Spend vs Save / The Slogan Sweatshirt

Slogan Sweatshirt Spend vs SaveI am a HUGE fan of the slogan sweatshirt trend, in the UK the weather allows me to pretty much live in them so I am racking up quite a collection. In the last week I picked up 2 at opposite ends of the price scale.. but do you really get what you pay for when it comes to super casual wear?

IMG_4788IMG_4781OUTFIT 1. Sweatshirt – Wildfox / Jeans – 7 For All Mankind – similar / Shoes – Bronx

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOutfit 2. Sweatshirt – eBay / Jeans – H&M / Shoes – Converse

I love my Wildfox jumpers but they are SO overpriced! I never pay full RRP for them, they are ALWAYS on sale somewhere (ASOS has a constantly changing selection for around half off) however this one I was full prepared to pay for. It’s totally different in material to the rest I own, a unique, vintage looking finish with Coca Cola branding that sold me instantly. We’re a Coca Cola family, no Pepsi is not the same and if it’s Pepsi or nothing I’ll take nothing. As it happens I had a 30% off coupon so luckily I did get a decent chunk off but I still would have bought it, why? Because I wanted it. They’re not worth the money, they’re made to feel like they’ve been washed a hundred times before you’ve ever worn them so they’re super soft (and they do wash well for those wondering) but they don’t look or feel expensive and let’s face it the many I’ve bought from eBay are holding their own for a fraction of the price. The eBay ones are legit sweatshirts so better for actual warmth but in turn thicker and slightly less flattering perhaps. I will trawl the ASOS sales regularly to see if anything catches my eye but these days I do tend to reach for my snugglier eBay specials more often and you can get pretty much any slogan you like for under £15 if you look hard enough.

IMG_4797Lastly the jewellery I’m wearing here (and in my recent videos – I’ve had so many questions about the ring) is from Vamp London, I’ll do a full post on the pieces soon as they’re so beautiful they deserve their own feature but if you’ve been wondering then there you go!

There was a sweater from Reformation that said ‘So Much Internet To Do’ and I’d pretty much die for that but it seems to have been and gone and I’ve never found a replica anywhere so if anyone knows where i can get one I’m all ears!!

Miss BB

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12 Comments

  1. Laura
    13 April, 2015 / 7:29 am

    I really like both but completely agree I’ve got some great ones from eBay, loved your Vegas vlogs
    http://Www.missljbeauty.com

  2. 13 April, 2015 / 10:58 am

    It’s so funny, I instantly thought that the Coffee sweater was the more expensive one. It just looks more expensive and too me seems more flattering than the Wildfox one. 🙂

  3. 13 April, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    wow LOVE that ring and this is a great comparison since I know you love your wildfox sweaters. you can tell that it is a touch more flattering, but i’m not sure i’d pay the price difference (i’ve never seen WF in person, so it’s hard to know how soft and lovely they really are!)

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 April, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      this one’s different.. the other feel like stretchy blankets but this feels vintage. Either way they’ve got an edge.. just not THAT much for the cost difference

  4. Michelle
    13 April, 2015 / 4:16 pm

    LOVE your Kate Spade watch!! Are you goin to be doing a what i bought in Vegas Blog/video? I need this watch in my life

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 April, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      thank you! I will but I didn’t buy much beauty lol

  5. Annabel
    13 April, 2015 / 11:53 pm

    I actually prefer the coffee one, so my bank account will be happy!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  6. 14 April, 2015 / 1:25 am

    I thought the Coffee one was the more expensive! Both are cute though. I have some slogan sweaters that I adore as well. Though it’s heating up in the US and sadly will have to put them away for a few months!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  7. 14 April, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this, there are too many people blinded by brands! It’s good to see people sharing positivity for cheaper clothing alternatives.
    But I also completely agree if I really really want something I’ll end up paying the price.

    Theeverydaylifeofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

  8. 14 April, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Please can you do a youtube video on your slogan jumpers and tops.

  9. 20 April, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    I have always lusted after Wildfox but it’s just way too much money… Even if it lasts longer than something similar from cheaper.

    Both of the sweatshirts look awesome and I love how you dressed them up too. 🙂

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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