It's really past time I shared this secret on here. I've hinted at it but stopped from actually dwelling on it for any length of time. I don't know why. Maybe I felt it was a dirty secret? Who knows! Either which way I'm revealing all today...
All about how I make my miniscule clothes budget stretch as far as I do.
Recently I picked up a beautiful rust tunic, rust cardigan, bottle green pumps and a cute paisley bag, delivered for just £24. If you're smart and if you're careful and take some time going through the not-so-great stuff you really can find some gems.
This tunic is already fully incorporated into my daily wear. As are the green pumps.
Rusts are a fantastic colour and can be paired with so much more than the brown/beige combo we often see. For Autumn I think rusts against plums is cosy. Reminds me of log fires and red wine.
I use Everything 5 Pounds once at the start of a season. It's a good budget-friendly way of getting together everyday staples. I can tell you the clothes do not fall apart in the wash, they are relatively well sized (I got this tunic in a M which is more a 14-16 in my opinion) the only word of warning I have is regarding their postal methods. Unfortunately for us customers Everything 5 Pounds doesn't offer a flat rate of postage like most companies we purchase from these days. They use Royal Mail's weight calculator as far as I can assess. Which means the bargainous 4 pairs of shoes for £20 you've sitting in your virtual basket can possibly work out at something ridiculous like £38. Still bargainous yes but for me personally it's enough to make me walk away. I hope to see Everything 5 Pounds work out some kind of flat postage rate. And bring in men's clothing.
So, go forth and be budget savvy! But remember the postage charges ;)