August 26, 2011

£100 to spend in New Look

What can I say, I'm preparing for autumn? Okay, in all honesty I'm not actually a fan of the tops and dresses that New Look supply but I do love their blouses, trousers and occasionally their shoes. I still haven't spent my £25 gift card because I can't seem to find anything that really catches my eye, and if something does it's usually a pair of heels which will never been worn anywhere apart from my bedroom. Although I do have a slight crush on them shoes, in fact I have a crush on the entire outfit! 

I wanted to find something girlie to put together but nothing seemed appropriate for the upcoming weather and the whole point of this project is to find something suitable. I already have a black pair of skinny jeans, but New Look seemed to think there was no need to sell light wash denims so I've stuck to the colour which matches all in it's place, however this colour seems to have brought the entire outfit together. Last year knitwear was the biggest thing since flares 70's, every where you looked someone was wrapped in either fair isle or cable knit and it appears to be making it's way back into the high street shops; this jumper was a little different to the usual white ones and I paired it up with a chiffon contrast shirt which could either be tucked or left hung out. 

I nearly always carry a bag around with me, but this outfit seems far too laid back to have a bag - it doesn't have any thing to do with the fact I couldn't find a decent sized/looking one at all - and I'd rather stick to stocking it with a floppy hat and cute frilled socks. This outfit works together because it's something simple for Autumn ready to keep you protected from the cold weather, it easily can be paired up with a warm jacket or coat come winter. Once again I am wishing for a spare £100 to fly my way so I can purchase my way to happiness.

Jumper: £22.99
Shirt: £14.99
Jeans: £14.99
Shoes: £24.99
Hat: £9.99
Socks: £1.99
Total: £86.94

August 22, 2011

If I had £200 to spend in Topshop

So I've decided to take up a little challenge with myself, whether I'll continue this or not is a whole new challenge itself but I think it'd be interesting. I shall be giving myself an imaginary budget where I can choose whatever clothing I would wish to buy, the price will vary from shop to shop. I choose an outfit, and then blog about it. Seems simple enough.

Autumn is on it's way, although summer is still pushing through, so choosing outfits proves rather difficult as the weather is indecisive. This outfit is simple, the jeans make the statement and the top keeps it relax. I didn't want to through too many colours in together whilst having the jeans being a colour, although colour blocking has been in this summer I think burgundy doesn't fit into that group. 

Finding an ideal bag proved to be harder than expected, I usually like a big chunky bag in which I can fit my purse, phone, iPod, and SLR with any other items I need like a cardigan or jacket however I had to settle for what is a rather thing bag meaning my SLR would have to come apart if I fancied taking it out with me but I'm sure I can push around that. I wanted a nice pair of Chelsea boots to go with this outfit, but I think the brown on burgundy would of been far to close so settling for a wedge pair of shoes seemed good enough for me.

This outfit is simple, it can be worn to the shops, out for a meal with friends, or swap the shoes for a pair of loafers a quick and easy college outfit. Damn, I wish I defiantly wish I had £200 to spend in Topshop now.

Jeans: £40
Top: £28
Shoes: £70
Bag: £38
Total: £176