Carboot Sale Buys (50p Topshop, Hollister, Zara bits!) + OOTD ♥

Today I did a carboot sale with my parents. My Mum had one table, and I had another. Our carboot doesn’t officially open until 1pm but people usually get there for 10am so we started setting up at 9am. We packed the car full of our old, unwanted goodies and set them all up on wallpaper pasting tables and clothes rails. 
I was mainly selling old clothes, shoes, make up, bags etc that didn’t sell on eBay, so it wasn’t worth much. I also decided to sell my huge Lush giftbox of goodies. The RRP of that was £85 plus I had two Easter sets too! I sold the £100 worth of Lush stuff for £20, which I’m sure many of you would agree is a bargain! But I hate the stuff, it was making my room stink, and I just wanted it gone! So yay! And then I sold almost everything else for 50p-£1 each, and in total I made £100! So I sold a lot! I also made £100 selling stuff on eBay last week.. so thats going towards car insurance! I’m very pleased considering I made so much from selling stuff I would have just thrown away. 
The weatherman predicted rain and showers all morning and afternoon, but luckily it didn’t start raining until we left! Overall we had a very successful day, and I would recommend it if you have a lot of unwanted goods. I think I might do a carbooting top tips post if anyones interested? As I know some people are boot sale newbies!
Here’s what I wore in the lovely sunshine. The dress was a 99p eBay purchase.
 Dress: Hearts & Bows via eBay | Belt: Primark | Sandals: Select | Handbag: Charity shop vintage
I picked up this lovely handbag from the charity shop last week. It’s a navy blue leather type, with a gold twist fastening. And it has five compartments! It was only £3 and looks quite old! A proper granny bag but I love it!
I had a walk around the carboot to see if I could buy anything for myself, and here’s what I got:

 M&S black satin clutch bag, 50p. Perfect for nights out!
 Another party bag.. gold clutch bag from New Look, 50p.
Pretty floral notebook, and glass candle, 50p each.
 Hollister navy blue sweater, was only 50p! Really like this.
 Zara black long cardigan, 50p. 
 Floral china plate and sugar bowl, 50p each.
 Grey knitted Topshop jumper, 50p. I’m now selling this on eBay as it doesn’t fit. 

 Black lacey Topshop skirt, 50p. This is lovely, but it’s too small for me unfortunately, so it’s now also on eBay.
 I adore this jumper! This is also Topshop and was only 50p! I love it so much, can’t wait to wear it in winter.
 Miss Selfridge coral blouse, 50p.
Cute little tin box with cat and teacup print! 50p.
What do you think of my bargain buys? Have you been carboot hunting lately? Would you be interested to know my carboot buying and selling tips?  
P.S. It’s my birthday tomorrow!!


  1. July 29, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Happy birthday for tomorrow! You did so well at the carboot sale, both buying and selling! x

  2. July 29, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Wow I love this post ! I love the bag. I got one from a charity shop a couple of months ago 🙂 great blog. Happy birthday xxxx

  3. July 29, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow – please do a tips post for both buying and selling at car boots it would be very helpfulxx

  4. July 29, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Advance bday wishes dear..njoy..

  5. July 29, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    This are such bargains! I'm so impressed with your bargain hunting skills 🙂
    Happy early birthdayyyy x x x

  6. July 29, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Love everything you bought specially the Topshop jumper with the Eiffel Tower, the coral blouse from Miss Selfridges and the floral china sugar bowl xx

  7. July 29, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    WOW! love your bargains! loving the china plate & sugar bowl & can't believe only 50p each! BARGAINS!
    Ruth – x

  8. July 29, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    Great finds! I've been to a few car boots nearme and they are alwaays rubbish! Or maybe I'm going at it wrong! Would love to see a blog post on hints and tips! Xx

  9. July 29, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Happy birthday for tomorrow incase you don't post! And I'd be interested in a post about car boot tips, I'm dying to do one but don't know if my junk is worth selling?!

  10. July 29, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    You got lots of great finds! That vintage handbag is lovely.

  11. July 29, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow! :)) I love the little cat tin – and the lace skirt .. the hollister sweater was a bargain! Id love to see your tips on car boot sales – ive never ever been to one and i have so much stuff i dont use anymore, mainly old clothes – my boyfriend is thinking of going to one soon so i said id join him. Everyone always seems to pick up such good bargains xx

  12. July 29, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    Congrats on making so much and happy birthday for tomorrow! I went to the carboot this morning but it poured down after only being there 30minutes so no bargains for me! A top tips post is a great idea! x

  13. July 29, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Wow you picked up some great baragains, I love the Eiffel tower jumper! You made so much as well! 🙂 Happy Birthday for tomorrow!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  14. July 29, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    I love the dress you wore today and the Eiffel Tower jumper. So pretty 🙂
    I need to do some carbooting! 🙂 xx

  15. July 29, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    I have to say i loved every one of the clothes you posted! they are all so cute!!
    And Happy birthday!! =) May it be an awesome one!

  16. July 29, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Love the topshop jumper. And the dress you posted is so cute Great post:) x

  17. July 29, 2012 / 9:08 pm

    I love car booth sales and I sometimes go with my mam 😀 Except the ones I go to dont have HOLISTER things! 😮 and I generally dont make 100€ :/ I also love the topshop jumper! 😀 Great post! and Ill probably be writing a post on my car booth sales too 😀 oh and Id love for you to write a post on tips! 😀
    Sofia x

  18. Adele
    July 29, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    how do you find out about local car boots? i never know until too late 🙁 xx p.s. happy birthday for tomorrow! xx

  19. July 30, 2012 / 1:05 am

    FAB bargains – you have made me really want to do the car boot thing now though I'm afraid I would spend everything I made at it! Love your eBay dress, leggings & sandals you wore – gorgeous summery outfit. Really suits you, Avril x

  20. August 8, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    Such bargains! 🙂

  21. April 14, 2013 / 9:16 am

    I love that bag! I find old vintage bags much more practical and hard wearing than bags that are new 🙂

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