Whenever I post about a bargain buy, a lot of people are shocked at how much, or how little I spend on my clothes.

Don’t get me wrong, there are a few items that I’ve invested in – more classic items that won’t go out of fashion soon – those items that could last a good few years, and I’ve invested a bit of money on them.

But today, I’m here to tell you, that being stylish doesn’t need to be expensive, sister! Today, you learn a good thing!

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Striped top: PnP clothing. Gillet, jeans and sunglasses: Cotton On. Shoes: Nike New York. Bag: Gifted. Watch and bracelet: Lovisa.

Frugal: There are some items that I honestly believe we can save on by not buying from branded or expensive shops, or even by shopping sales at the pricier shops.

So, the cheaper items from this outfit are the striped top, the olive gillet, the watch and the sunglasses.

The top I bought at PnP clothing for R49.99. Its a good quality, and it’s easy to dress up or down. I love how comfortable it is too!

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The olive gillet and sunglasses are both from cotton on. I really, really love Cotton On, but sometimes I find their stuff a little pricey. But when I see the sale signs, I know that I’ll find a few treasures. I love the quality of their clothing! This item was R300 at full price, I got mine on sale for around R170 – I cant remember the exact price.

The sunglasses, also a great quality, and I love any sunglasses that have a cat eye. I got 2 pairs of sunglasses for R100 at Cotton On.

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Investment: One of my investment items in this post are these jeans. I’ve searched high and low for a good pair of high waist jeans that don’t make my backside look even flatter or longer than it already is, and I finally found this great pair at Cotton On (Can you tell how much I love their stuff?!)

The thing about these jeans is that they’ll carry me through Summer and Winter, and they’re easy to dress up or down – but the absolute best thing about them is how comfortable they are. I hate skinny jeans that are tight and stiff, and make it difficult for you to bend your knees (don’t pretend you don’t know that struggle!).

These are a great investment, and have a great stretch. And they don’t loose their shape after 2 or more wears between washes. I had to bite hard when I bought them. R499 later.

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Last but not least – my favourite sneakers. My Nikes that my friend got for me while he was in New York last year. I couldn’t find them anywhere close to home at that time, but I have seen similar ones at Sportscene recently. With the exchange rate at that time, we paid about R699 for these Nikes.

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I really hope that you enjoyed this post! I’ve had quite a few people ask how to shop well and not drop a load, I do believe that its possible, if you shop wisely.

Thank you so much for dropping by! I’d love to hear from you, you’re welcome to leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

Arlene

 

 

2 comment(s)

You are stunning !!! I also love cotton on but really they can be pricey especially when all i do is think about my son and buying for him or hubby or the house lol ? Thank u for this

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