So yesterday I put the theory 'expense= style' to the real test. I had one twenty dollar note and one shopping centre and attempted to put together a chic, yet cheap outfit.
- Spend only one $20 note. For my international readers that's a mere GDP £11.13, US $18.72 , CAN $20, Euro €13.67.
- Put together an entire outfit.
- Make it look as stylish as possible.
- Only use one shopping centre.
- Don't let it look 'cheap'.
So I thought whilst I had most of my twenty dollar allowance I would look for the main bulk of the outfit: the clothing. This would give me something to work around when it came to shoes and accessories.
I popped into Ice Design and this cute cage neck white number caught my attention:
Right, so only $8 left- how was I meant to find shoes for eight dollars?! Rookie mistake: should have bought the shoes first! So I headed to Target hoping to find some bargains and ended up bagging this cute jewelled cuff for just 3 bucks!!
$3 and is a total ringer for the ones at Swarovski S/S14!!
Woops- only five dollars left and still no shoes..... Searched all over the shopping centre and couldn't find anything for under ten dollars- apart from thongs, but I didn't fancy 'bogan chic'! Eventually I headed back to Target realizing I hadn't even looked at shoes whilst I was in there and found these on trend espadrilles for just $5:
I have to admit: these shoes are really comfy for $5- that's just the price of a small latte ladies!
Total spent= $20
And altogether, it looks like this:
Personally I love it and I hope it doesn't look like it cost $20 altogether.
What do you guys think: Cheap or chic?
Comment with a link to what bargains you find and join in the $20 challenge!