Blogger Thrift Store Challenge

Thursday, June 21, 2012

As you may be aware, I am a big fan of collaborating with fellow bloggers. So, when Melissa from The Key to Chic contacted me to be a part of her "Thrift Store Challenge," I was all in! The challenge was to find a date night look (not including accessories) for under $20. The dress I found for this challenge, has actually been sitting in my closet for a good 7 months. I found this hideous taffeta nightmare at the Goodwill last winter, but I saw potential. With a lot of seam/sequin ripping and a shortened hem, this Peplum beauty found new life! I am planning on posting the before and after pics of this dress... but that's for tomorrow :) My date night dress cost me $7.99 and some sweat so I'm pretty sure I beat the challenge! My entire outfit, including all accessories cost under $50.... still an amazing feat!

I also want to say a special thank you to the talented ladies who took this challenge with me, They all look gorgeous! Please click their links to see how they approached the challenge!

The Ladies:

1. Toni from The Love Hanger
(Hey, Central Valley peeps, she's from Fresno!!)

2. Lauren from Moon Child
3. Melissa from The Key to Chic

My Entire Look:

brand: For David Howard Climax Karen Okada
(80's Vintage)
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown
(I probably screwed up it's resale value by getting rid of all the tackiness)

{cocktail ring}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $5.59
purchased from: eBay
suggested retail: unknown
This ring is Featured on one of my 'Real v. Steal' posts, see more here

brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $7.80
purchased from: F21
suggested retail: $7.80

brand: Barney's New York
purchase price: $20.00 (with new tags)
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $99.00

brand: Delicious
purchase price: $ 7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $44.00
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