Outfit: Pringle of Scotland

Take a look at this gorgeous blue 100% Merino wool jumper I bought in the Trinity House Hospice shop in Streatham. It was £3.50 (reduced from £7!). I spotted the red ‘Pringle of Scotland’ label from far away and swooped in, magpie-like, to ‘rescue’ it.




I’m wearing this with a black wool coat with leather sleeves, black skinny trousers, a crisp white shirt, black high heeled slouchy suede boots and black sunnies.

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  1. Agy

    You look like a star! That’s an awesome find and will definitely keep you warm. Saw how cold it got in the UK, on the news! Stay warm :-)

    • charityshopchic

      Thank you so much Agy! I am glad you liked this look, the jumper is 100% wool and really thick. It’s definitely going to be keeping me warm until spring arrives! (Hopefully not long now!).

  2. yesilikethat

    Great find! I always look out for wool jumpers in charity shops. Even if they’re moth-eaten you can felt them and use them for other things. I added felt elbow patches to a jumper with holey elbows, and I’m still planning a felt Peter Pan collar at some point.

    Loving your coat as well – where’s that from?

    • charityshopchic

      Thanks! This one is just so soft and thick… feels great to wear. Coat is from Zara (a while back). It looks great but is actually one of the least practical garments I own – there are no buttons or zip so it just hangs open all the time.

  3. zazulabee

    Love. The look is fab and you are a girl after my own heart. So clever with your wardrobe! Where indeed is the coat from – it is a beauty??

    • charityshopchic

      Hi, thanks for commenting! Glad you liked this look. The coat is from Zara though I got it a while ago. They do great coats there (in fact, great everything!).

  4. Andrea

    Fantastic jumper at a bargain price. You disguise how freezing it is despite the sun trying to make an appearance very well;) I think I need to pay a trip to some South London charity shops soon!

    • charityshopchic

      Hi Andrea, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes, it was sub-zero temperatures when we took these pictures at the weekend – I am trying not to grimace. Definitely hit up South London for charity shops – my favourite so far is Streatham, highly recommended!

  5. TaraLee

    Great look! The flash of blue looks great with the all black ensemble, but the star here is those fabulous boots!

  6. golfyp

    Love merino, we are just coming into Autumn here now in NZ (had to scrape ice off my car windows this morning!) and I love this colour, preppy chic :) merino becomes like a 2nd skin come winter! Going to search the 2nd hand shops next week thanks for the inspiration! Great blog too, came here via Re-Fashionista.

    • charityshopchic

      It’s still icy here in London even though we’re supposed to be well into spring! So the winter woolies are still making an appearance! Thanks for the comment – glad you like the jumper! :)

  7. Erica

    You look great Sally, marvellous jumper bargain, I love your jacket and boots too, also reminiscing on life in London with the backdrop of your photos :)

  8. Stefanie

    I love your blog. You are so creative! However this time i got a bit dissapointed when you didn’t do anything to the jumper. I have a similar looking red jumper in wool but it is way too big and I am trying to figure out how to remake it so it fits me. So when I saw the first pic I figured that this was exactly what I needed… Anyway, you look great in this outfit and I look forward to seeing what you will do next!

  9. Ronja

    As an American I can’t help but giggle my butt off. Pringle’s are a processed potato chip that come in a tennis cannister over here. I didn’t even know there was a brand called Pringle. That lion is much classier than the Pringle’s guy though. Just in case you are completly confused here is their mascot. https://www.google.com/search?q=pringles+face&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gxG-UZrjLJStyAGX3YDoDw&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=597#tbm=isch&sa=1&q=pringles+guy&oq=pringles+guy&gs_l=img.3..0l7j0i5l2j0i24.6137.6902.0.7146.…0.0…1c.1.17.img.kQ4ojI4PMCk&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47883778,d.aWc&fp=d00657b86ae97b9f&biw=1280&bih=597

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