Lace and Sparkle Graduation Look!

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This past Tuesday my baby sister graduated her 3 year Travel Tourism program at Georgian College. I knew she’d need a feminine and festive outfit for the occasion and upon seeing her interest in this lace dress (not normally her style!) I encouraged her to try it on and helped her accessorize!

One of the best compliments she has ever given me was after our shopping trip. She told me that I am a great person to shop with because I get as excited and giddy about dressing others as I do myself. It is so true! I love the satisfaction of pulling an outfit together.

The moment I saw the snakeskin sling back heels in half mint/half beige, I knew we had the makings of a stellar outfit. Add a statement sparkle bow belt and a cute gold purse and we have a very feminine, vintage inspired graduation outfit!

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Because this dress was a very subtle creme colour (white in my sisters eyes) we had to scour a few places to find a proper slip/undergarment because the dress was slightly see-through. She tried Wal-mart and Winners but they did not have many options. Finally we stopped at Stitches. Working for the head office briefly, I was aware of their clothing and what was in store at the moment and I found her a $6 fitted tube dress that really hugged the body and went perfectly under the dress. Some women shell out quite a lot of money for a good slip, and no doubt that is sometimes worth it, but in this case we found a bargain of a deal that perfectly suited the requirements of the outfit (and of a cash strapped recent grad).

I wore a dress I styled my mom in a previous post with, along with killer pointed toe nude stilettos with funky DTM (dyed to match) studs.

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Thanks sis for being so fun to dress, with your slender frame anything looks good on you and I’m excited for our next shopping adventure!

My Sister’s Outfit Notes:

Dress: H&M in stores now. $35.

Glitter Bow Belt: H&M in stores now. $20

Snakeskin Sling Back Heels: H&M in stores now  $35.

Gold Purse: H&M in stores now $7.

White Tube Dress (used as slip): Stitches in stores now $6.

My Outfit Notes:

Dress: Top Gear (Lawrence Square mall) $40.

Shoes: Ardene in stores now. $35.

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