A Lesson in Frugal Shopping Strategy:
Being the not-so-wealthy sort, I rarely spend over a certain price point. This dress was $150 from Talbots many years back. I really liked the cut, though sadly, their smallest size still didn’t fit me. But a couple hours and a few clicks later, I managed to snag the smallest size on Ebay for a mere $20. Then, I took it to an alterations place and had it custom-tailored to fit. So I now own a beautiful custom-fitted dress for a fraction of the store cost!
Along with the flattering feminine cut, the chambray material is deceptively light and breezy. The shape feels polished, but the rustic fabric keeps it casual. I find this to be a perfect dress to wear visiting places, like a new church, family gatherings, or even a nice afternoon out with friends patroning a local cafe.
Photography: Ryan Booker