Cheap and Cheerful

Hey leggy lovelies,

The Nine West competition closes at midnight tonight, so make sure you get your entry in! One of you lovely lot is going to win yourself a £100 voucher. I have been absolutely blown away by the honesty and heart-felt words in the entries received so far, and I’ve had a good old knowing chuckle at some of your memories of being the “awkward one”. Well worth a read if you haven’t had a look already… some might even make you weep a happy tear.

What with it being June and all, the sun was almost kind enough to shine in London yesterday. Which was enough of an excuse for wine outside the Charlotte Street Hotel with the girls and a summery outfit.

I’m definitely feeling the post-holiday, pre-tax bill pinch, so these recent buys are seriously bargainous. The whole outfit below cost £60 (although I did cheat by paying Vietnamese prices on the shoes).

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Pretty laser cut details are all over bags at the moment, and I spied this seriously bold pink number whilst doing my trolley dash in Sainsburys. (If you forgo the brand names in the condiments aisle and buy economy loo roll, you can totally justify the £20 spend).

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New Look’s 3-pack of Tall T-shirts is well worth the investment. Although they’re not quite as long as the “super vest” in Miss Selfridge, They work out at just over 4 quid each and you can dress them up with statement necklaces, like this bright blue one. I’ve tucked mine into this floral New Look skirt (it’s not from the Tall range but the proportions looked reasonable on the website so I gambled).

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I had these leather sandals custom-made to wear with my maxi dresses and I love them, even if my toe is doing a “Julianne Moore” in the picture above. They’re a bit like my Henry Holland ones I featured ages ago that sadly died a death after getting caught in a pavement slab. Sigh.

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Tall Top, New Look £12.99 for 3 pack/ Skirt, New Look £16.99/ Tall Biker Jacket, Topshop £58/ Necklace, New Look £9.99/ Bag, Sainsburys £20/ Shoes, Custom-made in Vietnam £10

What do you think? And would you like to see some more budget-friendly pieces on the blog or is it leggy luxury you’re after?

L x

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7 Responses to Cheap and Cheerful

  1. Sophie Wolfenden

    I have these t shirts from new look – perfecto although I got a size smaller (10) rather than my usual 12 and they fit perfectly ! Now I want that bag – LOVE IT!!

  2. Variety is the spice of life!

  3. Fab outfit. A girl needs luxury and bargains to get through 😉 I have a little leather jacket like yours, it was 20p from a jumble sale. I think it was left over because of the mr tickle length arms – which suited me fine. Your pics have inspired me to wear it with pretty dresses and skirts. xxxx

  4. A mixture of both cheap and quality would be grand, I’ve learned that when it comes to jeans you’re better off buying premium ones and paying over £50 if you want them to last a year.

    For shoes it’d be great to see updates on places that stock good quality UK size 9.5 and 10 and don’t charge a bomb. Por favor! xx

  5. Fab outfit! Definitely different to my usual black/white top & jeans combo & you’re wearing something I could see myself in!!
    A mix of budget & more expensive would be great- I’m just loving adding more potential shops to my “Favourites” (as you said, mostly online now & I have to order 2 sizes & 2 leg lenths too on occasion) 🙁
    Fab blog!! Thank you 🙂

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