Somewhere to go nothing to wear
Garanimals is the word that came to my mind this morning and I’m wondering to myself, how can I possibly weave a story around this word? Then it struck…I remembered an invitation I received to an upcoming luncheon affair and I really have nothing suitable to wear to the event.
What does Garanimals and a forthcoming luncheon have in common? At first I thought nothing at all, that is until I look closely at how Garanimals evolved. Who knew that there was a direct link on how children felt about themselves and how they dressed? Since Garanimals didn’t exist until 1972, and the product line was geared to young children, it was too late for me to indulge in this revolutionary clothing. Had I only been younger I could have avoided dressing myself as a nerd but it’s all water under the bridge.
The commonality between Garanimals and my luncheon invitation is the realization that I will have to put together an outfit and find a date for this affair. Without dwelling too long on what I envision my outfit to be I knew almost immediately that I wanted to wear a dress.
Since frugality is the focus for Thrifty Thursdays I set a limit of $50 for a frumpless looking frock. So it was with nimble fingers I scoured the internet and found 3 possibilities that I want to share with you.
- Coming in at $24.80 – the first entry is the Ladylike Cap Sleeve Dress, a form-fitting, fully lined, V-neckline, coral dress from Forever 21. The length is just above the knee and with the classic lines this dress could easily go from the office to cocktails. The coral color makes for a nice springtime feel.
- Next up at $40.00 – is a Camilla and Marc Deep Scuba Dive Dress from Rent The Runway. The retail value of this dress is $520 but why pay a fortune to buy an outfit when you can easily rent one. Rent The Runway has rental periods from 4 – 8 days. They offer $25 off your first rental and at a cost of $29.95 you can get free shipping and insurance per year. In addition they offer “Go-to Girl” service where you can ask for advice via online chat, phone or email.
- Lastly at $47.99 – is the Sleek It Out Dress in Olive from ModCloth. I’m not usually drawn to olive but this dress in its simplicity called my name. This is a form-fitting sheath dress with a square neckline, cap sleeves and tailored fit. I have to thank fellow blogger Glenda
DixonMixon of So What to Twenty for accepting a recent challenge from where she had to create an entire outfit from one item selected by ModCloth. What she came up with was two sharp ensembles that you can check out HERE. If not for Glenda’s challenge I wouldn’t have looked to ModCloth for a dress and I’m so glad I found this one.
Two things I like most about each of these dresses is that #1 they are all under $50 and #2 all will go nicely paired with nude heels and clutch. Right now I’m up in the air about jewelry but since I have my dress choices lined up the only other outstanding item that remains is a date, ugh!
Have a beautiful day!
“It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.” ~Aesop