16 February 2011

Budget basics

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These really are basic basics as my forthcoming travels as swallowing up nearly all of my disposable cash.

I desperately needed a couple of throw on loose tee's to be worn with, shorts, skirts, and jeans. Both were from Forever 21, the cream is a sheer very fine knit and the grey is jersey. £14.80, £13.80.

The striped skirt is another Forever 21 buy and is perfect for hiking up into a highwaisted mini or a more conservative pencil skirt. £7.50.

The fine knit striped jumper is perfectly slouchy, is thin enough to tuck in my shorts, loose enough and long enough to wear over leggings. From H&M. £9.99.

The blazer is also from H&M, I discovered neither of my other two black blazers aren't really doing it for me anymore so I wanted a fast cheap update, this ticks the boxes, and also comes in rust and grey and i'm going back for both at this price! £14.99.

Im still in need of some slouchy vests but i'm really struggling to find any at the moment, I think im a little to early in the year for a good selection.

Have you bought any great budget basics recently?

17 comments:

  1. basics are always good:) really liking the tshirts!:)

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  2. the striped pieces are perfect, i definitely want something like them! and thanks for the suggestions on perfumes :)



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  3. I really like that striped skirt! You can never go wrong with a t-shirt paired with jeans.

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  4. great pieces! ive been investing alot of money (ok, maybe a little because they are so inexpensive) on loose fitting tees. they can be worn in sooo many ways, i cant find reasons NOT to buy them!

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  5. ooh I love these basics. :) I'm really loving the minimilism that is in at the moment.

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  6. fantastic!!!
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  7. The skirt and t shirts look lovely, I need to stock up on some plain t shirts too.

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  9. Great basics :), love the stripe skirt.

    xx

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  10. A simple crimson top - it's such a beautiful wardrobe stable and it was cheap x

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  11. I tend to look after mine from the year before rather than fork out for a new set - I would had I not been on the end of a miserly student loan budget! I love that breton skirt miss! jazzy ♥

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  14. You can never go wrong with good basics... I couldn't live without my black blazer, I wear it with everything! The H&M one looks great, and the idea of a rust coloured version is really tempting :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  15. Those are great basic pieces. I think my most basic piece that was purchased at a budget-friendly price are my men's t-shirts. What's great about being a girl is that I can always find size smalls in the men's section. They are always on sale so my basic t-shirts are found there. I like my t-shirts with an oversized fit, so it's perfect for me.


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  16. You can never have enough decent basics! Loving all of these, perfect for holiday :)!

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  17. oh my gosh, i haven't owned a striped skirt in years and that just might change this season. a mini, too! love it!


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