Having spent numerous afternoons sorting through donations in a charity shop as a child, I was always amazed by the things people would give ranging from high quality goods to pure junk. Last summer I was sifting through items to be sent to refugees in Calais, France along with some other volunteers. Many useful things … Continue reading Don’t give me tat!
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing the passionate, driven and highly talented Angela Knowles, a British based fashion designer with roots in Ghana. Her beautiful blend of African print and Scandinavian design, has seen her work featured in Look magazine and on the Stylist magazine’s Emerald Street. More recently Ms Knowles’ Baruch boutique ( … Continue reading Thrifty Afropolitan meets… Angela ‘Baruch’ Knowles
Wedding season is well under way and I am excited! But if like me you have a mammoth number of weddings to attend this year then you might be thinking of a few ways you can make your money go further-without compromising on generosity, gift giving and looking good! 1. Go second hand- I know, … Continue reading Wedding series: 5 ways to save money during peak wedding season!
A couple of months ago, I went to Saturday brunch with some of my sister friends from church. It was a lovely time getting to know some of the younger ladies in our midst as we sat eating delicious food. During our conversations I complimented several of the ladies on their clothing and surprise surprise … Continue reading Three thrifty fashionistas
Saturday mornings as a child were not what I considered ‘fun’ although looking back it wasn’t mean to be! Yes we had cereal and watched cartoons but I mainly remember the obligatory Saturday morning routine of cleaning, polishing and going food shopping with my parents. I remember one Saturday morning – that I didn’t want … Continue reading Saturday mornings in an ‘old school’ Afropolitan household
A few weeks ago I went to a clothes swap hosted by a lovely old friend from secondary school. Sally is just about to make a long term move to Japan with her husband and so organised a clothes swap as a way of catching up with friends whilst also getting rid of excess … Continue reading Sally’s Saturday Swap Shop
***HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE*** May 2015 be your year to aspire to greatness and the fulfilment of your heart’s desires! I am very excited about the New Year for a number of reasons one of which includes this blog! There are some wonderful things happening this year at the Thrifty Afropolitan and here is just … Continue reading Happy New Year! Plans for 2015- Coming soon!
As you can tell from my blog I love shoes and especially shoes at a bargain price. A few months ago I went up North (OK Birmingham- but as a true Londoner anything north of London is the North!) for a friend’s wedding and on our way we decided to stop off at the House … Continue reading ‘ BOGOF and don’t step on my blue satin shoes’!
I turned thirty last weekend and had an amazing time celebrating with family and friends who organised a surprise party for me; I have never felt so supremely grateful and overwhelmed with love. And in true thrifty afropolitan style, I actually wore a bargain of a dress on the day which I will share with … Continue reading Thrifty turns 30!
Every few months I spot a random sample footwear sale sign around the corner from where I work in central London. After almost year of just walking by I finally decided to make an effort and go to see what all the fuss was about and made a concerted effort to take my lunch break … Continue reading ‘Shoes glorious shoes!’ My first time sample sale shopping experience