Mystery Case Style Challenge | Outfit Under $50

Mystery Case Style Challenge | Outfit Under $50

Today we finally get around to introducing you to the winner of our recent Outfit Under $100 challenge and launching our latest style challenge…. cue the mission impossible music…..  Are you ready for this?

Mystery Case Style Challenge | Outfit Under $50


Firstly, a massive thank you to all the gorgeous bloggers that jumped on board our Outfit Under $100 challenge.  They are all winners in my eyes, all pulling off super impressive outfits with some fantastic hints and tips for styling on a budget as well.


I’ve been on a not so secret Finding My Style Mission as I struggle with my changing shape and style since hitting my 40s and I’ve been finding huge inspiration and a way forward thanks to not only Nikki Parkinson from Styling You and her new book Unlock Your Style but all the following bloggers:


Our mystery judges have awarded Shannon from How Can I Wear That (Outfit on a Budget) as our winner this time round with her two spring looks both for under $100 each. Congratulations Shannon!      


This time round I’m turning things up a notch (well down actually) and looking to my fellow bloggers and readers for outfits under $50 with $50 up for grabs together with a little mystery prize for one lucky styler who links up.      


This is very much a bloggable event and possibly mission impossible but having said that you only need to look at the last round of entries, some of which came in at well under $100, together with our Outfit Under $25 challenge featuring Adelle from Where The Styled Things Are to know anything is possible.      


Like always, our guest blogging lounge will be open for anyone that wants in on the action but doesn’t have a blog or if your blog niche doesn’t allow for outfit posts on your own blog.





1. Link up your Outfit Under $50 blog posts before November 20, 2014 and/or

2. Email us your Outfit Under $50 guest blog posts  


Remember to include:

  • Our Outfit Under $50 blog button or a link to this post on your blog post 
  • As much detail as possible together with photos and/or style boards  
  • Entries are via a blog post either here as a guest blog or on your own blog  
  • Must include a recent outfit for under $50 
  • You can enter more than once  
  • One winner will WIN AU$50 plus a mystery prize  
  • Game of skill  
  • Not associated with any third-party  
  • Entries close 20 November 2014 9 pm (Perth time)






Edited to add: we finally have selected our winner! Come on down Malinda from The Style Within for her maxi love blog post! $50 is headed your way.  Our next Outfit Under $50 challenge will kick off in the new year, in the meantime please join our #shareyourshorts fun on our quest to find the perfect pair of shorts for summer.



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  • Danielle Netherclift

    Some of those outfits look absolutely amazing. As a mama on a budget, I am pretty good at making an outfit on a budget. Last week I was so delighted to find that a dress that I kept walking past in a favourite shop window was $49. It was a world of Eric Carle dress, which would explain why it looks like a children’s book. I bought it and love it!
    Dani x (Sand Has No Home)

    • That dress sounds amazing Danielle and what a bargain. Would love to see a photo!

  • Wow! I do so love Sharon from How can I wear that. She has great style and I love her body and how she dresses it. She is inspiring.

    • I love Sharon’s style too, especially her confidence in front of the camera. Will you be playing along Sarah?

  • Vicki | The Fashionable Mum

    $50? Sounds a bit more challenging, but you know me! I can definitely give it my best 🙂

    • Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Perhaps we should venture into Harbour Town?

  • Emma Fahy Davis

    Ooooh, I can so do this! I’m not a fashion blogger in any way, shape or form, but I picked up the most awesome grad-dyed hot pink dress at Big W for $29 the other day!

  • Annaleis Topham

    $50 is so doable. If I get to Perth before the cut off I’m in!

    • Yah! Looking forward to having you on board Annaleis. Don’t feel like you need to purchase a new outfit, you can also share online finds or something from your existing wardrobe.

    • Also, next time you are in Perth, even if it’s a flying visit let me know where and when and I will try and find you for a quick coffee. 🙂

  • StyledbyBec

    YAY for Shannon. I’m so pleased she won. I love that girl’s style! WOW $50??? Well let’s see what I can come up with!

    • I love your style too Bec. Can’t wait to see what you com up with.

  • shannon @howcaniwearthat

    Oh my goodness! Thank you so very much Raychael, you have made my day. I absolutely love all of these challenges, it just goes to show that style doesn’t have to cost the earth. I can’t wait to enter the $50 challenge. Thanks again. Shannon x

    • Email through your contact details when you get the chance so I can get your prize to you. I would also dearly love to feature you here as one of our Worth Casing bloggers.

      • shannon @howcaniwearthat

        Raychael, I would absolutely love to be featured as a worth casing blogger, that would be such an honour. Thank you so very much. I have sent you an email with all of my details.

        • Thanks Shannon, will email you later tonight when I’m in the office.

  • Denise Mooney

    All of these women are awesome! I can’t wait to see what they come up with on the $50 challenge. I’d be useless myself so I need the inspiration 🙂

    • My wardrobe needs all the help it can get Denise. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this time round.

  • Wow that is an impressive haul for under $100, I can’t wait to see how people do it for $50 – I’m a bit too lazy to do that, I just like to buy one nice frock, and usually it’s way more than $100…

    • Would love to see inside your wardrobe Emily.

  • Ok I think I could give this a go. I spend bugger all on clothes!
    Shoes might set me back though…

    • Can’t wait to see your style. You could always go shoeless or take inspiration from our outfit under $25 participants who managed to include shoes.

  • TeganMC

    I recently spent $170 in Best and Less and managed to get a ton of stuff. The most I paid was $35 and that was because the dress was just on the shelves. I actually feel stylish at the moment, instead of just a different coloured sack.

    • Would love to see photos Tegan. I really need help with my wardrobe at the moment. It’s getting harder and harder to hide all the lumps and bumps now the weather is warming up.


  • Very inspiring!

    • Thanks Kimba, I may need your help judging this one. 🙂

  • Kate Mac // Glamour Mama

    Fabulous initiative! I’m a terrible bargain shopper so this is indeed a challenge for me! great inspo xx K

    • Thanks Kate! I’m having a few weight issues with my current meds and needing to adjust my wardrobe (on a budget) in the interim and hoping this challenge will help me do that. Nikki from Styling You is in town next week and I’m heading to both events. So I might need to start with mix match outfits for those events.

      I’m also doing my ‘Should it Stay or Should it GO NOW?!’ challenge where I share the more questionable items from my wardrobe and have my stylish friends help me decide if I should keep or not. So far it’s not going too well. My wedding dress was the first cab off the rank and everyone seems divided.

      Would love to know your thoughts, you can view the post here:

  • Ooo only fifty buckaroos – will have to see what I can do!

    • Can’t wait to see what you come up with Janet.

  • Alrighty, I’m all linked up! Loved this challenge Raych!! xx

    • Thanks Malinda, we might need to do a live event. Perhaps Vicki (The Fashionable Mum) and yourself could take part?

      • Sounds great Raych, what would we have to do? I’m totally clueless in things such as this!! xx

        • Will speak more when I see you but it would be similar to the challenge I ran with Adelle from Where The Styled Things Are and a local stylist. They were both given $25 to spend at Harbour Town Perth and had to come up with a complete outfit. Our readers voted on a winner, although I think it ended up being a tie. Of course I have the video bloggy tool from Sony this time round so we might need to record some of our styling adventures. 🙂

          • Vicki | The Fashionable Mum

            I think this is a fabulous idea and would be more than happy to join in!

          • Excellent. I was hoping you would be keen.

  • Beth

    Love the idea of this challenge. I reckon most of my daily outfits come in at under $50 so I think I’ll be entering more than once! 🙂

    • Love your style Beth and hope you do come to the party more than once. 🙂

  • Vicki | The Fashionable Mum

    I was planning on linking up tomorrow on this – the link says it’s closed?

    • The first link above is closed, that was for our outfit under $100 challenge. Head to the bottom of the post just under all the entries to link up for this one.

      • Vicki | The Fashionable Mum

        Oh yes, oops! Found it!

    • Any issues, just send me the details and I can link up for you.

  • TeganMC

    All linked up. I really enjoyed doing this!

  • OMG you picked me!!!! Awwww thanks so much Raychael! You know I love a bargain, thank you again xxx