by Mia M.
Why, hello there my beautiful internet friends. Today, I am excited to be bringing you the first of a mini series that I may refer to as “The Best Places To Take The Edge Off Your Shopping Cravings Without Edging Into Your Savings”. Essentially, what I will be doing is
shopping at investigating cheap online stores to discover if they’re too good to be true – or if they’re total bargains!
See, guys, aren’t I charitable? I’m shopping just so I can discover cool places for you. You’re welcome.
First up . . . Everything £5pounds.com!
Everything£5 is a super cheap online clothing store that sells a massive variety of products from coats to handbags, all for £5. Absolutely everything on the site is £5 only – including shoes. (Which is great because they do really cute loafers and sandals. Just sayin’.)
If you prefer watching people as opposed to reading my internal dialougue (and would like to see videos of the items I bought adorning my body) feel free to watch my video review.
Uh . . . well, this confused me too – but there is none. The business is UK-based, so everything is delivered quickly and cheaply with that £2.95 Royal Mail service; the quality is surprisingly good and things turn up so it’s definitely not a scam! There’s even a large variety of products in very cute, trendy styles. Oh, and because it’s UK-based the sizing is all correct too.
I mean, I guess the catch is that, because everything is so cheap, you end up spending more?
Now, I can tell you how cute and high-quality everything is until the cows come home – but until you see it for yourselves you won’t believe me. So let’s get onto the try-on haul and review part of this post!
Holy fuck is this beautiful or what? When I saw this really cute and unique cami on their site, I was somewhat torn. A part of me thought “this could be gorgeous”, but a bigger part of me thought “oh, come on, Mia – you know it’s going to end up being the biggest load of tack you’ve ever seen”.
Have I ever been more pleased to be wrong? It’s a no.
I really love the way this fits and the fabric quality – but what I was more impressed with? The quality of the beading!
Next up is possibly my favourite thing to come out of this haul – an absolutely gorgeous white summer dress. Unfortunately, I’m useless at taking photos, so I didn’t manage to capture all the detailing, but I’m in love with the little lace panelling and the dotty fabric is so cute.
The boob area on this one is a little see through, but if you pick up a white bra it’s fine – and there’s an underslip included so the dress itself isn’t see through.
The next part of my haul is dedicated to a few of the more work-appropriate things I picked up – because this is a great place for super cheap work clothes. (While you’re here, though, if you care about work clothing – take a read of my favourite shops to buy cute and affordable work dresses from.)
The next two items I picked up were actually part of the same outfit, so we’re just going to lump them together.
This white crossover cami is perfect for the summer heat – it’s light and sleeveless, but still work appropriate. Plus, white goes with literally everything, so it’s going to get its wear.
I was really pleased with this top; the only (moderate) complaint I have is that the material is not ironable, but when you hang it out the creases go anyway.
I’d been searching for a pair of cute ankle trousers for ages. As it’s summer now in the office, they’re a great way to keep a ‘lil cooler – but still very smart. Now, these knocked it out of the park. The quality was shockingly good – not that your girl’s complaining. My only issue wasn’t actually an issue with the site; in trousers I can be anything from a 6 – 10 depending on how high up the waist. My butt makes trouser sizing confusing as hell.
As these looked kind of high-waisted, I went for a 6 – but I should’ve gone for an 8 as they weren’t as high-waisted as I initially thought! They still fit really comfortably, so shoutout the fabric, but I have exchanged them for a size up.
In case you couldn’t tell, overall I am very pleased with Everything£5. The products I bought were of a great quality, a fabulous price – and they were really cute. The website has a massive variety of products to choose from too, so I would definitely recommend having a look around for yourself!
I was expecting it to be good for basics, but I was very pleasantly surprised to see how many really unique and interesting clothes they had.
Did you like my picks? What was your favourite item that I picked up? Have you every shopped at Everything£5? Would you? Let me know your thoughts down below!
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma