'I got it from a charity shop!' - a sentence I say a few times a week when people comment on my outfits. Not so long ago I was against buying in charity shops (thrift, or second-hand shops in some countries) and wouldn't even enter one. All my clothes had to be brand new, not expensive; just new and I mainly shopped with Boohoo or Everything 5 Pounds, sometimes Primark for their lazy leggings.
But around a year ago that changed. Carl, my other half, took me to a few, just to see if they had any cushions for our garden chairs. Well, that was it. I fell in love with charity shops instantly and now during my spare time I like to walk to our local thrift shops to see if I can find something nice or useful. 99% of the time I leave with at least one bag of clothes or cosmetics. Once, I found a Calvin Klein dress for £1 at the Cancer Research. I don't care if the dress for real or fake, it's a gorgeous dress. Judge for yourself below.
Although my main niche for www.karinakeepsescaping.com is travel, it was really nice when I was approached by Irem from Fashion Potluck to see if I would like to contribute to this amazing women community. I love fashion, I love to dress for the occasion and when I shop within charity shops, I feel like Alice in Wonderland. You never know what hidden treasures you might find. Plus, all your money goes to a good cause, so not only are you treating yourself, but you're also doing a good thing! And what's more, it's good for the environment too. Did you know that 20,000 litres of water are needed to produce just 1kg of cotton?
I don't know ANY woman who doesn't love fashion. Who doesn't love to dress nicely and feel gorgeous? For this reason, I decided that my contributions here will be mainly fashion-focused, charity hauls and outfit pictures. I hope you enjoy it!