Thursday, 1 April 2010

Zen's Oxfam picks

I enjoy my Oxfam online browse of an evening -- there's always the chance that you might find something exciting, like gold Repetto flats (too small for me, alas) or a glorious sequined skirt (too big). The clothes are cheaper than Asos, giving the illusion of attainability, and they don't even charge for postage anymore!

I think Sam would look good in these button-rich 3/4-length trousers. The slightly poofy legs add just the right amount of whimsy. I for one would enjoy wearing something by a brand called Olga de Polga.

I'm a little dubious about the fit of this dress -- I don't like the way it hangs on the mannequin -- but the sari fabric is gorgeous. Why don't people use this type of fabric more in Western-style fashion?

Oxfam online tends to have a decent number of French Connection pieces, but they're all really boring jeans and T-shirts that look like they've got faded in the wash. I always look because I dream of the day I will find one of their gorgeous embellished dresses for a steal.

Until that glorious day, this decidedly unembellished white linen dress would provide some consolation ...

A small-built person with interesting dresses trudged down to her local Oxfam recently. If I were Sue-sized I would be tempted by one of these.

I like how they've put ruffles on the hem of this green dress. It somehow makes it more interesting than if it was only ruffled at the bodice.

Though either the lighting in these photos is whack, or the person who did the descriptions didn't have a colour wheel at hand, 'cos those shades don't look anything like apple green or magenta to me.

The purple one is clearly more absurd, but it is also a little more special. I like them both, though. I would wear them with little shoes with low block heels and maybe a happy hat.

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