With every change of season, I make a renewed effort to somehow get my chaotic wardrobe in some sort of order. At the moment it would seem I’m in the thick of event season with one or two invites on the same night most nights each week and my wardrobe just isn’t working for me.
Last Thursday we had four invites across town and somehow managed to make it to three, one of which included the new Russell Brand film. What an eye opener that was.
I can’t say that I’ve ever really taken an interest in Russell Brand. His humour doesn’t exactly appeal to me but The Emperor’s New Clothes certainly has me looking at him in a new light. While I do feel his approach to politics throughout the film was simplistic and sensationalised for effect, it’s all part of his charm (can hardly believe I’m saying that) and an excellent way to actually get his message across. I’m convinced there is more than meets the eye to this man.
While the film had little to do with new clothing, I was struggling to pull outfits together to keep up with all the invites from my existing overflowing wardrobe and felt a shopping expedition would help.
Knowing I would undoubtedly fall back into my adding to the wardrobe chaos ways, I asked Vicki from The Fashionable Mum to not only join me but kick start our latest Finding My Style challenge.
This little challenge has been in the pipeline for a little while but we’ve both been knee deep in mystery projects and collaborations. Knowing Vicki was about to launch and announce her personal style sessions, I also thought it was a fantastic time to put Vicki through her stylish paces.
Our morning started with a quick catch up over coffee Martinis and a spot of tea at Shingle Inn, Westfield Innaloo.
True to mystery form, we shared a little snippet of our $50 Finding My Style Challenge and asked our followers on Instagram and Facebook to decide our style challenge fate between Fitness Fashion, Winter Wardrobe, Homewares or Start a New Trend.
I was really hoping to Start a New Trend but Winter Wardrobe was a clear favourite and we set to work casing the stores at Westfield Innaloo for bargain buys. It was amazing to see Vicki put on her stylist hat and get to work.
I’m normally fairly nervous when I have a store stylist in tow. Worried I’m going to be talked into going over budget and pushed out of my matchy matchy comfort zone which possibly isn’t such a bad thing?!
There was none of that with Vicki, she really is the queen of sneaking style into your grocery budget after all. She is also a mum to three like myself and can relate to a lot of the body issues and anxieties I have to deal with when shopping for clothing.
The entire morning was a whole lot of fun. Not something I normally associate with change rooms, unforgiving mirrors and a strict budget. Why normally that would be a recipe for tears, tantrums and a whole lot of stress with not a 2 year old in sight.
You will have to head over and see Vicki’s impressive results for yourself. Not only did Vicki manage to pull together an outfit for under $50, but she also found more than a few bargain buys along the way. Including the fabulous Betts boots (above) and more than a little something from Katies (below).
For me, well here’s the next mystery twist… My wardrobe is that chaotic that I’ve decided to employ Vicki’s services for an in-house wardrobe audit. I couldn’t think of a better person to hold my hand for this. I can’t say, I still won’t have the odd ‘I have nothing to wear’ moment but I’m hoping to have my wardrobe working for me not against me with Vicki’s help.
With this in mind, I’ve decided I will be outsourcing my side of the challenge by giving my $50 voucher away to one lucky Perth lady who thinks she might be able to match Vicki in the budget style stakes. Not only will the winner receive $50 to spend at Westfield Innaloo, they will also join Vicki and myself for a coffee and style catch up.
Are you in Perth and up for our style challenge? Could you pull together an outfit for under $50?
WIN WIN!! Leave a comment below (or email us) letting us know why you are the perfect person for this challenge. Feel free to also include a photo of your stylish efforts. Not feeling so stylish? Let Vicki know why you need her help with this one.
Vicki (The Fashionable Mum) is judging this one, so it might actually help your cause if you head over and case the competition and leave a bit of comment love while you are there.
Not in Perth? No worries, there will be another $50 available Australia wide, so get your Outfit Under $50 posts and images ready and stay tuned. This side of things will kick off over on The Fashionable Mum soon, as part of Vicki’s Fashionomics Friday Linkup.
Terms and conditions:
$50 voucher to spend at Westfield Innaloo
Perth residents only
Game of Skill
Entries Close 13/06/15 at 9pm (WST)
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If you entered our latest GIVEAWAY for the $100 Sash and Belle voucher, keep an eye on your emails, we will be emailing the winner this afternoon.