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We’re in no way rolling in the dough, but that doesn’t mean we don’t spend serious amounts of it on the good stuff when appropriate. Think about it: If we wear that goes-with-everything Proenza bag every day, the cost-per-wear ratio makes the purchase totally worth it. But, by that same logic, it doesn't make sense to break the bank to buy a wedding dress; chances are it'll only be worn once.
If you're following, you might conclude there's little reason to shell out your life savings for a one-use frock — especially with the gorgeous, affordable gowns on the market right now. We rounded up our favorite styles for every type of nuptial celebration. The finds ahead have the same designer-esque, one-of-a-kind-feeling details as the priciest picks, but ring in under $500. Click through to shop, and get ready to say
“I do” “I want.”
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Halloween is ultimately what you make of it. Some spare no expense crafting the perfect couple's costume while others play the holiday on the cheap — embracing their thrifty side with drugstore buys and repurposed clothing that they already own. If you're in the former category, Charlotte Olympia's limited edition "Trick read