Attending multiple events every month can be very stressful on my wallet. Even though I’m a bargain hunter, I still find myself popping to the shops to pick up a new outfit for events, as you can’t be photographed in the same outfit twice, right? That statement sounds ridiculous, but in the somewhat superficial world of fashion blogging, people tend to notice if you’re rocking the exact same look. That is why I always mix and match older pieces with a new statement piece so I’m still getting use out of my older clothes, but my outfit doesn’t look exactly the same! Take this outfit for example. The skirt is new but the top is ancient. I’ve already blogged it here last Summer. And the hat, also a few months old, blogged here. But combined with the new skirt and heels, it looks completely different and I felt confident and fresh for a recent event held at Times Square in Claremont.
Do you find yourself comparing yourself to other people? Unfortunately I do have that problem and I’ll spend a lot of time wondering if whatever I do decide to wear to certain things will be appropriate and in sync with the other guests. I recently attended an event and kept it pretty casual. As soon as I walked in the door I was bombarded by a large amount of designer dresses and bags. I immediately felt a little bit out of place, and had to stop and remind myself that I still too looked nice, even though I was a lot more casual than some. Plus there were still a lot of casual dressers in the room. The comparison game is a killer. This is something I need to work on, because at the end of the day it should be about how I feel in my clothes, not how other people feel about them. I’m only human though.
Now on to this outfit. As much as I love jeans, a midi is the perfect Winter skirt as you’re not freezing your butt off, yet still looking cute and feminine. This new find was a tiny $30 at Ally, and I was so excited by the price tag as it looks a lot more expensive. I received many compliments on the skirt last week, and my friends couldn’t believe how cheap it really was! Score! I will admit I did struggle finding a top to match the skirt, as I didn’t want to take away from the striped pattern, so simple black and white it was. I don’t normally wear a full on monochrome outfit, because it’s obvious how much I love colour, so I had to add a little pop of Em with these super cute Kmart leopard print heels. At only $9 (OMG) I probably should have picked up three pairs. If you’re a fan and in Perth, I found these babies at Garden City, Booragoon for under a tenner. They also had maroon and nude heels for $9, so get in quick ladies!
One great thing about attending blogger events though, is there is always someone willing to take your picture! These snaps were taken by the lovely Hannah from We Are Dannah. She was more than willing to get behind the camera, so I was lucky I didn’t have to harass E for a snap when I got home, or lug the trusty tripod out for a selfie session!
Do you compare yourself to others? What was your latest amazing purchase?