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Monday, June 25, 2012

Thrift and Shout on the News: What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

 Every 4th Monday of each month I have the privilege of showing off my thrift store finds on Columbus Ohio's Fox 28. This months topic was What to Wear to a Summer Wedding. Just attending a wedding can be hard on the budget especially if you have to travel so why not get your outfit or your whole families outfits from the thrift store and save a bundle! No one would ever guess these super cute dresses came from a thrift store unless you're like me and you can't resist telling people about your good deals!

Today was extra exciting because it was the first day of Fox 28's new format. They extended their broadcast by an hour until 10am and I got to be there on the first day! I get one more hour of sleep because I go on at 9:45am now instead of 8:45 so I'm a big fan of the new format!

 Here are my models in their thrift store outfits:
The models: Sara, Hope, and Heather
 The Models and Me

 Heather: 
dress: Goodwill $4.99
cardigan: Goodwill $3.99\
shoes: Goodwill $3.99
pin: Volunteers of America $2.99
Total Cost: $15.96

 Sara:
dress: Goodwill $4.99
shoes: Goodwill $3.99
bracelet: Forever 21 $6
Total Cost: $14.98

 Hope:
dress : Goodwill $4.99
shoes: Goodwill $3.99
bracelet: Target $10
Total Cost: $18.98

 Me:
dress: Goodwill $4.99
 belt: Goodwill $1.99
shoes: Goodwill $3.99
flower: Forever 21 $1.99
Total Cost: $12.96

My tips for dressing for a wedding:
- pay attention to the invitation for clues on how to dress. Is it super fancy or more casual and quirky? What time of the day is the wedding? Where is the wedding?
-never wear white; it won't kill you to just wear something else!
- Black is ok to wear as long as it's not something you'd wear to a funeral. keep it light and fun or do black with a print like my dress. You could also add a pop of color with shoes or jewelry. And never wear black to a daytime wedding!
-Look feminine and appropriate;  if you think an outfit might be inappropriate it probably is!
-If the wedding is outdoors wear a dress that won't blow over your head if it's windy and try either fancy flats or wedges so your heels won't sink in the grass!

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7 comments:

  1. All of you girls look lovely! This is such an uniqe blog! Thank you for your nice comment and visiting my blog :) I really appreciate it! let me know if you would like to follow each other!

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  2. that purple dress is adorable!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and google friends connect)? let me know!
    see you around!

    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow such beautiful dresses!! I love your dress especially :)

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  4. You ladies look so cute!!! I just found your blog from Hope's facebook :) You have an awesome blog!!! I can't wait to read more :)

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  5. Awesome job! Everyone looks so great. I love the styling on the yellow dress but I adore that purple dress so much. I want it for myself even though I don't have any weddings to attend!

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