A belated birthday post: I celebrated my special day, fit for a princess, strolling down Sunset Boulevard! Let’s face it: who doesn’t have that ideal “birthday look” floating around in her head? I had the perfect pink dress in my imagination, and I was even willing to splurge a little extra! Sometimes though, life throws you a curve ball and you have to work with what you’ve got. I went to every thrift store you could think of but eventually came to terms with the fact I was not going to find that sweet dress Molly Ringwald would die for. And sometimes, the perfect one is hiding in plain sight. 😉 Like this white princess dress I found at SquaresVille for under $30!
Once I let go of the ideal pink dream, I saw how perfect this one is. The satin, rosy strips are dainty and alluring! The flouncy cap sleeves would make Anne of Green Gables cry for smelling salts. But I still wanted to feel like a glammed up Audrey in Sabrina.
The sexy devil really is in the details. As long as you perk up your makeup and accessories, you can make any demure look more flirtatious. The accessories were all hints of beige, pink, and gold. (The shoes are Violet & Red! My headband? DSW!) So my look was less “damsel in distress,” I went hardcore on my makeup at MAC. Hot pink lips, intense eye makeup, and blush. I also painted my nails trendy pinks and golds with glitter!
Altogether, this look was still relatively inexpensive. I can afford to splurge a bit on the makeup and dress because I cycle other items, like shoes and purses, within my wardrobe regularly. Check back next time for more thrifty tips!
P.S. You get a bonus prize of Flamingo-Swan at the most whimsical restaurant ever: The Bazaar by José Andrés. This modern art is just too cool for me.