Saturday, 28 May 2011

the 50p skirt



A couple of weeks ago, myself and Steve went along to our local car boot sale, which was on a rather rainy, cold and windy morning.  (I hear it's supposed to be summer right now, but you could have fooled me.)  Apart from the small, cute collection of teacups that I managed to accumulate, and the vintage bedding which I used to make a dress, I also spotted this skirt amongst a huge pile of clothes.  It was one of those double take situations, I saw the camel and navy blue striped combination, and in I dived!  Not in a mood to ponder, due to the rain lapping down on my face, I handed over the 50 pence that the stall holder had asked for.  And, I must say, I am very glad I did!  I finally tried the skirt on this morning (it had been at the bottom of our washing bag since that very morn), I thought that it would be too small, but it's a pretty good fit!  It's a great length too, I think it will look splendid with some sandals when the sunshine comes back :)  Steve however, thinks it looks 'circus-y', which I don't think is a bad thing at all!

What has been your best bargain from a car boot sale?  I think I would struggle to pick mine, maybe one day I will do a post of all of my favourites :)

9 comments:

  1. Wow, that was really a great pick, and 50p? what a steal!!

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  2. I once bought an old fashioned projector for £5, it's a little bit worse for wear now but could be fully restored with a little tlc. I'm loving the skirt Katie! x

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  3. I like that photo! The colours look really good on you and I like the skirt (circusy isn't a bad thing! Sometimes I intentionally go for a circus theme!) :)
    I don't know what my best bootsale bargain would be (Ive bought a lot) but I did get some awesome brand new chunky leather boots from a charity shop for £5 once and when I looked them up online about 6 months later they were for sale for £150! I wore them almost permanently for 3 years! :) x

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  4. 50 pence is pretty good for any skirt.Great that it fits you. Got so many boot fair bargains but Recently got really nice wooden hangers 10 p each.
    diamante belt buckles 20 pence each.little vinatge tray 20 pence.have to stop it now though got to much stuff. I'm in leicester like you to. which boot fair do you think is best?

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  5. That skirt fits you a treat, it's lovely. xxx

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  6. i adore this! the colours are just perfect xx

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  7. Oh wow, thats really impressive! x

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  8. I love the skirt katie! What a find for 50p! I seem to find good clothes at car boots less and less recently! x

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  9. My best find was a knee length camel skirt from M&S autograph range. It was still brand new with tags for £1. Its also a perfect fit and I wear it a lot!

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