I keep getting asked to take part in blogging competitions. You make up a virtual outfit and pitch your entry against a few hundred bloggers half your age and you don’t win – so cynical in my old age!
Anyway, I’ve avoided them to date but this one from Fashion Vouchers appealed to me as I was already planning a similar post myself – A Christmas Party Outfit for £100.
Out of the 100′s of brands Fashion Voucher list discounts for, I chose Oasis as they have 25% off lots of party stuff at the moment. It meant I could get shoes and bag for the price and left me with about £8 for the taxi home! Here’s my outfit..
|Zip Detail T-Shirt – £18.75 (£25)
Snakeskin Effect Clutch – £22.50 (£30)
Metal Toe Cap Heels – £33.75 (£45)
Matt & Shine Leggings – £13.50 (£18)
I picked items that I could work with in other ways in my wardrobe. While I love dresses, I find going out dresses get limited wear. But if you get some good separates, you can recycle them much easier – sometimes even in daytime. Here they are in more detail – you can click on any of the photos to see the item on the Oasis website.
Loving the zip detail at the neck and the black piping makes it perfect for matching with black jeans, trousers or even tucked into a pencil skirt for work. It’s got a dipped hem at the back and I would size up to ensure good coverage over the leggings – a bit outside the comfort zone these, but I’ve been keen to embrace the pleather look in a trouser and I figure these are a cost effective way to do it. Also, when you’re on a night out, you can get away with something a bit more risqué so I would definitely try them for this. And after a few wears at night, I would try with a chunky jumper and ankle boots for daytime:
Every girl should have a great pair of black high heels for going out. When wearing with skinnies or leggings, I love something with a bit of dressy detail so these gold toe-cap stilettos are perfect. And I know they’ll work really well to jazz up blue jeans and a blazer for a fashion show or a more casual night out with the girls:
And finally, what’s not to love about this clutch? On trend with it’s snakeskin, the colour will work all year round and I’m thinking it would be great for a wedding too.
With the 25% off I found on Fashion Voucher’s website, the total bill (including delivery to Northern Ireland) is £92.49. But this discount is only valid until tomorrow night (30th November!) so get ordering!
I should point out that this is not a sponsored post. I was not paid or induced to do the post but I might (ha!) win a prize if it’s deemed utterly wonderful. Let’s not lose any sleep wondering about that but instead look forward to my wonderful 1000 Facebook Fans/Christmas competition coming up on the blog in a day or so (sick kiddie dependent – I have two at home right now coughing their little heads off). Once I get some blogging time to myself, I’ll fill you on on the gorgeous prizes up for grabs!