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8 November 2014

A few cheap thrills!

I am back with a few budget friendly finds! A few inexpensive fashion fixes that I've found on my travels! First up are these gorgeous silver glittery harem trews from H&M. I must admit that I have stolen this idea from my lovely fellow blogger Becky of Re:Style as she has some gorgeous bronze coloured ones from Next (here) but as you know, I do love a bargain and even if I only wear these once they will be winners in the pay per wear stakes as they are only £9.99! Who wants to pay lots of money for party clothes that hardly ever see the light of day.....not me! 



I had a quick try on to show how I would style them for a night out......now I just need another date night with the hubby!


Jaeger tuxedo jacket (old outlet purchase)
H&M top (truly ancient, wore this the night I met my husband!!)
H&M harems (as above)
M&S sandals (Spring 2014, similar from Next here)

Next up was this fab little blouse from Primark! I fancied a softer looking shirt-style for wearing under a sweater! It's polyester, pretty good quality for the money! At £9 you can't go wrong!


These have to be my best bargain of the season so far though! I know I will wear these to death! You know how I love my footwear and these may well turn my affections from my beloved Stan's! I spotted these in one of the Sunday glossies....you can see why I fell head over heels for them!


These M&S beauties were just £25! They are not leather, but they have the Insolia. When I wore them for the first time I wore them without any socks shopping for the day and they were the height of comfort! Definitely a shoe that looks the part and is comfy to boot (pardon the pun!).


Marks & Spencer Limited Edition Brogue

So here they are on their first airing....in full-on man repelling mode here!


M&S Limited Edition coat (current, here)
Gap sweater (old)
Primark shirt (current)
ASOS Ridley jeans (Current, here)
Marks & Spencer Limited Edition Brogue (current, here)

And finally, I have my lovely friend Jane of My Midlife Fashion to thank for the next purchase. Another bargain I just could not resist! After shoes, coats are my second love and I am particularly fond of a good old pea coat......well Jane alerted me to the fact that this little winner from Wallis was reduced to just £29! An unbelievably good buy, I promise you!



Here I am donning for the first time!


Wallis coat (current, here)
Gap sweater (Autumn 2012, similar here)
Gap skinnies (old, outlet premium skinny)
Marks & Spencer Limited Edition Brogue (current, here)

And so onto the rest of my outfits from the past few days. 


Zara t-shirt (Spring 2014, similar here)
Uniqlo skinny cargos (Spring 2014)
Clarks Lolly Dawson boots (current, here)
Marc Jacobs bag (old)


Topshop oversize cardigan (current, here)
Gap merino sweater (winter 2013, similar here)
Gap original fit jeans (summer 2013)
New Balance trainers (Winter 2013, still available here)


River Island pea coat (Autumn 2013, similar as above from Wallis here)
Zara sweatshirt (Summer 2012)
H&M patchwork jeans (current, here)
Adidas Stan Smiths (via ebay, you can buy here)

So has anybody else found any complete and utter bargains that they wish to share? I am all ears ;0)

I shall be back soon.....getting *dressy*

As always I love reading and responding to your comments!

Be back soon.

Michelle xx


27 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/11/14 19:36

    Loving your style as always Michelle. Off to look at those brogues & that Wallis coat. Would you say the coat is true to size? J x

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    1. Thank you so much!! I would say that Wallis comes up a bit big, I'm normally a size 10 in a Topshop coat but went for an 8 in the Wallis coat which will be great to get some layers underneath! Hope that helps! x

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    2. Anonymous8/11/14 21:31

      Yes thanks : ) x

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  2. Aw shucks Michelle, thanks for the mention! Can't believe how stunning those H&M harems are on you - I thought mine were a bargain at £26!!

    So impressed by all your bargains, the M&S shoes are my faves. Love the way you styled them.

    Becky x

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    1. Becky, you are so,so welcome! I love your blog!
      The H&M trews are such a bargain aren't they?! You definately sewed the seed with your Next ones though!! The M&S Brogues are amazing... I can't sing their praises highly enough! xx

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  3. Complete and utter bargains Michelle. Love the shoes love the price of the coat even more. And those harems are gorgeous x

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    1. How much do I love a bargain?! Especially now that the Christmas shopping is in full force!! The only thing is that whilst Christmas shopping I keep coming across more little bargains!! xx

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  4. I am loving your style Michelle, great shoes from M&S. I have just purchased a pair of sequinned leggings from H&M and I am dithering (as usual) whether they are poss a bit mutton chop
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Thank you Sue! I looked at the sequinned leggings in H&M but my first oh-so practical thought was how would you sit in them....aren't they uncomfortable? Lol! I bet they look ace on you....can't wait to see you style them! xx

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  5. Those shoes are fab & what a great price! Love how you've styled the harems, they would look great for a Christmas party (H&M have some lovely pieces at the moment!). x

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    1. The shoes are ace Sian and such a great price!! I am off to have another mooch around H&M tomorrow as I can't get enough of their stuff at the mo! xx

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  6. Aww thanks for the lovely mention Michelle that Wallis coat looks stunning on you. You've brought some amazing bargains & those M&S shoes are fab.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. You are welcome Jane....that is the 2nd coat purchase because of you!! They have been 2 fabulous purchases though so thank you xx

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  7. Another great post Michelle! Definitely going to check out H&M this week - love those harems x

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    1. Ahh thanks Avril! I am also going back in to H&M this week to see if I can uncover any more fab party pieces as the harems are so fab for that price! xx

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  8. Those shoes though!!! And the coat...... *off to check M&S & Wallis* ;)

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    1. Good old M&S again....that's the 3rd fab Limited Edition purchase I've made this season and I feel another coming on! As for Wallis, well I haven't bought anything from them in years but they are now well and truly back on my radar!! If you sign up to their emails they have some pretty amazing offers all the time!! xx

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  9. I am also a bit of a coat addict after shoes and bags but still haven't bought the M&S leopard one I want. I don't know how I missed Jane saying about the Wallis peacoat - gutted I love a bargain! x

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    1. I'm trying not to look at anymore coats but I can't promise there won't be another purchase ;0) Check out the Wallis coat....I'm sure they had a good range of sizes left in black & navy! xx

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  10. Great outfits, Michelle. You always look fantastic! Love your bargains, I really should try harder to look for bargains bi think I'm a lazy shopper :-( Lynne xx

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    1. Thanks Lynne!! I get such a buzz finding a bargain especially for high fashion items like the shoes as they might only be a one season wonder and evening wear that only gets worn a couple of times! Happy to splurge if it's a classic keeper!! xx

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  11. Love the scarf in the all blue outfit (second last pic). Is it recent?

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    1. Hi Lou! The scarf was from Primark, last year though! You might get lucky with finding one of eBay though?! x

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  12. Love those M&S shoes, and such a great price too! You have found some fab bargains, the pea coat is such a goodie! Saw a friend at the weekend in an amazing coat from h&m for such a bargain price ...and i still can't believe the price at £24.99?!! So I just had to order one!.......would be so rude not too!!Helen xx

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    1. Helen, you do realise you are now going to have me scouring H&M to see what I have missed!! Now officially obsessed by getting a bargain! xx

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  13. Wow, some totally amazing looks. I love those shoes!

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