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Can you guess the total cost of my outfit? Fashion bargain challenge.

I do love fashion, but I’m not one to always follow the latest trend or into designer items, I’m quite happy to wear anything that I know would suit me or flatter my body shape.

When it comes to price, im not that bothered whether I’m wearing cheap or expensive, what matters most is that I’m happy with the style and how I look in it. I’m more concerned with the quality and value for money of the clothes, either new or second hand, which is why, I’ve started carboot shopping. 

Who doesn’t love carboot sales? Everything is cheap, or let’s say affordable, compared to the high street. Most of the sellers go to a carboot sale to clear out their unwanted stuff including clothes, what better place to go to to do some clothes recycling!?

Yesteday, we went to the carboot sale and I found some good bargains that are still fashionable to wear. I challenged myself to mix and match my carboot purchases to see if they look as good as new.

These are my finds of the day:

Outfit #1

My party outfit for a special occasion. This is my favourite carboot find so far.

Red lace newlook dress with belt £1

Newlook burgundy fringe Agnew with tag £2 ( seller orgininally ask for £3 I negotiated )

Shoes from f&f were 50pence


My daughter played around being a bit artistic here. The total price on my outfit is £3.50


Just a cute photo

Outfit #2

Just a casual daily outfit. Skinny Dark green trouser would go well with any top. The pastel green dip hemline with open side is perfect for spring.


Green skinny trousers from H&M were 50pence

Pastel green top was 50pence

Wedges were 50pence

Vest top was 50pence

Total price for this outfit was £2

Outfit #3

Going on holiday or walk on the beach? This grey long sleeve top has a dip hemline. I matched it with shorts for a bit of a sexy look.


Dip hemline grey long sleeved top was 50 pence

Black shorts were £1

Sandals new in box 50pence

Total price for this outfit was £2

Outfit #4

I love this shimmery gold/light brown long sleeved top with dip hemline. I think it would make a perfect evening outfit for a holiday. You can either wear it with shorts or leggings and match with wedges.


Dip hemline long sleeved shimmery brown gold knit was 50pence

Shorts 50pence

Wedges 50pence

Total price for this outfit is £1.50

Outfit #5

Is printed trousers which are so comfortable to wear, they are perfect with vest and cardi. I also matched it with a nice flat sandals.

Printed trousers miss selfridge 50 pence

Vest primark 50pence

Floaty chiffon cardi nude 50 pence

Brown sandals atmosphere 50pence

Total price for this outfit is £2

So, what do you think? We’re you surprised by the price? Did you think it is good enough to wear? Any suggestions or what is your fave outfit?

Photograph credit to my teenage daughter Divine who directed me with poses and angles while taking photos. Everything has been bought from the carboot sale.

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