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Champagne Partywear on a Prosecco Budget!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

AnnMarie O'Connor-Stylist & fashion:-
She's a frugal fashionista!

According to her website -
"I've been a style writer for more years than is fashionable to mention. Suffice to say I have worked with the likes of The Irish Examiner, RTE, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Trace, Image, IF, The Dubliner, The Irish Independent, Prudence, and interviewing designers, chasing trends, styling, profiling and lying about my spiralling shoe habit. My mantra - burn the tracksuit honey and learn to walk in a pair of damn heels. Life's too short not to look tall and fabulous. Mwah! Lovin' your work. Xxx"

Annmarie is a freelance fashion writer, blogger and personal stylist. Her credits include The Irish Examiner, Elle, Dazed and Confused, Image, Trace, IF, The Irish Independent, and

Over the past 8 years she has interviewed the likes of Terry De Havilland, Zandra Rhodes and Ben de Lisi, and has gained a cult following with her blog: I Blog Fashion which is being made into a book. She is also the organiser of the monthly Fashion Bloggers' Brunch events in Dublin.

The likelihood is that over the coming weeks your social calendar will be choccer with everything from cocktails with colleagues to festive family gatherings. This year, we're upping the glamour quotient but lowering the budget.

Just because the country is on its knees doesn't mean we have to dress as though we're in mourning!

We simply refuse to let our festive style be quelled by the misery of Ireland's recession gloom-Annmarie is here with some uber- stylish but budget conscious party suggestions for those who want to join the revolution!


Outfit 1:-
Earrings, €3, Penneys
Cocktail dress, €11.50, Tesco
Corsage, €2, Penneys
Moc croc bag, €7, Penneys
Heels, €20, Heatons

Total: €43.50

Outfit 2:-
Earrings,€3, Penneys
Sequin shift, €17.50, Tesco
Ring, €2, Penneys
Shoes, €17, Penneys

Total: €39.50

Outfit 3:-
Pleated dress, €17.50, Tesco
Ring, €2, Penneys
Sequin bag, €8.50, Tesco
Shoes, €17.50, Tesco

Total: €45.50

Outfit 4:-
Bustier, €7, Tesco
Satin skirt, €5.75, Tesco
Bag, €18, Heatons
Black courts, €17, Penneys

Total: €47.75

Outfit 5:-
Dress, €10.50, Tesco
Corsage, €2, Penneys
Clutch, €3.50, Tesco
Court shoes, €21, Penneys

Total: €37

Outfit 6:-
Fur stole, €11.50, Tesco
Dress, €15, Dunnes
Shoe boots, €25, Heatons

Total: €51.50!!

Outfit 7:-
Snakeprint dress, Dunnes €20
Gold bag, Dunnes €5
Black suede courts, Penneys €17

Total: €42

Bar featured on the show is from Cater Hire.