Frugal Fashion Find: Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins outfit circa 2008
I first discovered Dorothy Perkins while on a study abroad with my sister five years ago. After learning about the Beatles in The History of Rock and Roll, and sharing what Spark Notes had taught us the night before in our British poetry class, we would end the day with a grocery stop at Tesco and then peruse the racks of our local Dorothy Perkins. We admired the unique designs and fabrics, and also the fact that nobody back home would have the same pieces.
I love Dorothy Perkins for its trendy styles, affordable prices, and the high quality of materials used in their pieces. I still have, and wear, some of the pieces I bought on that trip! These factors make Dorothy Perkins my first Frugal Fashion Find. Thanks to the magic of the internet, Dorothy Perkins apparel is now available to those of us across the pond from its British origins. With prices ranging from $12 for printed tees to $100 for party dresses there is sure to be an item to satisfy your style craving while pleasing your pocketbook. Further your savings by receiving 15% off for signing up for their newsletter and orders over $50 always ship free!
tee- Dorothy Perkins. skirt- Dorothy Perkins. shoes- similar. earrings- similar. bracelets- Nordstrom, similar, similar.
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Feel-Good Friday

With baby boy more than halfway here, it was time to sit down and discuss something not so fun: The budget. : ( When it comes to $2 date nights, mac & cheese dinners, and canceling cable, I'm all in. But reigning in my online shopping and limiting my Nordstrom Rack outings makes my heart pound a little faster and my palms a little sweaty. Of course it will be worth it when baby boy is here, and what's more feel good than financial security? In the meantime I will be shopping some old closet staples, repurposing old items, and on the look out for frugal fashions. What are your budget styling tips?