This is a subject that is close to my heart. I love clothes, I have had a love affair with them since birth. I also love fashion but only if it's frugally affordable. I learned my lesson a long time ago, when I purchased a pair of boots in the 80's, white leather fold down tops with large "rhinestones" on the cuff and straps that criss-crossed on the boot with silver studs. I paid $90.00 of my hard earned baby-sitting, stall shucking, yard work, chore doing money on these boots. A year later they were still beautiful but SOOO out of style and I saw them in a clearance center for $9.00~ I wore them for another two years until the late 80's and moved on to another fad.
I purchase most of my clothing second hand, gently used or new from garage sales or thrift stores. I will even buy something on 75% off at Old Navy or Target. I never pay full price. Nope...I refuse to.
With this in mind I have instilled in the College Diva the need to look for formal wear at discounted prices. She is always in need of a formal or special occasion dress for sorority events. I am always on the look out for them everywhere. Here's College Diva and her room mate Alaska Darling modeling dresses I picked up for...fraction of the original cost.
CD's Torrid dress $9.99 (retails for $89.00), matching shoes $4.99 and AD's David's Bridal dress $8.00 (retail $168.00)and I had a $3.00 coupon from donating making these outfits under $20.00!
Here is another sorority sister borrowing another semi-formal dress that I purchased for $8.00 at a consignment shop.
The orange dress retails for $110.00 at David's Bridal.
Nearly $300.00 worth of dresses for less than $30.00? I call that Frugal Fashion!
Ta Ta For Now!