Style On A Budget – This Outfit For Less Than £20.00


For me, finding a budget item that I’m really happy with can please me more, than say something from a high-end high street store that I’ve purchased as a treat. Actually the latter happens a lot less and I’m no label snob at all.




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Sharing another outfit from Peacocks here. I Was so pleased with the last outfit that I chose.  The wrap body that I wore late last year has been worn so many times with jeans and different trousers. Worth every penny, and still available in Black and White.

I would say Peacocks is far better quality than other budget brands that are out there. Primark seems to be getting dearer and dearer. Anyone else agree with that? And the quality of the clothing is getting poorer?


A dress for £12.60!!




I chose the dress because A – I like the colour and B – because I like the cap sleeve effect. This outfit was gifted to me from Peacocks and when choosing online you do wonder about quality. I was pleasantly surprised again. It’s a simple design in a non-crease fabric, so no ironing either!

I have since found the nearest Peacocks store to me so that I can keep an eye on more bargain finds. One thing I will say is that it sells out very quickly online but they do re-stock. I was asked so many times about the sock boots I featured that were from Peacocks. Identical to those in the more expensive high street stores at a fraction of the price. I kept checking and they were re-stocked a few times.





The last time I posted a Peacocks outfit I got a soaking! And this time the wind nearly blew me over! It’s so windy I was lucky I had a hair tie in my bag!  Definitely a messy updo!

The long sleeved ribbed top also from Peacocks is long in sleeve and body. It finishes just below my bum! Good to wear with leggings indoors though. It’s also a good length in the arms. I’ve had to fold them but that’s nothing unusual. I buy loads of this kind of top. This rust coloured one is a mere £6.00 so the dress and top total to just under £20.00



I’m interested in your views. Please let me know


I’m intrigued to know if any of you my dear readers have shopped in Peacocks? I’m also interested to know if you prefer budget clothing over the more expensive high street? Or both? If you’re a regular reader here you will know that I feature a wide spectrum of  price tag. I’m just wondering which you prefer to see?



finding a budget item that I'm really happy with can please me more, than say something from a high-end high street store that I've purchased as a treat.


The dress comes with a self-tie belt. I did debate on adding a black leather belt but I didn’t want to cut my small frame in half. The bag and boots are worn on a near-daily basis at the moment. Once I find something that works and is comfortable that’s me done! I hope you’re not getting bored with seeing the same old!


finding a budget item that I'm really happy with can please me more, than say something from a high-end high street store that I've purchased as a treat.




I also meant to say that the Peacocks brand do not scrimp on sizing either. The dress and top are both a size ten which is regular for me, and they are both roomy. All in all, not a bad little outfit for under £20.00! I’m really impressed!




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  1. March 20, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    I completely agree with your thoughts on Primark. I wish Peacocks was closer for me to visit more regularly (I loved their maternity wear during my pregnancies) Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

  2. March 18, 2019 / 1:02 pm

    Popping back over from #MixItUp

  3. March 18, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    I could never have guessed you put that outfit together in less than £20. Goes to show you can get those bargains and make them look elegant – it’s how you style them x #AnythingGoes

  4. March 17, 2019 / 3:43 am

    This is a great dress. I love that you styled it with the fitted shirt. And it is a bargain too! Pity, that this shop isn’t here. Thank you for sharing with My Red Carpet.


    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:08 am

      Thanks Anna xx

    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:09 am

      Thank you. It’s a good value for money day wear outfit xx

  5. March 16, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    Such a beautiful dress Laurie, love it. Such a bargain too. I love how you style it with long black boots too 🙂

    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:14 am

      Thanks, Claire. I’ve worn the boots non stop. I love how comfortable they are xx

  6. March 16, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    What a steal Laurie! I love finding a deal too! The brown tones of the leopard dress looks wonderful on you and I love that you layered it with a brick brown top underneath. Great look!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:14 am

      Thanks Jess. I love these colour tones together xx

  7. March 15, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    What a beautiful dress Laurie and I like how you styled it! I am a big fan of leopard pattern so I may be biased in swooning over your dress a little bit more. We do not have a Peacocks store around here but I can definitely check them out online. I hope your day is going well so far and happy Friday!

    Maureen |

    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:15 am

      Thanks so much Maureen. They do have an online store to shop if you wish xx

  8. March 15, 2019 / 6:52 pm


    I love the idea of adding a form-fitting shirt under a plunging wrap dress!
    So clever my friend!
    I don’t think we have a Peacock store in the States?
    As always you are a great stylist!


    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:19 am

      Thanks Robin. Layering to keep warm and cover the modesty! That’s not because of my age either. I’ve always covered up! xx

  9. March 15, 2019 / 9:22 am

    I love Peacocks. My mum always buys me outfits from there for my birthday and they are a great fit considering I am plus size too. #pocolo

    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:21 am

      I agree with you Tracey. The quality for the price is very good. I’m surprised each time. Their shoes and boots are very good for price point xx

  10. March 15, 2019 / 4:20 am

    It never occurred to me to pair a dress and shirt this way so I could wear it in colder weather. Brilliant! #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:22 am

      Aw, thanks Heather. A trick I learned from mum xx

  11. March 14, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    I like the simple style of this dress, Laurie. It’s something that you can wear again and again. You are so right about keeping the belt matching, I will have to remember that tip for myself!

    • laurie
      March 17, 2019 / 9:23 am

      Thanks so much, Kimberly. Being on the shorter side I have to be very careful.! xx

  12. Amy Ann Arnold
    March 14, 2019 / 1:07 am

    Such a great find! I love a budget outfit as well.

    Amy Ann

    • laurie
      March 14, 2019 / 5:22 pm

      Thanks, Amy. Good to see you here xx

  13. March 13, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    This dress is so chic and I love the turtleneck under it. Definitely makes it wearable for cooler weather!

    • laurie
      March 14, 2019 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks Ruth xx

  14. March 13, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    You’re looking fabulous in that outfit, Laurie! The dress looks great with that rust-coloured top underneath. Can’t beat that price, either! xxx

    • laurie
      March 14, 2019 / 5:30 pm

      Thanks so much Ann. I love a bargain find xx

  15. March 13, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    Such a bold print! I love how you layered the dress ! Gorgeous!

    • laurie
      March 14, 2019 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you! Good to see you here Edwige xx

  16. March 12, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    You always look fabulous in your outfits and this is no different. Love to pop into our local Peacocks, but haven’t been for a while – I’ll be addressing that as soon as! Thanks for sharing. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      March 12, 2019 / 11:05 pm

      Doo take a look Jacqui. They have some great stuff at the moment xx

  17. midlifandbeyond
    March 12, 2019 / 12:35 pm

    You look fab in that outfit. You’ve styled it so well – love those boots.
    I quite like a wander round Peacocks. I always go if we are going away as they always have a great choice of beach wear/hats at a really good price.

    • laurie
      March 12, 2019 / 11:06 pm

      Thanks, Alison. Yes, they have some amazing bargains I think.

  18. March 12, 2019 / 11:44 am

    Well as you already know, I’m a big Peacocks fan. We have one the island and it’s attached to a supermarket so I love wondering in after shopping to see what’s going on down in Peacocks. Especially good for jeans. I recently bought two prs of grey jeans and a gorgeous coral gilet! Anyway nuff about my love of the brand. I love your choices here, agree with all you say, and am totally in love with your updo, but you already know that too!!!
    Hugs, x.

    • laurie
      March 12, 2019 / 11:11 pm

      I’ve just got grey jeans too Mary. Very impressed with them xx

  19. March 12, 2019 / 8:20 am

    Nothing looks ‘cheap’ on you Laurie – you have too much style. The wind is causing havoc with my photos too – I wish I’d thought about bringing a clip with me haha xx

    • laurie
      March 12, 2019 / 11:07 pm

      Oh, tell me about it! The weather has been so bad here the past week. We got spoilt with that good weather, didn’t we? xx

  20. March 11, 2019 / 8:15 pm

    What a cute printed dress, you layered perfectly with the top underneath! I’ve never heard of the brand before, it sounds like a shame we don’t have it here!

    Hope your week is off to a good start! The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I’d love you to join! 🙂

    • laurie
      March 12, 2019 / 11:09 pm

      I will pop over sometime. Promise! xx

  21. March 11, 2019 / 2:49 pm

    I haven’t shopped at Peacocks as I’m on the other side of the pond, but you look very put together.

    • laurie
      March 12, 2019 / 11:09 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return xx

  22. March 11, 2019 / 11:36 am

    I love seeing budget friendly outfits! Your dress is so cute! Love your styling!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • laurie
      March 12, 2019 / 11:10 pm

      Thanks Jill xx

  23. Meg An
    March 9, 2019 / 2:51 pm

    I really like it and think i’ll have to find my nearest Peacocks. I’m not a big fan of Primark – it just doesn’t last beyond a few washes and I rarely see anything that looks nice. I also think it’s a shame when bloggers go to the other extreme and things are either just too expensive or simply not needed so happy to see a mix of price points and your opinions.

    • laurie
      March 11, 2019 / 8:14 am

      I couldn’t agree more. So many bloggers out there drenched in Dior and Gucci as their day wear! I wish! I think I’ve only ever featured two items on my blog over the two hundred pound mark in four years! I’m just a working girl who loves a bargain and I think I speak that for a lot of us xx

  24. March 8, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    I think that anything that you wear looks high end! Fabulous dress, love the colors. I like a bargain and I like what more expensive clothing. I always try to have a good balance in the two.

    • laurie
      March 11, 2019 / 8:15 am

      Thanks Nancy. A balance is key isn’t it? I wear more affordable clothing over anything else xx

  25. March 8, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    Love your budget buys Laurie and you always make them look much more expensive with your styling !
    Gorgeous colour xxxx

    • laurie
      March 11, 2019 / 8:16 am

      Thanks Ashley xx

  26. M
    March 8, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    That’s a lovely dress Laurie.

    It’s only the high content of polyester that is putting me off from buying it myself.

    I’m happy to see a mixture of price points on your blog.

    • laurie
      March 11, 2019 / 8:18 am

      Thank you. That’s good to hear. I know a lot of people don’t like polyester but I’m fine with it xx

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