Okay I've put the stamp on the RSVP and I have just under under two months to do this!!
The wedding is the first week of April and the theme is Hawaiian - I've set myself a $50 spending limit to get my outfit.
To make clear at the start, I can wear anything I already own (there's a very high chance it's from an op shop already!!) such as shoes, bags, accessories, coat....
I am looking for a new dress though and it needs to match the requested theme.
I am not doing this.....
|from Luau Costumes|
The coconuts may not be big enough.
I am not doing this....
Green is just not my colour
I am tempted to get a dog just to do this....
But a dog is for life and my cat would kill me!!
I'm hoping (dreaming possibly) to find something along these lines
About triple my budget if bought online but I believe they come with a free hair clip.
I've had a quick check on Etsy with a $50 cap and there are a few out there for inspiration.
Maybe a little bright for me but pretty good for under $25.
|From ViralThreads on Etsy|
Bit pricier at $40 - shipping on top would blow the budget.
A basic shift style with a Hawaiian print is an option
|from 24thAvenueVintage on Etsy|
A bargain at under $20!
I'm also thinking I can play it safe/easy (which may happen come mid March) and choose a plain outfit and "island it up a bit"
I was thinking something like this from a Recycled Fashion tutorial in a Hawaiian pattern from a Hawaiian shirt
|Recycled Fashion plastic bottle cuff|
Or a fabric belt with a plain dress
What are the chances I'll stumble across a pair of these under $50 and in my size?
|Karen Millen tropical print heels from http://www.designer-shoes.org.uk/karen-millen.php|
Well the hunt is on - I've at least given myself some inspiration!!
All hints, tips & suggestions gratefully appreciated in case I'm missing an angle!
If all else fails I'm taking it out on the cat!!
|"You bloody dare" cat from hawaiiantimemachine.blogspot.com.au/|