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Affordable Occasionwear for Spring - Summer

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Easter is this weekend and Spring has sprung- time to dust off the cobwebs and get the gladrags on!

It's now time to shake off the heavy, dark clothing of Autumn winter and slip into something a little lighter, brighter and breezier. With Spring weddings coming up, days at the races, events such as communions/ confirmations etc, we can all find that nothing in our wardrobes are inspiring us.

What we need at the moment is an injection of spring style into our wardrobes but why blow a tonne of money on something you might realistically only wear once (or maybe twice). Whether you have a teenie weenie budget or lots of dosh, we have some super suggestions to ensure you still make a splash at your spring event.


AnnMarie O'Connor-Stylist & fashion blogger:-

According to her website - http://iblogfashion.blogspot.com/
"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, ChicToday.com and iVenus.com 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, Chictoday.com and iVenus.com.

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


It's now time to shake off the heavy, dark clothing of Autumn winter and slip into something a little lighter, brighter and breezier. With Spring weddings coming up, days at the races, events such as communions/ confirmations etc, we can all find that nothing in our wardrobes are inspiring us.

What we need at the moment is an injection of spring style into our wardrobes but why blow a tonne of money on something you might realistically only wear once (or maybe twice). Whether you have a teenie weenie budget or lots of dosh, we have some super suggestions to ensure you still make a splash at your spring event.

Outfit1:-

Save!

Under €50 - Garden Party

Sunglasses, H&M €6.95
Floral dress, Garden collection from H&M €19.95
Patent belt, Dunnes €1.50
Punched Peep toes, Penneys €17

Total: €45.40

Outfit 2:-

Spend!

Under €100 - Confirmation

Pearls, Penneys €4
Cardigan, M&S €14
Coral shift dress, Tesco €14
Belt, H&M €12.95
Maxi clutch, M&S €27
Patent courts, Penneys €15

Total: €86.95

Outfit 3:-

Splurge!

Under €150 - Holiday Evening Out

Gold necklace, Oasis €22
Maxi dress, Oasis €100
Gold clutch, Penneys €5
Ring, H&M €6.95
Pewter shoes, Penneys €15

Total: €148.95

Outfit 4:-

Save!

Under €50 - Communion

Gallery dress, Dunnes €30
Ring, H&M €3.95
Peep toe shoes, Penneys €15

Total: €48.95

Outfit 5:-

Spend!

Under €100 - Summer Wedding

Floral maxi dress, H&M Garden Collection €49.95
Patent clutch, M&S €17
Ring, H&M €4.95
Gold/Pewter Knot Heels, Penneys €15

Total: €76.90

Outfit 6:-

Splurge!

Under €150 - Day at the Races

Hair band, M&S €10
Necklace, H&M €7.95
Teal shift dress, Oasis €94
Grey bag, Dunnes €15
Ring, Dunnes €6
Nude suede peeptoes, Dunnes €15

Total: €147.95


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