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“we live not according to reason, but according to fashion.”
– seneca

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i may have champagne fashion taste, but in my heart of hearts i am the definition of a bargain huntress. rummaging through vintage racks, scouring sale sections and endlessly bidding on ebay, the thrill and triumph of finding and acquiring a spectacular fashion item for a fraction of the price is unrivaled.
and as i glance at my little list of to-do’s, i have yet to find my ensembles for our rehearsal/welcome cocktail party and dinner/dance reception. yikes. i am envisioning something breezy, flirty and maybe a little glittery? and not the same price as my wedding dress, please!
frugal fashionistas – never fear! net-a-porter’s better bargain sister – the outnet – is the answer to our prayers. heavenly designer dresses and everything else for a fraction of the original-too-many-zeroes price! and after only a few minutes of cruising their dreamy e-shop, i found these two beauties that i cannot stop thinking about! i’m not going to pretend like they are h&m prices, but they are so incredibly lovely, and more like le crew and alice + olivia prices. that’s not so bad, right?
i need your help, fashionable friends! to buy or not to buy? 
{via outnet}
no. 1 – the rehearsal
stunning, sexy and sparkly? and 60% off?!
yes please!
{via outnet}
no. 2 – dinner & dancing the night away
tiered silk chiffon dress by alberta ferretti
wedding white for the modern day boheme
and that bejeweled neckline? amazing!
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  1. I am loving them both- I esp like the first one…how fun! 🙂

    Posted 8.26.10 Reply
  2. A-Mazing! I say go for it, my love. Get a stunning little dress – you deserve it! The white is incredible, but maybe save white for the wedding dress? I like the take on “something blue” if you do the embellished dress… but either one is Fabulous.

    PS – How much do I love you for introducing me to the outnet! Thanks!


    Posted 8.26.10 Reply