Thursday, 29 August 2013

Then £10 Outfit Challenge.

Okay, okay.
So money's tight,
& with April down, I decided we would both do.
A TEN POUND OUTFIT CHALLENGE.

April found hers super quick, but I really struggled with mine.
In the end I was super happy with my outfit, and April looked stunning to.

I'll jump right into it with the outfits, and give you a few little tips afterwards.











Here is April's Outfit!

Her top was thrifted, and cost £2.95 from the British heard foundation.
Its oversized and looks stunning as this dress..
The belt was purchased from primark, bringing it in at the waist,
The shoes were a bargain sale purchase from new look at a cheeky fiver!

So that is, £2.95 + £1 + £5 rounding it all up to a whole outfit for just £8.95

Doesn't she look beautiful?

This top is so versatile she can team it up with shorts, jeans or even just tights to create many completely different looks!

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My outfit was a little different, but I really like it that way.
It shows how we both can create such different outfits for a tenner!

My skirt is a brand called Yumi and was from the PDSA for £2.50, BARGAIN.
My Sandals, Top and Belt are all purchased from a St Lukes Hospice pound shop, theres a few in Plymouth, everything in there is a pound!
My bag was from Cancer Research, originally from Primark, for £1.95
My necklace was £2.00 in the Miss Selfridge sale.
So thats, £2.50 + £1 + £1 +£1 + £2 + £1.95 which totals £9.45

I love this outfit, I couldn't believe my luck to.
I do think it depends on the day and situation you go thrifting in.
You have be in the mood for rummage and imagine where you could take the outfit.

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So heres my top three really basic tips, I intend to make a bigger one if this post goes down well.

1. Find a base. 
For me it was the skirt. You need a key piece to work the outfit around. Theres a lot of stuff in those shops and without a direction you'll just get really frustrated.

2. Ignore sizing.
Sizes doesn't matter, belts are a beautiful thing!

3. If you have a bad day go back!
The first time I tried to shop, I just wsnt feeling.
I wanted something to jump out on at me and it didn't happen.
If you're starting to get annoyed with all the rubble, go back another day!

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Let me know what you think!
I would absolutely LOVE if you guts had a go at this to!!

38 comments:

  1. You both did amazingly well! x

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    1. Thank you so muuch lovely :) we found a good few bargains, it took us many, many hours.

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  2. im impressed you were able to do this for 10 pounds!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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  3. lovely outfits x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. You are both so pretty! I can't believe both of the outfits were so cheap! It just shows you that you don't need to spend a fortune xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. Awwww thats so sweet of you! Thanks for the lovely comment :)

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  5. Oh my gosh - you both put together really lovely outfits for such little money! I am so impressed with every piece you bought, you girls know how to shop :D xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Hehe thanks Gem!
      It took a lot of searching we can't lie!

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  6. This is such a good idea for a post, both outfits are gorgeous! Who doesn't love a good bargain, would never have thought you'd have spent less than a tenner x

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    1. I'm so glad you think so!! :)

      WE we're pretty happy with it!

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  7. You both look great! I've been trying to back to school shop on a budget so I'm definitely going to check out a few thift shops! I really love the skirt you are wearing! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. Aw thank you!!
      Yeahh I couldnt recommend them more!!

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  8. Both outfits look great no one would ever know they cost less than £10!!
    You both look lovely too :)
    Meg xx (new follower!)

    peachpips.blogspot.com

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  9. Fab post! You both found amazing bargains :D You look great! You can really get some awesome pieces at charity shops if you are prepared to have a proper good look haha! x

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!

      It does take a lot of hunting AND patience!

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  10. I am in shock and awe of this post - you have found some absolute bargains!

    One day I am going to go into a charity shop - I keep putting it off because I don't want to be disappointed haha!

    Laura
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    Love & Liquor | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog

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    1. Hehe we really did actually!

      I've never been on a hunt and never found nothing! :D

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  11. Wow, I'd never think you got your outfits for £10, they look great! I definitely want to give it a go!

    Jesslyn xo
    fashion-squash.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, you definitely should!

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  12. This is such a cool idea, I really want to do it! I never thought you would be able to find a whole outfit for that price!

    Now following you!
    http://mintsunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww thank you!
      Neither did I, we didnt expect to actually o it :)

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  13. I love the second look! The skirt is just amazing :-)

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  14. adore the white blouse, and the oversized polka dot top! :-) you girls done good!! I need to pop in to my local stores. :-)

    http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks!
      Yeah would definitely be worth a look

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  15. Gorgeous outfits , love the polka dots xx

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  16. Oooo wow I love both of your outfits! I think I might have to give this a try (especially since I'm skint!!) xxx

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  17. Wow, you both look amazing! I've always loved shopping in charity shops for clothing and accessories but like you say, sometimes the variety of random items can be a bit overwhelming and you can easily loose you direction! You've given some awesome tips here, I'll definitely be thinking in terms of finding a base item and working from there in the future. Thank you :-)

    Lovely post, and lovely blog. I'm following :-) xx

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

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    1. Yup, I definitely think it can be overwhelming!!
      Thank yo thats kind of you !! :)

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  18. You and your sister look so much alike. Both outfits are gorgeous! x

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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    1. So many people say we're twins! Haha.

      Thank you :)

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  19. I LOVE both these outfits, it's amazing what you can find in secondhand shops at those prices, definately worth checking out from time to time. Your necklace is gorgeous. I've been looking out for a similar one for ages now. Great post!
    http://tashaxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. If you've got the time its totally worth it!!

      Thakn you!!

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