I had not one but TWO dress wearing occasions this past weekend – a dinner party Saturday night and a Houston Moms Blog party Sunday afternoon. There were some things in common between both events – great people, great food, great conversation – and whether it was the old dress or new, I am 100% sure I wore the CHEAPEST outfit in the room for both!

Old Dress

First up, my “old” dress: my one-and-only DVF silk wrap dress that I don’t wear very often but was perfect for a dinner party!

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Might as well embrace the curves! The dress was $9.80, olive tank top $4.94, blush Steve Madden mules $10 plus gifted but thrifted bag from my sis WHO ARRIVES TOMORROW and accessories from my collection!
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The lighting was terrible and (of course) I was running late so I just made it work. You’ll have to trust me that the shoes coordinated perfectly in yet *another* example of thrifting fate, AKA pieces bought during different thrift stops destined to belong together!
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I have always loved blush and olive together!!
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Wearing the DVF dress made me wonder why I don’t wear it more often! It was SO comfortable!
Does that happen to anyone else? Wearing a piece begets wearing it more??!

It was a lovely night and we stayed out till almost midnight because we live on the edge in our mid-forties.

New Dress

By new I mean, new *to me* for eight whole dollars! I love the jewel-toned dress I thrifted last week for the Houston Moms Blog partay…

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It has pockets, it has all the colours I adore!
Worn with raspberry cardi $4.50, suede booties $11.90, earrings I found in a purse I thrifted and

my absolute favourite necklace by She Does Create WHO COMES TOMORROW.
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Can you wear raspberry and burgundy together? YESSSSSSSSSSSS
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I couldn’t help but smile at how this outfit came together!

The Houston Moms Blog party involved meeting new contributors, getting new head shots and getting group photos with our team and exec team.

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Fact: if you’re over the age of 13 as a photographer, I have no idea what to do! @eightytwophoto was awesome though and oh so very patient as I kept complaining about my “uni boob” sitch.
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I could not resist the opportunity for the *perfect* mirror selfie at @2840dukessa!
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I love these ladies so much!
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Dream team right here!
“Blessed Blondes”
(er, eh-hem, speaking for myself only, Blessed *Assisted* Blonde)

Two thrifted dresses, two completely different looks, two amazing nights! What I spent on my outfit doesn’t really matter (though I WIN FOR CHEAPEST OUTFIT)… What I really want to convey is that you don’t have to spend big bucks and/or resort to fast fashion in order to look great!

Would YOU consider thrifting an outfit for your next big night out?!

xoxo Nicole

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  1. Love DVF!! I’ve gotten a little too curvy (read fat) for my DVFs. Saw a great post on Ask Suzanne Bell from about a year ago that had videos of different ways to wrap a DVF so that it can be worn when perhaps it would be too tight if wrapped in the conventional way. I was so happy to see these videos because now I can wear these beautiful dresses and not have to feel guilty about not being the same size that I was when I bought the dresses.

  2. I love both outfits! I am partial to the last one though, so vibrant and cheerful! I feel energized just by looking at it on a gray winter day…wish we had some sun and warm weather where I live but that won’t happen soon lol. Imo the burgundy boots would go well even with the first outfit, maybe with some chunky burgundy jewelry or a purse.

    The mom blog event sounds so much fun and you ladies all look so stylish!

    For a night out on yeah I’d wear some cool stuff from vintage or consignment stores. Jewelry too!

    • nicole

      You are right! The burgundy boots would work with the DVF dress! Thanks!! The colourful dress is a bit more my style… still hoping to find a colourful DVF one day in the thrift store! I love vintage too – it’s a great way to ensure that NO ONE else will have what you’re wearing! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. I love love love the colorful dress and how you styled it with the jewelry, the purple cardigan and shoes. The colors, cut, and everything about the dress is gorgeous and it looks great on you.

    • nicole

      Why thank you for the kind words! The best part was that it came up at the thrift store exactly when I needed it! Thrifting mojo is REAL!!!