Holiday Dresses: Splurge or Steal?

Ahhh… Fall is officially here. September is upon us. What’s next? Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Holiday/Christmas seasons are just around the corner. Before you know it, we’re already embracing New Year. Time flies so fast. So, I suggest you start thinking early for your next holiday dress. I’m all about great steals and deals. While I splurge on certain items (you know the bag hag deep inside me), when it comes to dresses that I wear once or twice in my lifetime, I’d like to save on those things. Let me give you an example.

Can you determine which dress is the Splurge and which one is the Steal?

The two paisley dresses above are great Fall/Winter pieces that fit perfectly in the Holiday Wear section. These festive dresses will be perfect for that Thanksgiving Dinner or Holiday party at the office among many other upcoming occasions in the next couple of months. These are the types of dresses that you wear to meet your future Mother-in-Law or when you’re looking at a great promotion this coming year. They both exude elegance, class, style, power and success. Paisley is one of the of-the-moment prints and both deep red and cobalt blue colors are just screaming “HOT”. Now, do you know which one is more expensive than the other?

Britney Spears wore this Stella McCartney dress while promoting The X Factor a couple of days ago. This dress retails for $1,755. While it is a gorgeous dress (I’ve seen it at Neiman Marcus last week), I just cannot afford to spend that much on a Holiday dress that I’ll be wearing once or twice this season. That being said, the red paisley dress is such a great and affordable option. It’s from Talbots and the price is… $169!!! That’s not even 1/10th of the price of the Stella McCarney dress! The Talbots dress is such a steal (and between you and me, I prefer Talbots’ paisley dress… shhh)! 🙂 Check it out in action!

And guess what? This dress is not just a Holiday Dress! Dress it up with a blazer and you’re off to work in style! Show them that powerful side of you!

Love the dress? I’m sure you will. I love the fabric and how it can be dressed up or down. Find it in your nearest Talbots boutique or online.

On Cris: c/o Talbots Holiday Paisley Dress in Riding Red ($169) || Suede Blue Pumps c/o BTR || Chanel Medallion Tote || Prada Baroque Round Sunglasses || Earrings c/o InPink || Blazer c/o Guess || Rhinestone Crystal Collar necklace || Forever 21 belt



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  1. Quite honestly, this is actually the prettier of the two, Why do people assume spending almost $2000 gives you the more attractive dress?

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