Ask Belle: A Straight $75
Jun 22, 2010
Last week, I received this email from a reader:
You’re an idiot. You think an unpaid intern has $75 to spend on one dress or one outfit? You don’t have style. You just have money. If you only had $75 per outfit, you’d be naked as a jaybird.
We’ll see about that.
This outfit is inspired by my favorite high-end designer Chris Benz and his scrumptious Marilyn Dress. To save money, I hit up Etsy for some high-quality Internet thrift/vintage. Because, yes ticked off, you can be stylish in any price point.
One stylish outfit, grand total: $61. If you add in shipping, I’d probably be a little closer to $80, but that’s pretty close. And I’m actually thinking about buying the dress and having my tailor to take a whack at making it V-neck like the Chris Benz dress.
I wonder what that would cost…