How to Look Stylish in a $5 Dress and Kitten Heels

Can you believe this dress was only $5!! That’s right…FIVE DOLLARS!  I bought it on clearance at H&M…all clearance items were an additional 50% off the lowest marked price, and the dress was already marked down to $10.  Boom! MAJOR. SCORE.   I obviously couldn’t leave it behind.  I love the print!  The color palette and large scale flowers are gaudy…even borderline tacky, but in the best kinda way. Lol. Does that make any sense at all?

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I was a little bit concerned about the dress’ shift silhouette (we just talked about shifts!), but I was pleasantly surprised at how the dressed looked once I got it on.  I think the combination of the fabric, print placement, and length made this particular shift work for my body.  And, this is just another example of why you should never make assumptions about what will and won’t work for you…TRY STUFF ON! You might surprise yourself.

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When I tried the dress on, I knew immediately that I wanted to wear it with red shoes! I could obviously do black, or nude…but something about the gaudy print was begging for red shoes.  I picked up these ankle strap kitten heel pumps at Zara during their end-of-season sale for only $15.  Apparently, I’m having a moment with low heels.  Interestingly enough, I downloaded the Spring 2013 Elle Accessories issue on my iPad during my flight to LA, and there was an entire article about the return of mid and low…and even kitten heels thanks to luxury brands like Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.  I tried to tell Adrienne and Trina last year that kitten heels were making a comeback, and they didn’t believe me.  They definitely aren’t for everyone, but since our fave luxury brands have deemed lower heels “in,” we can expect to see more and more stylish, and affordable version of low heels (like these from Zara) available in the marketplace.

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So, there you have it…how to look stylish in a $5 dress and kitten heels. Lol!

Thanks for stopping by!! XOXO.

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28 Responses to “How to Look Stylish in a $5 Dress and Kitten Heels”

  1. Whitney says:

    So cute & such a GREAT steal!!! Love the red shoes too!

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  2. meganzietz says:

    great dress!
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  3. Roni says:

    Love this look..that dress $5 bucks?!!!! What a deal! Love it!

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  4. I can not believe it! It's gorge, the colors and length are fab, love love the flowers!

    Cee. ♥

  5. Bex says:

    I like!!!! Got those shoes in black, didn't know they came to red!!! Love em

  6. Love it! I've always been a lover of low/kitten heels because I'm 5'8 and live in the land of short people! The dress is too adorable and even better since it was $5!!
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  7. I meant to go to that sale and it totally slipped my mind! Slipping on my pimpin, lol!

  8. The whole outfit is fabulous. And for me(I can't wear stilettos) the kitten heel is welcome. Those are darling.

  9. Melanie says:

    Gorgeous dress!! looks so great on you!

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  10. Nicole says:

    I love this dress! I've seen a few like it with the pattern all down the front like that, I love the way they look. 5 bucks is a sweet deal, good find!


  11. I LOVE your dress and what a great steal! The colors and patterns look really fun on you and your beautiful skin. I'm glad you went with red heels.
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  12. Jessica Marie Taylor says:

    love this look!

  13. Melissa says:

    Love it! Your dress looks gorgeous and heels are ultra cute, they would be perfect for me (too bad they are from last season or I would sprint to Zara to get them)

  14. What a great look and an amazing find. You look so pretty and summery:-)
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  15. You sure do know how to rock a $20 outfit. I saw that same dress and decided against it because it looked really boxy but it looks great on you. And those shoes….guuurrrllll!!!!
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  16. tracy says:

    That dress was only $5! Wow, such a great deal. You look so amazing.

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  17. tyty says:

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  18. I bought this dress but it looked a hot mess on me! Even though it was $5 I had to return it! Looks super cute on you!
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  19. thereinventshop says:

    I bought this dress a few weeks ago when it was $10… Super mad that I didn't get it for $5, but its still a great shift dress which I'm really loving right. Great look on you

  20. Oh i love this! The dress fits you great chica!
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  21. Maria D says:

    The dress fits you so well! You look so beautiful darling! Thanks for sharing!
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  22. Christine says:

    Cute! Nice blog! :)

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  23. I love the mirror floral print! And those red heels are so fun. You scored two great deals!! Just stopping by from SBS!

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  24. Aloïs Guinut says:

    Your heels look nice! I just wrote an article on how to wear kitten heels as a very young girl if you wanna check it out

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