Sunday, 10 March 2013

Dreamy outfit wishlists- competition

The generous chaps over at are running a competiton to win £1000 towards your dream spring/summer wardrobe by designing 3 outfits in the categories: party, casual and beach/holiday under a £200 budget. I thought it would definitely be worth a go so a few hours later (this girl can browse online until her heart's content) and VOILA here is my entry...

Party Outfit: 1) Playsuit: Miss Selfridge £45 2) Platforms: Topshop £60 3) Necklace: Zara £19.99 
4) Nail varnish: ASOS £4.50  5) Clutch: Zara £59.99
Total: £189.48

With my uni's summerball line-up due to be released very soon it's been playing on my mind what I would like to wear to it and this was what I came up with- I adore the floaty but sophisticated playsuit and would help make me stand out from the rest of the crowd in dresses a little. Teamed with some tanned legs (a girl can live in hope...) I chose nude platforms and a clutch to hopefully highlight that tan and keep the look elegent but still young. With a pop of colour on the nails and the statement beaded necklace I think anyone would look the bee's knee's in this outfit.

Casual Outfit: 1) T-Shirt: Miss Selfridge £12 2) Bag: Zara £39.99 
3) Blazer: H+M £29.99 4) Denim shorts: Topshop £22  
5) Lipstick: Nars (via ASOS) £18.50  6) Bracelet: Urban Outfitters £6 7) Shoes: Zara £29.99
Total: 158.47

As soon as I saw this blazer I knew I had to create my 'casual' outfit around it- its so nice and a steal at £29.99 too. With such a statement blazer I figured it was best to keep the t-shirt and bottoms simple- a baggy grey tee from Miss. Selfridge with Topshop denim shorts. Until it gets warmer I'd wear tights under the shorts. The Zara handbag oozes sophistication whilst the pumps keep the look young and a bit cheeky. With the elephant bracelet and a burst of colour on the lips and your good to go!

Beach/Holiday Outfit: 1) Dress: Topshop £75 2) Hat: ASOS £15 3) Sunglasses: Whistles £45
4) Sandals: Zara £19.99 5) Disposable Camera: Boots £7 6) Bikini Top: New Look £12.99 
7) Bikini Bottoms: New Look £7.99
Total: £182.97

This bikini top and bottoms are a steal from New Look coming in at under £21 for the pair, which left me plenty of pennies to spend on the gorgeous floppy wide-brimmed hat and Whistles sunglasses and pretend I'm Audrey Hepburn behind them because no one wants sun damage. A laid back dip-dye dress from Topshop and the lovely Zara sandals to throw on whilst getting ice-creams complete the look. And of course no holiday is complete without a disposable camera to snap all those memories..


  1. I love hunting for bargains, love the looks you've created :) x

  2. You've created lovely looks xx

    ide love if you checked my blog! xx

  3. I love all of these looks. I think the orange nail varnish in the first one will look great against the blue playsuit :)
    Chloe xx