I’ve written before about how I couldn’t bring myself to buy new Boden – too Tory, for my liking – but am not too proud/over-principled if it turns up secondhand; so very nice well-cut denim shirt, £3 from a charity shop cycling mission to Shoreham with the girls. My only purchase that day, I’m pleased to note (the other two had more impressive hauls). However, L did give me the blue bedspread (seen here below the shirt) when we stopped at hers on the way home. And I’ve since given it back to her.
Other recent blue finds: two pairs of dark blue Levis for D, as-new and a ridiculous 20p each from a jumble sale in Brighton (yes, I’ve been tempted back to a couple of jumbles, but have been restrained). They fitted him perfectly, though he’s not entirely convinced about giving up his skinny jeans in favour of this slightly more dad-like cut just yet. Sadly, the Levis shirt in the same batch turned out to be a. far too small and b. bleach-spotted, but that’s the way it goes with jumbles: a good ol’ mix of trash and treasure. I did also get a whole load of new-ish Converse and Fred Perry sneakers at this jumble, but since I managed to promptly distribute them to friends, friends’ sons, etc, no need for a picture and I can pretend that I’m really not collecting much again.