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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Party Outfit Under $100

Today was my little sister's 16th birthday party. I think her birthdays make me feel older than my own do!! Though I love having an occasion to get dressed up for, and it's always wonderful to have a house full of family, friends, and delicious food, no matter how many years have gone by.


I got the 'Leader of the Rack' dress from Avon a few months ago and this is my first time wearing it. I love the print, the pockets, and the length; though I'm not crazy about the poly-satin material.
I loved how the buckle on my cinch belt perfectly mimicked the pattern of the dress.
The birdcage pumps also made their debut - four inch heels are necessity when mingling with both my little sister and my sister-in-law to be, who tower over my 5' 2" frame.

Plus, I put together this outfit for under $100!

Leader of the Rack dress, Avon - $30
Demode Pump, Nine West - $50 (I got my Jessica Simpson Birdcage pumps from TJMaxx for $50, but since they are $80 on Amazon, I had to choose a similar pair for $50.)
Fringe Necklace, Forever 21 - $10.80 (Mine is from the Gap, and was only $10 at the time, but now it's only available in gold and is $25)
Sparkle Ring, Forever 21 - $6.80
Cinch Belt, Forever 21 - $5.80
Black Tights, Khol's - $5

Total = $98.40

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!


  1. Great outfit! The pumps are super cute.

  2. Fab outift, i love the little stone sculptures in the background.
    You look like you sould be skipping down pebble pavements somewhere in the Greek Islands!
    The Pattern gives it a vintage feel, i adore this look!!
    Hope your sister had a great party!

  3. Awesome look! Seriously chic outfit, love it. Ah, the shoes...how I live for shoes, haha.

  4. You look amazing! I love the pop of color in the shoes-- there, but not too much! && I agree, that Satin-y material isn't my favorite, either, but you sure look lovely in it!

  5. The dress is killer- great choice!

  6. Happy bday to your baby sister !

    Thx for your comment... I agree that the Chanel temporary tattoos are expensive but then everything Chanel is !! :) Mon Mode Blog

  7. How fun!! Happy birthday to your sister! This party outfit looks fantastic on you! I love the surprise of the purple shoes!!

    P.S. Thanks so much for your help with my sewing!!!! :)


  8. This dress is fantastic! I love how, as you mentioned, the belt buckle mirrors the dress print. And the purple shoes top off a chic chic outfit!

  9. Ohhh that dress is fab! I wish we had Avon clothing here in the UK, I'd be on it in a flash! Hope your sister had a great bday :D Xx

  10. The dress is really absolutely wonderful. You look great. Wishing you a great party with your sister

  11. love the purple pumps! such a great color and they're so fun! the fringe necklace is great too - i'd take one in silver AND gold, please!

  12. really cute!!! i love it!! strange, I can't follow you.. *throws fit* blog world is going insane today. anyways, come by my blog and follow me, so you can be in my panel.

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  14. you lookso great luv the entire outfit!!


  15. re: Crystal Renn - it is a bit disheartening that some Crystal's size is "plus-sized", but I suppose in comparison to the size zeros anyone could be plus-sized... :-/ but I guess we have to be glad for anything that encourages diversity, and a change from this vicious cycle that the industry is caught in...Fingers crossed it will get better from here! :)

  16. I love your outfit! The colours of your dress suit you very much and I love the way you clash it with your shoes!

    Great makeup, too!

  17. I love your outfit - the shoes are amazing!!

  18. I really like that last pic, with the glow of the candles! And I have always wondered about stuff from Avon, is it worth it? Do you have any of their other stuff?

  19. happy birthday to your sister! and you look great!!!

  20. Avon has clothes? What??? You looked gorgeous!

  21. This outfit is fab! totally something I would wear!

  22. Fantastic outfit on the cheap! I can't believe Avon clothes could be so pretty! You really do look fantastic in this dress - and I hope you wear it more often. :-)

  23. Fabulous Outfit and you looked absolutely gorgeous!


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