I was having lunch with a girlfriend recently when, as it often does, the conversation turned to what we’d recently bought. (I don’t know about you, but I get so excited when I discover a great bargain or sale, I can’t wait to share it with my family and friends so they can get in on it. It’s how “fabulous finds & favourite things” started)
My friend told me about the incredibly flattering (& comfy) ponte pants she’d picked up from Target and I told her about my recent purchase, which is these (pictured above) Karen Millen shoes that were on sale for $29, originally $245 at the DFO at Southwharf. (You can see them better here)
During the conversation it dawned on me that what I was wearing at the time, consisted of all pieces that were sale items or cheapo finds. In fact the whole outfit, other than my bag, rings and sunglasses, cost me approx. $100 in total.
When I told my friend that I was dressed head to toe in bargains, she suggested I should take a pic and share it with you guys, so that you could see that you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money to dress well. (For those wondering, no, it’s not going to become a regular thing of me showing you what I wear. This is just a random, once off. We all know that after this experience “modelling” is not really my thing & considerably beyond my comfort zone)
My chambray shirt is from the Emerson range at Big W and cost me $25. I bought my pants at the Country Road sale for about $60. My belt is also Country Road and I got it at one of the DFO’s for $9 and my espadrilles are from ASOS and they cost me $7.
I certainly do have some expensive designer clothes in my wardrobe but I don’t think you need to dress head to toe in clothes that cost you a lot of money. In fact, I prefer not to. For me, I find it much more interesting, challenging and creative, to wear a mix of things that I’ve bought in supermarkets, boutiques in Paris and from the odd op shop.
Thank you to my lovely friend Karen, (aka Planet Kaz) for taking the photo.
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