How I de-stress; Charity / Thrift Shopping

I have a fight or flight mode when it comes to my mental health, and usually I choose flight. In the past I have gotten on random buses or trains and just gotten off at the last stop to have a walk around and clear my head, which can be a bit dangerous for me because I have no sense of direction. So when I need to de-stress or try to get away for a hour or two I try to stick to my area of Cardiff and have a look around charity shops. This way I don’t spend money that I usually don’t have, its kind of guilt free knowing it’s going to charity and can get my frustrations out by rummaging around boxes and coat rails of clothes. The best thing to do is go with an open mind and you’ll find some things you were totally not expecting.

My favourite place to go is Albany Road. I’ve heard that Canton is also great for charity shops as my friends have managed to pick up genuine bags and purses for under £5 because the shops think they’re fake, but I’ve yet to go there.

Click ahead to see what I’ve recently grabbed while having a travel around.

Charity shops in cardiff

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Swatch A/W 2014 Collection Press Preview!

I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Bloggers and Press preview of Swatch new Autumn Winter 2014 collection and learn more about Swatch’s brand and products. I went along after I finished work to meet another two bloggers and staff from the Swatch shop. It was a very up close and personal event and I was able to get a great perspective of Swatch and the shop.

I currently own one Swatch Watch which is from a previous collection from Jeremy Scott so I was expecting to see some wonderful designs and a friendly service. I was not disappointed!

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