Versatile Style by Tracey

The Most Bang for your Buck…

Posted on: October 28, 2013

In my humble opinion the biggest bang for you buck has to be DRESESS! 


First off gonna say right off the bat, I am not sure I am in love with the lighter shade of the top and the darkness of the burgundy boots in this look.  

Not changing it because so many bloggers embraced wearing pink at the beginning of the month to honor

Breast Cancer Awareness,   while I consciously opted to do so towards the end of the month

to bring it new momentum this last week.   

I tried this later by adding a burgundy scarf and it looked much better,but it was late and I didn’t get photos. 

Now, back to the versatility of a Dress….


This dress can be worn all four seasons.  It is a sleeveless Ann Taylor Loft I found on Ebay.   This is one way to wear it for Fall.  Another would be to opt for a cardigan, which by the way would work for Spring as well.  For Winter I could add any of my three motos in Burgundy, Cream or  Blush.  Summe,r I would  wear it in it’s orginal state and add a belt.  


I find a lot of dresses that are in brand new condition thrifting,  as I think some women just save them for a special occassion.  If you are a woman who likes dresses wear them often and forget waiting for something special!

 I also recommend checking out sales racks and of course TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory where you can find many for $25 and under. I am not a big Target shopper but see many bloggers who are and with my last Goodwill haul of Target dresses, it would be a good option as well.  I need to stop buying dresses, as the thrifting this past year have netted me more than I’ve ever owned. 

Dear Readers,  do you like wearing dresses for every day use or are you still wearing them for special occasions or have you given up all together.  I know some body types have a more difficult time with dresses and at my pre weight loss weight I cried trying them on, but found an empire waist with an a-line skirt did work.  

One more money saving secret… those aren’t tights, they are Forver 21 leggings I found over the summer

for just $3.50 and bought every color they had.   Cheaper than colored tights and warmer!

 Even regularly priced at just $5.70, they are still a great deal! 

If you have another great place you find dresses for a great price by all means share for others to see! 


I am grateful that my homeschooler who stayed up late watching the World Series with Dad, still managed to do his work for the day.   (He slept until noon!) 

I am grateful the dog who has been waking me up early (hearing my 17 yr old in the mornings)

actually slept until later than I did today!  (10am!) 

I am grateful that the Hawthorn Berry caspsules I ordered for Hot Flashes arrived today. 

I am grateful to my Dear Husband who is working so hard to try to qualify for the cruise.  

I am grateful that I am finishing this post before dinner and can relax the rest of the evening.

I am grateful to the kindness of commenters who take the time to give me a boost for the day! 


9 Responses to "The Most Bang for your Buck…"

I am a huge fan of dresses but tend to wear them more for work (I guess that’s where I spend most of my time). I agree that dress are so versatile and I do wear them year round (probably due to the mild temperature here in Southern CA). I like this outfit with the burgundy boots – it looks great! And great tip on the leggings – I may need to stop by the clearance racks of F21!


Love that pink! that color really pops on you! 🙂

I think your look turned out fine
I think with the colors of your outfit going from lighter on top to darker on bottom, it works

Thank you! I am going to redo it with the scarf by the end of the week to show the difference.

I don’t think it looks bad at all. It’s kind of an outfit ombre effect. Clever to use summer weight leggings instead of tights!


I wear dresses nearly every day. LOVE them. Another great place to find dresses is ThredUp. I have found some really nice ones there for very low prices. It’s definitely worth checking into.

Great addition to my list! I could wear dresses everyday and never get tired of them!

I love these colors together. I think the scarf idea would tie them together nicely too.

Thank you! I am going to try to photograph it with the scarf tomorrow if I get the chance….

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