Sunday, 30 June 2013

OOTD Leather Skirt and Dr Martens




Skirt: charity shop, T-shirt: vintage, Bag: Carboot, Bracelet: Vintage, Shoes: Dr Martens

 I am in love with this skirt which I found in a charity shop for £4.99, It's really leather but was doing some weird crease thing in the video, sorted it now though. I also really love this t-shirt which I stole from my older brothers washing pile, he's living away and steals my t-shirts so he cant really mind that much hehe. These docs look so cool in the sun, the light hits them and they look like there glowing, who can say no to metallic glowing shoes?

Rose x

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Fashion Perks




Fashion Perks, it has a ring to it doesn't it? The name is perfectly descriptive of what Fashion Perks has to offer, and that is perks for fashion lovers! Fashion Perks organises and categorises by brand and by best deal. You can find all the best deals and discount codes on one website! You can also sign up by email and get discount codes sent directly to you! I think this is great because it's so annoying having to fuss around when your finalising an online purchase, scouring the Internet for a discount code to try and make your shop that bit cheaper. Now, I can just go onto the Fashion Perks site and click there tab for the shop I'm making a purchase with and check out all the savings I could be making. Fashion Perks gets deals for the likes of ASOS, Urban Outfitters, All Saints, Topshop, Miss Selfirdge, Motel Rocks, Dorothy Perkins, Lipsy, Tk Maxx, Next and lots more. I think that the ways Fashion Perks organises the discount codes is brilliant, they display the top codes and top retailers on the home page, this makes it easy to quickly get the clothes you love for less! It might be £3 or £30 you save, every little helps, Just a brilliant website for us bargain hunter fashion lovers.

Rose x

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Miss Selfridge Pinafore & Metalic Doc Martens

T-Shirt: H&M, Pinafore: Miss Selfridge, Shoes: Dr Marten, Socks: Primark

I haven't done an OOTD in ages, so I thought I would mix things up a bit and do one. 
I went shopping today with my friend, we were going round all the shops and trying on all the pinafores they sold. Unfortunately, most of the nice pinafore dresses were around the £40 mark, which was bad news for me and my wallet. So I came to terms with the fact that I probably wasn't going to find a nice pinafore dress that would suit my budget...(had therapy, cried etc.)
  The fashion gods must have been looking upon me in a favourable light because I found my pinafore soul mate in Miss Selfridge. I have never bought anything from Miss Selfrige before, I was a Miss Selfridge virgin. They were having a really good sale and I was aimlessly looking around in the racks when I  found this one for £20! All the other pinafores I'd seen bar one in topshop were all really light wash denim which I don't like or very thin material. This one however ticked all the boxes. Its navy corduroy denim and fits like a dream. 

Rose xo

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

How To Half Your Spending And Look Twice As Good: Internet Edition


When it comes to saving money, I'm your girl. 
I wouldn't normally brag about any ability, but I am the queen of bargains and it would be a crime not to share my tips. My most latest and greatest bargain was getting my entire prom outfit for £27 when it should have cost about £150.

Now on to the interesting bit, when it comes to saving money the Internet is your best friend.
Every one wants to look good and pay less, well that is unless your Kim Kardashion and have a bottemless pit full of cash.

I'm going to show you sites that I genuinely use, I'm going to also give you some handy tips for using these sites. Anyone can pay pennies and get quality if they are prepared to look!


 eBay, perhaps the most obvious money saving website of them all. 

If you order products from china they can take about 3 weeks to come, but you can buy things at a fraction of the cost.  There are a lot of Zara dupes floating around eBay which you can buy very cheaply. For example, you can buy a dupe for the coveted leather sleeved jacket here.

Tips For Ebay:

Look for auctions which end at odd times in the day: 
Pay close attention to when auctions end, this can be absolutely crucial to winning a bargain. If you see an auction that ends very late at night it might be worth staying up for, Because whilst everyone else is snoozing you could have just nabbed yourself an amazing bargain. Also if your lucky enough to have a day off work or school look for auctions that are on weekdays which end before 4pm, because these often go for a lot less than they should. 


 Missing Auctions: Quite often people will misspell something in there eBay listing making it impossible to find the auction normally. This is where missing auctions comes in, by typing in the name of item you want (SPELLED CORRECTLY) into Missing Auction's search engine, it will then search for all possible misspelled variations of that word, and sometimes you can find loads of items that nobody else has been able to find.



Next 2 Nowt is an online store that sells clothing, shoes and other accessories that have been slightly broken or have fallen of the hanger in store, the majority of the items are from topshop and Miss Selfridge. I love this site because the clothing is so cheap, and they always have fantastic sales!

Oxfam online is probably the only decent online charity shop. You can find some really great deals on this site. Sometimes the items can be slightly overpriced, but then again you can find items on there which wouldn't be on eBay, so it's always worth a quick brows.



Karma clothing is just a very cheap online clothing store,  you can find some really nice stuff from karma clothing, and its all dirt cheap! There is also a 15% student discount.


Fashion Vouchers is a brilliant website and I use it all the time to check and see if there are any discount codes available. I also use it to see what sales shops are having. It has a top 10 section where they list all the best deals which is absolutely fab!


Often Gum Tree can be a lot cheaper than e-bay, this is because you have to pick the items up. You don't bid on things, people say what there price is and some times there is room to haggle. It's a good idea to search for items which are in your area, or if you know someone in the area who's willing to get it for you.

Free-cycle  is fab because its free! You can search in surrounding areas for things you want and sometimes it just so happens that someone wants to get rid of that Chanel handbag you've had your eye on, ok so maybe not. But you can find some really great clothes on there and you have nothing to lose as it's free!


At the moment Asos are having a promotion reducing summer items by up to 30% 


If you haven't heard of ASOS, then your probably some kind of crab that's been living under a rock for about 10 years, ASOS always has great discounts on different things, and has a constant 10% discount for students which sometimes goes up to around 25%. Use the price filter, capping the price on the products you search for will help stop urges to overspend.  Primark are partnering up with ASOS to sell a limited amount of clothing as a trial run, which I think is brilliant as primark doesn't have an online shop and is probably the cheapest high street chain.



PLNDR, is one of the best outlet stores on the net. You have to be a member to shop, this doesn't cost anything and is totally worth it. You can find some really gorgeous clothes on this site for very little money.


I hope this helped you, Rose x

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Why Can't I Control Money?




ASOS:

Elephant Print Smock, Purple Tie Dye Smock, Sketch Jungle Print Crop Top, Wood Wood Denim Jacket.
 TOPSHOP:

 


URBAN OUTFITTERS

The products above are the kinda thing I would buy if I wasn't stupid with money.
My money disappears gradually on sweets and random crap that don't need.  For example, about a week ago I bought myself a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mug at a car boot. It's far to small to be able to have a fulfilling cup of tea in, but at the time I thought that my life would be incomplete without it. 
 If I hadn't bought that mug along with all the other crap that I find myself compelled to buy just because its cheap, I could probably buy nicer clothes.

 The thing is though letting go of a larger amount of money really scares me, and so I will probably continue to say 'oh no I cant buy those amaazing shoes for £60, there far to expensive' and instead spend £60 on 100 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mugs because that's a bloody bargain.
 My logic is completely wacked, but I just cant stop myself, I really need to save money but I know that when I do I wont be able to bring myself to buy things that I actually want.
I'd rather spend my money on nice clothes, but I end up buying 100 bottles of sprite or a dozen MacDonald's. I find that the clothes I have spent more money on I wear to death, so I really don't know why I can't stop buying the crap which will one day prevent me from getting out of my room alive, and start to spend a little more on clothes.

Or if your my Grandma, you'll be boring and tell me to save it for university.

I need help.

Rose x
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