My cousin Shelley Ann turned 30 and there was A Big Party. Cocktail attire requested.
hand me down red velvet shawl from Aunt Mim with glittery beads: $0
black tank from TJMaxx: $3
cast off black skirt from same aunt: $0
lace hose: $ 9
break-my-ankle silver heels from Shana: $0
rhinestone bracelet from downtown boutique: $30
borrowed dangly earrings from Shelley Ann at the party proper: $0
Total outfit: $42
This is a game my best girl A started in high school. We would add up the cost of our outfits and whoever's was cheapest was the winner. A usually won because she always had hand me down clothes. But I'm going to beat her at her own game - my thrifting skills have gotten much sharper and I've had an influx of cast off clothes. In another post, I'll tell you how you can play too.
The new thing I was wearing was my Benefit Erase Paste, bought at a gaspy experience at Sephora. Ben recently dumped my college bottle of Mary Kay foundation all over the bed (it was as bad as you can imagine), so I needed a replacement under-eye concealer. I have not shopped at the mall for so long. The Sephora salesgirls were very nice, but I'm sure I was breaktime conversation with my naked face and cut-to-the-chase shopping speed. I use very little make up, but I buy the good stuff. Because it was Shelley's bash and she adores shoes and make up, I tried to go all out for her.