A couple of weeks ago, whilst shopping for vests and tights for the kids in Primark, I picked up 2 new slogan tees for myself. For the Bargainous price of £2.50 each it was a right deal! I love a good slogan tee to make a statement and you can’t go wrong with a price tag of £2.50.

I am quite a casual person overall and though I love my accessories and a bit of bling and sparkle, day to day I like to be chilled for busy mum life, school runs and who knows what! Slogan tees to me are a wardrobe staple – especially in warmer weather, but work well too with a chunky cardi during Autumn and Winter too. I wear them with with everything, from all of my jeans to denim shorts, patterned trousers and even with skirts for a more fun and casual approach! Paired with either sandals, boots, trainers or pumps, they are both a stylish and yet practical look for mums on the go and I love that I have 2 new additions to work with, without costing the earth!

I went for the grey “I’m not listening” which made me laugh (and also wish I could get matching ones for the kids – sums them up to a “T” ha). I also loved this yellow one which said “Good Vibes” – so true! It’s a great colour to go with all sorts, and will be nice and bright on sunny days. I am wearing the grey one right now with my funky animal print culottes (New look Sale) and reduced H&M tassel earrings (£3) – paired with my Nike trainers I feel fab, comfy and stylish (and a little smug that it’s all sale stuff paired with a £2.50 Tee).

One of the best thing about slogan tees is you can also wear them with leggings and joggers when lounging about or exercising (not my forte), or (something I am more comfortable with) for bed with Pj bottoms when you get bored of them! To me I love them because they are comfy and bring a bit of attitude to your outfit and day. For only £2.50 you need to get some – make a statement with a new slogan Tee from Primarni – so versatile and chill!

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I really love my bargains this month, and I am thinking because its mainly for me and nearly all accessories! They are very much reflective of the approaching cooler season (though right now this mild weather is lush) and just a few little things I picked up to spruce up my look.

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I begin in Primark, where I honestly believe is such a dangerous place to visit these days. £1, £2, £5… they all add up and before you know it you have spent I don’t know how many pounds on things you didn’t really need but seemed a great barg at the time. I thought that maybe I was over Primark in my life but apparently it still holds many a treasure to catch my eye! My most recent visit was rather fruitful with a few stocking fillers for Megs, and then some essentials for me; you know the type,  things I didn’t think I needed til I saw them. Firstly were some cute bows for Megs which I thought would look lovely with her darker Autumn/Winter wardrobe and only £1.50 for the 3, only shes having 2 as the floral one is a keeper for me…

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I then picked up a bobble hat, which is something I have wanted one for a good couple of years and for some obscure reason have never bit the bullet and bought one. I think I have been waiting for one as a present but obviously no one took the hints (Mr Smith) so I decided this season I would have one. This one caught my eye as the colour is gorgeous, and when I read that it was only £2 I could.not.stop.laughing! As if I have never bought one when you can get one for 2 quid! I then turned a corner to see a lovely matching blanket scarf – hello £4, and thought how can you not?

We just booked a weekend in Hamburg in December for the Christmas Markets and a little end of year adventure, and I had that in mind as I tried them on. I just imagine they will look gorgeous aiding me to be all bundled up as I live the European festive dream.

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They had so many colours and patterns in the scarves and they are so lovely and soft to say how cheap they are, I would recommend them both for yourself and most definitely think they would make lovely Christmas gifts for people!

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Next up is a bit of bling! Whilst 2 items, I class it as one category as collectively they were just £3. A cool necklace and amazing jewelled earrings both from H&M. I saw them last weekend whilst out with my sister in law and my inner magpie got the better of me. I also bought another pair of earrings but couldn’t find them when I came to photograph my loot, but either way I was pretty excited to see a grand total of £3 (£4 if you count the missing black and gold ones). H&M Jewellery is just a bit different and I like that.

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And finally whats a 5 for 5 without something from home bargains? This months bargain was this copper basket for £3.50. It was love at 1st sight and now sits proudly in my kitchen with all things bread in it! Again I didn’t realise I needed it until I saw it! I would really love more copper in my Kitchen/home generally, I just think it looks fab.

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As always I am linking up with Julia at Rainbeaubelle, so hop over to her blog to see many more lovely things under a fiver!

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I am not one, nor ever have been either to style my home for the season. Other than some tulips in Spring and decorations at Christmas, though last year I didn’t particularly enjoy decorating my home at Christmas, and found it to be more of an ordeal/expectation rather than something I really wanted to do. I know it had a lot to do with feeling rough from early pregnancy, combined with the emotions that Christmas brings, but either way I didn’t feel the usual excitement.

I have however, and more recently especially with the connections made through blogging, always admired the homes and little seasonal touches that people bring into their homes. I think its lovely to have garlands, seasonal colours, little accessories and general touches that just make it feel a little more Spring or Autumn, Halloween or Valentines. And so this week I thought I’d like to start the tradition of adding decorations to our home for various events/seasons and have things that I can keep/collect to put away and get out each year, as our income isn’t huge right now with Mr Smith finishing up uni, this was done as cheaply as possibly, but it hasn’t stopped me been rather excited to get started with it and bring into our home the newness and brightness of Spring.
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Our lounge accessories (as you can see) are already rather bright and so I used some of the pinks and greens to tie into my decorations. I made some bunting from some lovely fabric I picked up at the market on Monday (£2.50/mtr) and pinned that on the chimney breast. I really like it though I could be slightly longer, but as its my 1st attempt I shall admire my skills for now.
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Then there was the bookcase corner I wanted to spruce up for Spring, as the other side of the chimney (where we have the TV) always has a vase of fresh seasonal flowers in. SO… I hit Ikea for some cheapo colourful picture frames (65p each) and then swapped some of our regular pics into these brighter frames. I bought a little rabbit plant from Asda for £2.50 and a candle from Primark for £2.00… and my fave is the postcards from Ikea @£1.75 that I popped in the distressed white frame I received a couple of years ago for Christmas. I love the birds and rabbits especially for Spring time and this looks such a cheery spot.
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I still think I need one more touch to the left of the plant, but for now I am happy at my excitement in contrast to that of decorating at Christmas time. Its just a few cheap little touches touched at the moment, but combined with a little bit of home made happiness it really makes me feel happy for Spring and Easter time. I look forward to getting out annually some of these little decorations and adding to them as I see little rabbit ornaments or whatever. How exciting to style our home for the spring time with some simple spring decorations.

Also if you enjoy my little weekly/biweekly thrifty and frugal living posts, I would absolutely love it if you would vote for me in this years MADS from Tots 100, under “Best Thrifty Blog”!! Many Thanks and HAPPY EASTER xx 

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