It is always a challenge to find budget friendly special occasion outfits. If you are anything like us, we really, really dislike spending lots of money on a dress that will have limited wear yet we do not want to sacrifice style and fit – basically we want to party pretty! So today we are featuring zulily, our go to shop for fabulous women's clothing finds at affordable prices.
Halloween is one of those days that we always have trouble spending money on ourselves. We have no problem buying a costume for the kids but hate to spend anything on those hot itchy polyester (read plastic) Halloween costumes for one, sure to be uncomfortable, night out. Instead, we much prefer finding a fabulous (but inexpensive) dress that we can transform into a costume for the night but whip out again for another evening on the town. This ivory ruffle dress (
$223 $39.99) fits both those criteria. Pair it with a black boa, Long Satin Gloves, a Costume Cigarette Holder, a flapper wig or headband or hat, flapper beads / pearls and these great flapper style Mary Jane black patent pumps ( $42.00 $24.99) for Halloween and you are now donning a fabulous Great Gatsby Roaring 20's costume. Next summer pull it out and wear it again with a pair of sandals already in your closet and you have a second outfit for no added expense. Now that's what we call a great get!
Likewise, this Midnight Blue Rosette Bubble Dress by Samuel Dong, originally priced at $423.00 is available on zulily for just $89.99 and is quite the find. Not only is it is an extraordinary holiday party dress but is also perfect for any New Year's eve party, most winter weddings, and even a special occasion dinner. The color is rich and vibrant and the intricate rosette detailing makes for a posh statement piece. Pair it with sparkly black heels (
$130.00 $24.99) and you are set to go – no jewelry necessary.
Total savings on these 4 pieces from zulily: $818.00 (original prices) – $179.96 (zulily prices) = $638.04 (a whopping 78% savings)