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Friday, September 6, 2013

Finds Under 50 - Summer Wedding

under 50 9.6
dress - Kohl's: $12.75
belt - Target: $12.99
shoes - thrifted: $3.99
purse and necklace: gift


I love weddings, I truly do. Friends of ours got married this past weekend and although we didn't make it to the wedding because we chose to instead spend some time tailgating on campus with family here in Columbus from out of town, we definitely didn't miss out on their reception at a local winery. It was such a fun time, but I really started to feel a little old when music from Montel Jordan, Mariah Carey, and decade old Usher and Lil Jon songs were the highlight of my night until we had danced so much that my back hurt. Seriously, when did that happen? It's like I'm 29 going on 60. The reception was the perfect reason to wear this dress again (last seen here), and when I realized the total cost of this look, I decided to go ahead and make it this weeks' Finds Under 50 look. I opted for flats instead of heels because as I described above, I'm old and just couldn't imagine a bunch of dancing in heels, and the belt was added to give the dress some shape. Because it's still summer and the temperatures reminded us that we were indeed attending a summer event, I chose the teal necklace and coral purse to make my all black look a little more season appropriate. 

*Please share your thoughts - is it cheating to include a few gifts in the look for Finds Under 50 since they add to it without adding cost? I felt good about this time because I could've easily completed the look with items I purchased and stayed under $50, but I'd love to hear your feedback!

6 comments:

  1. Such a cute dress. Love the sleeves. I don't think it is cheating. If the outfit cost you less then $50, then it is under $50.

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  2. I don't think adding gifts is cheating! They cost you nothing, go ahead and highlight em! I always included things like hand me downs from my cousin too when I'm talking about thrifty things!

    This is a great wedding look! And I would start to feel old after hearing all those songs too! Nothing wrong with that though, sounds like it was a fun time!

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  3. This dress is so pretty! The sleeves are gorgeous!!! I think it's totally fine to include gifts in the under $50 posts. We all have birthdays!

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  4. I don't think the gifts are cheating at all! It's just the same as getting something on clearance, or thrifting something that originally cost a lot more. I love this dress, by the way!

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  5. I don't think the gifts are cheating at all! It's just the same as getting something on clearance, or thrifting something that originally cost a lot more. I love this dress, by the way!

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  6. I love your Wedding Look. I recently showed a Casual Wedding Look on the Blog and I am about to show a Fancy one, too. Your LBD is pretty and Summery with Teal & Coral. Love your Purse. And no I don't think it's cheating since these were the pieces (the gifts) you planned to wear with this Outfit. What brand is your Kohl's Dress? Please tell me. Thanks. =)

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