Tuesday, 12 March 2013

#PassionForFashion2

If you're a regular visitor to my blog then you probably know that I'm a SUCKER for a good styling competition. It just gives me an excuse to browse beautiful clothes and dream of outfits I won't be able to afford and when I saw that Money Supermarket had launched their 'Passion for Fashion 2' competition, I just HAD to enter. The competition challenges bloggers to create three outfits (one party, one holiday and one casual) for under £200 each. So last night I spent a couple of hours scouring various websites to create my three looks and here are the results!

Party:
Topshop Dress - £60 | Miss Selfridge Headband - £16.50 | Topshop Jacket - £40 | H&M Heels - £29.99 | Accessorize Clutch - £35 | Topshop Socks - £3.50
So I might have been in full-on GIRL mode when I created this outfit. It's pretty much an outfit that pukes up bows, flowers, glitter, frills, lace, candy colours and all things feminine... but oh my god I love it and besides, what's wrong with wanting to feel girly and feminine on a night out? The clutch was the first item I found and I immediately began to base my outfit around the pretty mint and pink tones. This outfit is just so perfect for springtime parties; light-hearted, fresh and flowery!

Casual:
At the other end of the scale, I created this altogether more 'boyish' casual outfit and it's inspired by a mixture of country and boho styles. I loved the ombre effect on the lightweight trousers and imagine this outfit worn with dip dyed, tousled hair.  How incredible are those Carvela wedges? When I see shoes like that it makes me wish I could walk in heels without looking like a six-foot giant with a limp.

Holiday:
River Island Dress - £40 | Topshop Jacket - £62 | H&M Rucksack - £14.99 | New Look Sandals - £34.99 | River Island Sunglasses £13
For my holiday outfit I wanted to keep it looking chic but also make it practical and comfortable for hot weather so I chose a lightweight maxi dress with an equally flow-y cover up for the cooler summer evenings. For me, fringing always reminds me of sunshine, festivals and summer so I had to feature the fringe in this outfit. Teamed with some stylish yet practical sandals from New Look and oversized sunnies I think this is my dream summer outfit!

So those are my looks, what do you think? There's been some great entries from other bloggers for the Passion for Fashion 2 competition so if you want to check those out just follow the hashtag #passionforfashion2 on Twitter.

20 comments:

  1. Loving the party pastels - great picks :)

    Be great if you could check out my latests outfit posts: Givenchy Rottweiler & my Boohoo Global Styler entry.

    I am also running my 1st blog giveaway here where you could win MAC, Jewellery plus other goodies.

    Thanks! Charlie xx LurchHoundLoves.com | UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks Charlie, will defo give youur blog a look :) xxx

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  2. Love the shoes in the party outfit! And causal outfit is so me!!! X

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    1. Amazing aren't they - can't believe they're only £29.99! xxx

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  3. That clutch! Wow! Btw, just want to let you know that the blog you are following that was previously owned by myself is now dormant but you can find me on my new blog; The Science of Happy. It already has 29 posts up so far so lots to read already and I've got a new feature up where you get to be nosey and see what other followers have in their bags!

    http://thescienceofhappy.blogspot.co.uk/

    - TSOH

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  4. I love all 3 outfits you have created, you really have an eye for styling, these are great!

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! Been loving your ootd posts recently btw! :) xxx

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  5. Such gorgeous outfits lovely :) Especially love the Pastel one! xxx

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  6. I adore your party in pastel outfit! Definitely something I'd wear and will be on my wishlist shortly! xx

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    1. It's on my wishlist too, Jodie. Ha ha! Not sure I could pull it off though. xxx

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  7. Ahh, I love creating outfits! Such a good time waster. I really love the second outfit, those pants and shoes are amazing.

    x

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    1. I could literally style outfits all day every day - I love it! xxx

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  8. I looove your first outfit - those shoes and that bag are GORGEOUS!
    xx

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  9. I want your beach boho and pretty pastel outfits!

    Be great if you could check out my latest camouflage & monochrome outfit post here

    Thanks! Charlie xx LurchHoundLoves.com | UK Fashion Blog

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