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Suiting Up

Whether you're new to this blog or you've been reading it for a while, you might have guessed that I'm a big fan of putting together outfits and makeup looks without spending a fortune. I genuinely believe that just because you're on a budget, it doesn't have to mean you don't always feel and look… Continue reading Suiting Up

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying New Clothes - Affordably Fashionable - Rachel Oates
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Questions To Ask Yourself When Shopping on a Budget

If you love clothes shopping as much as me, you'll probably have made a few mistakes over the years... So, to try and avoid that I came up with 5 questions I always ask myself before I buy any new clothes / shoes / accessories and hopefully they'll make your shopping experience easier and a… Continue reading Questions To Ask Yourself When Shopping on a Budget

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fashion, fashion advice, ootd

3 Ways To Wear A Floral Mini Skirt

In this post I take one of my favourite items of clothing - an adorable little floral-print mini skirt - and show 3 ways you can style it. 1) Girly Jewelry & A Strapless Top For this first look I decided to go for something cute and girly by pairing the skirt with a plain… Continue reading 3 Ways To Wear A Floral Mini Skirt

img_8061 fashion style and makeup by rachel oates - affordably fashionable - tutorial - night out look
fashion, fashion advice

5 Fashion Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

Don't worry, we've all made some horrific fashion choices in our time and we're going to continue to. It's just one of those things. But here are 5 things you might not even realise you're doing wrong but should probably stop anyway...   In Summary... If you don't fancy sitting through 10 whole minutes of… Continue reading 5 Fashion Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

affordably fashionable by rachel oates black heels and jeans
fashion, fashion advice, Hauls & Try Ons, ootd

3 Shoes to Wear with Metallic Jeans

Since I quit my job I've not really been able to buy new clothes (sniff!) but my wishlist is forever growing. That said, today I decided to go for it and buy a pair of Primark Metalic Jeans.  I saw them a couple of weeks ago and couldn't decide whether I loved them or hated… Continue reading 3 Shoes to Wear with Metallic Jeans

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fashion, fashion advice, ootd

How To Wear a Summer Dress in Autumn

I love summer dresses! They always make me feel all feminine and happy. But you can't wear them throughout Autumn and Winter, right? The weather just won't allow it... Well not exactly. I'm a big believer that there are some items you can wear throughout the year and that mini dresses can be one of… Continue reading How To Wear a Summer Dress in Autumn

How to buy clothes that always fit - Size doesn't matter - Affordably Fashionable by Rachel Oates
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A Simple Tip for Buying Clothes That Fit.

So many people get hung up on whether they're a size 6 or a size 16. I know people who have always been a medium who are scared to buy a small because they don't think it's 'them' and so they end up with clothes that are too big. Equally as often, I see people… Continue reading A Simple Tip for Buying Clothes That Fit.