Someone asked me for more outfits to inspire them, so I thought I’d show you a couple of recent buys, along with a jacket and top that I’ve had for ages.
Remember, my ethos is that you don’t have to spend money to have a certain style. On this blog I write for women who don’t have a lot of money, especially those of you on a small pension. Mine certainly doesn’t stretch to paying £40 for a pair of jeans or a top. But if, like me, you buy from charity shops you know you can find some amazing bargains – they’re there if you look. Just remember i) be prepared to walk out of these shops empty handed, because ii) you’re not dropping your standards, as you only want to buy clothes of the highest quality.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been wearing jeans a lot (it’s the weather here in the UK, I think) and, as always, I find the Primark jeans the best fit. However, I found a pair of M&S jeans in my local charity shop, which I bought for £2.95 and they’re not a bad fit.
The jeans are teamed with a pair of Lotus black leather boots, which might have cost anything from £80 to a £100, but I got them for £12. That’s quite a bargain, and what’s more they’ve hardly been worn as there’s very little wear on the heel!
The blue top is from Peacocks and would have cost about £10, I think, and then there’s this faux leather jacket of which I’m very fond – had it for 3 or 4 years now, and I know it cost about a fiver.
Once upon a time (when I was working) I had a real leather jacket (black, of course) that I loved, and out of my office I wore all the time with tight black jeans – that was me channelling my biker look!
Finally, last week in Oxfam, I bought a new handbag, as the one I had was falling to pieces. This one is leather – and I think it’s nice!
Enzodesign is based in Hong Kong and the bag would probably have cost a lot more than the price I paid, which was £20. That’s expensive for me, but as the money goes to charity I don’t mind, and I especially don’t mind as the whole outfit adds up to just £49.95!
So tell me, what bargains have you bought recently?
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
P.S. Sharing with Not Dressed as Lamb blog and her #iwillwearwhatilike linkup – do have a look!