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 By Carmel MargaritIsCarmelina Bags

Long gone are the days when I would buy whatever I wanted without looking at the price tag. It use to be ALL ABOUT ME. Since having kids though, before I buy anything I have this constant conversation in my head convincing myself WHY I need it. But truth be told, I’ve learnt that you don’t need to spend much to look stylish. It’s all about how you wear it & seeing more than meets the eye.

To prove a point I decided to take a walk through Kmart & ended up at the change rooms with a trolley full of clothes!

I was so excited to end up with a heap of stylish outfits for UNDER $60. Not only do these clothes & accessories fit into a small budget, but they actually fit the body well, WIN-WIN! Oh I should mention too, this is not a sponsored post, just sharing the love from one bargain-lover to another.

Here’s what I found:

White Jeans $15

Chino jeans $15

Cargo pants $15

Black bodysuit (it’s actually swimwear) $20

Floral Wide leg Pants $20

Basic Black halter top $3.50

Floppy Black hat $15

Straw hat $9

Gold leaf necklace $5

Lace top $17

Shoes $20-$25

Black & White skirt $15


Carmel Margaritis, adelady,

Carmel Margaritis, adelady,

Carmel Margaritis, adelady,

The best part is when people say, “Where did you get those from?”, I confidentiality & proudly respond with “Kmart, twenty bucks” (then I enjoy seeing the look on their face)!

Carmel xx

Carmel Margaritis, adelady,

Meet the beautiful Carmel Margaritis. She’s the head designer and creator of Carmelina Bags and has made a living out of doing what she loves. As you read this, thousands of women all over Adelaide (and the world) are bowing down to her, thanking her for creating the perfect and most stylish baby bags! She’s also LOVES fashion and styling women all over Adelaide. She has a special place in my heart because she also loves a bargain, like myself! BRING ON $9 shoes! 

Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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