High To Low

Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot).Sunglasses: £28 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive.  Bracelets: black, £90, Astley Clarkegold: £95, Astley ClarkePhotographs: Christopher O’Donnell

Although my blog is about living on a budget, most of you know I like to invest from time to time. And I think the key to looking chic and having a wardrobe you love is investing in wardrobe lifters. Nothing sums up my style more than pairing something mid price with a real frugal piece – case in point a Bella Freud iconic sweater (this one was borrowed for the shoot) with a Primark jacket. They both compliment each other, the jacket adding a modern boho take to a more classic knit and the jumper bringing a classy edge to an otherwise cheap jacket.
Mixing textures is a real favourite of mine at the moment: tassels, leather, fringes – you name it, I love it. And layering it all together just seems to work where I often would’ve gone for more of a minimal approach. Well, it’s summer after all I suppose (although it felt very far away whilst shooting this inbetween rainstorms).
  
Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot). Skirt: £149, Jigsaw. Bag: £79 in the sale, Radley. Sunglasses: £28 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive. Sandals: £16, Asos
These sandals have also been the surprise hit of the summer – they’re so comfortable I have practically lived in them so far, and for £16, you can’t really go wrong.
Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot). Bracelets: black, £90, Astley Clarkegold: £95, Astley Clarke

9 Comments

    1. Of course not! My engagement ring is the 'tiny diamond' from Laura Lee and my actual wedding ring was originally from Carolina Bucci but I lost it in St Lucia (I know!), so I bought one from Georgina Boyce – fraction of the price for £250 and I love it -was going to do a post on her soon as I love her jewellery so much and she's one of the only people I know doing affordable diamonds at the moment! http://www.georginaboyce.com/ready-to-wear-1/

    2. Thank you. I love Laura lee, the new wedding collection is ace. I also lost my wedding ring, down the gap in our very old wooden floorboards!! Looking to replace it so will check out Georgina Boyce. Thank you! X

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