Current Dupes

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have been trying to save the pennies for quite a while now. I don’t often buy clothes, accessories and make up etc. especially as I worry about the impact on the environment so as a result, the clothes in my wardrobe are getting quite tired. I decided to find some less expensive alternatives to my Wish List which I think/hope will last in terms of quality and style. I won’t add captions to reveal which is ‘Spend’ and which is ‘Save’, but I will let you know at the end.

Funnily enough, these three purse friendly items were from Mango. I discovered the brand properly this year after I saw a pair of their mom-fit jeans on the John Lewis website. I had always been aware of the brand but never bought anything as I don’t have a branch local to me. Since lockdown, I have been more willing to try new brands and online shopping in general. I seriously love these jeans, wear them all the time and so glad I decided to try them out.

Gingham seems to be everywhere at the moment and I love one that I saw at Hush. The only problem is that it was a bit too pricey. As much as I love the style, I don’t think I would wear it enough to justify spending £69 on it!

I have been obsessed with these Birkenstock Boston sandals for months now however, at £90, I couldn’t stomach the price tag. I saw these dupes and my hubby says he actually prefers the cheaper pair even though there is not much in it.

So could you guess which of the pairs were wallet friendly or wallet foe? I can reveal that all the Mango dupes are on the LEFT! Leave a comment below to let me know your favourites. Bx

ASOS Spring OOTD Wish List

It is still really cold in the UK at the moment but I have started thinking about my Spring wardrobe as we have booked a Summer holiday. Woo hoo! We are off to Turkey this year and I wanted to start searching for a few key items for our trip. While I was looking, I found these really cute and casual items which I thought would go together quite nicely so I decided to share an OOTD with you. (Andy asked me what an ‘oouutted’ was the other day and I realised he didn’t know that OOTD stood for ‘Outfit of the Day’!)

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High Neck Striped T-shirtNew Look Khaki DusterASOS Distressed JeansRiver Island Tortoise Shell SunglassesGrey Converse Trainers

All these gorgeous bits are from ASOS as they seem to be my ‘go to’ fashion website of the moment. I am loving earthy tones and have a serious need to be casual, so I opted for this Khaki coloured duster, which is perfect for layering in this really changeable weather but can also be dressed up or down depending on your trousers and footwear. I wanted to smarten the distressed jeans with a nice pair of loafers but my gut was telling me that I really like these Converse Trainers, so lets go with that today.

I have a real love affair with sunglasses but since having children, I can never stomach spending over £100 on something so trivial. I go in to full on mummy mode and think of all the food shopping I can buy with that cash and save by choosing these funky little tortoise shell sunnies instead. Realistically though I’m sure if I chose a pair of Miu Miu’s or Dior’s that one of the children will probably end up bending the arms back anyway!

Lastly to finish off the look, I thought I would go for a red and white stripey tee because anyone who tells you that you have too many striped tops is not the type of person you need in your life!

Thanks for checking out my OOTD today. I really hope it has been a good read. Let me know if you have found any other gems from ASOS and I should be back in a couple of days with my Summer Holiday Wish Lish Haul. Bx