Monday, June 4, 2012

The "Primark" Challenge


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As a Personal Style blogger and indeed a Woman, there is always an expectation for you to wear the right labels and shop in the right places. Society today allows for people to be judged by how they look and what they own as opposed to what is inside. Too many people feel they have to adhere to this pressure and follow the rules underlined by "society" in order to make them socially acceptable. I for one, having never been one to follow the rules, like to challenge public perception and defy all expectation.
 In this current climate of recession, it is very important for people to dress to suit their budgets whilst still remaining true to their own personal style.
Fashion, for me, is an art form. A way to express your true self and in my opinion a masterpiece can be created no matter what the budget. 
As you might have noticed from my previous posts, I love to mix high street fashion with key designer items. I myself have been guilty of the assumption that outfits need that designer edge and I wanted to shatter that conception... so I set myself a challenge.
In one of my previous posts I had written "Whether wearing Primark or Prada one can always look their best" and this got me thinking...
So I gave myself a budget of £40 and decided to go to Primark and purchase an entire outfit, from clothing to shoes to jewellery to handbags without exceeding the limit I had chosen.
I was surprised at the amount of choice I had and could have picked several different outfit combinations but I finally settled on one. 
The handbag was the first item that I spied. It looked amazing and for the grand total of £8 I couldn't resist. In fact if I had not physically lifted the bag from Primark's shelf myself I would have been convinced it was a designer brand.
Next I chose the dress which was a bang on trend mint green floral number for just £13. It had a very summery feel, was a great shape and was very comfortable to wear.
The choice of shoes was not a hard one, high heels - the exact colour of my dress - £12 - yes please!
I then chose the finishing touches which were a flower ring for £2 and a pair of mint green earrings which were also £2. So for a total of £37 my outfit was complete and I could not have been happier with it.
It reflected my own style, looked and felt amazing and did not break the bank. 
What more could a girl ask for?
I hope you like my outfit choice and I very much hope that I have inspired you not to worry about price tags, dress for you and you only. If you feel confident in yourself and how you look no one will ever bring you down!
Enjoy!
Nicola x

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★ ENTIRE OUTFIT FROM PRIMARK 
★ DRESS £13 
★ HANDBAG £8 
★ SHOES £12 
★ RING £2 
★ EARRINGS £2 

TOTAL COST OF OUTFIT - £37
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