| Dress – T Tahari  | Jacket – F21 | Booties – Dolce Vita | Purse – The Limited |

I can be very frugal at times, almost to a fault.  I sometimes pass on an items I really love because in my mind the item isn’t worth the price tag. In most cases I play the waiting game until it’s marked down and I snatch it up.  Sometimes the waiting game doesn’t always workout.

Case in point, I spotted this very dress at Bloomingdale’s last year September.  It was well over $100 and the frugal fashionista in me just couldn’t throw down the cash and make the purchase.  The dress finally made it’s way to the usual discount retailers but I wasn’t able to find my size.  Of course I thought all hope was lost until I came across this dress on Amazon.com of all places, on clearance.  Can you believe after waiting so long to get a great deal I still hesitated, lol. Finally after realizing I could get an additional 20% my first order I made my purchase.

Do y’all know the dress arrived and fit my hips perfectly but looked like an over-sized shirt on top, ugh!  After a quick fitting with my seamstress we decided to remove the sleeves and voila I had a brand new dress custom fitted just for me. The hassle was definitely worth it, this dress is amazing!

I know I am not the only one that chases down a great item or am I? Lol.


  1. Really pretty dress, it fits you great!!!

    Being a frugal shopper is exactly what I am, it has to be 90% off before I get and then sometime I still may not get it, lol!!! My sisters and mom always tell me they don't like going shopping with me because I never end up buying anything. We can go to 20 stores and find great stuff on sale, but I have a hard time just buying stuff especially if I don't think I need it no matter how cheap it is!!! (shrugs)

    Carsedra McKoy:

  2. OH no, I will stalk items until it's at a good price and if it isn't, then on to the next. Nothing like getting a bargain. Love how the dress turned out!

  3. You are not alone and you look very good in this dress. I have to say that unless you have a good repor with a seamstress they can be a bit pricey. . .You have to love the item.

  4. I love how you have styled this! With the leather jacket is looks feminine with an edgy accent. Without is a totally different look. Both look great.

    Maggie A

  5. Great dress! I definitely can relate to being frugal when it comes to fashion as I am the queen of a good sale and clearance racks! I wait until my favorite items go on sale or clearance, and when it comes to online shopping, I will always try to use a promo code to get an even further discount! I think in this economy in order to be stylish without spending a ton on clothing, you have to be a little frugal!

  6. ¡Feliz Noche Buena Shea!



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