Friday, 12 August 2011

The joy of repetition really is in you.


I wore this exact outfit to work a couple of weeks ago. And I felt nice, you know. The dress is a nice length, silky material, and layered and light so it seems to float as you walk, while the shoes are summery. But no one commented, and I felt a bit sad. But then, I realised, I pretty much already have this dress. Or, rather, I have this dress - and this dress - and this dress - and this dress. So no one realised that this wasn't all those dresses - even though to me, it's totally different.

I know I'm someone who gets a lot of high street bargains - I've realised fairly recently that I 'stalk' items from the moment they come in until the minute they go on sale. It's only since starting Friday Frocks that I realise how many of my dresses are bought in the sales - almost all of them!

However, unlike some of my blogging friends like Ellie or Jen, I'm not a big thrifter. I lose patience in charity shops and the sight of a pile of clothes at a car boot sends me running. So it was luck, really, that I found this - peeking out from a rail at a car boot recently. It's H&M and seemed pretty much unworn - and was only £2.50! And, I do recognise that it's similar to a lot of dresses I already I own, for that price, you really can't argue. Plus, I love the print, and the colours, and the length.

I keep finding quirky little accessories in the sales lately - this binoculars necklace was only £2 in the Accessorize sale, while this bird belt was £1.50, I think, from New Look. Happy days.

Dress - H&M via car boot
Belt & Wedges - New Look
Necklace - Accessorize
Nails - Barry M
      
    

18 comments:

  1. I'm a bit of a sale stalker as well Sarah! Though my worst case is with Accessorize- those 70%off signs are a sight for sore eyes I tell you, I never buy anything full price in there anymore - you can pretty much guarantee it'll go into the sale at the end of the season. x

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  2. really cute!
    Also I used to have that bird belt! I loved it but it broke :( It looks super cute on you xxx

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  3. That belt is pretty darn cute...as are you! That is a pretty bargainous find.

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  4. Haha, I know the feeling! With me it's shirt-dresses, in shades of blue. I just changed out of one (sky blue, with white birdies) into another (denim blue, with white polkadots) and I bet my flatmate doesn't notice I've changed!

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  5. My friend once told me that most people's wardrobes are generally composed of the same four items, repeated. That's true of me: mine would be dresses, cardis, skinny jeans, and stripy tops. You look lovely!

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  6. In my mind having four similar dresses that you love, just means four less times you have to do washing becasue the dress you love is in the washing basket! Plus it's a gorgeous dress, and such a bargain!

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  7. Wow what a bargain, car boot gods were on your side that day!
    Sophie
    x

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  8. I love the belt, totally amazing!
    I'm like you - lose patience in charity shops and I can never be bothered to sift through everything. But it is totally satisfying when you find that one (or a few) precious treasures!

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  9. This is a gorgeous dress - what a bargain!
    x

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  10. This dress is gorgeous, yes it is similar to the ones you mentioned, but it's still beautiful, and as you say, for £2.50 you can't go wrong!
    I'm a bit of a stalker like that, when I'm trawling through shop's websites, I often bookmark stuff and check it every so often to see if it's on sale, I overuse the ASOS Save For Later function!
    That necklace and belt is so lovely, very different! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  11. Your floral print dress is BEAUTIFUL on you, and I love how you've painted your nails to match <3

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  12. Beautiful dress, love the detailing. Shoes goes so well with it too.

    X x

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  13. Lovely outfit :).

    Sadie x

    http://www.brandnewbutterflywings.com

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  14. Aw it's such a pretty dress on you! And don't worry, I own loads of dresses that look the same! x

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  15. I love the belt and the dress is awesome, I stalk things into the sale too :)

    Maria xxx

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  16. The dress looks gorgeous on you and so do all the others you linked! :D I have a style of dress I love and buy anything that remotely resembles it because I know I will love it.
    I really love the cute birdie belt too :D xx

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  17. I think that dress is awesome. :) I have that belt and almost got that necklace as well. You have good taste, lol

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