Seventeen Magazine contacted me to participate in a blogger challenge in creating a look under $17. This was an excellent opportunity to not only challenge myself but to show everyone else that I am totally capable. It was short notice so I ran to my closet and grabbed all of my really inexpensive and memorable vintage pieces I have bought at garage sales, flea markets, and thrift shops like Goodwill and Salvation Army. One romper dress in particular stood out to me because I remember buying it fresh out of High School at my local Salvation Army. I remember that day like it was yesterday, the romper dress stood out to me because of the skirt, it was short in the front and long in the back. The back of the dress had cut outs to expose your back and the front fit like a haltered suit and had a two-button closure. I only shop at Salvation Army on Wednesday’s because they have 50% off of certain colored tags and this one just happened to be on sale for just $5! The rest was a piece of cake, all I had to do was pair it with my vintage scarf I snagged at a garage sale and some inexpensive pumps I snagged at Mandees and the challenge was a done deal. My jewelry was thrifted too and purchased at Billy’s Antiques! Check out the full story by visiting Seventeen Magazine and check out other photos you didn’t see with more details below!Many of you have seen me in this dress a thousand times and it’s because I love it! Prepare to see it a thousand more times within the next year!These cool vintage screw-backs are from Billy’s Antiques. All of the earrings usually cost about $5 but I get an employee discount ;)The ring and bracelet combo is from Billy’s as well!These are some inexpensive shoes I found at Mandees and they are sexy as hell.This is proof that style doesn’t ONLY consist of expensive designer labels. You can buy expensive designer apparel but you can’t buy style. When you ignore the tag and see clothing for what it really is and its creative potential, you end up looking like a million bucks.
Thank you Seventeen Magazine for having me be a part of this amazing story.
Special thanks to Timothy Dark for taking such great photo’s for this Seventeen Magazine article!