It’s Friday! It’s Friday! Got plans for the weekend?
Tonight, one of my zumba partners and I are going to the Downtown Arts Center to support two fellow zumba-ites/professional dancers who will be performing in the Contemporary Dance Collective’s Convergence.
Despite a few recent price increases, the Gap has some amazing deals in store at the moment. The dress I am wearing tonight is one of those steals. It is a simple yet striking deep purple dress with aysmetrical detailing at the shoulders. I purchased it for $19.50 (originally $69.95, marked down to $34.99 plus an extra 40% off).
|Dress—Gap, Belt—Gap, Shoes,
Earrings—Kendra Scott, Bag—Aldo
*Update* I made some minor tweaks to the outfit before going out. I swapped the Gap belt with the leather ties from my Linea Pelle bag. The leather strips worn as a belt better complemented the southwestern flavor of the clutch. I also changed the espadrille wedges because I didn’t have time to do a fresh pedicure and the espadrilles put my toes on display. My tan peep-toe pumps were a perfect substitute.
|Outfit as actually worn to the event.
P.S. I have somewhat discriminating taste in handbags and usually opt to splurge on a few select higher-end bags that I wear for years, that suit my lifestyle, and that I have an emotional connection to. But, I have found some attractive bags in Aldo over the past year. They are usually under $50 (some of them real leather). Here are two of my favorites—the beaded clutch worn above and a small leather crossbody bag.
|My favorite Aldo bags
On Saturday, I may be heading back to Louisville for the Soul Food Festival. It will be held outdoors at the Waterfront Park. If I do go, I will be wearing my new cuffed boyfriend shorts and the new gingham top from The Limited. Here’s how I’d style the pieces.
|Top—The Limited, Shorts—Loft, Straw fedora—Wal-Mart,
Beach mat—Tommy Hilfiger via Marshalls,
Flip-flops—Havaianas, Bag, Belt—Talbots Outlet
P.S. I have been searching for a straw fedora for a minute and found this one in Wal-Mart for $8! I have never been into hats, but lately I have been so inspired to sport a fedora after viewing the mad hat stylings of Sing over at Sing’ature Style.