I'm broke.

I checked my bank account yesterday and to my horror discovered I must have had a shopping blackout earlier this month (don't remember those trips to topshop..)

since I'm now on a super strict budget I've been raiding my wardrobe to up cycle some old outfits! I nearly brought a sleeveless checked shirt last week so I dug out an old shirt and cut the sleeves off myself, voila new topshop inspired shirt! 

I love to mix prints so I paired it with my primark heart print skirt and metallic pumps.

on a DIY theme I also wore my button bag that I covered myself last year! it look an afternoon but was well worth the effort to stitch them all on! 


skirt and pumps: primark
bag and shirt: DIY
flower bead bracelet: asos
yellow leather studded bracelet and rubber pink bracelet: topshop
rainbow chain (sold by the meter): hobbycraft
watch and vintage bangle: urban outfitters

so have you got anything in your wardrobe worth recycling? if you don't wear it any more you've got nothing to lose (well apart from a pair of sleeves!)

caroline x

8 comments

  1. This is such a cute outfit :) x

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  2. Love the outfit! The DIY button bag is gorgeous! :) new follower xx

    http://cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Love the DIY bag! So cute! I love all the mix of prints and colours in this outfit!

    I know that feeling when you check your bank balance and then you think "Oh Shi....." haha!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie.com xx

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  4. Adore your DIY clutch & the heart print skirt!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Happy weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  5. :D thanks kittens! love reading your comments- always makes me smile! x

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  6. This is such a lovely outfit, the skirt is really cute - I love anything with hearts on! x

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  7. lovely skirt, u always look amazing xx

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