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
Day toNight… Do you like what I did there? 😉 In my recent Primark Mummy Haul I mentioned that I was on the hunt for a pair of wet look leggings and hurrah, I have found quite a few. This inspired me to create a Day to Night OOTD as it is my birthday this month and this is the type of Autumnal outfit I would like to wear all day… And night!
Leather Look Leggings, White Cable Knit Jumper, Fringe Ankle Boots, Black and White Blouse, Quilted Cross Body Handbag, Rimmel Kate 30 Lipstick
The leggings I chose were from New Look as not only were they high waisted which is ideal for us mummies who aren’t quite comfortable in low rise trousers but they are really reasonably priced. I decided that wet-look leggings are not the type of thing I would splurge on as I probably would only wear them in to town or on a night out. Let’s face it, it’s not the type of thing you would wear to baby sensory is it?
I absolutely adore this Cable Knit Jumper from Topshop. It looks so cosy and perfect for snuggling on all these colder days we are having at the moment. Underneath, I have chosen this Black and White Blouse from Dorothy Perkins but I should warn you that they have a promotion at the moment and it seems to be selling out quick. If you like it click through ASAP.
I have chosen the following three accessories as I think they can be worn all day. The Ankle Boots have fringe detail to glam up your look and the handbag is small enough to carry around if you’re out with the kids and a buggy. Lastly, to glam up your look, I really recommend this shade of lipstick from Kate Moss’ Rimmel collection. It featured in my recent Blogtober post.
I hope you like this Day to Night OOTD as much as I do. I think it might be a bit daring for some people and I definitely think I would need a bit of confidence to wear it but if you do find the courage, I am sure you will be a gorgeous little head turner. Let me know if you try it out or have done in the past. Bx