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 …
There’s still some of Aldi’s latest Shape Up for Summer collection in stores, so be quick if you want to look good while you sweat. The gear is great value and stylish, so whether it’s to show off lifting weights in the gym, running laps around the park or working out in front of the TV, fitness enthusiasts can grab a bargain with Aldi’s new range of quality fitness clothing and accessories.
The collection features a selection of stylish clothing such as Sports Bras and Fitness Tights at £6.99, as well as equipment such as a Vibrating Foam Roller for just £34.99 that works to relieve sore muscles and a 6-in-1 Core Trainer (£29.99) that represents a saving of over 50% when compared to similar products, such as those from Wondercore.
Here are some …
Last week I got to visit Pep & Co for the first time. The store is always positioned by a Poundland and offers discount clothing.
It was founded in 2014 and is backed by the large South African retail group, Pepkor. The group was established in 1965 and now employs over 32,000 people in 3,800 stores across Europe, Africa, and Australasia. This is important as we want to know that it’s got a good chance of being around for a while!
PEP&CO recently opened a store in Solihull and says it will open 150 branches inside Poundland stores across the UK, Ireland and France. That would make the total of their stores 330 by June 2018.
Their aim is to become a major high street fashion player making Primark their rival. The shop assistant said …
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 …
For this year, I have put together some Valentine’s gift ideas and tried to stayed under £15. As per my Home Bargains Valentine’s post, why not put these or other items together and make a gift basket? If you are on a big budget, look out for yellow stickers in the plant sections of supermarkets like Co-op as they are selling off potted plants, and there is always M&S for Dine in for Two for a romantic meal, or Poundland for bits and pieces. There is so much to choose from that I put together a list of my favourite ideas here with images underneath.
7th Heaven face and hair masks
I use these face masks and believe they’d make great gifts. 7th Heaven develops beauty and spa products such as face masks, hair …
Riding enthusiasts need look no further than Aldi’s Country Living range to stock up on equestrian essentials this winter. Including everything from blouson jackets and gilets to stable rugs and hay nets, the range will be available online from 19th January and in stores from 26th January.
Other noteworthy items from the range, include a Fixed Neck Turnout Rug (£34.99) available in blue and comes complete with integrated neck cover, touch close straps and shoulder gussets. It’s the perfect choice for keeping horses comfortable and dry during chilly rides in the winter months. In addition, the fully lined Standard Neck Stable Rug (£19.99) with twin buckle chest fastening is a great option for keeping horses warm whilst in the stable and is available in a range of sizes.
My friends booked their first ever ski holiday in Austria for February half term, and where did I advise them to go for their kit – Aldi obvs – they kitted out a family of four for less than £200.
The new range boasts an array of super ski essentials from cosy midlayers to snug winter boots, with a full adult outfit costing just £59.94*. Here are some highlights:
Aldi’s Action Camcorder (£49.99) is perfect for those who are keen to capture the action on the slopes. With a 4 k video resolution built in Wi-Fi, 32GB storage and waterproof casing, thrill seeking skiers can record and upload every move and the 170 degree wide angle lens will ensure that everything is captured with high precision. 32GB card is included.
Aldi’s Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Jacket (£19.99)…
Black Friday is almost here and SimplyBe has some great offers – save 50% on hundreds of lines including fashion, accessories, footwear and lingerie.
Rock the elegant glam look this Christmas in the Black/Nude Lace Dress (WAS £60.00, NOW £30.00, SAVING £30.00).
It’s classy yet daring all rolled into one with the stylish exposed zip on the back and finishing just above the knee.
The crochet lace detailing on the dress is so on-trend this winter season and you’ll love to dazzle on the dancefloor thanks to the fit and flare style. Pair with some classic heels and nude clutch bag, and you’re ready to be the star this Christmas.
Give a gift that will brighten your loved one’s day this Christmas, with the fabulous range of stocking fillers and presents available at …