Shelly wrote: "You guys helped me out almost a year ago when I needed a killer dress for my 22nd birthday. It was such a success that I am once again in dire need of your help! I just completed my Bachelor's degree this month but the graduation ceremony is not until the beginning of June. Being me, I have already begun looking for a killer outfit to wear during the ceremony. And I found it! And of course a killer pair of shoes to accompany the dress. The issue is that I can't exactly afford either piece and still make my student loan payments! I would love for you amazing ladies to work your magic and help me out again! I am open to anything similar to the pieces that I fell in love with. I am a size 16 dress and 9.5 shoe. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if the total for the outfit could be under $200. Thank you so much! You are lifesavers!"
Hi Shelly! I hope you can mix and match your favorites here to put together something a little more budget friendly. Congrats on your graduation - feels good, doesn't it?
1 - Adrianna Papell Crochet Lace Day Dress ($120)
2 - ASOS CURVE Exclusive Dress With Lace and Mesh ($72)
3 - LC Lauren Conrad Polka-Dot Pleated Dress ($45 on sale)
4 - ASOS CURVE Skater Dress In Spot Lace ($81)
5 - Dorothy Perkins Coral Damask Prom Dress ($69)
6 - Donna Ricco Cap Sleeve Belted Jacquard Cotton Dress ($128)
7 - Jen + Kim Luna ($89 on sale)
8 - Naturalizer Ideal ($79)
9 - Enzo Angiolini Tolten Peep Toe Platform Pumps ($90 on sale)
10 - Michael Antonio Kafi ($31)
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Mitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.