There are plenty of books about personal styling, but few use second hand and charity shops as their source.
Personal stylist Victoria Lochhead from Frankie and Ruby has written In the Jumble to show readers how they can build their wardrobes from second hand clothes.
Victoria is passionate about doing all she can to shop second hand. If you’ve never considered setting foot inside a charity shop or a jumble sale before, her witty, readable book tells you where to go, what to look for and what to avoid.
It provides tips on regaining control of your wardrobe, understanding your style and organising your clothes and gives simple rules to follow when you’re out shopping so that you find things that suit you and work with things you have at home.
Victoria told Mrs Bargain …
Skiing can be a pricey business, but your gear doesn’t need to set you back hundreds if you get over to Aldi now as their ski range is in store.
The discount retailer changes it up every year, so expect new designs. I popped in at the weekend, and the quality is as good as every and I like the bright colours for the piste.
Adults can pick up everything needed to hit the slopes for under £60, while kids can get suited and booted out for under £50. And if you just want to beat the cold weather, the rest of the range starts from just £1.99.
Here are some of the highlights for the slopes: Aldi’s Ski Jacket (£19.99) and Ski Trousers (£17.99), available in ladies’ and men’s sizes and in a range …
Well looks like Lidl have scored themselves a little coup, with a gorgeous looking range designed by Heidi Klum and perfect for the festive season.
With sizes from 8-18, you can get the gear in shops from 3 December. My favourite items are this esmara pink sequin blazer for £19.99.
I also like this ultra chic jumpsuit with halterneck – it comes in a v-neck too, maybe better for the bustier ladies! Or what about this gorgeous cami top, love the sparkle!
And what about the faux leather leggings for £9.99. Versatile and edgy, these leather look leggings are perfect for the party season, and you can pair with a blouse and heels for a glam look. What’s even better is that they are machine washable.
Check out the range here: https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offers.htm?id=444…
From trendy trainers to boho tops and backpacks, Aldi’s Specialbuys Kid’s Spring Fashion Range has everything parents need to freshen up their little one’s wardrobe for the season ahead, available in stores and online from 19th March.
With children’s Animal Backpacks (£7.99) in cheeky characters are an adorable accessory to brighten up the school run. Available in Monkey, Rabbit, Unicorn or Dinosaur designs, they also come complete with fun pull zips, perfect for safely storing prized possessions.
Youngsters can stay on trend this spring with Aldi’s stand-out new season designs such as the Girl’s Boho Top (£3.99) in jersey with frill cap sleeves, embroidered woven front yoke and lace trim or this lightweight Girls’ Denim Dress (£5.99) with antique brass buttons front. It’s perfect for springtime adventures and is available in a range of …
Sports lovers can kick off the 2016 European Championships in style with Aldi’s Euro’s 2016 range, in stores and online from 2 June and available while stocks last.
The new range from Aldi includes a whole host of UEFA licenced clothing and accessories. Supporters can show where their loyalties lie by sporting an official UEFA 2016 Hoody (£14.99) in the colours of their national side. Available for England, Wales and Ireland, these hoodies are available in zip-through or overhead styles and feature printed logos with a central pocket.
To complete the look, followers can show their support by donning an Adult’s UEFA 2016 Football Shirt or Polo Shirt (£5.99) and matching UEFA 2016 Cap (£3.99).
For younger fans, a Children’s UEFA 2016 Hoody (£5.99) can help them to get behind their team, even in colder …
So Aldi does bring out clothing throughout the year, from ski to workwear, and now Spring fashions. They call it a “transitional” wardrobe available in stores from 3rd March 2016. Offering quality and value, get the items while stocks last.
For women, check out Aldi’s quality OTTOMAN JUMPER (£8.99) and WEEKEND SHIRT (£8.99) which are perfect for those brighter days when it’s still a bit breezey. The shirt is available in a casual checked or chambray design and can be worn with the versatile and lightweight ottoman jumper which available in a range of colours, guaranteed to please cash conscious fashionistas.
I was very impressed with the classic SKINNY JEANS for just £7.99 . They even came in a size 18 and had lots of stretch. For just under £8, you can’t go …
So after reading a post on making money from loo roll on eBay, I started to have a hunt around and see what other old rubbish you can sell and make money on eBay.
Would you believe that these old odd socks went for £15.50 and they aren’t even new. Or that these white beauties that don’t even look clean went for £4.99 and the lister confirmed that this isn’t an adult material listing….eee yew!
Or what about these 8 long football socks which sold for £4.20. They are “from my own home – freshly laundered READY to wear ” according to the listing.
I am actually very excited about this opportunity as I have stacks of kids socks that are odd, though I am not sure that’d I’d want them.
I did some digging …
Rain and wind needn’t spoil exploring the great outdoors. Perfect for amblers, family outings and intrepid explorers, Aldi’s Outdoor range of clothes and footwear for adults and children goes into stores on 11 September, available while stocks last. And if you missed Aldi’s outdoor clothing Specialbuy or can’t get to a store, check the bottom of my post for some alternatives.
Whatever the weather, keep little feet happy with Children’s Warm Lined Rainboots (£5.99). Perfect for playing outdoors, the boots mean kids can have a splashing good time, without having to suffer in soggy socks.
Ensure tiny toes stay extra toasty in Aldi’s Children’s Welly Socks (£2.29). And young fans are sure to fall in love with Aldi’s Children’s Character Umbrellas (£2.99), which feature favourites such as Planes, Spiderman, Disney Princesses or Minnie Mouse.…
Just had to share my sale bargains from Oasis today. I got three dresses for £86 from £245.
The maxi was £40 from £95, the white laser cut skater dress was from £75 to £22 and the butterfly dress was from £75 to £24 – it’s 100% silk and they have it in black too.
Now I must admit that I do buy Aldi’s ski gear, so was interested to see that they have a new equestrian range for 2014.
I am sad that Aldi do a “once it’s gone it’s gone” policy, but I also like the excitement of thinking what treasure will I find in store this week. Rather like when Tchibo had stores in the UK, I loved those guys too.
Unfortunately, I know that you may read this post after July 2014, the range is in shops from 24 July, so where possible I have listed other places to buy great value riding gear online in case you miss the great deal at Aldi.
I must admit while looking around, I can see that Aldi offers seriously good value and it was too hard to find …