How to Look Like a Movie Star on a Budget

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever wished you could look like a movie star but decided you just don’t have the budget? Well keep reading this post as those days are seriously over…

Can you believe that this dress cost even less than CHF200!

It all started a couple of weeks ago when the online store styling service  Zalon by Zalando did a road trip from Germany into Switzerland and invited me to check out their portable caravan in Zurich.

Meeting one of the Zalon by Zalando stylists in person ended up being such a fun experience. She simply asked me what sort of outfit I was looking for. Then took a look at me and in about 2 minutes she had already managed to find a few great options on the Zalon by Zalando website. I really have no idea how she managed this.  The search went on and after another 5 minutes fabulous shoes with 2 potential matching bags were also found. ..

Keep reading to find out more about how to look like a movie star on a budget!


How to Look Like a Movie Star a Budget

About one week after visiting my stylist in Zurich my fabulous box of goodies arrived containing 3 dress options, 2 bag options and one pair of shoes.

Plus a lovely little pamphlet outlining exactly what I need to do regarding payment and/ or returning the items I don’t want to keep. Returning goods is ever so simple. You get 100 days to decide and it’s free.

I am sure you’ll all agree that this dress was far too nice not to keep. It fits like a glove and I am sure was especially made just for me – haha!

Dress CHF 175, Clutch CHF 35 and High Heeled Sandals CHF 230

Photos taken at Hotel Baur au Lac by my dear friend @Cochastyle

Here is another dress that came in the mail which my Zalon by Zalando stylist chose for me and I simply can’t send back…oops! Guess I’ll have to keep both – smile!

Photos taken at The CAFE – a fab new cafe in Zurich that really needs to be visited!

Dress CHF 95, Shoes from G31 (available online here), Bag souvenir from Spain (vacation post here)


Why not try out the styling service yourself (link HERE)

Zalon by Zalando is a free styling service where customers can get expert advice from fashion professionals for their personal outfit needs. A customer can choose a stylist to find the perfect outfit together – via phone or messenger. Out of 3,000 premium and lifestyle brands, the stylist creates an outfit according to the customer’s taste, occasion, and budget. The outfit box is delivered to the customer’s doorstep for an easy fitting at home. The service includes free shipping and a 100-day return policy. Zalon was launched in Germany in May 2015. Since then the business has become available in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium.


Please note this post is a collaboration with Zalon by Zalando but all opinions are my own.

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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!


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