Sorry I've been a bit slack updating this. I have continued the challenge though and am still finding it fun and interesting. It's also been quite the challenge.
I went out and helped Power Mums at the Pregnancy, Baby and Children's Expo in Brisbane last Saturday. I knew Ellie was giving us pink Power Mums shirts to wear so I just had to worry about everything else. Black seemed the most obvious colour to wear. I knew I was going to be on my feet the whole day so I needed to wear something comfortable.
Enter my FAVOURITE pants. The style is known to some as ugly. One (freaking amazing) lady, Eden calls them 'Repulsive Genie Pants'. I love them. I have one pair in grey which are not worn out of the house unless I'm planning on staying in the car or am having a feral day. My black pair, however, are worn everywhere. I've worn them out to dinner, movies, pubs, clubs, shopping - you name it if I've been there I've probably worn my black harem pants.
|Not the best photo - munchkin was cracking it in the car|
Munchkin was not happy. He knew I was going out without him so he was upset. After I was dropped off he was fine with his daddy.
|Oh light spot good aim|
Shirt - Supre (2009)
Pants - Kmart (2011)
Shoes - Rubi (2010)
Necklace - Susie Q Creations (2011 - gift from PP and Nat)
Earrings - New Zealand (2010 - gift from MIL)
|Not happy bubby|
|Really not happy baby|
The mister and I then went shopping. We had coffee and met Bronnie from Maid in Australia for some ice-skating fun. Unfortunately, munchkin was too small and I was too big. It looked like so much fun and for $10 for 45 minutes the perfect school holiday activity for kids. It was wonderful meeting Bronnie and I hope it won't be the last time. If you haven't met her, you should!
After coffee and cake (carrot - yummy!) we went shopping. The mister needed new black jeans for work and I wanted to check out SES Fashion as I was told it's cheap but nice clothes. Perfect for my style challenge.
I walked away with one dress, pair tights, long sleeved top, singlet, and a white business shirt for $20.80. I must admit that I did go over my budget on the dress. It was $5.98. I wore it today with the tights and singlet when the mister and I went shopping (groceries). It's so comfortable and light.
|It looks like I'm wearing a cup|
Dress - SES Fashion (2011)
Tights - SES Fashion (2011)
Singlet - SES Fashion (2011)
Shoes - Iron Fist (2011 - gift from PP and Conor!)
|Singing and dancing to 'Baby Got Back'|
I did do some internet shopping when I got home. It involved lay-bying all of munchkin's Christmas and birthday presents (we always stock up at the Toy Sales) and buying an outfit for me for a birthday party we are going to. I did go over my $5 Style Challenge again though. I paid $10 for a pair of harem pants to wear. Can I justify it by saying that it's a PAIR of pants, so each leg is in fact $5?!
I'll definitely post photos of that outfit. If my plan goes ahead I'll look hot. Especially if my boobs make their pregnancy appearance!
If you are interested in other people's smart shopping wonders check out Cait's bargain she picked up for just $5 and Holly's thrifty awesomeness.