|Trina Turk Dress (similar in green), J. Crew Suede Heels (old)|
Being the ever-so future-conscious bargain shopper, I found this amazing Trina Turk dress at Bloomingdales at winter clearance last year for under $80. While Trina Turk is known for some of her more bold patterns and designs, I love her basic pieces. The cuts are incredibly feminine and have a bit of a 1950's/1960's Mad Men vibe to them. I particularly love how this is a great fall/winter dress as well, with its denser and comfortable material. Seriously, I had been waiting to wear this dress for a while.
I paired it with some old J. Crew nude suede heels purchased for under $60 dollars, which complemented the bright red well while providing some textural contrast to the entire outfit. That's potentially less than $150 (or at least estimated) for a fun, stylish night with my favorite ladies! Other than some of the fabulous fashions that were demonstrated by my girls, it also didn't hurt to end the night on a great note. I managed to snag a free Dry Bar blow out in the raffle, which I will probably document in lengthy detail right here.
Side note number 2, the Alpha Phi Foundation raises money and awareness of women's cardiac healthcare. Heart disease is one of the leading killers of women in the United States. If you could take the time to either read, educate, or even donate to the cause, it would be greatly appreciated on behalf of myself and all my sorority sisters. You can donate at foundation.alphaphi.org.