2013 Shopper of the Year event

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A fun day out at DFO – 2013 Shopper of the Year!

The other day 50 of us set out on a challenge set by DFO and Shop Til You Drop magazine to find Australia’s most fashionable bargain hunter. We were given $200 and 45 minutes to shop for an entire outfit, top to bottom, including footwear and accessories. DFO Essendon was our venue with Lotta from Cosmopolitan Australia and Amanda from NW Magazine Australia being the 2 judges of the day. Their job was to pick 2 finalists out of the 50 of us to compete for the ultimate prize of $5000 and the title of the 2013 Shopper of the Year! I’m looking forward to seeing the winners from the other DFO outlets!

45 minutes is not a lot of time to put together a whole look so it was a real challenge rushing from store to store and getting ready along the way to be all done up for the final showcase! I had already been eyeing a black winter coat from Glassons and a black bag from Marcs. I had to get the rest of the outfit on such a tight budget because of those two items that I really wanted. Luckily I found a dress in Glassons for only $10 and its wrap neckline perfect for breastfeeding! All in all it was such a fun day and I bought pieces that I knew I would definitely use over and over again ­čÖé┬áThank you to DFO Essendon and Shop Til You Drop magazine for the opportunity and the goodie bags! – got excited about the cute little Nutella jar!

Here’s a breakdown of what I bought and how much the total was. I actually had $6 left!! If only I had enough time to rush to the baby stores to get Baby D a onesie I would’ve used the $200 to buy 2 outfits ;P

1) Glassons Black Biker Jacket – was $139 down to $70

2) Marcs Black Nikki Pouch – was $149 down to $79

3) Winsdor Smith nude studded heel – down to $25

4) Glassons Maroon wrap dress – down to $10

5) Just Jeans ring and tassle necklace – 2 for $10

Total: $194

I thought I went pretty well ­čÖé┬áHow would you spend the $200 to style a new outfit?

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