Reunions are coming up. I just received an invite to my high school reunion. Twenty years. Hmm.........the thought does not make me happy. If I decide to go (I probably won't but ya never know!) well guess what? You got it! I need something to wear!! Bargain hunting Bonhomie was at it again!
Here's my inspiration outfit:
David Meister Fitted Satin Dress, Saks: $315.00
Badgley Mischka Lana Beaded Clutch, Saks: $465.00
Rene Caovilla Snake Leather Slides, Saks: $1,270.00 (!!!! why are the shoes always more than the whole outfit??)
Outfit total: $2,050.00
And now my alternatives...........
Suzi Chin Sleeveless Pleated-Neck Dress (left), Macys: $168.00
Donna Rico Halter Dress (right), Macys: $158.00
La Regale Beaded Clutch (upper), Macys: $29.95
La Regale Shimmer Snap Top with Beaded Lace Handle, Ebags: $29.00
Trish Evening Sandals (upper right), Bakers: $59.99
Gemma Evening Sandals (lower left), Bakers: $69.95
Outfit total: approximately $255.00
I do admit that the 'bargain' dresses don't look as classy or elegant as the designer dress but I think it has more to do with the models and presentation than the dresses themselves. I believe I would combine the pleated neck dress, the beaded clutch and the Gemma sandals.
Now what in heavens name would I do for a wrap or coat??? Suggestions??