After my fab friend Lucy challenged me to post an outfit costing less than £5 yesterday I was upstairs in a jiffy perusing my wardrobe, praising my legendary Rain Man memory which enables me to recall the cost and places I've bought everything I own in an instant.
This 1970s English-made fake fur coat was 40p from the Methodist church's monthly jumble sale and the leather Gladstone bag was 20p from a Salvation Army jumble in September 2009.
These 1960s faux pearl and gilt earrings were 50p from a car boot sale last summer.
Under the coat: 1970s Lerose Match Set maxi (40p, from a jumble sale in March), Richard Shops nylon blouse (50p, last Thursday's car boot sale), vintage ostrich skin belt (20p, car boot sale), Leon T Mitchell 1960s false lashes (20p from a car boot sale)
The square bangle was 10p from last Saturday's jumble sale, the black cocktail ring was 50p from Acorns Hospice and the vintage gold and turquoise dress ring was £1.50 from Cancer Research. The gold and lace bangle was from Sandy and the faux tortoiseshell ring was from Dee-Dee. Everything else was inherited from my Mum.
My friend Cheryl found the fake snakeskin shoes at a jumble sale for 20p. The tights were one of 15 pairs I bought for 50p at a car boot in the summer, so just over 3p a pair.
All-in-all a total outfit cost of £4.73 and with the exception of the shoes, tights and jewellery most of it was made in the UK. Are you reading, Gok Wan? A bargain outfit doesn't have to mean compromising with cheaply-made clothes.
Come on, Frugalistas, let's see your cheap-as-chips outfits.