Glitz and Gold

Dress ($6)--Forever 21
Skirt ($8)--Wet Seal
Bag ($6)--thrifted Target
Flats ($5)--Target

I am one of the most frugal fashion enthusiasts you will ever meet and this dress is probably one of the best deals I’ve ever scored. When I saw it on the clearance rack at Forever 21, my eyes widened and I quickly snatched it up. It was only SIX DOLLARS. I have a huge thing for gold and sequins, so this dress was definitely a keeper. It’s normally body hugging, but I added my favorite flouncy skirt on top to make it more playful. This would've been the perfect New Year’s Eve look for a glamorous night out that only exists in my imagination haha.

I also added a new feature to my sidebar--I decided to do a favorite comment of the week post to encourage more genuine comments. Copy and paste or one word comments have become so common and they take away the sincerity and bonding that can come with reading blogs. It makes me sad. With a sort of incentive, you lovelies get a chance to be featured for being sincere and I get to read more comments that make me smile. Fingers crossed it works (:

Happy New Year!




  1. Happy new year to you too, lovely Lily. Speaking of lovely, you've put together a very nice outfit here. This is quite a bit different from your usual colorful outfits. However, your beauty and style remain as golden as the sequin accents on your dress and the golden handbag. I also like your flats as well as your hair. Great style!

  2. Again forever21 has so many great collections.
    Gold bag is nice collection ever, and that dress somuch awsome dear with blink pattern:)


  3. Beautiful pictures, I love your dress and bag! So cute! In response to your question, I use the canon rebel t3 and I love it! Happy new year!

  4. Great look dear. Kisses.

  5. absolutely amazing
    wish you all the best for this 2013. loads of love.

  6. thank you so much for following!!! I truly appreciate it, you just made my day! your blog is cute!! I saw that very bag at Target and almost got it several times. and for such a steal! nice!

    The House of Shoes

  7. I've followed you with my personal account too, the name is Mafalda Moura

  8. Amazing outfit! :)


  9. this is such an amazing post, there is so much inspiration, love the pics!
    Hope you've had a brilliant xmas and new year!!
    thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know! 

  10. Great outfit! And what an awesome deal you got on the dress! Happy New Year! :)

  11. Nice outfit, your blog is super cute, so colorful!

    Little Miss Stylista

  12. title described this whole outfit. love it. the bag definitely stands out and compliments your outfit. hope you get a lot of good critiques :)

  13. You look so cute!!
    thanks for your comment!
    Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin and facebook? Let me know!

    The Fashion Heels

  14. Love your blog and photos!

    Follow for a follow and a new SAMANTHA WILLIS GIVEAWAY coming soon to my blog :)

    - S Xx

  15. Good blog!!
    A kiss from

  16. You look so cute, love the sparkles! Happy new year!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  17. I agree about the non-genuine comments. Its such a pet peeve of mine! I really love this outfit, what an awesome deal! Love the gold, it is perfect for new years! I didn't have any fancy parties, just family stuff but I dressed up anyway!

  18. That dress was such a score! It's so cute. And your bag is so much fun!

  19. Adorable look, congratulations on the styling; great work!
    Kisses from Miami,

  20. Happy new year, dear!
    Love your cute bag!

  21. Your blog and your outfits are AMAZING :)! I love love love it! <3
    I have to follow you !! :)
    Maybe you want to visit my blog too?

  22. Wowow you get so many of your items for awesome prices! You, my lady, are an amazing bargain shopper. :)

    Ad everything is so cute, too! I love black and hold together. So very classy and perfect for the holidays. Your big shiny gold purse is perfect!

  23. Oh, I love all of the gold accents in your outfit! This is so well put together. I'm thinking glamorous New Year's parties only happen in the movies because I didn't have one either! haha. But it sure is fun to style for one, isn't it? :) Really glad I found your blog, you have super fun style!

  24. Forever21 is tha place to be for frugalista's! I LOVE their jewelry selection most ;) Also, such a sweet idea to feature the most sincere comment :) I too have a lot of "nice look, follow me, I'll follow you!" kind of comments, but I don't really think there's anything you can do about it. Except for ignoring those and be genuine and appreciative of other bloggers yourself :) x

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  26. What? Only $6?! That's amazing! I love your idea of adding a fuller skirt to a body-forming dress. I'll definitely use that idea! You look beautiful!
    Happy new year!

  27. I cannot believe the dress was only six dollars!!
    Such a great deal.
    Lovely outfit.

    your newest follower
    Mix and Match the F word

  28. hello, pretty! how are you?
    I like your blog so much! Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know!

  29. U're looking just amazing. Great choice of clothes.
    Would u like to follow ?


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  31. I couldn't agree more with both of your points: gold and glittery is spectacular, and insincere comments just bum me out. That favorite comment widget is such a great idea! I truly love the originality of your blog!

    Your newest follower,

  32. True that. It's pretty common for new bloggers to have the follow back syndrome.

    As for your outfit, I'm in love with the pop of gold and the skater dress, too!



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