#Passion for Fashion

When I saw Money Supermarket were running their ‘Passion for Fashion’ competition again I had to enter.

I really enjoyed pretending to have money to spend for the last competition so naturally, I thought I’d give it another go. My entry from their last competition is here. Similar to last time, each outfit has to be £200 or less. This time their are 3 categories: Holiday wear, Party wear and Casual wear. In true ‘me’ fashion I have left it until the last day but I’ve had a brilliant time creating outfits so here they are.

Holiday wear:

Clothes bit:

Dress: Topshop – £48
Sandels: Barretts – £15
Bag: New Look – £12.99
Bikini: Topshop – £34
Scarf: New Look – £7.99
Sunglasses: H&M – 4.99

Total: £122.97

I found my ‘Holiday wear’ category easiest to create. I think this is because I have been dreaming of hot weather for months and whenever I see anything in stores I always think ‘Oooo that would look lovely on holiday’. I chose a mis-match of items as I think it kind of adds to the holiday effortless look. Just throw a load of things together and head to the beach. Naturally, in this outfit I’d be swinging in a hammock with a good book and a glass of rum on ice.

Party wear:

Clothes bit:

Shorts: Topshop – £35
Shirt: H&M – £19.99
Bag: ASOS – £20
Rings: Topshop – £10
Shoes: Topshop – £58
Nail Varnish: Barry M – £2.99
Gel Eye Liner: Topshop – £8
Hair Dye: Urban Outfitters – £10

Total: £163.98

I have been considering dip-dying my hair purple for a while but I only wanted it to be temporary so when I stumbled across this purple dying kit from Urban Outfitters I thought it would be perfect to incorporate into my ‘Party’ outfit – the fact that it is called ‘Manic Panic’ does concern me slightly but hey-ho I’d love to give it a go! I would keep the rest of the outfit fairly plain so the purple is the main feature.

Casual Wear:

Clothes bit:

Coat: Topshop – £85
Bow Tie: BeauBowTies via Etsy – £20
Bag: Matalan – £12
Jeans: H&M – £19.99
Lipstick: Barry M – £4.49
Shirt: H&M – £7.99
Shoes: Topshop – £48

Total: £197.47

I recently saw a picture of Beyonce wearing a bow tie – if it’s good enough for Queen B, it’s good enough me…! There is a wonderful choice of bow ties on the Etsy shop linked above. I went with the maroon one as I thought it would match the lipstick fairly well. I would tuck the shirt in and roll the jeans up a little to show of these bloomin beautiful Topshop shoes. Oww gawd – I think I know what my next pay cheque is going on….!

Thanks for reading if you have made it this far! Did you enter this competition? If so, I would love to see your entries for more holiday/party/casual inspiration!

Lots of Love.


  1. April 8, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    i see some separates that need to be in my closet for spring! the floral shorts are quite chic!

  2. April 8, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    I like all this outfits!
    You have a great blog, I'm a new follower on gfc and bloglovin too 🙂

    SHE WALKS Blog

  3. April 9, 2013 / 7:14 am

    I NEED the polka dot dress, bikini and floral shorts – such lovely choices! Thanks for commenting on my entry, I'm now a new follower of your blog. It's rather fab.

    Hannah cagneyandlace.com

    • April 10, 2013 / 5:08 pm

      Ah I knoow – I looove the polka dot dress 🙂 Thank you – that's so nice of you! xx

  4. April 9, 2013 / 4:55 pm

    Those rings from topshop for the party look are so gorgeous. Wish they had that store in the US. I'm really curious about it.

    I also love the bag for the holiday look.

    Amazing choices.

    • April 10, 2013 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 You could see if you could order them online from Topshop 🙂 Thanks again x

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