Weekend Wear: Special Occasion

I bought this dress to wear to a wedding we had over the summer in New York City. I didn’t have a chance to take pictures until just this past weekend when we went to the symphony to hear Carmina Burana. An awesome show if you ever get the chance to go.

When I was a looking for a dress for the wedding, I didn’t want to spend a lot so I went to Avalon Exchange, a consignment store in Squirrel Hill. I found this no-name dress there for $15! Because the dress was so cheap I splurged a little on the earrings. I usually don’t spend a lot on jewelry, but I knew these would be worn over and over again. The shoes were a different story. I typically like to spend a lot on shoes so I know my feet will be comfortable day in and day out. However, for weddings I like to wear cheap shoes. I am a pretty aggressive dancer at weddings and my shoes will be lucky if they last the night.

I was pretty happy with the outfit I ended up with for just about $60. It has already proven its staying power in my closet. Have you found any great special occasion dresses for a deal lately? Any special occasions coming up?

Details: Dress via Avalon / Payless shoes / Francesca’s earrings / J.Crew outlet necklace / Coach wristlet/ Michael Kors watch

Multifunctional Winter Dress

I am still getting dressed over here! Don’t worry about me! It’s just that when there are three inches of snow on your porch and it’s 20 degrees outside, you tend to get lazy about taking outfit pictures. The only thing that has changed since we last spoke is that ever since I saw Beyonce perform at the Super Bowl, I have rekindled my love for Destiny’s Child. Also, did you see how multifunctional her outfit was? This is the perfect segue into why I love this dress.

I originally bought this dress when I was asked by my very dear friends to be their daughter’s godmother. It was the perfect level of appropriateness for church and I thought it had the best color palate and pattern for a winter event. Since then I also have found it appropriate for work with it’s high neckline and modest hemline. Overall I am getting a lot of use out of a dress that I bought for $27 during the big Christmas eve mark downs.¬†

Loft dress
Sweater tights (?)
Nine West shoes
The Limited necklace
BP Nordstrom cardigan

Navy Blue and White Striped Day Dress

 Details: MNG by Mango for JCPenny dress / J.Crew necklace / Jones New York sandals via Avalon

Ah! This dress. One of my most treasured finds this summer. It is from the MNG by Mango for JC Penny line, which by the way was surprisingly good. The perfect day dress for baby showers and bridal showers. For a more casual wedding this dress has legs. Literally. The puckered shoulders and key hole are great details and who doesn’t love stripes? I hope you all found a great day dress you fell in love with this summer. Do tell us about it!