Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver + Link Up

Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver

You must all know by now how much I love picking up bargains in charity shops and on eBay. On a recent charity shop spree (when I bought this check jacket amongst other things) I found this Anne Klein dress for less than a fiver. To be precise it cost me £4.50. I didn’t even try it on, I just did my usual rough size check by holding it up across my chest; I know if it fits there it’s a deal. I only ever try jackets and coats on in charity shops, everything else is a gamble.

To make it season-appropriate I opted for navy tights and ankle boots, but added an orange bag and cuff for a shot of bright colour.

Thankfully the fabric is stretchy and slinky so I didn’t need to worry about the sleeves. When I tried it on at home I couldn’t have been happier with the fit. The gathered front allows the dress to drape flatteringly over the midsection, while the false crossover creates definition at the sides. The three-colour print means I can pick out any of these in my accessories. To make it season-appropriate I opted for navy tights and ankle boots, but added an orange bag and cuff for a shot of bright colour. In warmer weather I would wear the dress with either orange sandals or pale grey court shoes and bag for a more neutral theme.

Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver

I didn’t really need to do any research to know that finding an Anne Klein dress for less than a fiver is another great peachy style steal!

Although I’d heard of Anne Klein from reading other blogs I’d never bought anything from the brand before. As it wasn’t a label on my radar I had no idea about the price point, but I could judge the quality from feeling the fabric and looking at the finish. I didn’t really need to do any research to know that bagging an Anne Klein dress for less than a fiver is another great peachy style steal! I can’t find this dress online so I’ve featured some similar ones in the widget.

Do you ever buy things in store without trying them on? It’s link up day so scroll down to share your outfits!

Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver

Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver

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Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver

Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver orange leather bag Mango orange cuff

Anne Klein Dress for Less Than a Fiver orange leather bag

Anne Klein dress from charity shop | leather bag (old, similar) | Marks and Spencer ankle boots (old, similar) | Wallis gold necklace (old) | Asos sunglasses (old) | Mango cuff

Last week’s favourites were…

SWAS week 45 faves

Joi of In My Joi with her fabulous sparkly trousers, Tina of Tina’s Pink Friday wearing matching taxi bag and sweater, and Mel of Mom With Style looking stunning for her 30th birthday celebrations!


 

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58 Comments

  1. November 21, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Great dress and bag, dress really suits your colouring. I love searching eBay for bargains!

    • November 25, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks Gail! Me too, I love finding a bargain!

  2. November 21, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    You really have a eye for such things! Or a fabulous charity shop! Wonderfull dress!

    • November 25, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Thanks Nancy! I was on a roll that day – I found so many charity shop bargains!

  3. November 21, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Emma, that dress if absolutely gorgeous! I love the print and the detailing under the bustling is sheer perfection. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  4. November 21, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Such a fabulous dress! I love the colors!

  5. November 21, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I love this Anne Klein Dress and you look fabulous…the zebra print is fabulous, have a great holiday week coming up!

    Valeire
    xo

  6. November 21, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    LOVE how you paired this dress with black tights/booties! Your leather handbag is a wonderful statement piece too 🙂

    P.S. Thank you much for the lovely feature this week 😉
    Joi

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks Joi! You’re welcome 🙂

  7. November 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I love this dress on you Emma, perfect fi! So flattering! I love how you styled it with navy tights boots and the pops of color with your bag. i find lots of deals on poshmark, an lon-line thift store, where i can’t try the things on. Great deal!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  8. November 21, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    What a fantastic find! You are making me jealous with all these finds Emma! xx

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks Laurie! I had a lucky streak with the charity shop finds!

  9. November 21, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Now that is a steal, Emma! Under a fiver! And looks stunning on you too. Gorgeous colours. A great go to dress for any occasion.
    I always have to try things on as I hate buying things on the off chance that it might fit! Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book.

    https://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline! I’m too lazy to try things on sometimes, plus the changing rooms in charity shops are often a bit flimsy. I wouldn’t want everyone in the shop seeing my underwear!

  10. November 21, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Love the dress!!!! What a steal!!!!

  11. November 21, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Wow, wow, wow, this is super what a bargain. Love these colours together. Great choices Emma, and thanks for the link-up. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylsih.com

  12. November 22, 2017 / 12:34 am

    I always shop the sizes above and below my own because I never know what will fit, so I rarely buy without trying on. But that dress … what a fantastic find!
    Maggie

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks Maggie! Yes I do too because sizing isn’t consistent across brands. It’s always worth a look.

  13. November 22, 2017 / 4:19 am

    What a marvelous find! The colors and the cut are very flattering on you. You’ve done a fabulous job of styling this dress. Thank you for sharing your styling ideas and for the link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  14. November 22, 2017 / 9:24 am

    That dress is so pretty, and what a bargain! I’m really loving your bag too! Have a great week, and thanks for hosting the linkup.

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks Julie, you’re welcome!

  15. November 22, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Great find! Such a pretty and flattering dress, and I love how you’ve styled it. Thanks for linking up, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  16. November 22, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    These colors always look so great with your hair. Stunner!

  17. November 23, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    So classy and chic…
    xoxo

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

  18. November 25, 2017 / 5:23 am

    Same here, most of the time when I found clothes that I like, I just raw try it. And if it will not fit well, no worries I just pair it with something else. That dress is a show stopper.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  19. November 26, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Emma thank you so much for this feature 🙂
    You look amazing in this dress and I love how good the colours of your bag and jewellry match to your dress. Great. XO Tina

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you Tina, you’re very welcome!

  20. November 27, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Charity shopping for clothes is always fun, most of the time you cant find anything decent, then just once in a while you find that perfect piece. And of course being a charity shop it means you can customise it and if it goes wrong you have only wasted pocket money.

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Yes exactly – it’s worth taking a gamble sometimes. Thanks for stopping by Vicky!

  21. Amy Arnold
    November 27, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    What a fun dress. I love the way it gathers in the middle.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  22. December 8, 2017 / 3:32 am

    Love the Ann Klein. Her designs still are popular. Before she passed away, She did so much for woman’s sportswear. For me, what also made Ann Klein wonderful, is that she saw the talent in Donna Karen who was one of her main assistants.

    As far as buying something without trying it one, oh yes. Last spring, Michael and I was in line at Goodwill and I saw about twenty feet away a gorgeous paisley patterned pants. Michael was ready to go so I just rushed to the rack, took a quick look and saw they were by Ralph Lauren and grabbed with hope. In the end, they were a perfect fit!

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