As I have said before, i’m a busy working mum. What I may not have mentioned is that both the hubster and I are trying to save as much money as we can to be able to move house. This poses quite a dilema for a girl like me who has a serious clothes shoes and handbag addiction. Before the children came along I would think nothing of blowing the majority of my monthly salary on clothes, shoes and handbags. I have even committed the sin of buying the same thing twice because I’d forgotten I’d already got it.
No more! Now, I have swapped my spend thrift ways for the thrifty saving ways. I now love mooching about the local charity shops looking for items which can perform a multitude of functions. School runs, office, errand running, that kind of thing.
I recently went mooching at my local Sue Ryder charity shop. BRILLIANT shop! I picked up two Sainsbury’s TU shirt dresses (one black, one Kacki) both size 20 for £4.50 each. A Wallis black jersey dress with pockets (size 18 £4.50) and a black Evans jersey shirt dress (size 20 £4.00). I also got a lovely wooly cardigan size Large for £3.00. so that’s 4 dresses and 1 cardigan for £20.50. That is what I consider to be a bargain!
So, here is my first outfit
Shirt Dress – thrifted from Sue Ryder – originally Sainsbury Tu size 20(£4.50)
Leggings – size 20-22 Primark (£3.00)
Denim shirt – Gap – size XXL (at least 10 years old now!)
Knee high brown boots (Pirate boots according to my kids!) Evans at least 5 years old
Pink cotton long sleeved T’shirt – Primark Size 20 (£3.00)
Pink scarf – I got 3 for a £5 from Edinburghs’ grassmarket 5 years ago.
I wore this ensemble for the school runs and then a day in the office.
Ok – variation on the shirt dress theme:
Same shirt dress, same leggings and same boots. This time I added a cotton cardigan in a biscuit like colour (size 18, £4.00) and a waist sincher belt (size L, Matalan, £4.00)
I do apologise for the quality of photographs, I am still trying to take pictures as I remember to and I’m experimenting with finding the *right* way to do it! Going to have to ask the hubster to start taking piccies!
So, same basics, 2 different looks?!
(P.S. I still sound like John Merrick but at least the I’ve stopped leaking snot now!)