Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tighten your purse strings

When I first started looking at blogs to observe how its all done a thought of dread filled my head. I do not have the money to buy all these lovely trends, designers and classic pieces. I know I probably never will either. Although with brands and high street now becoming more accommodating towards cheap retail therapy, it gives everyone a shot at looking as close to the catwalks as possible. I also think that a bargain to one person is different for someone else. Earning minimum wage anything vaguely fashion focused and under a tenner is like heaven for me.  I wanted to share my favourite bargains over the last year that have really become wardrobe staples for me. 
 Brown Clogs - Primark - £10
Pearl Necklace - Marc Jacobs - £9
Digital Print Dress - Margarita Saplala - FREE
Blue Bow Sparkle Dress - Topshop - $24.99
Alice Dress - Topshop - £18
Top Tips for the Budget Fashionista:
* Work in Fashion - the Margarita Saplala dress was given to me for working with her plus in retail the uniform allowance and discount really is amazing!
* Spend more on classic pieces
* Thrift stores in New York are amazing for bargains, especially Beacons Closet!
* Ebay your old clothes and buy new ones, its like an exchange.
* There are many websites that offer discount codes like Voucher Codes
* Buy in sale, even if it doesnt fit! The blue sparkly topshop dress in the picture was a 12 but I adjusted it so it now fits!
* Swap clothes with your friends!

What are all your best finds?


  1. Those are such a great tips and I love your Alice dress so much:)

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in!!!

  2. i like everything.. the sequins dress is incredible!

  3. Great tips, I just started following

  4. LOVE that dress. Love.


  5. Anw, you can join my first giveaway which is F21 peach statement ring at
    my blog. The merrier is more fun :)

    Thankies dear
    <3 Liz

  6. Love that last dress, perfect dressed up or down and such a fun print!

  7. Everything is perfect. And I love Ebay <3

  8. great stuff! beautiful manequin;)

  9. I love this photos, especially the last one. You are so beautiful with that dress!:)

    My Cherry Gum

  10. the sparkle dress! O my that is amazing, I want one! I love a great bargain too :-)

  11. OMG!!!!!!! LOVE THESE DRESSES!!!

  12. fabulous post my dear!! i have the Alice dress from topshop too! think i got it in the Topshop sale for £20, :) x

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  14. love those sprakle dress..
    looks so fabulous :)

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  15. I really love the alice dress, do you think they have that anymore? When did you purchase it? Thanks for sharing your tips too x


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