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December 13, 2007

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August Deed

Good morning! As a formal event attendee ALWAYS---ALL YEAR--my sister, keeps and purchases such attire on the regular. People go to her for evening bag and outfit borrows,but I do such rarely and I need to put together an outfit or two for two "after-five" events this month.
I was advised to get jazzy purses ( and I LOVE BLACK because if it is done right--it is sharp) and shoes to formal up one slinky black dress and I need another idea for one more without spending any more money.
The dress in the second shot is very spring/summer--to me. You are a black-hater,but in that first shot,you can change that skirt to something flirtier for a better black look.

STYLEnosh

I like jazzy purses too especially anything colorful and beaded. And it shouldn't be too hard to find a fancy evening bag because they're everywhere from Bloomingdale's to Target. Now the tricky part is finding something to wear without spending money. I agree with you on the second dress because it really is a summer fabric. So I'll probably have to rock the first look. I've already pulled out everything in my closet that may work for a semi-formal event and I quickly realized I was coming up short! Maybe you and I should raid your sister's closet! LOL

Lisa

I would go with option #1. In the picture, the skirt doesn't look all that black to me, but maybe it's the flash of the camera against the fabric. But I think it's chic and stylish and more season appropriate. Plus the shoes and bag add some color to make it pop.

STYLEnosh

Thanks Lisa! I think I'm going to take your advice!

Debra

First, came here from SusanW's post on BlogHer.com

Second. Definitely wear the first outfit.

Third. A fine necklace with some sparkle (and maybe a little red??) with that?? What jewelry will you be wearing?

STYLEnosh

Hello Debra! Thanks for checking out STYLEnosh! It looks like it will be the first outfit. And honestly, I haven't even considered jewelry. I like your suggestion of adding something red and sparkly. I'll have to be creative. If I don't have anything, I may be able to borrow something from a friend. Thanks again for visiting and giving me some ideas!

Jewels

I would choose the first outfit. I would also recommend that you start a little evening collection JUST IN CASE. I love dressing up but, like you, don't have the dough to fork out $200.00 on a dress each time. Keep your eyes peeled for items that can do double/triple duty (that red purse, that black top) and purchase a few things as you can. Discount stores like TJ Maxx sometimes have great bargains off season. I also have had great success on eBay for formal wear. (Obviously this takes more time than you have.) Best of luck!

STYLEnosh

Hey Jewels! Thanks for the tips! At one point I was building my evening collection but I guess I got off track the last few years. I'll be on the lookout for some things to add to my closet when the big sales hit in January.

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