Sunday, 6 January 2013

Bargain outfit!

This kind of post will probably be a regular thing for me as I love finding gorgeous, good quality, clothes for a real bargain price.

Both of the items in this post came from www.kaleidoscope.co.uk.

 I may be 52 but I like to look modern and not frumpy, especially when I go out, which isn't too often these days sadly. I think you need to know someone's height and size to get a good idea of how you might look in the same thing, so here are my vital statistics...I am 5' 8" and wear a size 16 (UK) 12(US) top, huge 38E boobs sadly, and wear a size 14 (UK) 10 (US) in jeans. Saying that, often to get clothes to look the way I want I will buy larger sizes, rarely smaller, as nothing looks worse than someone squeezed into a size too small, especially if, like me, they have wobbly bits! If I could give every woman one piece of advice it would be, forget about what size you think you are buy the size that fits and flatters. No one but you will know what the label says, and by going up a size in a particular brand, you are not saying you have put weight on, it just means you want to look good in what you wear.


Kaleidoscope leopard print skirt

So here are my latest bargains. The skirt cost me £10.80, reduced from £35, I used an offer they emailed me for 20% off which took the price down from £12. The t shirt cost me £7 down from around £27 I believe. Sorry I can't find the link for it just now to give an exact price. Therefore this outfit cost me £17! I will get lots of wear out of the t-shirt as I love the whole rock chic vibe of it. I will wear it with jeans and boots and pull it in with a belt. I will try and get someone to take a photo of me in it later and post that so you can see it on and decide if it's flattering or not, as on the hangers they look big and baggy, rather than flattering. As I said above I will buy any size that I think will flatter me, so I bought a size 16 in the skirt as animal print can look very slutty if it's too tight, and at my age slutty is certainly not the look I am going for.

Please let me know if you like this kind of post and I will do more in the future. Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. x

68 comments:

  1. Hi! Great blog, Im a new follower and look foreword to reading more posts <3

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    1. Hey Sanna, thanks for coming by, I would be happy to pop by and check out your videos xx

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  2. your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
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    1. Thank you Thi Lan, I will come and visit your blog x

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    1. Yes, and I do love a bargain :) x

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  4. Hi i like the skirt, no doubt it will bring your wild side out.

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  5. Great pieces - and at such a bargain price! I want to see them on you! I agree that buying what fits and not going by size that you "want" to say you wear is the only way to dress! Who cares if it's a size 6 or a size 12 if it is what looks right? We come in all shapes and sizes!

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    1. I will definitely try to get some pics when i wear this outfit, and post them here. I have clothes in every size from a 12 to a 16 an d medium to extra large, as long as it fits me nicely I don't care about he number on the label xx

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  6. Bargains!!! :)

    Great advice about the sizes too. If the sizes bother me I just cut them out lol! Then nobody can EVER know! lol.

    And snap with the bra size - big boobies can be such a pain when shopping for nice clothes :(

    I like this kind of post! :)

    Hayley
    http://sparklesandstretchmarks.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. I agree, cut the label out if you want to hide your size lol I need to do more of these posts as I love them too :) I am such a bargain hunter, well i have to be as i like nice things but I am broke :( Thanks for taking time to leave a comment Hayley xx

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  7. Great finds!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I am happily following you back. :)

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  8. I like the skirt!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. I would love to follow each other Marcels, i love your blog x

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  9. Hey,nice Blog,i follow you! :)
    Maybe you look at my Blog,too :)

    Greets,Gina
    http://lifestyleshoppentesten.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you Gina, I will check you blog out now xx

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  10. Hey, i really like your blog and your pictures.
    it´s such a cute design :)

    you want to follow each other via gfc and bloglovin ?

    i would be very happy:)

    lovely greetings, lucia

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  11. cute skirt!! i love your blog!

    new follower :)

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  12. Thanks for following my blog, following yours back! :)

    Laura
    casetadepaper.blogspot.com

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  13. Angela, thanks for following Carole's Chatter Blog Tips. You might like my main blog as well, Carole's Chatter. I have followed you right back. Cheers

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  14. Love the skirt - gorgeous print!! :)

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  15. Hi Angela! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following...following you back! So glad to find more bloggers who are 40+. :-)Have a wonderful evening!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

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  16. Thanks for Following me, am also following back. Its really a great pleasure meeting great bloggers like you. Have a nice Day.

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    1. thanks Wilson, I really love all your fab photos on your blog x

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  17. I love bargain hunting! Always nice to find a good bargain and feel so good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a lovely blog here. Following :)

    http://shoppingobsessionblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I am a total bargainista lol and thank you for following x

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    1. thanks I love it and know i will get a lot of wear out of it x

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  19. Completely agree with what you say about people dressing their shape rather than their size! Sizes vary from store to store anyway! xo

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    1. I know, there is nothing worse than seeing someone bulging out of their clothes! x

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  20. Hello Angela,
    I like your idea of creating a blog like this. British-bargains sounds good. And btw i really like your shirt :)
    Happy Valentine's day, my dear <3
    Kisses, Feli

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    1. Thank you Fell. I had to put British in the title as I am always trying to see where someone is from and sometimes they don't even say! x

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  21. I follow you with GFC!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Angela!!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Hey Marcela thank you for letting me know you had a GFC button, I didn't scroll all the way down your blog, which by the way is fabulous, that's why you have SOOOO many followers x

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  22. I am a year older than you and heck yeah I'd wear this cute outfit you put together! Following you back via GFC. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, yes there's nothing to say you have to stop trying to look nice once you hit 50 is there? xx

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  23. fantastic items - followed back Dear <3

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  24. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
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    1. Thank you Elisa, I will check out your blog x

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  25. hello beautiful
    I just discovered your blog, I liked it,,, I follow you, you follow me?
    I have new post, I hope
    kisses
    Gigi

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    1. i am popping over to check out your blog right now gigi x

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  26. Thanks for visit my blog honey!I follow you!

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    1. Thank you, i will definitely enter your giveaway x

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  27. You have great Ideas and a interesting blog, i really like it!
    what you think, wanna follow each other?
    I would be happy :-) Kisses from Switzerland

    schuhRei.ch

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words< i would love for us to follow each other x

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    1. aww thanks dear I love all animal print x

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  29. I LOVE your blog...Great photos!Really enjoying:)FOLLOW YOU NOW! Please check mines If you want we can follow also with facebook?
    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!

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  30. Your blog is so cute :) I love that skirt! Rar!! :)

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  31. Hey sweety! This is such a amazing post to observe! Utterly like it! Are we following yet? (; If not then let's follow via gfc, bloglovin, lookbook and facebook! Let me know, I always follow back! Stop by me soon! xx

    With love ♥.
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  32. Hello :) Super clothes :)
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    1. coming by to check your blog right now, thanks for following x

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  34. Both things are gorgeous!! I love the leopard skirt, because it is one of my favorit pattern and because it is such an eyecatcher!!

    Hope you visit me on my blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.com

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  35. great finds! i especially like the leopard print skirt :) <3 <3

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  36. Would like to follow each other on GFC, FB, Twitter or Bloglovin?

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    have blessed day!

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  37. wow.. what a gorgeous things =)
    they are looks amazing wearing together too!!

    visit my fashion blog sometimes.. there's giveaway open internationally ^^
    xoxo

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  38. Omg, love your blog!

    <3

    Do you want to follow each other?


    www.POLINEFASHION.pl

    xoxo

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  39. Incredible style and blog! :)

    I would like to invite you to my blog! I would be so happy if we support each other on GFC, Facebook and maybe Instagram! I will support you right back, just let me know!

    Blog | Facebook Page | Bloglovin | Instagram

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I read every single one and reply as often as possible. If you are going to follow me my preferred option would be through GFC, but of course I am very happy to be followed which ever way you prefer. Again thank you for commenting, it makes me so happy to see I have new comments.
Angela xxx