I have been crushing on this dress for months! I even wrote about it on the blog at one point. So it felt like fate when I was browsing online and noticed it on sale for only $50. It's the same brand that I wore for our engagement photos (my engagement dress is available here), and also comes in red. Buying out of season often means a great price, and buying well in advance means avoiding a rush to buy something last minute. It could work for the holidays with black tights and boots, but I also can't wait to wear it for a wedding, shower or Derby Party this spring!
Dress: ModCloth c/o, $50... also available in red, and a different shape
Shoes: Payless c/o, $25
Clutch: Urban Outfitters, $30 (similar)
Sunglasses: Express, $18
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Clutch is 5 years ago. Shoes and sunglasses are recent. Dress is new.