I put together an outfit for “fancy drinks” and I realized on the way home that I spent more on my food and beverages than I did on my entire outfit. No, the restaurant wasn’t that expensive. This was a testament to being thrifty. I went to Black Bottle with my friends Angie and Suzanne. The space is noisy and eclectic and anything goes. There were groups of friends, couples on first dates, and the cutest pair ever: two still-in-love octogenarians, out for a romantic dinner. I hope I’m that lucky in 40 or 50 years.
Jacket: Bebe via Goodwill ($8)
Dress: Richard Chai for Target ($44)
Scarf: Thrifted ($2)
Clutch: Gifted ($0)
Shoes: Nine West via thrifted ($8)
Bracelet: Premier Designs ($35)
Earrings: Stella & Dot ($14)
The jewelry puts me over $100, but when I was thinking of the price of the food and the price of the outfit, I didn’t factor in the baubles. Minus the bling, this get-up comes to $62. That’s about how much I ate and drank. And it was money well spent. The family-style spicy veggies, flatbread, and bubbly went really well with good company.