Saturday, 20 February 2010

Cheapskate Chic

Occasionally l'll laugh out loud when walking along the street as I mentally tot up the amount of money paid for my entire outfit. For example, the cost of today's spring-influenced ensemble was a grand total of £5.05


1960's Shift Dress - 20p 
Lucite beaded brooch - 50p
Vintage wool jacket -10p 
1950's rose print bag - 20p
Leather driving gloves - 50p
TopShop T Bar Shoes - £2.95 
Yellow enamel earrings - 60p



Trouble is that being a cheapskate does spoil shopping in high street shops as I tend to pick up something pretty and shriek with horror when I glimpse the price tag. 


I picked up 11 of these 1960's shift dresses from Thursday evening's jumble sale. I wonder why someone finally decided to part with them after forty years of careful storage?

I can't believe that I have 79 followers, I'm so touched with your support and for the lovely comments I receive. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Vix
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20 comments:

  1. Oh, this outfit is even more beautiful that I had imagined possible! I am so envious of your toned arms too, maybe you can share some tips there?
    Vicki xx

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  2. love the green - i cant believe you found 11 60's dresses - lucky you :-) m x

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  3. Vix, you look awesome as usual. That vintage dress is a stunner, you can certainly pick the bargains. Our chazza shops are awash with a sea of grey-beige polyester! lol

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  4. That dress is fab, can't believe you managed to snap up another 10 aswell! I need to find a jumble sale pronto!

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  5. Oh I have utter outfit envy. Everything about it is just perfect and you look amazing in it.

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  6. congrats on your followers!!! i love your blog-its amazing and inspiring, its one of my fav's. Lovey chic outfit, i love it.

    Gx

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  7. Hey, do you often buy highstreet stuff?? highstreet can be expensive, i've noticed especially topshop are so over priced and they take inspiration from vintage also. Great blog,

    Bella

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  8. Seriously, best outfit so far love! I am positively drooling over that bag and I can't wait to see the other 10 dresses!

    It sounds like that late night jumble was something out of a dream! x

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  9. Fabulous!

    How do you find all these jumble sales? We hardly ever have any in Bristol!

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  10. So jealous about 11 dresses! You look fab!

    C
    xxx

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  11. You want to sell one of those dresses on to me, don't you?! Haha I am obsessed with shift dresses.

    I love that you aren't afraid of bold colour and patterns. Style Icon.

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  12. That bag is stunning! love it! and the whole outfit looks great. Can't believe it's £5.05!
    I hit the shops today and do the same with price tags...

    And you totally deserve those 79 followers! :)

    X xx

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  13. Hi there-I'm hooked and drooling over your finds, totally amazing and the prices are just jaw dropping!! You look gorgeous in this complete outfit, well done indeed!!

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  14. I love the colours in your outfit, you look amazing! The dress is lovely, so is the bag.... You certainly have some skills for finding the bargains! xx

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  15. What a fabulous outfit, and how lovely you managed to pick up a bunch of shift dresses. Lucky you!

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  16. I've just come across your blog & am already a fan :)
    I thought I was a bargain hunter, but woah! You put me to shame with those crazily low prices.
    I'm going to follow you if that's ok, so I can continue seeing these amazing purchases, & maybe be inspired myself!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  17. You have got such an amazing sense of style, you always look stunning in everything that you wear. I'd love your confidence x

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  18. Oh ! Dear ! This bag is incredible ! I'm jealous !

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  19. Absolutely stunning ! Always look forward to reading your blog (I log in daily - not stalking you honest ! hahah). Even my 16yr old daughter says how fab you look. Can't wait to see the other dresses :0)

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