I've done tons of 'Smart ways to shop' blog posts like *here* and *here*. Today is quite a similar post, apart from instead of giving you the same tips I use to shop, I thought it would be quite fun to build an outfit full of old and new Ebay/Primark bargains and see just how little a full outfit can cost! I must admit, when building this outfit infront of the mirror last weekend, it was a total accident that I just happened to put all of these bits together. However I love how the look turned out & I hope you enjoy this little bargain hunting haul-type post!
£6 Orange Fedora | Primark (similar)
£0.99 Floral T-Shirt | Vintage via Ebay (similar)
£6 Black Bag | Primark (similar)
£1.20 Orange Suede Skirt | Primark via Ebay (similar)
Cream Faux Fur Gilet | Clothesminded* (similar)
£1.00 Open Toe Boots | H&M via Ebay (similar)
As I mentioned, some bits of the outfit are new, like the vintage floral tee (£0.99), and orange suede skirt (£1.20), both massive Ebay bargains (postage not included). If you've read the posts I mentioned above, I followed my own little tips and after a quick shopping trip in town, I wrote down what I wanted to buy (but didn't want to splurge on), and whipped them up on Ebay that night! Both the hat (£6.00) and bag (£6.00) were bought a couple of months ago from Primark...As you could probably guess, Primark is cheap enough, so I whipped these two up without a second thought. Since I bought them I've worn them tons of times & they are both pieces I can wear all year round!
The items I've had for a while are these gorgeous peeptoe ankle boots from H&M, again a great Ebay bargain at £1.00 if I remember rightly! I picked these up last Winter, and knew they would be a great addition to my collection, as black leather will always be on trend. Finally, the faux fur gilet was kindly gifted to me from Clothesminded last Winter, which is why I left the price out of the list above. I originally wore it in this post *here*, and I've worn it tons of times since. Gilet's are the perfect jacket for this time of year, when it's too chilly to wear light bomber jackets, but not quite freezing enough to wear a long sleeve faux fur coat.