no more shopping

ONE ITEM FOUR WAYS – WEEK ONE

DRESS TO IMPRESS – SAME DRESS, 4 WAYS

For those that have just started following my blog – I decided that (for various reasons) my 2013 New Years resolution would be to not purchase any new items of clothing for an entire year. So far it has been challenging yet so satisfying as I become more creative with my outfits.

This week, I chose one of my oldest dresses by Cue to take on the first week of the 1item, 4 ways challenge. I wore this same dress in a different way for this entire working week, and not one person in the office noticed that it was the same dress which is great! In fact, I hope that they continue not to notice me repeatedly wearing the same items for the next 3 weeks of this February challenge.

Dress by Cue

Day 35 – Layer the dress with a colourful blouse and patterned blazer. This works extremely well when you are working with a simple dress.

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Blouse by BCBGMaxazria | Blazer by Lolaraine | Shoes by Zara

Day 36 – Wear a short sleeve blouse underneath and couple it with a cardigan over the top. Definitely gives it that cute appeal.

Blouse by Barkins | Cardigan by Avocado | Shoes by Nine West | Bag by Burberry

Day 37 – Anyone ever think of wearing a skirt over your dress? When I told my husband that I was going to do this, he thought I was being silly but to his surprise he loved the result of this combination.

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Skirt by Forever New | Shoes by Nine West | Bag by Chanel

Day 38 – With my new addiction to wearing tops over dresses, I did just that. With a pretty black blouse worn over my dress, I also added some essential accessories so that it wouldn’t look so boring.

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Blouse by Review | Belt from Modcloth | Shoes by Joanne Mercer |Satin leopard scarf

Whether you have a small or massive wardrobe, I am hoping that after reading this blog, you are considering to do as I do and begin to mix and match more often. You will be surprised how satisfying it really is and just think of all the money you could save for things you REALLY need.

Until next week. xx

WEEKEND DINING

Weekend dining gives me a good excuse to get dressed. I don’t tend to go over the top but do like to make an effort to look neat.

The heels were a hand me down from my work colleague – I love them!

Singlet top by Gap
Blazer by Zara
Skinny Jeans by Girl Xpress
Heels by Nine West 
Diaper bag by Timi and Leslie

HELLO FEB

First day of February

I love that I have Fridays off work. Just heading out for a morning stroll to grab a Latte.

Tunic by Calvin Klein
Coat from Modcloth
Treggings by MNG
Slippers by asos
Bag by Miss Shop
Aviators by Decjuba