Thrifty Christmas Party Outfit

It’s that time of year again… Christmas Party season! This is definitely my favourite time of the year; I just love the festive build up to Christmas Day and the excitement that goes with it. It’s at this time of year that everyone seems to be just that extra bit jollier (maybe it’s that Xmas magic) this includes work colleagues, even the big bosses! And everyone seems to really let their hair down at the big Christmas Party.

This is my second Christmas Party with the Organisation and this year has a lot of expectations to meet due the success of last year’s! Everyone gets super glammed up, which is lovely to see and even the fellas scrub up nicely too! I knew I’d have to find the perfect Christmas Party outfit.

This year I bought my party dress in August… yes in the summer! You may find me bonkers however it caught my eye in the window of a shop as I walked past. It’s a beautiful strapless, short, metallic bronzy-gold dress with a bubble hem and pockets and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it… yes I’m the type of girl to fall in love with a dress. The best part is, is that it’s from a charity shop! I’m not usually very lucky when it comes to shopping in “thrift shops” and can never seem to find anything I like/in my size, so when I saw that the dress was in my size I HAD to try it on. It fits perfectly and I noticed it was a French Connection dress, this is a designer I cannot usually afford, but it was for sale for a bargain £5!  As a student I can’t really afford to spend a lot of money on new outfits so I was over-the-moon to find this and I was contributing to charity (go me).

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I tried it on again last week, to see what I could accessorise it with, however I did have a little difficulty as it’s not gold but it’s not bronze. So I decided to pair it with black sandals with a sequined heel that I already owned and my Mum’s black clutch bag. Therefore my whole outfit came to £5!

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At the Christmas Party I received a lot of compliments and people were shocked (and impressed) that I’d bought it from a charity shop (I know I shouldn’t tell people that and should let them think that it’s a very expensive dress but I was too smug about my bargain beauty).

I’d love to see your Christmas party outfit posts/any fabulous finds from charity shops! I hope you all have a magical Christmas!

M x

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Late Summer Holiday Fashion

There are two reasons to venture on holiday in September; the first being the cheap getaways available once the school summer holidays are over and secondly the bargains you can get in the shops when the summer sales begin!

I jetted off for a long weekend away in San Antonio, Ibiza for my Auntie’s hen do! Due to saving for University, I couldn’t afford to break the bank buying new outfits, however restricting myself to only purchasing from the sale racks was the perfect excuse to justify going shopping!
This is my very first outfit post and I thought I’d keep it short, simple and natural to ease myself into the world of fashion blogging (just you wait in a couple of months I’ll be posting hundreds of posey outfit shots with idyllic backgrounds behind me). Both outfits cost just £20 or under (not including shoes).

Outfit 1: Boho Chic

 I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it, like total love heart eyes emoticon! In fact my Mum pointed out this lacey boho dress when shopping in Primark. Yes that’s right – Primark! The detailing of this dress is stunning and I couldn’t believe it was only £17! 

Dress – £17 – Primark | Shoes – now only £5.40 – New Look

Outfit 2: Monochrome Summer Stripes
I hate to admit that I’m one of those crazy fools that gets up at 4:30am to go to the Next summer sales (it’s kind of tradition in our household), however if I didn’t get up and go, I would never have owned this beautiful sheer maxi skirt. This skirt could definitely survive the transition to Autumn with the extra coverage of the sheer material covering the mini-skirt underneath. The skirt was a steal at £12 and I chose to team it with this black and white striped vest that I bought in the New Look sale for £3, as I love the monochrome vibe.

Skirt – £12 – Next (similar) | Vest Top – £3 – New Look (similar)

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