Last week I attended a lunch at Bistro Guillaume with Mia Freedman. I wanted a fun and colourful outfit that wouldn’t break the bank and I happened to find inspiration from a fabulous blog that I just discovered.
My ‘Lunch with Mia’ Outfit
I’d visited the Taka Wear Australia store and met a gorgeous girl who had just moved from Holland who worked there called Malena. She told me about her blog Fashion Container, and when I arrived home I spent the afternoon looking through her beautiful blog, admiring her incredible style. I totally neglected my massive pile of ironing, but who wouldn’t want to look at photos of this gorgeous girl rather than do housework?
Clearly, Malena’s photos are AMAZING and she looks simply stunning in this gorgeous skirt, so imagine my complete surprise when I discovered that it was less than $10 from Dotti! I just had to get my hands on this tassle-tastic skirt.
This really demonstrated the power of blogging to me, the fact that I am more likely to buy something put together by a real person rather than an outfit in a magazine. It also demonstrates how you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look great, I know some people really love their designer wear (and I do too!) – but I also find it a fun challenge to put together an outfit on a smaller budget. It means you have to be a little more inventive and creative.
For my outfit, my next step was to find a top to go with the skirt. I was looking for something colourful and fun and after some browsing online I found this pink and coral patterned top from Portmans that I thought would work well with the cream tassle skirt.
The outfit still needed a certain something, so I popped into a few jewellery stores and found this pink and green beaded necklace which really added to the outfit and happened to match the decor of Bistro Guillaume perfectly!
I also had a special shellac ‘Mia Mani’ using a beautiful bright pink and a coral feature ring finger.
After that, my Country Road tan heels and raspberry Sportscraft clutch completed the look and ‘voila!’ I had my fun and colourful ‘Shimmy Shake’ outfit for less than $100!
On a side note, I’d like to say that sharing really is caring, not just with blogging and social media but in life. Blogging guru and mentor Nikki from Styling You recently wrote a post about it here and I truly believe that to succeed with anything, you need to be happy to promote and champion others. I wouldn’t have started blogging if it wasn’t the amazing support and encouragement from Melinda and Sonia from Shop Me Chic and Andrea from And Andrea. Thank you SO much girls!
With the truly wonderful Andrea
Also – give credit where credit’s due! I will always link back to where I’ve found inspiration or where I’ve seen something, it’s not OK to copy someone or something and claim it as your own.
In this case, all credit to the beautiful Malena from Fashion Container, I love your blog! Thank you for inspiring me to be more creative with putting together outfits.
Happy shopping and sharing lovelies!
Top : Portmans
Skirt : Dotti
Necklace : Lovisa