Saturday, 9 May 2009

73 days to go: Recession Challenge Outift

I may be down but I am not out.
I may not be able to buy any new clothes for a year but I can still be a contender.
This is my answer to Kasmira's Recession Outfit Challenge.
Find a whole outfit for under $20.
This translates to just over £14.00.
I spent the whole drive to work (45 minutes) yesterday thinking about this and here's what I came up with - all for under £14.00.

The dress , which I have worn before came from eBay last year.
It was brand new with tags and came from Wallis. I got it for £2.19.
The sandals are a pair my daughter bought from Primark with her pocket money a few months ago and came to £4.91.
The cardigan was also from Primark and was reduced to £3.00.
The snake belt (worn as a necklace) was, yes another Primark find.
It wa sin the bargain bin and reduced to £1.00.
The scarf which I wore as a belt came free with In Style magazine a few years ago.
The bracelet was free with the Spanish In Style magazine which I bought in Barcelona last year.
The sunglasses were £1.99 in Tesco last year.
That makes £13.09 or $19.69
No wonder I'm jumping for joy - job done!


Anonymous said...

Awesome deals and your outfit is fantastic!! I always love pairing florals with snakes.

Heather Bestel said...

Gorgeous! Good Job! I love your cardi - it's so pretty.
Heather x

Imogen Lamport said...

Cute outfit! Love the detail on the cardi.

Stacy said...

GREAT outfit.... love the dress and the fact that is all was such a deal.

Jenn said...


I suffered three tantrums today, (not mine) got a tiny bit tipsy, and went mad on ebay... I think I bought these sandals - they look lovely.

I also bought a snake-print cardigan.

I am holding you fully and completely responsible

J x

Stephanie N. said...

Jane, you look so lovely! I don't think I have seen this dress before. I'm so impressed. And the snake belt worn as necklace... you are hot, mama!

Candycane said...

Wow well done - I haven't had chance to think about my outfit yet - but I don't think i'll be able to wear any shoes :(

lunarossa said...

Excellent as usual. I don't know how you find the time to look so perfect. Always! Even when you're jumping on the trampoline!!!

Anonymous said...

This outfit is FANTASTIC. I can't believe what a great deal you got on everything....and the snake belt/necklace is very, very cool. :)

Kari said...

Impressive bargain finds and BEAUTIFUL combination of items! I love the belt worn as a necklace.

Jane said...

Gosh what a fantastic response, thank you so much for taking the trouble to comment.

i_b_erin said...

Great job...and I love the dress, so pretty!

Sher said...

The details on the cardi is the same as a JCrew Cardi. And for much less!

Christina Lee said...

so gorgeous!

Work With What You've Got said...

fabulous!~ LOVE the snake. Love. And the dress. And that first shot is worthy of a framing, so cute!~

Sheila said...

Wow, that's fantastic! I don't think I could do a whole outfit for under $20 - the shoes would push me over.

And you look lovely in this!

Candycane said...

I saw your snake on 90210 today - Shannen Doherty was wearing it!!!