Budget is the New Black

budget outfit, budget style, Matalan, fashion

As much as we hate to admit it, Christmas, and its associated expenses, is just around the corner. This is very much on my mind since I only recently had to fork it out for a ticket home to Denver. Going home will require some thought, and buying Christmas presents cannot wait till last minute. I definitely want to get unique gifts for my family, especially British-themed things. With all my upcoming expenses, I have to start being quite frugal with my money. Without sacrificing my love for shopping entirely, I challenged myself to find an entire outfit for under £50.00.

Challenge to YOU: Can you create an outfit for under £50/$50?

scarf and tunic, autumn outfit ideas

This was the result. I opted for a cozy autumnal scarf, cozy black jumper, and orange (sort of inspired by this) tunic, pulled together by a belt, black leggings and flats. To be fair, some of the accessories I already owned (flats, leggings and earrings), but the bulk of the outfit was purchased at Matalan for under £40.

black jumper, leggings and scarf

The tunic was £14, the jumper was £20, the scarf was £8 and the belt was £6. The grand total was £48, but I got a voucher online, and ended up getting £9 off! Bargain!

Orange tunic, jumper, autumn

cute earring

I love these earrings. They (kind-of) remind me of the Deathly Hallows which is appropriate, considering I’ll be in Harry Potter studios this weekend. Yup! It’s my birthday on Saturday. I’ll be 2 years shy of being 30 and I’m celebrating it like the kid that I am!

scarf and sweater, autumn

Grab your Butterbeers and chocolate frogs because the countdown to Harry Potter begins!

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