Friday, 22 March 2013

Fashion Friday - Passion For Fashion (2)

Todays (rather late, this post took me all day) Fashion Friday post is my entry to the Money Supermarkets Passion For Fashion 2 Competition. We are challenged to create 3 outfits; Casual, Holiday, and Party all for under £200. You can find out all the info and how to enter yourself here, the prizes are pretty amazing, with the overall winner getting £1000 towards their dream wardrobe. How amazing would it be to win that?!

 I am a lover of the high-street and bargain hunting, so I found keeping the outfit prices low quite easy. What I found difficult was choosing the over all outfits, I am a bit of a perfectionist but I love how they all turned out. 

I wanted my casual outfit to be perfect for spring/summer and holidays. I love the denim pinafore dress, it is so cute. I think tan accessories go perfect with denim, and they are pretty much a classic. This fringe bag from River Island is really festival chic. Actually, the whole outfit would be perfect for a festival, and would look amazing with a pretty plaited up do.

1. Lace detail blouse, £16 Matalan  2. Denim Pinafore Dress, £40 Miss Selfridge  3. Turquoise Bracelet, £8 River Island  4. Fringed Tan Bag, £50 River Island  5. Tan Wedges, £ 35 River Island

Total: £149

When I think about holiday and beach wear, I think brights, and luckily for me colour blocking is set to be a big trend again this summer. Topshop have some amazing swim suits in but this colour blocking one stood out to me the most. I think it will really flatter my slightly larger frame. The Chartreuse throw over is a little pricey at £40 but it makes a huge statement and is perfect to take from day to night by adding some colourful accessories and ditching the back pack (great for holding your poolside essentials) for a clutch. 

1. Colour Block Swim Suit, £32 Topshop  2. Asymetric Throw Over, £40 Topshop  3. Backpack, £32 Topshop  4. Colourful Wedges, £47.99 Newlook  5. Pixel Heart Earrings, £8.50  6. Necklace, Topshop £15  7. Pink Perspex Bag, £12.99 Newlook

Total: £188.48

Printed dresses like this pop art one from Newlook are everywhere at the moment and I love them. I chose to pick out the pink colour and match the accessories to that. I was so pleased when I found this Pop Art clutch on Asos as it pulls the whole look together brilliantly.
1. Pink Blazer, £45 River Island   2. Pop Art Midi Dress, £16.99 NewLook  3. Necklace, £15 ASOS  4. Pop Art Clutch, £9.99 ASOS  5. Pink Heels, £19.99 ASOS

Total £106.97

Phew, I cant believe how long it took me to create this post. I am really pleased with the outfits I created, and I honestly cant choose between them to say which is my favourite.

Have you entered the competition? If you have you could leave your link in the comments as I love reading these types of posts.

Gem x


  1. I love your casual outfit, good luck x

  2. Oh my God! I'm gobsmacked that pop art dress is from New Look, it looks really expensive! I love it! I love all your outfits actually, good luck x




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