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Champage Saturday: A Dressed Up Look for Under $100

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!

tucker for target signature dress

christian siriano for payless shoes


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!

  • Wendy

    Fabulous! Love the shoes with the dress. You need to do a post on how to accessorize. It’s a skill I am lacking.

    October 16, 2010 at 7:33 am Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    I think you did great! And I love how affordable it all is. I need to send this to a friend I have who claims she can’t dress well on a budget…do untrue! This post is proof! Well done lady!!!

    October 16, 2010 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Audrey Allure

    Love the outfit, especially the shoes & clutch!

    October 16, 2010 at 8:48 am Reply
  • Debby

    I think you look beautiful. The dress fits amazingly! Great finds. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

    October 16, 2010 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Kelly

    I love the way you accessorized the Tucker dress! You look fantastic. Cheers! 🙂

    October 16, 2010 at 8:54 am Reply
  • Jennifer @ Darling Notes

    Oh my gosh, I am loving this outfit! Especially the shoes — what a find!

    October 16, 2010 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Christina

    Perfection! I love that clutch! And you didn’t overaccesorize. With that dress it would be really easy to take the focus off the dress with a ton of jewerly, but you kept it simple with little details here and there and it looks perfect. And I love those ferris wheel pics. I will definitely check her out!

    October 16, 2010 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Leia

    I think you look lovely! Especially digging those heels 🙂

    October 16, 2010 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Jessica

    You look beautiful! Proof that you can be jaw-droppingly chic for little cash!

    October 16, 2010 at 9:37 am Reply
  • Cheryl

    i haven’t shopped target in a while…what’s wrong with me!

    love your christian siriano shoes! i have a pair of his shoes from the payless line too. they are beautiful!

    October 16, 2010 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    ooh I love the look, its so pretty!! 🙂

    October 16, 2010 at 10:18 am Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    You are so beautiful and your outfit looks EXPENSIVE!! You’re inspiring in this post. It kind of makes me wish I had somewhere fancy to go so I could see if I could put together an inexpensive, yet fabulous, ensemble. 😉

    October 16, 2010 at 10:20 am Reply
  • Krysten

    Love those ferris wheel pics AND your dress!

    October 16, 2010 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Ashley

    I love those prints, I’ll have to check her out on Etsy! I also love your gold heels!

    October 16, 2010 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Couture Carrie

    Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love Monica’s work too!


    October 16, 2010 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Staley Mc

    Love this look! That dress looks great on you!

    October 16, 2010 at 10:25 am Reply
  • Brianna

    It’s super SUPER gorgeous
    LOVE it


    October 16, 2010 at 10:57 am Reply
  • isabel

    i love your look! especially the clutch 🙂

    October 16, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Diana

    You look gorgeous, that dress is stunning!! And *those shoes*, ga, ga, ga!!

    I did not notice the ferris wheel until you mentioned it. I was too distracted by the beautiful dress, and then I noticed the shoes and felt my jaw drop to my toes 😉 I cannot believe you found those at Payless, they look very high end.

    I keep reading about Tuckers for Target… I think some cross-border shopping is long overdue.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    October 16, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Amber's notebook

    Oh fabulous outfit!! That dress is so flattering! Amazing how it all under $100!

    October 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Allison

    You look absolutely gorgeous – and I would never be able to tell you spent under $100, which is even more fabulous 🙂
    Enjoy your champagne, darling! xo

    October 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • Suburban Sweetheart

    I particularly love the heels – and the fact that you used the word “cheddar” in reference to money.

    October 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth Marie

    You look FABULOUS dude. Love the dress and those shoes are killer. Also, I have hair envy! And bubbly envy haha. Love you!

    October 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    What fabulous dress and shoes!!
    I love that look, you are gorgeous!

    Have a great Champagne Saturday!

    Big hugs!
    B xx

    October 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm Reply
  • doodlesbylauren

    Payless? who knew? FANTASTIC GOLD!

    October 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm Reply
  • Megan Yarmuth

    You look great and absolutely no need to spend another dime! I’m just wondering why you didn’t pick up your bestie that frock in her own size? Humph! Also, do I spy new curtains in the front window? Love them!

    October 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm Reply
  • Cafe Fashionista

    Wow! Kristin you look absolutely amazing! 🙂

    October 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm Reply
  • Chuck

    Well you already know I love THAT dress… Because I have it too! 🙂
    Love the clutch AND the heels as well!! (I love CS for Payless!–crazy awesome stuff)


    October 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm Reply
  • Madeline

    You look gorgeous! Love the whole outfit!

    October 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm Reply
  • Jessi

    Girl, you look HOT!! Ooo-wee, I love this dress on you! So pretty 🙂

    Happy weekend!!
    xoxo J

    October 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I was just looking at the Tucker for Target stuff the other day…super cute! And I love your shoes, too!

    October 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • Jennifer

    What an awesome look for under $100!!! I love when a person looks great without spending to much, my philosophy is it’s not how much you spend, but how much you make it look like you spent. Would have NEVER known those shoes were only $20!

    October 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Liz

    OMG you look terrific! The accessories are so pulled together, fabulous 🙂

    October 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    Amazing shoes!! I’m definitely loving them.

    October 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • Unknown Mami

    I love the entire outfit.

    October 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm Reply
  • Katie

    I love that dress!

    October 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Nikosmommy

    Love love love this look! The dress is fun and young and the heels are totally kicky and cute!

    October 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    Love the outfit, so cute! 🙂

    October 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • Josie

    Um, hello, perfection! I love this chic look, girl, and even more knowing that it was under $100! I am absolutely in love with this prettiness!
    xo Josie

    October 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • Heavenly Housewife

    Wow, cant believe you did that for under $100. You look amazing daaahling!
    *kisses* HH

    October 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm Reply
  • Kristina P.

    So cute! I saw that dress at Target, but it was much too short for me. You have great legs!

    October 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Beth

    You are amazing!! You look so hot and super chic and that you did it for $60 is pretty impressive. You have just further sealed my love for Target.

    October 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    Oh my gosh, girl!!! You look amazing! You don’t need crazy money to look fab!!!

    October 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    You look fabulous!!!! Love the shoes and dress (that dress will be so versatile!). J’adore!!! xoxo

    October 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Lynnette

    Cute clutch!!


    October 16, 2010 at 10:14 pm Reply
  • Lynnette

    Cute clutch!


    October 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    I just love the dress, the Tucker for Target line had some great pieces, but I did not get to Target to fight the crowds on opening day and missed out.

    You look so fabulous though, and it’s always great to prove you don’t need to spend a lot to do so!

    October 17, 2010 at 12:46 am Reply
  • Lori

    you look great! Will you be posting pics of the event?


    October 17, 2010 at 1:13 am Reply
      • Lori

        @The BonBon Rose Girls, lol. Oops! I thought that was going to be a link to the website for the event. But now I see! Thanks!


        October 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm Reply
  • Susu Paris Chic

    Love the sparkly touch by the lovely clutch!

    October 17, 2010 at 5:11 am Reply
  • shari @ little blue deer

    You look gorgeous! So chic, and thanks for the tip on those Payless shoes, really love them! XX!

    October 17, 2010 at 7:15 am Reply
  • Anna

    Wow, so pretty. x

    October 17, 2010 at 10:24 am Reply
  • Traci B

    I think you did great! I love a deal because that means you can get more!!

    October 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm Reply
  • Nikolett

    Loving this outfit! And I think there’s nothing wrong with finding things that are cheaper money-wise … because it ends up looking fabulous anyways and you get more for your $! You look amazing and it’s definitely an inspiration to look around and find those kind of items!

    October 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    You look great! I so love Target.

    October 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm Reply
  • Monique

    Of course your look is worthy of the event! You look great! and I have to say I wouldn’t have thought this was budget friendly! It’s great!

    October 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Great dress dear and looking chic indeed!

    October 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Shea

    You look like a million bucks! Hard to believe your look us under $100. I love how you dressed up that beautiful Tucker for Target dress!

    October 17, 2010 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Adrenalynn

    YOU! Are so fabulous! You look amazing! And I heart the shoes… so much. Sigh. Thanks for showing us how to pull off show-stopping fab without spending the big bucks. That’s why we love you 🙂

    October 18, 2010 at 2:00 am Reply
  • Susan

    you look fabulous!

    October 18, 2010 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Christy @ Stylishly Inspired

    Love it!!! I wasn’t super crazy about the Tucker dresses, but as I’m seeing them on different bloggers, they look so much better. You look great =)

    October 18, 2010 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Anaiz

    You did a fab job! Love the clutch 😀

    October 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    I love the outfit!! That dress is amazing and you look beautiful in it!!!

    October 19, 2010 at 10:42 am Reply
  • meg

    You look great; love the dress and shoes!!

    October 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • livin wide

    love that clutch and those shoes!!

    October 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm Reply

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