I spotted the two pretty brooches shown above in a flea market and snapped them up. I like attaching brooches to necklaces which gives them a fresh look, and makes them a bit quirkier too. Remember, you don't have to use things for the purpose intended. Attach brooches to hats, bags, other jewellery or even use to hold the straps of a dress behind the neck when they are too long.
Here is an old image of me wearing a brooch to pin the straps of my dress together at the back. Saved me getting my sewing kit out!
I had also been looking for something that was a bit like a fascinator, but not too 'wedding'. Lucky for me that Primark currently have this cute black flower and netting head band which is ideal. It can be worn with the net at the front or back, and I think it would look great worked into an up-do. May have to experiment with it... just £1.50 by the way!
Next on the agenda was a dress. Something bright and cheerful was what I was after, and that is exactly what I found at Dorothy Perkins. I am on a bit of a budget at the moment, so picked this bright jacquard shift up in the sale for £20, reduced from £40. It may still be available, check here. Hurrah!
And last but not least, probably the biggest bargain of the entire week. A hot pink pencil skirt... This cost a mere £1.75 in a charity shop. The hue is spot-on eighties pink and I am going to feel just like Sue Ellen from 'Don't tell mom the babysitter's dead' when I wear it. Pictures on a later post I think.
What have you all been buying this week?
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