Thursday, 18 February 2010

'Bargainista Show and Tell Challenge'

I was recently contacted by vouchercodes.co.uk to take part in another thrifty 'bargainista' challenge! This time, the challenge was to come up with the 'best runway look on a budget', and with that in mind, I came up with this outfit, inspired by SS10 trends. Yep, its more double denim - I'm kind of warming to the idea now!

I'm wearing:
  • Dungarees, eBay, 99p: Probably my best fashion bargain in terms of SS10 trends. I bought these last year, and they tick all the boxes for summer dungarees - even doubling up as a denim version of the popular playsuit!
  • Denim Shirt, Tommy Hilfiger via A Charity Shop, £2: I absolutely love this shirt - it fits perfectly and is a really nice light denim. It's going to get lots of wear this winter/spring/summer...autumn... because its just so versatile.
  • Straw Boater, my attic, free: I love finding things like this in my attic. It now has permanent residence on my hat stand.
  • Sunglasses, car-boot, 50p: These make the world turn orange. And that's not a bad thing.
  • Lace Tights, H&M, £6?: A sneaky way to wangle a bit of lace into the outfit.
  • Socks, Topshop, gift: Without a shadow of a doubt, these are my favourite socks. They have a cable knit design - much more sophisticated than the rest of my sock drawer.
  • Shoes, Clarks, gift: Can only be described as my one true love.
For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to tie scraps of lace material around my wrist, but I've just realised that it looks like a bandage. Hmm.

Anyway, I also need to mention my top bargain hunting tip. I think it would probably be:

Never leave a stone unturned when you're looking through rails of clothes in charity shops or at car-boots - the best things are often hidden!

I call this the limp starfish pose ^

Anyway - the best news is, the competition is open to all bloggers in the UK! And even better news is that the top prize is 2 VIP Platinum Club Tickets to London Fashion weekend!!!!!!!!!!! If anyone wants to enter, contact me for the .pdf which contains all of the terms and conditions (for some reason, I can't link to it directly). The winner will be picked at midday on 19th February. (I just realised that that's very very short notice...).

Sadie xxx

31 comments:

sarah. said...

i love the tights!
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Kat said...

you're so cute! :D

Bella said...

AHH, this is such a cute outfit :) I love the glasses and the dungarees.. You always manage to get such amazing stuff from charity shops and boot sales! x

Sam said...

Oh, you look so lovely ^^ And that boater hat is great!

Laura Gerencser said...

Cute outfit! Love your shoes!!

perfectionishuman said...

I love the lace and denim combo :)

Miranda said...

The tights are amazing!

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Georgie said...

Love the denim on denim with the lace tights.
xx

Svenja said...

I love your dungarees!

Lily said...

Great outfit!! Love love love the lace tights with those socks. I think I'm going to copy you :)

Friend in Fashion said...

ADORABLE! You look so fabulous, love the layered denim and the lovely white tights :)
www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
xx

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely job-I am warming to double denim, I've spent so long thinking it cannot be done!
I also am warming to overall shorts-found a cute pair myself recently I am excited to try out.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Happy Chinese New Year giveaway

Amelia said...

I love how cheap this outfit is! Those tights are so cool.

Marion said...

i LOVE that outfit!
you look very cool.
I adore how you do it so well to dress up with such a little quantity of money...
as always, I love your style.

the dresscode said...

I love the tights,
very cute.

Eloise said...

That shirt is an awesome buy for £2! Love you're blog

Eloise

http://www.ineedmoreclothes.blogspot.com

Reverie said...

Love, love, love those tights!

delicate diaries said...

loving the limp starfish,, xx

Parapluie said...

This is such a wonderful outfit! I'm normally really not into the denim & denim combination, but it looks fabulous here!

glam.spoon said...

I love it! very boho chic...

T.Hazel said...

This is beyond amazing .

Vantage Point Vintage said...

i am completel blown away by your style insight and creativity! good luck in the contest. you have a fabulous future ahead of you in fashion!

cheers,
vpv

http://www.vantagepointvintage.com

Youna said...

J'espère que tu vas gagner !!! c'est trop adorable ! Je suis super jalouse,tu as un style génial et ça ne te coûte rien ! En France le seul charity shop qui existe ne vend que des vêtements deluxe et trop cher :(
le seul endroit où on trouve des choses pas chères c'est la brocante,mais c'est uniquement l'été...

enfin bref :)

bises

Beth Ruby said...

heya i got an email from helen the person who organised the competition (i took part too) saying you won the competition so congratulations!
a fab post and a very deserved winner :)
love your photos and outfit.
xoxo

Author in the making: said...

wow i got an email too, so congratulations!!! you are very beautiful and i lurve the outfit :)

Clare said...

Utter beaut. I'm still loving double denim.

Come by and say hello sometime :)

iliketweet.blogspot

x

My stylediary said...

I love your tights and the denim !


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Just what it is said...

wow! you got a hell of a great style!! xoxo
i'm deff following you!

Keara said...

Ahhh! I wouldn't think that denim on denim and the dungarees would look so sweet. I love it! And the socks/tights/oxfords just pulls it all together :)

luce said...

I love this whole outfit, my favourites are the hat and the shoes, you have such a good eye. I never seem to be able to track down finds like this in the charity shops nearby x