Why I’m Not Splurging On Style This Summer

If you haven’t read my last blog post, I suggest you do. It was my first blogger confession, and a pretty juicy one like that. If you’re wondering I’m currently sat on my bed in a £15 boohoo dress with terribly greasy roots and I could not give less of a fuck. Anyway, I wanted to confess a little something else to you lovely lot, something very anti-blogger.

“Daydreamer” Custom Made Boater Hat by Maiz Designs*

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ASOS Double Wrap Western Belt

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Zara Striped Bardot Dress (Sold Out)Scroll down the page to shop over 20 similar options!Ego Official Hazel Studded Slider In Black Faux Suede*

Honestly, I haven’t splashed out on anything this SS17 and I feel oh-so fucking good about it. I haven’t spent more than around £20-£30 on any items this summer, and although some may call it “fast fashion” I’m calling budget friendly fashion. I don’t currently have the bank balance to spend £50 on a playsuit at Topshop or a lovely pair of statement heels from Office. Oh, and don’t get me started on the “blogger goals” trend of that Gucci belt and those Celine sunnies. Sometimes I do beat myself up about not being able to afford such luxuries, and then I remember that in time I may be able to splash out in the future when I have a *real* job.

Anything that I do have that is a little bit on the pricey side, I’m gifted – and believe me, I’m so so so thankful for it. I think by not having the capacity to be able to splash the cash as a broke grad crafts gifted opportunities into gold, and I’m appreciating them more than ever. I wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to style £100 worth of sunglasses or £50 worth of shoes, not because I wouldn’t buy them myself but simply because I just don’t have the funds.

TBH I’m always that gal who has about 20 tabs open on various websites, some high end and some high street – dreaming of purchasing it all and styling up some fab content for you guys. However, I always find myself spending small tid bits here and there on wearable fashion that I actually want to outfit repeat with! My fave purchases this summer? My £25 Zara basket bag, and a handful of under £20 dresses etc that don’t break the bank but get you bang on trend. Fashion is accessible to everyone, you just need to know where to shop.

Alas, here are my top under £30 spends for an ultimate summer wardrobe that you don’t have to splurge on, and wont break the bank. Enjoy, and thank me l8er chicas!




  1. Luxe Style
    July 10, 2017 / 6:09 PM

    I don't tend to buy many clothes – I prefer to spend money really carefully on things I think I'll wear lots. I could never be one of those people with a wardrobe full of handbags! xLuxeStyle

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 10, 2017 / 9:58 PM

      Haha woops, I totally am!

  2. Holly Watkins
    July 11, 2017 / 3:14 PM

    Loved this post so much! I'm such a bargain hunter (sounds like a horrible day time tv programme) but honestly I get such a thrill out of finding something for under £20 and getting complimented on it rather then if I spent £50+ on an item. Even though like any girl I have my high end items. Love this post and you look gorgeous!!! Holly Xxx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 13, 2017 / 10:16 PM

      Awwww thanks so much lovely!xxxx

  3. Tamzin Swann
    July 11, 2017 / 10:37 PM

    I don't blame you not splurging, some things are so so expensive now whereas you can find items just as nice on Boohoo etc. I'm so in love with that dress though, I wish you could be my stylist! xxTamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 13, 2017 / 10:17 PM

      I know right, it's so hard to keep up with the trends when things get expensive! xo

  4. samiyah khan
    July 12, 2017 / 9:44 AM

    I love this post. As a student, I feel like I want all these things but I know that I just don't have the money to get all the things I want. I love your fashion though and love this post because you can alternate between designer and high street fashion! xSami // samiyah.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 13, 2017 / 10:18 PM

      Thanks so much, Sami! xo

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