Friday, 14 September 2012

Bargain Hunter

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Tie-dye shirt - DIY, necklace - market, shorts - Topshop via charity shop, belt - charity shop, black sheer shirt - punkyfish, Chelsea boots - Doc Marten's via T.K.Maxx
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This look is called Bargain Hunter, due to the fact that most of the items I am wearring in this outfit are absolute bargains. Take my belt for example, it only cost 25p from a charity shop at the bottom of a bucket full of belts, yet it is so awesome looking and genuine leather. On the back, there is MOD DEP engraved on it, meaning modele depositato, which means registered design (i.e. copyright). There was also a brand on the back which I googled and they were selling belts for around £40, so I definitely bagged myself a bargain.

Moreover, I also found these Topshop shorts as well as the American flag shorts from Topshop in a charity shop for only £1.25 and £1.50 respectively as well! They just caught the corner of my eye as I was walking down the street and it was like the thrift gods were rewarding me with shorts that were exactly in my size, brand new and so ridiculously cheap. However, I had no money on me, so I literally sprinted to the cash machine to take out some money to buy them. I am literally so happy with them and I think I might customise this pair with some tie-dye or patches.

Third item I'd like to mention are my amazing Doc Marten Darla boots in black. They were only £35 from £130 and I found them in T.K.Maxx. They are deceivingly high, which is a bummer as I don't usually were heels, so it's going to take a little practice getting use to them. However, there is actually a slight platform, and since the shoes are very well made, they are really quite comfortable. In fact, I have actually aquired another pair of Doc Martens from T.K.Maxx as well in the last few weeks (brown leather with wool lining!), which I am unfortunately going to give to my sister who lives in Scotland, so she could do with some warm shoes.

So basically, I advice everyone to flock to T.K.Maxx. asap to snap up all the amazing deals on Doc Martens as they are by far my favourite brand of shoe. I've had my blue Pascal boots for half a year now, and I reckon I've worn them 30% of the time and pretty much 100% of my outfit posts feature them, as they are just so comfortable, high quality and look better and better as they age. Most shoes I buy wear out within a few months of continuous use, but my docs are still going strong, so they are definitely worth it, even at full price. I cannot see myself going back to normal high-street shoes now having experiencing the awesomeness of docs. Shoes are definitely the item I spend most money on, because cheaper shoes wear out so quickly due to abrasion and spending that extra money really does make a huge difference.

Anyway, that is it for today. I apologise if the ramble above makes no sense as I'm so tired from my first week of school. Hope I can put up more posts than I am now, as need to practice my literary skills before they disintegrate completely, due to lack of essay subjects taken at A level. Currently, the subject where I do the most writing in is DT, so that is saying something! However, that probably isn't going to happen as I'm a terrible blogger.

Farewell,
P.S. Danke to all the lovely girlies who said my hair looked nice in my previous post, I actually did do something different to it! I had dyed the ends slightly more red again! You guys are so observant, I wouldn't have noticed! 

27 comments:

  1. LOVE the layering, i wish it wasn't so hot here so I can break out my fall outfits already xx

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  2. Duuu-uuuuude I love your t-shirt. All of my diy tie-dye just turn out terribly (all of my beautiful and amazing and rad-tastic tie-dyes that I wear were dyed when I thrifted them, oops).
    PS your boots are so cool wut even.

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  3. well done with those bargains girl! that belt is amazing, and cant believe you got those topshop shorts at a charity shop! woow jealous!

    im hosting a giveaway for a gorgeous leopard print maxi dress on my blog at the moment if your interested :) xx

    fashionrushhh.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Such a pretty outfit... :) I love your hair especially the red at the tips of your hair and of course the top x
    Adi
    http://modenmode.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I am dying for some Dr Martins. I love your top!

    Xenia
    xox

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  6. Absolutely lovely outfit, looks great on you <3 i had to follow!

    something-wickedd.blogspot.com

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  7. That DIY shirt is awesome - I have yet to find the courage to dip my feet into the whole home-dying DIY process so far.

    http://anni-dot-elle.blogspot.com

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  8. wow love your style! and omg love bargains too, they make me so happy! luvin the dc boots too :) xxx
    www.thefrillseekers.blogspot.com

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  9. such a cool outfit, following you now! xx

    coffeebooksandcitylights.blogspot.com/
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  10. this outfit seriously rocks. I dig that top a lot!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  11. Omg your hair looks amazing! Bumped into your blog and loving it! x

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  12. Your hair looks sick girl! You look awesome yes i remember when i started sixth-form well done on your grades you'll defo enjoy the 6th form life than the school hahaa xx

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  13. oh the power of thrifting! i don't enjoy myself at malls any more because i feel like i can find it all at charity shops any way. and this outfit is awesome- i love those shorts! they were such an amazing find

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  14. I love the DIY shirt, you're super talented at DIYs! Loving the whole look :) x

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  15. loving those shorts! and great deals ;D

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  16. Love your shorts! wish doc martens were sold at tj maxx here in the states, so jealous xx

    a thousand million words

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  17. Love your top!

    www.constance-victoria.blogspot.com

    x

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  18. bargain shorts! love your top too, and boots. defo need to check out tkmax more often! love your blog girl :) x

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  19. what a great top, I've started to tie dye. I love your hair and maybe I should have a look in Tkmax!

    t h e l o v e l y s h a d e s of p e p p e r

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  20. i love it when you find a bargain and it's in your size, it's like fate! love that top :) xx

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  21. Awesome outfit gal and i love your hair its gorgeous !!! XX

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  22. I think it is the right time to tell you that I do have a crush on you...

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  23. This is an awesome outfit. I really love your top.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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