Shopping under a $100

Skirt – Alive Girl  |  Top – Supre  |  Shoes – Court Couture  |  Belt – Miss Shop  |  Earrings – Louisa

Hello everyone! Hope you guys enjoyed your Easter break. For the past 2 weeks I haven’t been posting as much since I’ve had a number of things to organise before the Easter break. The good news is, all the organising and preparation will be for the up-coming posts, which is going to be featured this week and next. So be sure to watch this space to see what I got up to over the Easter long weekend.

On a different note, for this post I wanted to feature an outfit that was under $100. Living out of home and studying kind of puts a strain on your savings and makes it difficult to treat yourself to a fresh new outfit. Luckily I picked up a few tips here and there when it comes to finding bargains with some quality items. With this outfit I spent a total of $70! Here’s the breakdown:

Skirt = $15 found at a small clothing store just outside of Chastwood station.

Top = $12 Supre. I’m not usually a fan of this store but they are the best place to get funky basics.

Shoes = $28 DSW (Direct Shoe Warehouse). This is also located at Chatswood, at the time they were having a sale; buy 2 and get one free.

Belt = $12 Myers. I waited till the Christmas sales and ended up getting 10% off this baby! It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing 🙂

Earrings = $3 Louisa. This store usually sporadically drop their prices, so I always keep an eye out for their sales.

So for those of you currently tight on money, you can still find some pretty decent bargains out there without spending a fortune. As Tammy Bakker always says “Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.”

Do you know any great places to find a bargin?

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Pretty in Pink

Bag – Guess  Pants – American Apparel  Shoes – Miss Shop  Necklace – Forever 21  Collared Shirt – Chicabooti  Crop Tank – Supre

It’s just passed mid way through the week, almost March and already the year is taking off in rapid speed. Resumes have been sent for a fashion internship, collage applications completed and my diary is already exploding with to do lists.  ARGHHH! So hard to catch a breath and keep up with the express train called life. Although I feel at times that everything is weighing on me, I take comfort in the fact that one glorious day the struggles and sacrifices will pay off. Until then I will happily distract myself with my favourite accessories, clothes, bags and the joy of dressing up.

Preppy and retro, the words that came to mind when I got dressed for work on Tuesday morning. A common trend that you will see regularly; is my use of bright colours or showcasing one particular colour in my outfit. For this day and I’m sure many days to come, I choose my favourite colour (some of you will disagree with this choice but I don’t care) PINK!

With the sky painted grey, a cold breeze in the air, I thought bringing out the hot pink would be most appropriate to brighten up the day. Wearing my favourite disco pants, teaming it up it up with a love heart felt pattern shirt, created a good mixture of texture. To tie the outfit together I used a cropped singlet as a vest. For someone who was not blessed with height, wearing cropped shirts can create length to any outfit. To finish it off I wore a gold chunky necklace under the collar to polish up the look.

Stay tuned for this weeks outfits.

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Even though work can be boring; it doesn’t mean that your clothes have to be

Necklace Bow Tie – Diva Shirt – Doriano LBD – Portmans Heels – Coach

My current place of work is one that you would not expect, not in retail, merchandising, styling or anything to do with fashion. I work in a finance company, you know how it is when you’re studying and living outside of home, you need to pay the bills somehow. Even though my job consists of customer service, admin work and finance, I still try to put my own spin on life to make it that little bit more interesting.

I get up in the morning and I’m excited to see what I’m going to wear that day. It’s not to impress anyone or to get heads turning, I like doing it for me. I guess I’m still that little girl that never grew out of playing dress up. I wear certain colours or clothes to express how I feel. You know the saying; “wearing something that makes look good, will make you feel good as well”. It’s kind of the same thing as shopping therapy but instead of buying new clothes, your exploring different ways to collaborate clothes in your current wardrobe.

For work, I don’t like wearing the normal back and grey colours. I prefer mixing it up, adding bold colours that pop, throwing in some floral prints. Combining the office secretary look with a cute and preppy look. My belief is even though work can be boring; it doesn’t mean that your clothes have to be.

One of last weeks outfits, I wore a baby blue chiffon shirt underneath a normal black dress. The black dress alone with a coloured blazer would usually suffice but I wanted to change it up a little. To make the outfit more visually appealing, I accessorised with a necklace bow tie and sunglasses. To add contrast to the baby blue number, I wore a MAC fuchsia pink lippy called “Girl about town”. For more of a professional feel, I slicked my hair back in a high bun and wore high heels. For those who aren’t too comfortable with showing some leg, you can wear simple black or skin coloured tights. This look is very feminine and professional, allowing you to show some skin but not too much. What do you think?

Stay tuned for this weeks outfits.

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Thanks for visiting :)

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