I originally wrote my ‘About Me’ page 4 years ago and I’ve decided to leave the original at the bottom so you can judge for yourself how much I have changed… or not.
So now I’m 29 and really really really looking forward to my thirties. I’ve been through two self induced meltdowns from pushing myself too hard to achieve and putting myself under way too much pressure. I’ve returned to my wardrobe as a place to be creative, have fun and be daring and in so doing have decided to re-start my blog (to legitimise my shopping habit, no changes there).
I still work in Oil and Gas, but for a new company that gives me a lot more freedom and happiness (still with valves, still glamorous), it’s a wonderful place to work.
I’ve learned an awful lot about shopping in charity shops… namely, be selective!!! I have found that the best way is to buy your basics and staples new, and then hunt for so called ‘statement pieces’ (blogger term puke – but it’s a stereotype for a reason, because it’s right) in the charity shops. If there’s ever a shred of doubt about whether you LOVE something, and I mean you need to LOVE it, then don’t buy it, and don’t justify a purchase by the price. If it’s a waste of money then it’s the same waste of money if it’s £8 or £80.
Original bio below if you’re nosy…
I’m 25 and almost looking forward to my thirties. I work in an office in the Aberdeen Oil Industry selling pipeline valves which is as glamorous as it sounds.
I decided to start this blog to legitimise my shopping habit. Now I can spend all my weekends shopping and claim it as ‘research’. I love a bargain, but after years of reckless purchases in the sales, I decided to lean more heavily than ever on charity shops. This has revolutionised the way I shop. Instead of sticking to the prescribed trends of the high street, often rammed down our throats as soon as we enter the store, I am now more able to buy and wear stuff that suits my sense of style without being bullied into floral bell bottomed mini skirts.
I hope to add a sense of humour to the whole debacle, and please… never take my photography too seriously. If you’re looking for pretty photographs of Chanel perfume bottles, you’re in the wrong place!
Lots of love, Megan x