Chic and Really Cheap

As previously mentioned in the first round of Chic and Really Cheap, I'm generally a penny/pence-pinching, account-watching cheapo. This may derive from the fact that I've chosen to live an extraordinarily expensive lifestyle (the fashion industry don't pay much, being in an international long distance relationship for three years was a pricey choice, and New York and London aren't the cheapest of cities).

Regardless, I like me some clothes and have found ways around spending lots to look (what I consider to be) cute. So, Part II of Chic and Really Cheap—where I document outfits where everything was purchased for $100/£65 or less.

Featuring a lovely....

Primark men's sweater (£10/$16)

Urban Outfitters flannel horseshoe button-up (£20/$31)

H&M burgundy pants (£10/$16)


...and some ASOS patent leather chelsea boots, which were on sale for £25/$40

And finally, a lovely gifted ring from In God We Trust, and a bracelet from a tiny little boutique in Williamsburg (£10/$16).  #lovesit

Chic and Really Cheap

Basically, I only buy things that are on sale.

Not because I'm an organized coupon-clipper,  but because I'm really cheap. And since most of my clothes come from second hand stores or high street chain stores, in my experience it doesn't make sense to buy something full price. High Street items tend to go on sale so quickly that within two weeks, you'll be able to get that Zara silk blouse or H&M poly-blend whatever for half the price.

With this in mind, I'll be starting a new series on the ol' blog called Chic and Really Cheap (catchy and kinda' like a morning show feature, right?) Everything featured will be at or below $100, or roughly £65.

Let's do this:

This little number features:

Striped Saint James beanie (£15/$25)

A Pink tapestry dress from H&M (£10/$15)

Black tights from Topshop (£6/$9)

Patent leather loafers (£10/$15—originally £118/$186)

Cheap and chic street style fashion

Also, a coral necklace from a thrift store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (£3/$5)

Cheap and chic street style fashion

And a double breasted navy wool peacoat from Zara, which was not actually in the "really cheap" budget, but was a birthday gift so maybe that counts.

Happy shopping, cheapskates!