Don’t you just love it when you get amazing clothing at affordable prices? I usually shop at Primark, H&M, Zara, New Look, PrettyLittleThing and Romwe. (Or, in the sale of any high street clothing brand.) However, back in college, I heard about a site called Everything5Pounds and it’s been a gamechanger for my online shopping. Everything5Pounds does a whole load of cheap but great fashion items and I’m obsessed. I believe the items are all from high street stores that for whatever reason, cannot be sold and hence they sell them at a discounted price. So, what’s in my Everything5Pounds basket?
The first thing I had to buy was this red playsuit. I thought it’d be perfect for holiday as it can be dressed up and dressed down which, when I’m spending the whole day out and about, means I can easily go from casual to dressy just by swapping my shoes. I love it when I can easily jazz up an outfit without having to get fully changed. It cost £5.00 (just like the site says) and is amazing. I’m yet to wear it out but from trying it on, it fits perfectly.
5 Pound Tops
I wanted to buy a new “out out” top that looks dressy but isn’t too showy. As you might know – I hate my back. This top also cost £5.00 and for the price, is great quality. I’ve previously bought a few things from Everything5Pounds which haven’t been the best but this top is perfectly fine. It doesn’t say which store it was originally from but you’d think it’s from a “normal” high street store like H&M or Zara. It looks like it cost at least £12.99 or around that price range.
I will be pairing this top with “going-out trousers” like those in my Zara haul or a mini/midi bodycon skirt.
The second top that I bought was a black frilled shirt. It thought it looked quite different and quirky considering it was only £5.00. It was again, something that I think you could find in Zara or similar. It’s super comfy and doesn’t crease too easily. I find that even when I buy “strong” shirts like those from Ralph Lauren, even they can crease quite badly and be hard to iron out.
Personally, I think this top would look great paired with practically anything. You’d probably think different but my first thoughts are to pair this with some skinny jeans, my white Gigi Hadid Slip-on Sneakers and make it look quite casual.
I get you’re probably thinking WTF.
Basic (but not basic) Black Sandals
As I’m going on holiday to Benidorm soon, I wanted to buy some new sandals. I’ve seen this style everywhere and loved them but as most of my holidays were either over or not beach holidays, I thought it a waste to buy them. Plus, when they were first “on the market” I’d be looking at £19.99 for a pair.
I bought these black sandals for £5.00 and they’re one of the comfiest pairs I own. I don’t normally like getting my toes out and have an obsession with wearing espadrilles on holiday, rather than sandals but they’re amazing. I’ve “worn them in” around the house and so far so good. They haven’t rubbed in between my toes (which most flip-flops do) and neither on the top of my foot where the buckle strap is. I usually get really bad blisters from sandals so that’s a massive bonus. The real test will be if they rub after they get wet from the pool or the sea.
Nothing stings quite as much as getting the salty sea water in your blisters.
Leggings of My Dreams (£2.50)
I still can’t actually believe these bomb leggings cost only £2.50. £2.50?! They’re one of my favourite pairs of leggings ever: Super comfy, kind of quirky and for once, not see-through. I only wear them with either a black or white top and black or white shoes. I’m not confident in my fashion sense to wear them with more colourful items – just yet anyway.
I’ve found that no one has said anything negative about them which stupidly I was afraid of. It’s not like it’d stop me wearing them because honestly, I think they’re great, it’s just no one likes to hear negative comments about themselves, right? The main thing is I like them and at £2.50 it means I can afford to experiment with my fashion sense, even if it’s just with brown “disco pants”.