Passion for Fashion

I have finally completed my competition entry – it’s in for tomorrow so really left it until the last minute but I guessed better late than never, ey!? There were 5 categories of which an outfit had to be created for less than £200. So, after many hours searching into the corners of the high-street on the Internet I have created the following outfits:  

The First Date

I am not the kind of girl that has been asked on 50 first dates so I am fairly unaware of how to ‘dress to impress’ date-wise. I am in love with this Urban Outfitters dress and feels it displays just the right amount of skin. As much as I love skyscraper heels on a date I would be too nervous in case I was to fall (quite likely) so these ASOS flatforms are the perfect combination of height and safety. And then there is the massively, oversized clutch bag – well, where else would I put my overfilling make-up bag?

Dress: Urban Outfitters – £85
Flatforms: ASOS – £34 (were £40)
Oversized Clutch –  £15 (was £20)
Rings – Topshop: £8.50
Nail Varnish – Barry M: £2.99

Total = £145.49

The Party

 I based this outfit round the River Island blazer. I saw it in the shops and fell in love with it. I think it has a 60’s feel to it so I paired it with a black dress, nude nails and flick of liquid eyeliner. The Urban Outfitters bag has a retro look to which adds to the (hopefully) 60’s feel. I love the flatform/wedge heel on the shoes – they certainly look ‘dancer friendly’ which is an added bonus!

Dress: Motel  – £45
Jacket: River Island – £50
Shoes: Office- £45
Bag : Urban Outfitters – £34
Rings: ASOS – £8
Nail Varnish: Topshop – £5
Liquid Eyeliner: Topshop – £8

Total = £195

The Casual Outfit

I have been in love with this Topshop Boutique dress ever since I laid my little eyes on it so I had to incorporate it into this competition some how. I wanted to pair this dress with some clumpy, black boots but after a thorough search of the virtual world this proved to be expensive with a little number of pairs being offered for less than 75 smakeroons. Eventually I found these comfy looking boots from ASOS which satisfy both my price and style expectations! River Island jewellery is always a bargain so I added these little earrings as an addition for £1.50.

Dress: Topshop – £85
Boots: ASOS – £54 (were £60)
Socks: Topshop – £3.50
Cardigen: Boohoo – £20
Bag: Topshop – £34
Earrings: River Island – £1.50

Total = £198

The Office Outfit

The geeky look is my favourite look so this category is great for me 🙂 If you read my blog you’ll know that I wear a white shirt at any opportunity so naturally I chose to pretend purchase a white shirt. Tweed is another love of mine so this Topshop skirt is right up my high-street! I chose this knit cardigan to keep me toasty on my walk down to work during these autumn mornings.

Skirt: Topshop – £40
Shirt: Urban Outfitters – £38
Bag: Urban Outfitters – £48
Cardigen: River Island – £30
Tights: H&M – £9.99
Shoes: River Island – £28
Nail Varnish: Barry M – £2.99

Total – £ 196.98

The Outdoor Outfit

I have always wanted some Nike hi-tops so purchasing an Outdoor outfit is the perfect excuse to incorporate these trainers! I am a big fan of too much jewellery so I chose this pack of H&M rings which were a bargain! I kept the outfit simple, warm and convenient with an autumn country outing in mind and what is more convenient than a backpack!?

Jumper: Zara – £35.99 
Jeans: Topshop – £38
Trainers: Office – £66.99
Backpack: Topshop – £36
Hat: ASOS – £8 
Rings: H&M – £2.99
Nail Varnish: Barry M – £2.99

Total – £190.96

Anyway, if you’ve got to the end of this post thank you so much for reading! I really enjoyed doing this challenge, it’s fun having fake money to spend 🙂 I hope you’ve had a great weekend 🙂


  1. September 23, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    I love the second outfit xxx

    • September 24, 2012 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 It's pretty painful pretending to buy things and then realising you don't have them aha! Thanks again!

  2. September 25, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    These look great. I really like the office one and have fallen in love now with silvery topshop dress in the casual look!

    • September 25, 2012 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much :)! I knoow – Boutique at Topshop do the nicest dresses! Thanks again 🙂

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