I don’t normally post new clothing on here! Only recently did I realize that my wardrobe is about 80% thrifted. When I do purchase a new item, it means a lot, and of course I find something on sale. We went to Seattle for our first anniversary and I wanted to get some photos done to capture the spirit of the weekend. Our first year of marriage has definitely been interesting. A lot of unforeseen circumstances that really made us closer. I told Mark I wanted to get some pictures done to start new, a reset for our second year of marriage.
I wanted to wear something special for the photoshoot and after we were going to dinner at the absolute gastronomical feast Altura. Shopping online can be difficult. I never know where to start. In this case I decided to search for a colour and style. Burgundy wrap dress, were my key words. I found this stunning dress from Tobi’s it was regular $250 on sale for $110. Obviously that is a little more than I normally spend, but knew I would get a lot of use out of this dress.
If you are used to purchasing secondhand clothing or discounted pieces, buying something new can be a bit of sticker shock. I think if you are looking to purchase a special piece, make sure you can wear it again and again. It’s an investment. I once bought a consigned leather jacket for $125, but I wore it all the time. It became a wardrobe staple and now 6 years later I am ready to consign it as it no longer fits my style. I am of the mindset if you are going to purchase a new piece for your wardrobe, make sure it is quality.
This burgundy wrap dress is timeless. I can wear it to a wedding, a fancy dinner, a girls night out, the options are endless. It was an investment for my wardrobe, but it fits with my style and the shape is perfect for me. The nice part about the dress is the bows. They are a unique feature that really makes it feel fun and dressy at the same time.
FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY
Burgundy Wrap Dress
Burgundy Wrap Dress: $110 (Tobi), Floral Steve Madden Heels: $40 (Winners)
TOTAL COST: $150
When you purchase a nice quality piece of clothing, you don’t need a lot to dress it up. All I did was throw on a pair of heels and the outfit looked great.