A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to cover the Fashion Week Tampa Bay show. I thought it would be a fabulous opportunity to see if I could put together a dressed up look without shelling out a whole lotta cheddar. Y’all know how much I heart a good deal! I had managed to find a Tucker for Target Signature Dress in Diamond Print at my local Target a couple weeks prior to the show and I decided to work around that.
I made it my goal to spend less than a hundred bones. I had been wanting a new pair of metallic heels and I thought a metallic look would go perfectly with my new frock, so I hit up Payless. My hope was to find a killer pair of Christian Siriano for Payless pretties. Happily, I didn’t leave empty handed. I scored gold peep toes for under $20.00. Since the dress was $39.99, I still had around $40.00 left for which to accessorize myself, but I thought I would give shopping my closet a try first before I visited any more stores.
From my existing wardrobe, I drummed up a pair of Old Navy drop hoop earrings, a Forever 21 bejeweled bangle, that you may remember from my first Champagne Saturday, post and an ancient glittery clutch (you know me and sparkle), so I didn’t have to spend another dime. Looking stylish and chic on the cheap is quite possible wouldn’t you agree?
Seriously, hit me with your opinion. What DO you think of the end result lovelies? Was my look worthy of the event I attended or should I have reached a little deeper into my pockets and rocked some higher end gear? Inquiring minds want to know!
p.s. Did you happen to notice the ferris wheel photographs that are behind me in the pics? They were taken by my uber talented friend Monica of Ciao, Chessa! Check out her Etsy shop to see more of her gorgeous work!