TFTT x Azazie

azazie bridesmaid dress

As someone who has semi-recently survived the horrors of wedding planning, one of the toughest parts of the process was finding bridesmaids dresses that were flattering + chic without being crazy expensive. I searched high and low, and found it pretty tough to find quality gowns priced under $300, or even $200. So when I heard about Azazie, a site specializing in custom bridesmaid + special occasion dresses priced between $89-$159, I reallyyy wished I had known about it sooner.

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azazie bridesmaid dress

Azazie graciously offered to send a custom dress my way earlier this spring, and while I'm not a bride-to-be or bridesmaid, the vast amount of styles/colors available on the site mean that there are plenty of options for any formal event. Since I've got several wedding invites lined up for later this year, I figured it was the perfect time to add a new wedding guest look to my closet. I ended up going with the Amya dress ($139) in Mulberry. 

azazie dress review
azazie dress review

Even with a custom order (which was estimated to take 7-8 weeks), my dress came super fast. My order was in on April 16, and while it was expected to arrive in early June, it arrived way ahead of schedule on May 9. And best of all, once it arrived, packaged neatly in a garment bag, it was even prettier than I imagined. The color was exactly as pictured, and I was impressed with the accurate fit.

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Seriously, if you're on the hunt for a custom, formal dress for any occasion well under $200, I can't recommend Azazie enough. Also, the site currently has some final sale clearance dresses in select sizes/colors for only $35, which is an absolute steal. Happy hunting! xo

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Light + Loose Layers

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Hey guys! Have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus lately, catching up with life stuff and giving myself a bit of a mental break. But, unfortunately for my wallet, I definitely haven't been on a shopping break, so I do have plenty of new ish to share. 

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I've been on the hunt for a light, loose jumpsuit to wear this summer, and recently stumbled on this Billabong one from Amazon ($40). Even though the (very few!) reviews were mixed and this was totally a "juniors" item, I figured that with Amazon Prime's free shipping/returns policy, it was a zero-risk purchase. And I'm so glad I pulled the trigger--this jumpsuit is seriously the comfiest, and the super-light fabric means it'll keep me cool come summer. Plus, it's also surprisingly versatile, and I've gotten plenty of wears out of it already, layering over/under it to make it weather-appropriate, and pairing it with heels, flats and sneakers.

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I most recently rocked it with a basic striped long-sleeve shirt ($12) from H&M underneath, and a loose trench-style jacket from Forever 21, scored on sale for just around $10 (seriously!). Unsurprisingly, this $10 style appears to be sold out online, but I found other similar + affordable jackets currently available, including this $30 one, this $38 one and this cotton-blend $48 one

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budget fashion blogger

I finished off the look with a pair of white mules that came c/o Dorothy Perkins, and with a pair of $6 street vendor sunnies, my head-to-toe outfit came out to $62.

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Sunny Days

It's finally warm enough to retire the tights for good here in NYC, but definitely not warm enough to skip some strategic layering. I wanted to wear this vintage spring dress (thrifted for just $4.50 and worn plenty in springs past) over the weekend, but had to add a basic long-sleeve top (this one came c/o Tsquared Tees!) to keep that annoying spring chill away. 

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budget fashion blogger

I wish that a long-sleeve was enough layering this late in May, but since I'm the kind of person that is ALWAYS cold, I decided it was better safe than sorry and grabbed a thrifted denim jacket (just $5 from Unique Thrift in downtown Brooklyn, and last worn here).

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I finished off the sunny weekend look with a pair of mules that came c/o Dorothy Perkins, and a black crossbody c/o Furla, making the total outfit cost a little fuzzy, but all in all, I a dress + denim jacket for just $9.50 ain't too shabby! 

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