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Monday, 15 June 2015

#SplashedbyGeorge - 4 outfits under £100*

A while ago, George at Asda challenged me to chose one staple wardrobe item and then create three additional outfits around it, all under £100. I'm not usually a fashion blogger, but it is something I waned to try, and I'm always looking to feature brands you don't see so much on other people's blogs so, Challenge Accepted! 

I knew straight away a bikini was going to be my staple piece. I didn't own a single bikini that fitted me and with a holiday coming up I decided to challenge myself to stepping out of my comfort zone and creating four looks all under £100 - something I thought would be extremely hard! 

The Staple

So, my #SplashedbyGeorge challenge starts with the beautiful bikini at the centre of all of these looks. I'll put my hands right up in the air and admit I'm seriously fussy with bikinis, and if I don't feel completely comfortable, I won't wear it. It took a long long time to chose one (hence my fussiness!).

After going round in circles, I went for a colour block bandeau matching set with the top priced at £6.00 and the bottoms, £4.00 - although a little birdie tells me they're currently in the sale going for the amazing price of £2.00! 

The bikini has a clasp back but can also be undone with the zip on the front as well. It has lightly padded cups and no under wire which for me means maximum comfort! Both the top and the bottoms were true to size. 

The Pool Party

With my staple item sorted and a gorgeous rooftop pool to relax at, the first of my three outfits had to be some kind of cover up or kaftan. I like my cover ups loose, especially in a hot country but I always find I lose my shape. The Kaftan I chose was a lovely light chiffon with a tie around the waist to pull it in which I loved. It was pretty low cut so gave a little flash of the bikini and was a good length for my 5ft nothing self - which is a rarity! To completely the look I went for some big oversized sunglasses with gold detail, a must have for any pool party! Big thumbs up from me on both items! You can buy the kaftan here for £10.00, and the sunglasses for £9.00

Little close up so you can see the detail on the glasses!


Barcelona is a city full of culture (not just beautiful hotels, beaches and bars!), so I knew I had a lot of sightseeing to do! I always wear bikinis during the day on holiday whether I'm by the water or not because it's way more comfortable (and less sweaty) so I needed an outfit to keep me cool, comfy and fit with my bikini. I'm the biggest lover of crochet so this top was an instant choice. I absolutely love it and have already decided to buy it in another colour ready for my next holiday. I also decided on white shorts which can be seen below as they're a bit hidden in the outfit photo! They are a beautiful fit, but I'm not totally keen on the embellishment in person as it's not really my style! You can buy the crochet top for £12.00, and the shorts for £14.00

I had such high hopes for this photo from our bedroom floor to ceiling window with views over the whole of Barcelona, but with the bright sunshine behind me you couldn't see a thing of the actual outfit so I had to improvise!

The Night Out

For my final outfit, I wanted an simple transition from day to night. A maxi dress is always a winner for slipping over a bikini and suddenly turning an outfit evening appropriate. I actually thought this dress was more orange on my laptop screen but it turned out quite bright neon. I wasn't sure at first but I've had quite a few compliments on it so I'm coming around! It had a crochet insert and side splits to add a bit of glam. I teamed up this dress with a bead statement necklace, straw print clutch and white casual loafers, all of which you can see in more detail below! The bag is a personal favourite! 

You can buy the maxi dress for £14.00, the necklace for £4.00, clutch bag here for £9.00 and the shoes for £12.00. 

So there we have four outfits to see you through the whole day of a holiday all for £94.00 - bargin! Overall I was seriously impressed with the design, cuts and quality of all of the clothes. Even my label snob boyfriend managed a compliment and that's extremely rate! If there's one thing you need to take from this post it's how gorgeous the George bikinis are though, trust me on that one! 


Look out for all of these items on my blog in the future too!

Love Lauren xx

*PR gift


1 comment

  1. Love all these outfits! Great idea using the bikini as the staple piece, also love the necklace you paired with the dress!


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