One thing I have really missed since falling pregnant is clothes! With a huge bump to dress I found clothes shopping as a pregnant lady so frustrating, all the latest styles weren't tailored to fit a bump and I often found myself resorting to leggings and long vests as they fitted and showed off my lovely tummy!
Now little man is here I should feel more excited about clothes and in a lot of ways I am but now I face more difficult problem of having no money to buy them! I long to be able to buy those perfect jeans or a pretty new dress for the spring. I have always been a thrifty shopper and most of my clothes are from sale rails or charity shops! I was brought up in hand me downs and charity shop finds but was always wearing labels like GAP, Next and Abercrombie & Fitch and this was all down to my mum and her keen eye for a bargain! Which I am proud to say was passed down to me!
So here we go, my 'thrifty mum' take on fashion on a budget!
Holiday Style for under £200...
When I think of holidays I think summer and when I think of summer there is one word that pops up...Festivals! Here is my festival look for well under £200!
- 3/4 White Top
£13.91 - veromoda.com
A staple for any summer wardrobe and a perfect colour to hide any baby spit ups!
- Even Odd Floral Mini Skirt
£25.18 - zalando.co.uk
Pretty floral skirt to remind you that your a woman and not just a mum!
- Deena Ozzy Pink Backpack
A big backpack to carry all your baby things and a few festival necessities.
- 2b Straw Hat
A straw trilby to protect your face from the sun and prevent those dreaded wrinkles!!!
and lastly....my favourite! Wellies! No festival outfit is complete without them and at £19.20 these are an absolute bargain and the prettiest wellingtons I have ever seen!
Total Cost - £98.87
Casual Look for under £200
Being a stay at home mum, most days are casual wear days! There is nothing more I love than lazy days in with my baby and a nice cup of tea but it is always important to look good even when dressing down. Here is a super cheap Money Saving casual look for under £20 let alone £200!! (see if you can spot the text from Harry Potter in the background...its about Dobby...the House Elf!)
- Grey Woolrich Socks
Infused with Aloe Vera these gorgeous socks take care of tired feet.
- Hearts and Stars Onesie
£9.99 - missrebel.co.uk
A huge bargain and so perfect for lazy days at home with the baby!
Total Cost - £16.61
Party Wear for under £200
- Rare London Short Cocktail Dress
£15.25 - rarelondon.com
The perfect LBD for any mum, covers up any left over baby belly and those dreaded bingo wings and leaves you looking beautiful and classy!
- Platform Wedge Sandals
£5.00 - missguided.co.uk
If like me you struggle to wear heels after having not worn them for 9months these wedges are a great way to ease yourself back in with ankle straps for added support.
- H&M Rings
£6.00 - hm.com
At that price these rings are a bargain and add sparkle to your party style!
- River Island Earrings
£1.50 - riverisland.com
River Island are practically giving these earrings away and they complete this party look perfectly!
Total Cost - £27.75
So there you have it, 3 unique styles each coming in at well less than £200 for all 3! As the challenge was to spend under £200 for each outfit, I believe my mission is complete!
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This just goes to show with a little bit of internet browsing and savvy shopping you can still look great for less! Don't be afraid to buy from the sales and charity shops have some great second hand bargains that cost pennies!
Here are some of my fashion bargains!
This blog was created by Late for Reality as part of the Money Supermarket #PassionforFashion competition
I would also like to share this blog for other bloggers out there to get some thrifty tips :) so this is me spreading the PoCoLo love!