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AFFORDABLE DUPES OF AMAZING CLOTHES PT. 1


I was a bit wary of writing this post because a lot of people I know (both online and in real life) are complete and utter brand-snobs. You know, the sort of people that wouldn't be seen dead in anything other that Zara, perhaps with the exception of Urban Outfitters and Topshop Boutique. But then I thought to myself, who wouldn't want to read a post about beautiful clothes... that they can actually afford! Obviously I would love to be able to buy the real deal of all these items, but most of the time I just can't afford to! And even if I can, knowing my luck, they'll be out of stock. Plus, I have absolutely no shame in admitting that I love wholesale and Chinese websites, such as SheIn and Romwe. Most of the time, they have way cooler, more interesting clothes than your average high-street shop. So, keep reading if you want to find out where you can buy the bargain versions of all the beautiful clothes shown above!

1. Lazy Oaf cloud jumper - This is the only item in this post that I own the real version of. When Lazy Oaf released this jumper, it was love at first sight and I bought it instantly. Since then though, many companies have made similar ones, and Fame Is Lame are selling an almost perfect dupe here, for approximately £20. The original is sold out, but did retail for £60 (here).

2. Unif pastel frost jumper - All (and I mean all) the bloggers are wearing this jumper at the moment, which is probably why it's sold out absolutely everywhere. There is no denying that it's a beautiful jumper, but at approx. £58 on the Unif website, it's a bit too pricey for me. Thankfully, SheIn are selling a similar jumper for just under £15, here.

3. O-Mighty 'Drake' crop tee - I adore O-Mighty, they are so fun and quirky aaaaand... expensive! Plus, delivery to the UK is like £10 or something crazy! But I was browsing AliExpress (another wholesale favourite of mine!) the other day, and I came across this cute dupe! The original (here) costs £25 plus postage, but the AliExpress version is £5.75 with free shipping!

4. Unif psychedelic shirt - I feel like this one is another blogger favourite. This is actually in the sale over at Unif right now, but why pay £40 here, when you can pay just over half of that here?!

5. O-Mighty 'daddy's little gal' crop tee - A lot of people are into the 'daddy' thing at the minute, whatever that means haha. I suppose this little crop top is pretty cute. The O-Mighty version is only £14 (plus shipping) but we can do better than thaaat! The AliExpress dupe is just over £4 including shipping! Go, go, GO!

6. Unif colour-block 'crayola' jumper - The brighter version of the pastel 'frost' jumper, this jumper is for anyone who likes to stand out in the crowd! The original is once again from Unif (here), but the version I own is from SheIn, and cost just £13, here. Bargain!

7. Topshop button-through denim skirt - Yes, it's THIS skirt. The one that everyone owns and the one that is still out of stock on the Topshop website in most sizes. Luckily for you guys, StyleMoi are selling an almost identical version of the £29 Topshop staple for just over £12. Find it here.

8. Unif OTR backpack - I guess for some reason, companies really like 'taking inspiration', shall we say, from Unif. This backpack is absolutely adorable though, and like the Topshop skirt, it is also all sold out! The original retails at approximately £35, but good old AliExpress have got a dupe for £9.99! Click here to make all your rainbow dreams come true!

9. Lazy Oaf Cat-a-fore dress - Finally, a personal favourite of mine. This is a dupe of an old but classic Lazy Oaf piece which is no longer available. The original was £70, but Romwe have a perfect dupe on sale here for just £11.50! Purrrr-fect.... *dies of embarrassment at the worst cat joke ever made*

I hope you liked this post guys, let me know what you think about buying dupes. Do you prefer the real deal or are you all about saving money? Also, let me know if there's any brand/items you want dupes of, as I need inspiration for Part 2 of this post! x


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OUTFIT: PINK CLOUDS

Hi guys, for the past few weeks I have been SUPER excited to receive this coat from Romwe and today it finally came! As you have probably gathered by now, I have a bit of an affinity for pink/pastel/cute/cloud-themed stuff, and this coat ticks all the boxes! It's kind of similar to the Lazy Oaf cloud puffer jacket that everyone is obsessed with at the moment, but it's even better because it's pink! My next blog post is actually going to be a bit of a round-up/wishlist of affordable dupes to some of the key pieces on the market at the moment, such as the Unif Crayola and Frost jumpers, so look out for that!

I also wore my vintage wolf top which I think was from Cow Vintage, and my plaid pleated skirt which was from Primark last year - I absolutely love it, I wear it all the time! I also took my SkinnyDip shell bag out and seeing as it was cold, I popped on this adorable fur headband which I picked up from Primark the other day. 

Wolf top - Cow Vintage
Fur headband - Primark

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OUTFIT: SILVER!

Hello beautiful people! I have had my eye on this amazing skirt from Jaded London for ages and I am so happy that it's finally mine! I wanted a metallic skirt for the festive season 'cause if you can't get all glitzy for Christmas then when can you? This one is actually part of a co-ordinate set and now I've seen how beautiful the skirt is, I'm seriously debating whether to get the matching top! I've also finally got on the lace-up top hype! This one is by Boohoo but I got it in the ASOS sale for just £6! Bargains make me happy :) 


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OUTFIT: PRINT ON PRINT


I've always been a fan of vintage stuff and crazy prints so when I saw these trousers whilst browsing eBay, I couldn't stop myself from putting an offer in. I ended up winning them from just £4 as well!  Plus they are super cute colours - I think they are my new favourite thing! I also wore my pastel parka which I am still 100% in love with (haven't taken it off in about two weeks now) and my Jaded London diamond print sweatshirt. Oh and I also wore my new bum bag which was kindly sent to me by Grafitee. I've wanted a bum bag for ages!

Trousers - Vintage

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OUTFIT: RAINBOW PIXELS


Hi guys! I've been running low on outfit inspiration recently, hence why I haven't been posting as much as usual :( I think my problem is that I get bored of clothes really quickly, but luckily it's payday on Friday so I'm going to treat myself to a few new things! I have received quite a lot of nice gifts from companies recently though, including this cute pixel fruit t-shirt which came from Grafitee, a cool webzine who have recently started selling unique graphic tees. They also sent me a cute bum bag and a tote bag, so look out for them in my upcoming posts! You can access their e-shop here.

Today I also wore my cute rainbow skirt from Dolls Kill and my vintage denim jacket. Oh and if you're wondering why my legs are so pink, it's because I was wearing pink fishnet tights, they just didn't show up very well in these photos!

Denim jacket - Vintage

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OUTFIT: RAINBOW DRESS






Hi guys! As you all know, I'm a big fan of cool patterns and anything rainbow coloured, so this dress kindly sent to me by SheIn is perfect! It's so vibrant and you can't see it in the photos but it's also long-sleeved, so it's perfect for the slightly chillier weather as well! I wanted to get some closer up photos of the pattern because it's so pretty but I'm having problems with my camera at the moment, it doesn't want to focus at all :( I wore it with fishnet tights (I am obsessed at the minute!) and my red faux fur jacket which was from Boohoo last year. Hope you like!

Faux fur jacket - Boohoo (old)

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NOVEMBER WISHLIST


Hi guys, I think I say this every month but this wishlist is definitely my favourite one yet! Making cute wishlists makes me sad though because I get to see all the stuff I want in one place and it all looks so beautiful together but I don't have enough money to buy it all :( Thankfully, payday is next week so I'll have to select a couple of things and treat myself! I really really want the rainbow Reeboks, they go on sale tomorrow and I just hope they don't sell out before I have the chance to buy them! I am also completely in love with the pastel pink puffer jacket from Unif and the metallic mini skirt from Jaded London. Which ones shall I buy?!

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OUTFIT: WINTER PASTELS


Hi guys! Winter is coming and I am literally getting so excited for Christmas! I'm trying to persuade my boyfriend to let us put our tree up but I haven't succeeded yet, sadly. But at least I can start whipping out my cute winter accessories like this pink hat from Yoins - they gave me a gift card to spend across their website the other week and I decided on this cute outfit. I've been looking out for a nice black, button-up skirt and this suedette one is just perfect! And the pink crop top is a perfect new addition to my crop top collection haha. I got the pastel purple parka (get that for alliteration!) recently too from AliExpress and I am so impressed with it! We all know that stuff coming from China can sometimes be a bit poor quality but this parka is warm, cosy, well-made and the cutest colour ever!


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