9 February 2011

charity shop challenge

charity shop challenge

one of my goals for this year is to cut out high street fashion and to instead soley buy clothing direct from makers or second-hand. thanks to twitter, a small group of some friends came up with charity shop challenge yesterday, where people are encouraged to find new clothing in charity shops & post about their finds at the end of the month. fancy taking part?


1. your outfit must comprise of a key-garment from a charity shop plus any other pieces/accessories etc to make up an 'ensemble'
2. annotate your outfit. include a description of the garments/where you bought or found each piece/price of charity find
3. upload your image onto your blog by the last friday of each month
4. on the last friday of the month tell everyone about it & tweet with the hashtag
5. extra credit for those who customise their charity shop find

the image above is a few things put together in spirit of the challenge: the dress (as well as being my first purchase for myself of 2011!) was found in a charity shop in liverpool on monday, the belt is a charity shop find from a couple of years ago & the cardigan is from ebay. hooray for second-hand!

update! charity shop challenge can now be found on flickr - so if you don't have a twitter account, no worries.


Michelle of The Feather Den said...

That sounds like a great idea! I had such an amazing charity shop haul last week, I bought six things for around £16, haha!
Hooray for second hand, indeed! Absolutely love what I can see of that outfit. It looks so bright!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like fun :D I'm trying to cut down on how much I shop on the high-street to shop in second hand/independent sellers too.

I wish I had twitter ;__; I may join just to participate.

Julia said...

excellent! this has been a goal of mine for years. so much fun- and you end up with much more unique clothing than everyone else. can't wait to see what you find!

cheryl.andrey said...

I don't have Twitter, but if I did I'd participate.
Coincidently, I did just post a picture to my blog last night which features a shirt that I got from a second hand shop.

hellojenuine said...

glad to hear you guys like rummaging around for second-hand treats too. :)

jennifer & cheryl: there's now a flickr group, if you guys are on there? http://www.flickr.com/groups/charityshopchallenge/

Sanna Dyker said...

Lovely idea! I look forward to posting my finds by the end of the month!

Michaëlis Moshe said...

That's sounds nice, a good idea and I love the Cardigans!!!


jennifer ▲ i art u said...

what an amazing idea. i'm inspired! thank you!

Anonymous said...

I thrift. Yesterday I found a red Ann Taylor spring cardigan and a brand new A.N.A. sweater from JC Penney.

AJ said...

great work there! amazing and with such a 'jenuine' thought! liked it a lot.

Andrea said...

This is so cool! I would participate if I would buy in charity shops, I think I might give it try , first I need to see if there are nice findings though, have you find nice clothing?

Location longue durée said...

Thanks for sharing !