Wardrobe Wonderings

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

Following on from last week’s Wardrobe Wonderings, this week we have a similarly thrifty theme. Here’s the question:

“I’m going to a wedding in a few weeks and want to buy a new dress, but I’m on a budget. Can you recommend something that’s cheap but also that I can keep wearing through the summer?”

This is something I’ve been pondering recently. I’ve got two weddings coming up (neither one my own, fact fans!) and because I so rarely get the chance to wear posh dresses, I don’t see the point spending a whole heap of cash on one.

For a wedding/summer ball/garden party/day at the races/etc Photobucket

Thrifted Laura Lees for Topshop dress, H&M shawl, Accessorize clutch, Dune shoes, Eclectic Eccentricity bracelet, homemade corsage

For the office/shopping/a day out/etc

Dress as before, Primark vest, cardigan, ring and wooden bangle, TK Maxx sandals, Fossil bag, vintage belt

This dress was £1.50. Seriously – £1.50! And it’s 100% silk. My magpie eye zoned in on it hanging in the back of a van and I knew it’d be perfect for a multitude of summer events. But it’s far too pretty to save for such special occasions when they come around so infrequently, so here are my tricks…

Wedding Wear:

  • A slim heel is dressier than a chunky one
  • A lightweight shawl looks chic over bare arms
  • Add a pretty corsage for a 50s feel
  • A little clutch will house all your essentials
  • Dainty jewels make a subtle statement

Office Attire:

  • Leather gladiator sandals are cute and comfy
  • A plaited belt softens a dramatic print
  • Add a vest to avoid inappropriate cleavage!
  • A cardigan is the perfect office cover-up
  • A big, slouchy bag means you can lug around all your worldly possessions

Simple, stylish and money-saving, too. Any tips of your own to add? Do you have a special occasion coming up? Will you wear your outfit for every day stuff too? Let me know!

I also need your pictures for Wardrobe Wonderings – the results. This week I need TWO clear, full length (or near enough) photos – one of you ready for your special occasion, and one of you wearing your outfit in a more casual way. Email me your photos along with the occasion you’ll be wearing your outfit to and a link to your blog and you’ll feature on next week’s post.


Vintage Vixen

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Great find, fab price and just gorgeous on you.
PS What a fantastic cleavage you have, my dear! Very envious of those assets!

S and O

‘A big, slouchy bag means you can lug around all your worldly possessions.’ That’s how I feel going to school.



Love that dress! And £1.50? Awesome!
I don’t really have any pieces like that, but I do have a pretty prom dress that I wore to my uncles wedding, recycling it a year later for a halloween costume. x


£1.50!!! bloody hell!! find of the century!

Love both, and it looks a completly different dress!

X x


Beautiful dress, what a fab thirfty buy 🙂 you’ve encouraged me to pull a dress I was saving for dressing out out and see if I can dress it for the office tomorrow instead xx


What a brilliant price for that gorgeous dress. It fits you so perfectly and I love how you’ve dressed it up and down.


I adore silk dresses, something about them just appeals to me.
This one is such an incredible find! It looks in immaculate condition and such a summery print!

Amazing x


£1.50 for this gorgeous silk dress??? You’re kidding! Just the fabric would be ten times of the price (at least). Great buy – and so pretty. Perfect for a wedding! xoxo


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