Sunday, October 16, 2011

Frugal Fascinators

In preparation for my eldest sisters' wedding day, we decided to have high tea at The Secret Garden in Kerrisdale. Following in the footsteps of the highly profiled wedding of William and Kate, it was agreed upon that we would all wear fascinators to support the occasion. Being too cheap to spend any more than $10 on an item that I would wear only once however, I decided to make my own!

Birds: $0.99  Purchased from Dressew

Bra Pads: $2
Purchased from Dressew

Purple Cloth: $.25
Purchased from Dressew

Pink Coil: $0.99/metre  Purchased from Dressew

Clip: $2  Purchased from Dressew

Finished Product:
If you look closely at the fascinator, you may notice that it is slightly ghetto and amateurish looking. Lol! But what did you expect? It was my first time making one! I DO like the colour palette of this design however, and I did my best to make it appear as 3-dimensional as possible.

Dress: $14.99  Purchased from Zara
I bought this dress three years ago for a wedding and I am so glad to be able to wear it again! I love the pastel lilac colour and the ruffles in the front. The back is super low-cut, though I don't have a photo to show it. The best part is that this piece is machine washable! I detest washing clothes by hand....

Clutch: $5.99  Purchased from Value Village
Featured in Post: Champagne and Confetti

Frugal Finds Total: $27.21

The Chu sisters at The Secret Garden


  1. LOL Di! Your fascinator is soooo funny up close - super creative!

  2. Hi there! I've been following your posts for awhile and I quite enjoy your blog which is why I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Check out my nomination for you and rules and info about the award on my blog:

    well deserved!