So I didn’t end up getting either one of the dresses that I really wanted, but I did find a dress that was a pretty decent bargain. (Regularly $80 – on sale for $25!) Instead of going with a bold color like I originally wanted, I found a L.B.D. that was conservative, classic, and with a little bit of flair up front. But because the dress is only cocktail length, I felt like I needed bolder jewelry and fancy (-er) shoes. I raided my mom’s jewelry and now have the perfect bracelets but I needed some help below my knees. And since I’m on a budget I had to come up with a DIY solution for the shoe situation. And what do you know, for $5 my black wedges went from plain to party time! (No really, it was all $5 – gotta love weekly coupons from Michael’s.)
It was seriously the easiest DIY to date. I just layered some fabric and used a needle and thread to string beads and enough material to make it bunch together when pulled taught. To attach it I just hand sewed it around the center strap. It took less than two hours for the entire project and I feel like I have some fancy footwear to dress up my frock.