virtue

I have wanted a leopard print coat for literally years (faux fur though of course!).  I had never managed to find one that suits my figure and one that I could afford, until a couple of weeks ago...  I was browsing around our local Oxfam shop, when I spied this coat on one of the rails.  Picking it up, I saw that it was a medium, so far so good.  Polyester - great news, no animals have died to make it!  £8.99?  

Oh.  My.  Goodness. 

Then came the scary bit please, please, please look nice!  And luckily - it did!  Well, I think so anyway :)  Definitely one of my favourite bargains ever.  It is all I have been wearing ever since, including today when me and Steve went for a little walk to have some lunch at Salvador Deli (tehe!) and to collect my cheese order for Christmas - cheese is really rather a big deal in the Firmin household!  We popped into a couple of charity shops as always, and I got myself another how to make soft toys book from the 1970s.  I am really loving the thought of creating my own soft toys, perhaps a project for the new year?  I also found a book all about Feminism, which for some reason just jumped out at me, and now I have two weeks off work I may find some time to do some reading!

I hope that you're all feeling festive, and that the snow isn't ruining your plans!

17 comments:

  1. love the coat, it looks so warm! x

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  2. That coat is wonderful you lucky thing! Am very jealous of such a great find :) x

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  3. ohh, your fur coat is so lovely, such a bargain! why is it that i can always find everything else in charity shops except for a beautiful fur coat? you lucky thing! oh my, i can't believe it is nearly christmas! my mum and i have stocked up on some cheese too (though just from the supermarket mind, hehe). so looking forward to cheese and crackers after christmas dinner! xx

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  4. That is such a bargain! Haha enjoy the feminism book (I did a module in feminist art so have Germaine Greer etc stacked up in my bookcase)
    xx p.s. Salvador Deli - genius.

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  5. Nice find! Nothing better than an unexpected charity shop bargain! I think I feminism'd myself out at uni, I'm all for it, but just can't read about it anymore! Too much of a good thing maybe?!
    Penny x

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  7. Ah I love when that happens, well done on the excellent find! :)

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  8. Gorgeous coat, I've been after one for ages too, but the only one I've found was too small for me :(

    xoxo.

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  9. Bargain! looks cute paired with the light tights x

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  10. This is a truly fabulous find. I know the exact same feeling of wanting something for so long, then when it comes along it’s like Christmas! Well it is Christmas actually :)
    Love the leopard print, a perfect find. And the books sound great too x

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  11. Gorgeous! I've been after a leopard print faux fur for ages too, they seem to get snapped up quickly. Well done on yours :) x

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  12. Your coat is absolutely beautiful! I'm very jealous. <3

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  13. Hi there :)
    just wanted to say I think the faux fur coat is amazing, you have styled it really well, sometimes leopard print can look a bit tacky, but you look chic, and it really suits you :)
    I bought a similar one for a not-so-bargainous £12 :(
    from one cheese addict to another, great post :)

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  14. such a great find! must go into oxfam more often xxx

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  15. congrats on finally getting the coat! i'm the same, except i can't get myself to buy it since it's always hot here...but i want one badly!

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  16. It looks so cold and snowy where you are. I love this coat. It makes you stand out among all the snow. Very cute!

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