Boohoo have challenged bloggers to create their perfect party outfit from amongst the gems on their site for under £100 - the winner will not only receive £100, but also £250 to give away to their readers!
I have no hesitation in recommending Boohoo as a one-stop shop for party dressing on a budget - narrowing down the plethora of options was more of a challenge than sticking to the £100 limit (and involved several items being added to my Christmas list - thanks nana, er, I mean Santa!). My BFF bought me the Amerie disco pants for my birthday, and I've barely been out of them since (building up quite a collection of disco-based outfit shots to share with you shortly!), but I decided to let my imagination run riot with some new "fantasy" items on the site for this challenge.
Macie Maxi Dress, £30Studs, cut-outs and a sheer maxi skirt? There was no way I could scroll past this one. I loved the juxtaposition of full-on glamourpuss with rock chick vixen, and decided to play up these contrasting elements with statement accessories, sticking to a black and gold colour palette to keep it chic.
Tula Ear Cuff, £8; Lexie Jewel Tassle Necklace, £12; Skye Oversized Bead Cluster Ring, £4I chose contemporary, strong jewellery shapes for an off-beat, rocky feel, combined with delicate chains and elegantly shaped stones to bring in a bit of old-school Hollywood sophistication. The Lexie necklace is currently out of stock but Athena (also £12) is similar.
Lucy Peplum Belt, £10I have waited so long for a peplum belt, and couldn't believe this one was only £10! The leather effect material and gold studs pick out the detailing on the dress perfectly - it will give the overall look an eye-popping feminine-yet-fierce silhouette.
Sara Tights, £8Unless you have a very efficient taxi service on tap, tights are pretty much essential at this time of year (in the UK at least), but these will not only help prevent hypothermia, but add a double shot of attitude and sex appeal too - the rock chick's alternative to suspender print!
Total Spend: £97
Overall, I'm in love with the boho glamour meets rock diva vibe - I could see Florence Welch or Rihanna in this outfit! All I'd add is a shabby-chic faux fur to keep out the winter chills (and yes, you can find plenty on Boohoo!).
Feeling inspired? Head over to the Boohoo blog for all the challenge details.