Dress, Tibi; belt, Anthropologie; shoes, Marc Jacobs (thrifted); bag, Birks (thrifted)
Dress, Tibi; belt, Anthropologie; shoes, Marc Jacobs (thrifted); bag, Birks (thrifted)

This was my second year attending the Festival Place Black & White fundraiser in Sherwood Park, and I knew exactly what I wanted to wear – this ivory Tibi dress I scored for a song (and $20, because no one is going to give me any prizes for singing) at Winners a couple of years ago. I wore it to my work Christmas party back in 2013, and it’s been sitting in my closet, sadly neglected, ever since. When I found these madly sparkly Marc Jacobs sandals at Goodwill a while back, the outfit came together in my head.

wearing ivory to a Black & White fundraiser ... close enough
wearing ivory to a Black & White fundraiser … close enough
action shot!
action shot!

Close-up:

I spent three times as long doing my makeup ... just so it would look exactly the same as always. sigh
I spent three times as long doing my makeup … just so it would look exactly the same as always. sigh

Can you believe the whole outfit, minus the necklace (which I borrowed from my mom), cost me under $70? The retail cost would have been well over $1,000. I love when my thrifting pays off like that.

werk it!
werk it!
thankfully, i didn't break an ankle wearing these shoes
thankfully, i didn’t break an ankle wearing these shoes

11 Comments on Dolled Up

    • Thanks! They’re bananas, in a good way. NOT comfortable, mind you. I spent most of the night sitting, and my feet still hurt by the end of it. But, for $20, I can’t complain.

  1. You look absolutely adorable. I love how the belt and the sandals pick each others accents. Lovely dress too and very fitting to the occasion. Can’t believe the amazing deal you got on it too!!

    I always struggle to find formal dresses that don’t read too sexy for work events…Had I worn this dress it would be “cleavage city” for everyone to see -_-

    • Ah, yes. I feel your pain. Not currently, but I used to have that problem too. It’s one of the perks of a deflating bosom (post kids) – there are far fewer “tricky” necklines to worry about.

  2. Love the sparkly belt! The whole outfit is great. I often wish I had the opportunity to dress up more often. As I don’t, I look forward to living vicariously through your blog and any other fancy outfits you share!