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Monday, 20 October 2014

Elegant evening style under $50...WHAT?!

As an homage to Ness I will refer to everything as a piece (purely for my own amusement - I am sniggering as I type)...so this piece is from my favourite shop in Singapore - a little cheapie market with the best clothes, and my first (and only) shopping stop on every visit.

This piece set me back $12. That may've even been twelve Singapore dollars, which is even less but let's say it's a whopping $12 Aussie.











These shoes I had to buy to go with a cocktail dress - I made the mistake of getting this absolutely fabulous cocktail dress then realised I had nothing to wear with it - neither shoes nor jewellery. So that proved a more expensive lesson than I intended. However, as I needed shoes for just that dress, I set my limit for $30. I ended up getting these shoes for $25 (somewhere in the city) because they were deemed too tarty, uncool or just plain ugly for a normal price (they were a marked down mark down. I LOVE those!) I liked them enough, and they went with the cocktail number (which is way more than the $50 limit thus not shown), so I got them, and they go with this dress too...

I had better earrings to match but I dropped one down the sink when drunk(ish). So these I got for $16 online - I also got a number of pairs for xmas gifts so the postage is divvied up on the gifts, not this pair. I'll just wear one with my other ear covered in a fancy hairstyle to keep me under the $50 limit). Or I could wear these which were only $10.



There you have it, glam evening wear for under $50....

Linking up with The Fashionable Mum

 
 

19 comments:

  1. WOW that was quick off the mark, I only launched our latest style challenge this morning. Super impressed.

    I lost one of my diamond studs once, I was convinced it had fallen down the sink and after searching high and low pretty much gave up on it. 3 months later, I found it at the bottom of the laundry basket.

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  2. Alas I watched it slide away :( but as I never spend too much on these things (due to said clumsiness), it wasn't too big a deal

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  3. Woo woo! (That was meant to be a wolf whistle, LOL)

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  4. Fab - that is super impressive - where is the mandatory blogger selfie though :-)

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  5. Oh my goodness you have a great eye, I am in love with those shoes and would strongly suspect my oldest daughter would try and steal them if I had them X

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  6. Ohh la la!! I absolutely LOVE that you're going to wear one earring.....you're so posh ;)

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  7. Gorgeous! You know I looked for a pair of shoes like that for my wedding last year and couldn't find them anywhere.

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  8. Look at you all stylish in those 'pieces' - I kind of like those shoes!!

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  9. That dress looks so comfy and cool. Which coming in to the stinking heat, is pretty important!

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  10. Love the dress, and the shoes - what a bargain! Shoes are my all time favorite but I cant remember the last time I dressed up and went out ;)
    Bargain shopping is my favorite thing to do!
    Have fun dressing up, especially with those shoes {can I borrow them!!!!}

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  11. Awesome! I've only ever been to the airport in Singapore and love the shopping there so can only imagine what it must be like in the city!
    So pretty!

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  12. Oooh sparkly shoes. You know I like those shoes, I can't imagine what I would wear them with, but I'd like those shoes haha.

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  13. Those shoes are a great find. I love sparkly shoes. :)

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  14. Thanks for the shout out and sorry it took so long for me get over here! Love all your 'pieces'! The colours are exquisite. xo

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  15. Love a good bargain. Especially when it looks as comfy as that!

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  16. awesome bargains...am heading to Singapore in April so I may need to know more about this little shop you speak of!

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  17. I'm sure I just left a comment but it seems to have been swallowed up whole! Love your bargains - you are definitely a woman after my own heart. The dress is lovely - just my style!

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  18. What great finds and ohmygosh at the drunk earring incident - totally the kids of thing I would do! Thanks for linking up on Fashionomics Friday, good luck in the competition.

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