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October 08, 2012

Fashion Challenge

Ok, so let me explain since you're probably wondering what this random post is about.  So although I currently live in Toronto I actually grew up in a small town called Pembroke (population 14,500) where  shopping barely exists.  I headed home this past weekend to be with my family for Thanksgiving and the day that I left to head there I had this really random thought that excited me.  I decided I wanted to take on a challenge that demonstrates to people that although you may not have a lot of stores and fashion variety to choose from given your location that you can still find something stylish and that you can do it on a cheap budget (around $30 pre-tax is what I had in mind).  So Saturday I went off and started my hunt and not only was it super successful but I ended up with two outfits to prove my point further and honestly I found the challenge pretty simple.  It did require digging through racks of clothes which is something I'm not normally fond of but this time the thought of having so much to go through was what made it so much more exciting.  So in the picture above you can find the two outfits that were a result of my challenge and below you can find the cost break-down for each look and where I got each of the pieces.
So check it out and tell me your thoughts on my challenge.  Would you wear the outfits that I pulled?
 For outfit #1 I came across wine coloured nylons that had fleece on the inside, perfect for keeping your legs warm for fall.  I then paired the bottoms up with a long-sleeved denim button-up which everyone should have in their closet for this season and for my feet I found basic black velvet flats.  The only adjustment I would make to this outfit is cut the feet out of the nylons since they are worn with flats.  So the total cost for outfit #1 was... $19.99!!!
For outfit #2 I found these awesome fitting cords in one of this seasons hottest colours, oxblood.  I knew I wanted to find a warm comfy knit sweater for this outfit and I love the one I found!  I feel like the pants pull out a red undertone in the sweater, it's a perfect complement to oxblood.  To top off this outfit I was able to squeeze in a purse that totally worked with the outfit then reused the flats from the first outfit.  The total cost for outfit #2 was... $34.24!!!

In conclusion I spent $54.23 for two complete outfits that involved shopping around at a few different stores but at the end of it the challenge was a complete success!  These pieces may not have a popular label inside but what matters is these outfits look great, I'm exited to wear each piece that I bought and they are not only appropriate for the current season but the colours and style are totally on trend for f/w2012.
Family portrait : sister (Alicia), sister-in-law (Jessica), niece (Lillian), moi and my mom (Nina)

Happy Thanksgiving
xx

38 comments:

  1. This is a great and interesting post! I agree with you, that you don't have to spend much money to have an awesome style. And you look absolutely gorgeous, I especially love your Giant Tiger-trousers! :)

    Xx, Saritschka.

    http://saritschka.blogspot.com

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  2. You are amazing! That prices are incredible!

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  3. love burgundy pants!
    xx
    Almu
    http://fashioninmysteps.blogspot.com.es

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  4. love both outfits! you look gorg! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  5. This is a fabulous post idea, girl...love the result! I could not pull off look #1 on myself but look #2 is totally my style! Beautiful family photo :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Glad you loved it!!

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  6. Love the jumper in outfit 2! Looks such a great outfit for autumn.

    www.fashionbeautyquest.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. that is amazing! both outfits look so great <3
    tank you so much for following sweetie <3 You have a beautiful blog. Following you back with GFC and Bloglovin!
    keep in touch <3
    love,
    Lali

    Lali pops of colour

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  8. Sure, I'd wear both, especially the second one!:) The family portrait is too adorable! xoxo

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  9. A deal like that is too hard to pass and who cares about brands.. at the end of the day if you style it right nothing else matters but how it looks :)
    Loved the second one!

    xo,
    LMQ
    thanks for stopping by and I am so happy you liked the post. stay tuned for more :)

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  10. Love both looks!!!
    I will wear them both!
    New follower!!!

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  11. love the looks!

    xoxo,
    www.ananditapriscarini.blogspot.com

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  12. The two outfits turned out great, you couldn't even tell they were purchased on a budget. It is true that as much as we may hate digging through racks, sometimes we find some great pieces!

    - Vee
    http://www.theavenuevee.com

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  13. I love this - Great post! You're so good at shopping on a budget, you found some amazing things! I need to channel your energy next time I go shopping!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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    1. hahah you're so cute - I'll send my shopping energy your way right now!! xx

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  14. with some few dollars you have created two beautiful outift. You're really good :)

    follow each other?
    visit me!
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    1. Thanks so much - yes of course I'll head over to visit you now

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  15. Wow!! Great outfits ! Love them :) I'm a new follower, hope that u follow me back
    xoxo

    http://thefashionshadowbygiulia.blogspot.it/

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  16. Love this post - you did so well they're both fab outfits! Loving the knit sweater particularly :-)

    Vanessa x
    www.vanessaeves.com

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  17. What a fun assignment. I really like the second look. I would add a skirt or shorts to te first one, but I love the colors. Style is everywhere, isn't it?
    Come by if you have time, maybe after we could follow each other?
    xx
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  18. I like the two outfits, but I love denim shirts!
    Nice Blog! I'm now following you!
    Thanks for visiting me!
    Kisses from:
    frontlow.blogspot.com.es

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  19. Hi! Thanks for your comment! I will follow back, your blog is amazing!! :)


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  20. Thank You sooo much :) my pick is the second look , the first is also great - i love this denim shirt but as whole look I prefer the second :) of course followe You back Dear :)

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  21. Amazing outfit! (;
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. xx
    I followin' now..

    Love, Jackffy
    jackffy.blogspot.com

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  22. I love them both :)
    Thanks for the comment, I'm following back
    x

    http://be-your-own-hero-now.blogspot.pt/

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  23. I love both outfits!!! follow you back, sweetie :)

    www.shotofpuregold.blogspot.com

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  24. I adore autumn and this post sums up autumn clothing to a T :) You're blog is so lovely! i just found it now & am following you too!

    Suzy xx

    www.theadventuresofsuzyandalex.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Hi dear! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog...sure i follow you back on GFC and Bloglovin!

    Kiss
    Ale

    www.thelifeseenfromabove.com

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  26. you look amazing!

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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  27. love this red color dear:)Looks amazing on you:)
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I follow you back both on Bloglovin and GFC

    xoxo
    Enjoy your weekend
    www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com

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