This is why sparkles wurkkk! (literally)
I absolutely adore sparkles!!
This past weekend my cousin had her 50th birthday party in Jacksonville, Fl. Our family came from all over; Key West, New York, North Carolina, etc. to help celebrate her big day. I haven't seen my family in years, so to be reunited just for a night, filled my heart with happiness. The event was an all black party hosted at a little women's hall. I didn't have anything to wear at all and I knew I had to find something fast.
In my previous posted I blogged about thrifting in Atlanta while on a business trip and how I found some great deals, right? Well I went to a local Goodwill and I also stopped by a huge thrift store called Smyrna Thrift Shop. When I walked in, I was in thrifting heaven! The thrift shop looked like a huge department store waiting for me to break my bank! I walked past a rack with a black sparkle dress on it and looked at the price and the details of the dress. It was so beautiful, but I couldn't see myself paying $18 for a dress that I didn't even need. Who am I kidding? $18 was a steal, it was way too fabulous to pass up. The party was coming up, so I did NEED IT! I tried it on and I wanted to cry! I might be over exaggerating a little, but I really didn't think it would fit me, yet alone look soooo beautiful!
I can't believe it was only $18!
Two ladies noticed me trying it on and started complimenting me on how beautiful it fit and convincing me to get it. I HAD purchase it! To spice up the dress a little, I ended up finding a black headband with sequins all over for $1 at the Dollar Tree!, Yes $1! The shoes were plain black single strap heels that I purchased for only $10. My sister was wearing a Calvin Klein dress that was thrifted off of Ebay for only $20! She looked amazing as well!
I felt so beautiful that night. Something about that dress gave me confidence and made me feel like a queen. So wherever you got that dress from Smyrna Thrift Shop, Thank you!
Check out the some of the photos and let me know your opinions on the outfits.