fashionably frugal


I’m in the middle of exams and it’s SO stressful but I had a paper today and then a 2 and a half hour mock, so I thought I deserved a break! While shopping (hey, retail therapy is the best stress reliever) I found a couple of dupes of gorgeous items with not so nice prices, so I thought I’d share it with you guys!

1. Lace Up Dresses

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When I saw the Motel dress, I instantly fell in love with it, but £42 was way more than I was willing to pay for it! So I was super pleased when I saw a similar dress on Pretty Little Thing for £12 (it’s now £20 though).

Motel Swing Dress With Lace Up & Flare Sleeves – £42

Pretty Little Thing Liz Black Cross Front Crepe Swing Dress – £20 (I bought it for £12 and the other colours are still £12!!!)

2. Lace up sandals

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Obviously buying a £660 pair of sandals was not something I was planning to do in the near future, so I IMMEDIATELY bought the topshop sandals when I saw them! With my student discount, they were less than 1/10 the price of the Chloe ones! (I got them in tan, which is just as gorgeous!)

Chloe Lace Up Suede Wedge Sandals – £660

Topshop Webster Ghillie Wedge Sandals – £68

3. Mules

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I love Jenn Im, so when Jenn Im mentioned mules, I immediately started looking for some! Jeffrey Campbell is one of my favourite brands, but I’m really broke so I had to find a replacement! (plus, I kind of like the peep toe more than the completely covered mule anyways, so win win!)

Jeffrey Campbell Bingham Mule – £129.04 ( currently on sale for £90.33)

Forever 21 Peep-Toe Faux Leather Mules – £25 (currently on sale for £17.50)

So that’s all I have for now, back to studying 🙁

Let me know if you think I should make this a regular part of my blog (and maybe think of a better title for it??)

Thanks for reading!


  1. Lauren June 3, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    Great post! Some really good buys! You should make it a regular feature! Good luck with the exams too!

    • thelectriconcept June 3, 2015 / 5:53 pm

      thank you 🙂

    • thelectriconcept June 4, 2015 / 9:11 am

      thank you!

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