Monday, 4 February 2013

Bargain backpack

Of all the things I've learnt after years of clothes shopping the most important has to be "Never go into a shop without money". It's at this moment I've found that you're most likely to fall head over heels for something that's completely beautiful but you obviously can't buy. Leaving something that would fit perfectly in your wardrobe has to be one of the worst feelings ever, but for some reason I managed to convince myself that having a quick look around one of my local charity shops this Saturday would be fine. Foolish, I know. As you've probably guessed I did find something that would fit perfectly in my wardrobe, I did fall head over heels for it, and I did indeed have to leave it behind.

However, no need to despair. Surprisingly the shop was open on the same Sunday afternoon (thank you Scope) and I was able to convince my Dad to give me a lift up there to get it (thank you Dad). Again, rather luckily, no one had snapped up my beautiful bargain and I practically ran to the till with it.

The target of my affection:

The target of my affection is this undeniably cute tapestry backpack. As you may know I have a bit of an obsession with thrifting due to the vintage pieces you can get at such affordable prices, and if this isn't the perfect advert for such things then I don't know what is. It was an a mere £5! I absolutely adore the fabric and the small amount of leather and gold detailing on it. This bag is seriously like a tardis too. It's quite big anyway but inside it gets even bigger and I was able to fit all of my school books and my laptop in there today without any trouble. It has two pockets on the front which I kept my makeup and hair bits in, and then of course the large, main section at the back. It's by the brand Gabriel which I've never heard of before, if you do know them let me know in the comments. 

The backpack has official been christened my school bag after today's test run and I can't express how happy it makes me. My old bag was loosing a lot of its studs and was terrible in our recent bad weather since it's the complete opposite of water proof. Plus, I don't think I can argue with feeling that little bit happier about walking to school on an early morning. I suppose that's the power that clothes and accessories have on people. 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a not too hideous Monday. Let me know what your best charity shop find is in the comments, I'd love to know.

Thanks for reading, 
Bethany Paige X 


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