I think I might start all my posts like that; it feels like I’m writing you a letter… and you are my French pen pal.
So, Chères Readers, ça va?
You might know, I’ve a bit of a thing for a bargain, vintage or otherwise. It means I visit Dublin charity shops quite a bit. I was thinking the other day that maybe I should help stock them back up a bit every now and again. All this thrift shopping of late has convinced me to rummage through my wardrobe and do a bit of a sartorial spring clean. I then heard that TK Maxx are doing a big campaign to drive donations to Enable Ireland.
I got in touch with them to find out a bit more about it and they sent me a load of info. ‘Give Up Clothes For Good‘ is meant to encourage people to fill a specially branded Enable Ireland bag with clothes and drop it into TK Maxx. Apparently when they did it last year, they received nearly half a million Euro in clothes and household goodies.
They also sent me a mannequin, (I’ve named her Mavis), and asked me to dress it in some of the clothes I was donating. When I send it back to them, they might put it in the window of one of their shops to help promote the cause. etc. As if you’d say no, right? So here’s ‘Mavis’ in her new gear…
The Firetrap jacket was given to me by a good friend who I know will love that it has been donated rather than it sit in my wardrobe. The scarf (M&S), Dress (Armani Exchange) and necklace (French Connection) are all pieces that I think people might love to find in a charity shop. I also dressed the mannequin in a pair of my favourite skinny jeans from Topshop that don’t fit me any more.