Christmas Party Outfits for £50!

Here it is, the first part of my Christmas party outfits for £50 installment! I’ve decided to run this in a couple of parts as I’ve found so many amazing clothes and I’d like more feedback from people on what they want to see on here. You’ll notice that these are not just amazing dresses for under £50 but they come complete with footwear and accessories too; perfect for any budget fashionista! Today I’m showcasing 3 outfits that follow this year’s celeb trend of  winter colour.

Outfit number 1:

Dress – £25.00 –

Shoes – £20.00 – Priceless Shoes

Cuff – £3.99 – H&M (available in gold and silver)

Total: £48.99

What an absolute bargain to be bang on trend with the dipped hem, chiffon dress and the Christmas bling as well!

Outfit number 2:

Please excuse the photography of the dress – not such great pictures as the previous outfit!

Dress – £17.00 – Primark

Shoes – £8.99 – eBay (here)

Bag – £11.99 – New Look (reduced from £15.99)

Faux Fur Collar – £10.50 – ASOS (reduced from £15.00)

Total: £48.48

The dress is a stunning bluey purple which hasn’t photographed that well and feels lovely to the touch, in a stretch fabric to hug you in all the right places. Great for ladies with a larger bust as well. Also – check out the bargains you can find in the sale remnants, some things are perfect for picking up your party outfits 🙂

Outfit number 3:

Dress – £12.50 – ASOS (reduced from £36.00)

Boots – £29.99 – New Look (also come with black glitter wedge)

Bag – £7.99 – New Look

Total: £50.48   (I figure that rounds down to £50)

I know this outfit isn’t the most fashion forward ensemble you’ll ever see but I love it and it totally sums up my style so I had to include it. The dress is such a bargain and with sequins and pink in one, how can it be wrong!?! I love the boots and the gold wedge totally adds another dimension and stops this outfit becoming too Barbie doll – you’ll notice the tiny bit of gold on the bag too 🙂

Give me your feedback – what else do you want to see? I’ve got loads! The best thing is that the accessories mix and match with most outfits so they’re even more bargainous! x

Another Party Season Look-a-Like

I’m still in the process of working out just what will make it into my favourite party outfits under £50, so I have seen a lot of party clothes now and I keep spotting fabulous low-budget imitations of higher end high street favourites.

Today my spot is a brilliant sequinned Boohoo number which is just like the French Connection Samantha dress which has been seen on celebs all over the show recently. The good news for us is that the Boohoo version is just £35 vs. £165 for the French Connection number. Here’s the French Connection dress (no black ones online):

And this is the Boohoo beauty:

I think you’ll agree, it’s a pretty sexy sequinned number and looks far more expensive than it is. Happy shopping! x

Dress for Less (Party Style)

Today I finally got to working on my Christmas party outfit post – all outfits will be under £50 and I mean it. Not Gok Wan style under £50 when you have to customise and accessorise so much it’s more like £500, actually under £50! Anyhow, whilst doing my research I found a fabulous party dress I just had to show you all – it’s a bargain buy but it so reminds me of a dress I am in love with.

If I had more money than I do, I would buy this beautiful Rare Opulence dress for my Christmas party, I love it so much!

It’s just the right mix of attention grabbing and classy but unfortunately for me, £175 is rather over budget. What I found today was the following Amys of Paris dress on the Tesco website for just £35. (A bit pricey for my outfit under £50 post.)

The instant I saw it, it reminded me of the Rare Opulence dress and it’s such a bargain for a dress that looks so good. If I didn’t already have my party dress sorted I would definitely have been placing an order.

Anyone else found any good dress-a-likes??? x

More Bargainous Dresses

Today at work one of my colleagues started talking to me about where my friends and I buy our party dresses, so I started listing off the usual ASOS, Topshop, etc. when she suggested a different site which her daughter uses: Bon Prix.

I’d heard of Bon Prix before but had never really paid any attention and definitely hadn’t been on the website. Well…what a pleasant surprise! The prices, as the name suggests, are very low and you can even search your party dresses based on whether you want them long or short! All coming in at £29.95, these are my favourites:

Obviously at this price, this isn’t real leather but it looks like it fits and moves very nicely…sexy! Oh, and a HUGE trend this season, natch!

I love the simplicity of this little number, perfect for a glam yet sophisticated look, perhaps a nice meal somewhere (though be careful not to spill anything!). The lace panel at the back is so understated and looks lovely with hair up as modelled here. Another HUGE trend box ticked 🙂

Finally, for a bit of festive sparkle and fun:

Sequin dresses with green in them are hard to find and the Kelly Brook one for New Look sold out pretty darned quickly. I love green and it’s being seen on loads of celebs at the moment so this is a bargainous piece of the action for anyone who dares.

‘Til next time…x