I love Spring racing Fashion but it can get expensive to put a fresh look together season after season.
I’m by no means a label hound (no disrespect if you are, actually I’m just jealous) and I think hunting for bargains is what makes shopping fun. While at University I started shopping at thrift stores and still integrate vintage and pre-loved pieces into my wardrobe. Makes me feel like a treasure-hunting pirate (Plus it’s kind of a necessity with Australia’s high cost of living) Arrrr!
Save Money- Rent Dresses!!
I had to drag my daughter to the post office to pick up the package because I missed the delivery guy. You can tell she was really excited because she refused to let me carry the box (I have no idea where her stubbornness comes from #guilty).
Once we got home it was like Christmas morning for Mummy. To increase the probability of success I threw on a pair of heels and some Spanx .
Round II. This time I think I chose better. I reserved two of the dresses in this lot, the middle one for Stakes Day (but in Navy) and the one on the right for Derby. Glam Corner even sent me a thank you email with a discount code to use with dress rentals. Score.
With the discount, both rentals cost a total of 136.00 (not including the 60.00 spent on try-ons). Here in Australia, you’re lucky to buy a decent dress for under 200 so methinks this is a reasonable investment. And did I mention all the dresses are designer! So fancy.
In the meantime, fingers crossed for warm weather because both these frocks are fashioned for heat. Let’s hope my luck holds out.
Check out the DIY fascinator I made to match.
Update: In case you were wondering how I went here is a photo of both dresses! They arrived in perfect condition and on time and returning them was not a hassle. Logistics aside- you can’t pay for the confidence I had because of these fantastic frocks.
What are your best trips for dressing-up on a budget?