I love me a bargain. I really do. I’d love to have a wardrobe full of full-price luxury items but it’s just not realistic or sensible. Growing up we didn’t always have a lot of money but my mother instilled in me the artistry of digging a bit to find something similar or just as good for a bargain of a price. I still practice this today. The key is to still find something you really like. If you’re not really going to wear the piece much, don’t bother as it still won’t be value for money.
Here’s an example of a bomber jacket. I saw some cute ones online but eventually came across this adorable Gap bomber from the GapKids department. With a sale price and a discount code I got it including shipping for about £25. I bought a boys size XXL which is about an age 13, and despite the fact I’m 5 foot 10 inches it still fits me in the length and arms just fine.
S P L U R G E
Khaki Utility Jacket – J Crew £188
Acne Studios Fuel Tech Bomber £440
S T E A L
GapKids Bomber £27.50 plus discount codes for new email subscribers can reduce the price even more!
and out in the wild today with Iro T-shirt, R-13 Jeans and white leather Converse…..
Matches is my go-to site (and shop) to browse over lust-worthy fashion.
During the sales I’ve managed to find some great bargains, including an amazing Etoile Isabel Marant leather. I have a store credit so I’ve been trying to find an item that I really like that doesn’t go over the top budget-wise.
I came across this lovely sweatshirt that just gives me the giggles every time I see it. Plus I love anything to do with Hawaii ! Hang loose brah!
This would accompany my usual uniform of black skinny jeans, and either converse or biker boots. It’s chilly in London again, as Spring hasn’t totally arrived, so this should do nicely!
As it does warm up it’s the obvious thing to throw over some cutoff jeans shorts and leather sandals as a warm day turns cool.
I’m going to Paris soon, just for the weekend and want to look my usual self but of course add a bit more class and a tad less grunge to the ensemble. Here’s my picks, most of them currently on sale!
Coat – Fleamadonna at Urban Outfitters (over 50% off but sold out online)
Jeans – R13 at Donna Ida (now £114 was £285)
Stripe T-Shirt – R13 at Net-a-porter
American Vintage White T-shirt
Current/Elliott Dungarees at Net-a-porter (down to £111 from £370)
Zadig & Voltaire Boots (past season)
Vivienne Westwood Necklace (xmas gift)
& Other Stories Leopard Tote (sold out)
Olympus Stylus Camera
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