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Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Amsale’s “Harbor” Inspired Gown Between $1,000 & $1,500

What up, BABs?! This week we are helping yet another lovely, bride-to-be, Lauren find the perfect dress. Yay! Something about Amsale’s “Harbor” dress spoke to her and she has fallen in love. The almost $5,000 price tag, however, is NOT so lovable. I fell in love with Amsale myself a few years ago when I watched an episode of “Brothers & Sisters” where Rachel Griffiths’ character gets married. After I saw her gown, I went on a mission to find out who designed it … and #duh. Amsale! Actually, Amsale Aberra, a couture bridal designer from Ethiopia. She couldn’t find a dress she loved for her own wedding day in 1985 so she began making custom gowns in her New York City loft. Today she is a leading designer in luxury bridal wear. But enough about the designer … what about the bride to be? Here is Lauren’s request:

“I adore this feature! Thank you! I have been searching for my dream dress and recently fell in love with Amsale’s Harbor dress … I know I can’t afford it…got any ideas on how to get over it for around $1000 to $1500? Thanks!! You rock!”

Thanks, lady! Let’s help you find something AWESOME.

 

sarah&lucsWeddingRachel Griffiths wearing Amsale in Brothes & Sisters.

Can't Afford It

Original“Harbor” by Amsale $4,435 at Amsale

Get Over It

LightintheBox179Satin Mermaid Gown With One Shoulder Neckline (Style: 00466963) $180 at LightintheBox.com

TBDess227Sleeveless Mermaid Gown With Ruched Chapel (Style: 03818881) $227 at TBDress.com

JCREW695Sleek A-Line Gown With Stunning Open Back (Style: a9994) $695 at J. Crew

BBP774One Shoulder Satin Memaid Gown With Beading On Shoulder (Style: Datsun) $774 at BestBridalPrices.com

AnnTaylor800Silk Georgette Pleated One Shoulder Gown (Style: 278256) $800 at Ann Taylor

BBP810One Shoulder Ruched Fit And Flare Gown With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: Dakota) $810 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP909One Shoulder Silky Satin Wedding Dress With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 19893) $909 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP1080Trumpet Gown With Pearl & Lace Appliques (Style: 1902) $1,080 at BestBridalPrices.com

TrulyZacPosen1150Strapless Duchess Satin Fit And Flare Gown (Style: ZP345004) $1,150 at David’s Bridal

Hopefully you find what you’re looking for! Let me know what you think and if the BAB team can help you out in any other way. Until next week, BABs …

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

Get Inspired: Grey, Teal and Bursts of Yellow for Your Fall Wedding

I was browsing through some fall weddings on a big, well-known wedding website, and I was struck by how many were kind of … meh. I mean, sure, there is TONS of gold in fall weddings — and we all know how much I love gold — but the palettes, for the most part, seem so muted or they’re the same basic jewel tones over and over. Guys, c’mon! Let’s bring some color into this bitch, yeah? Sunflowers happen to be in season for autumn, and it doesn’t get much more bright than these fun blooms! For complementary colors, I didn’t have to look far — inspiration is everywhere! Teal and grey are great bedfellows for cheery yellow, as teal’s richness is mellowed out by a lighter grey tone, which is great for silver lovers!

Get Inspired: Grey, Teal and Bursts of Yellow for Your Fall Wedding

Top row, from left: Paper Tassel Garland, Beau-Coup | Country Charm Bridal Bouquet, Bloominous | Charcoal Grey Recycled Glass Vase, Luna Bazaar | Teal Tissue Paper Pom-Pom, Luna Bazaar | Middle row, from left: “Ainsley” Dress in Sunlight, BHLDN | Mignon White Pleated Chiffon Evening Gown, Unique Prom | Fête to Print Dress, ModCloth | Jeweled Strap Wedding Dress, Ann Taylor | Sunny Socializing Dress, ModCloth | Bottom row, from left: Make a Scene Heel, ModCloth | Dance Instead of Walking Heel in Grey, ModCloth

What are your wedding colors, darlings? Are you having trouble coming up with ideas? Tell us in the comments below!

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Theia Collection’s “Emma” Gown for Under $700

Hey, BABs! This week we’re helping Brianna get over the lovely “Emma Gown” by Theia for BHLDN. Don O’Neill is the designer/creative genius behind the Theia Collection, which was created to “bring out a woman’s inner goddess.” Theia, a Titaness in Greek mythology, possessed the power of light. So, basically, she made everything sparkle and we here at BAB lurve our sparklez. This particular gown was inspired by the blossoms of the Japanese cherry tree. This petals were designed by using the laser cutting technique. This technique has been around for a long time, butack in the day you would have to spend beaucoup bucks as laser cutting was only used mostly for couture clothing. Now you can walk into most clothing chains and find something using this technique. So now that you know a little bit about it, here’s what Brianna had to say:

“Hello! I love this column and hope you can help with my own search. I absolutely love the detailed and textured look of the BHLDN Emma dress, but the price is a bit high for me. Something under $700 (honestly, the lower the better) would be awesome. Ombré or solid color, any help is welcome!”

Can't Afford It

OriginalEmma Gown by Theia Bridal for BHLDN (Style: 31233463) $1,295 

Get Over It

NordstromJS Collections Floral Applique Gown (Style: 564325) $240 at Nordstrom
RainingBlossoms3Taffetta & Organza Sweetheart A-Line Gown With Beaded Flowers (Style: RB-0032) $274 at Raining Blossoms
RainingBlossoms2Tulle Softly Curved Strapless Neckline A-Line Wedding Dress With Floral Decorations (Style: WD-2393) $319
at Raining Blossoms
RainingBlossomsTulle Softly Curved Strapless Neckline A-Line Wedding Dress With Floral Element Design (Style: WD-3264) $319
at Raining Blossoms
NeimanMarcusSue Wong Beaded & Floral Embroidered Beaded Gown (Style: 0474132235171) $510 at Saks Fifth Avenue
BestBridalPricesStrapless After Six Wedding Dress With Heirloom Lace & Full Shirred Skirt (Style: 1037) $540 at Dessy
AnnTaylorAnn Taylor Rose Petal Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress (Style: 256364) $650 at Ann Taylor

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Brianna, I certainly hope I helped you find a great alternative for that gorgeous gown!

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

Ten for the Weekend: Just Kidding, It’s Really Twenty Deals this Week!

Welp, here it is. The end of summer (ish). The last long weekend to celebrate sun, fun and perfect day-drinking weather. School’s back in sesh, or it will be very soon, and the insanity of wedding season is winding down. I, personally, fully intend on enjoying this weekend to its fullest extent, and therefore will be taking the whole weekend off. The Broke-Ass Bride will resume our normal posting schedule bright ‘n’ early Tuesday morning. But, I wouldn’t just leave you hanging like that, yo! So I’mma double down on our weekly sales and deals roundup and give you 20 kickin’ discount links to help you ease into fall. Because I love you, #duh.

20 for the weekend

1. Ladies, I love a pretty frock as much as the next gal. I love it even more when I can score a good deal on one. Take 30% off your order of $150 or more at Kiyonna when you use code RELAX30 through 9/3.

2. Cooler weather is a great reason to stock up on cozy loungewear and sweet unmentionables. Save 15% off purchases over $100 over at Journelle when you use code LABORDAY14 until 9/1.

3. Did you save your vaca days for fall, when all the kids are back in school? Or maybe the Magic Kingdom just begs to be visited during your honeymoon. Either way, Expedia will save you 20% off hotels during your Disneyland Resort getaway until 9/30.

4. Remember that super cute polka dot sweater from this morning’s Five for Friday? Welp, head on over to ShopRuche, where you can knock 30% off with LABORDAY30.

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For instance, this dress with tiny elephants on it, is originally $62.99 but comes out to a grand total of $50.04 when all’s said and done (I only know this because I promptly bought it as soon as I saw it).

5. I love having outdoor dinner parties during the fall, and Chinese lanterns are pretty perfect for such an event. Save 5% off Autumn Colors & Décor this Labor Day Weekend at Luna Bazaar with code AUTUMN5 until 9/2.! 

6. Get your craft on and score 20% off your whole purchase from Michaels

7. Set up your dapper dude with new duds, and knock an extra 30% off sale items from Bonobos when you use code SALEAWAY30.

8. Shape up and give the ladies some love with 10% off sitewide at shapewear specialist Hourglass Angel when you use code LABORD10.

9. Fun, peppy shop C. Wonder wants you to get prepped for fall! Save 30% on full price items + free shipping on items over $100 through 9/1.

10. Have some pals who hosted great get-togethers this summer? Thank them with a rockin’ sweet or savory gift basket (or crate stocked with all the fixin’s for bloody marys)! Save up to 40% during the Harry & David Labor Day sale until 9/3.

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Guys, feel free to send me this savory snack crate, mmkay? Thx.

11. Fend off the cold weather a little longer and escape to a Sandals resort … but take advantage of their huge labor day sale first

12. Duh, of course I’mma include Ann Taylor in all this. Knock an extra 50% off select full price and sale styles through 9/2.

13. Anthropologie’s even getting in on the action, skimming a cool 20% off select new sale styles.

14. Time to trade in your summer brights for fall neutrals? Paula’s Choice is taking 30% off select fall makeup plus free shipping with code AMLABORDAY30 until 9/1.

15. Pretty stationery is always in style. PaperStyle is giving you, darling Broke-Asses, a killer 20% off Laura Ashley Stationery when you use code PSBAB until 9/6. There’s the extra love we love.

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These invitations are adorable and I love them.

16. Do you all know Beyond the Rack? Well, you should, because you can get up to 80% off retail prices AND they’re also throwing out some extra BAB love: Join today and get a $10 credit toward shopping when you use invitation code BROKEBRIDE10.

17. We love Target. Especially when they have sales, like this one: Save up to 25% off select home and outdoor products through 9/1!

18. You already know my love for American Eagle’s skinny jeans, but their intimates line, Aerie, holds a special place in my, er, underwear drawer as well. Try ‘em out for yourself with 25% off + free shipping through 9/1 when you use code 952367P1

19. New season, new bag? Sure! Take an extra 30%-50% off contemporary handbags at Bluefly featuring IIIBeCa by oy Gryson, Rebecca Minkoff and Furla.

20. Add a retro twist to your new fall wardrobe. Head on over to Unique Vintage and take 20% off sitewide when you use code LABOR20 until 9/3.

Ten for the Weekend: Hair Removal, #CraftOptions and Shoe Deals for Days!

It’s like the shoe gods are daring us not to shop this weekend, you guys. Seriously. There are so many sweet deals for killer kicks in this edition of Ten for the Weekend that you’ll be well-heeled and rarin’ to go without so much as a dent to your bank account. Also: Beach essentials to help you bid adieu to summer, #CraftOptions because … well … we won’t get into it and hair removal (have you tried lasering? It’s pricey, but WORTH IT.) deals to get through these dog days!

1. Shoe Deal # 1: Take 20% Off Your Next Order with code LEO through 8/31 at Heels.com!

2. Craftsy’s 50% off sale is still rockin’ and rollin’!  If you’re aching to learn a new skill, now’s the time to get in on it!

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I’d be super into checking out this class. I always feel like my travel pics fall a bit flat, ya know?

3. Shoe Deal #2: Bluefly is having a 2 day womens shoe sale, where you can save up to an extra 50% off.

4. Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean you cant really get into the swing of the dog days of summer! Zappos is here to help with a sale on beach essentials!

5. Summer fun leaving you a little fuzzy? Groupon has a bevy of hair removal deals so you can spend less time primping and more time partying.

6. Shoe Deal #3: Save up to 70% off at Nine West. 

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I would very much like these beauties on my feet right now plz.

7. If you’re too impatient to see if you’ve won this week’s giveaway, then I’ve got your back. Hourglass Angel is offering 10% off orders of $65 or more throughout the whole site with code 10Angel. Ends 8/13.

8. More #CraftOptions: Michael’s is getting on the 10% off train. Use code Storage101 at checkout!

9. Friends and family sales are awesome, and Ann Taylor knows this. Knock 40% off your order until 8/13 with code FRIENDS40.

10. ShopBop and East Dane are throwing out a sale and it’s a good one: Get 70% off at ShopBop (for her) or East Dane  (for him) and breathe a little life into your wardrobe(s).

Ten for the Weekend: Sales, Deals and Discounts for Everyone!

Happy Friday! There are some great deals all over the Internetz for you this weekend, but I found 10 awesome deals for this Ten for the Weekend. Check it!

1. I’m starting to think Ann Taylor has a thing for broke-asses, because their sales are the best. Until 7/27, get 60% off select full price styles.

Ann Taylor Faux Leather Trim Colorblock Dress

This hot little number is normally $149, but plummets to $59.60 at checkout.

2. If you or your dude are looking for some more laid back kicks for your big day, look no further: 6PM has PUMA, Converse, Supra and more street sneaks for up to 70% off until 7/27.

3. Summer’s still here! Paper Source is knocking 30% off select summer products while supplies last!

Paper Source Ice Pop Glasses - Set of 4

These are adorable and I would drink out of them in the dead of winter just to remind myself of summer. So there.

4. How about a little date night fun? Get an extra 10% off Local Culture Deals from Groupon with code FUN10 through 7/27. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this includes the Dr Pepper Museum, Ghost Tours and WINE. What does your area offer?

5. TODAY ONLY: Old Navy is gonna give your wardrobe a welcome (and cheap!) boost with 25% off regular-price styles + 15% off sale styles online only. Use code ONSAVENOW. 

6. Heeeyyy crafty ladies! Get all your DIY goodness set with Craftsy’s Summer Supplies Clearance: Save up to 75% on yarn, fabric and project kits until 7/28.

7. Got designer taste but a broke-ass budget? Well you’re here, so duh. Bluefly is having clearance sale of up to 75% off until 7/27.

8. In need of shapewear? Hourglass Angel is knocking 10% off AMIA shapewear until 7/31 with code AM10.

9. Feel the need to whisk away for a vaca? Expedia has daily deals up to 50% off.

10. And even more shoes! Nine West is knocking 30% off with savings up to 60% until 7/29.

Ten for the Weekend: Kicks, Swimsuits and Wedding Gowns at Killer Prices!

Happy Friday, BABs! Summer’s in session and it’s a great time to be a BAB with all these killer deals! From hot kicks to cool swimwear and much more, there’s a heap of amazing deals in this week’s Ten for the Weekend!

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Wanna give a badass boost to your bridal look? Heels.com is having a London Trash sale: Knock 50% off with code LT50.

Cynthia - Blue 6.5

These London Trash “Cynthia” shoes would be a perfect “something blue” under your gown!

Still need baubles for the big day? Head over to Gloss Jewelry and get 40% off + free shipping on your order using code FREEDOM40.

If your wedding venue still needs a little extra oomph (chair covers? candle holders? crystal beaded curtains for a photobooth backdrop?), then get thee to Event Decor Direct, and save 5% with code DECOR5.

Summer = swimming, and what better way to get your toes wet than in a hot new designer suit? Bluefly is having a 2-day swim sale with up to 50% off some of the hottest names in the biz. Ends 7/13.

Wedding invitations can be so pricey, so it’s always super rad to get a deal on them. Our homies at Wedding Paper Divas are skimming a mean 20% off invites and reception stationery with code SUITEJULY20 through 7/15.


Gold confetti AND black-and-white stripes? Count me in. Perfectly Lovely design, starting at $1.89 each.

So Ann Taylor has been having some awesome sales, but this one is KILLER: It includes wedding gowns! Knock 40% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code FASHION40 until  7/14.

The warm weather is the perfect excuse to show off that pretty pedi! If you sign up for a Julep Maven subscription, you can get The Summer Nights Welcome Box for a limited time! Use code SIZZLE to get your own Summer Nights Welcome Box for FREE — you just pay $2.99 for shipping — when you sign up.

Need to get those pretty little underthings for your honeymoon? Journelle’s Semi-Annual Sale is going on and you can take 30% to 70% off select sale items through 7/27.

Rockin’ workout gear makes getting your sweat on so much more awesome. Double-down on the rad with Athleta’s Semi-Annual sale and save up to 60%.

Need some kind of personalized anything? Zazzle’s the place to go! And right now you can save 10% off your order with code TENOFFFORYOU. Ends 7/12.

Ten for the Weekend: Hot Deals on Baubles, Boots and Bustiers!

And here we are again! On the precipice of a weekend, one that for myself, I hope includes swimming and mimosas. At the same time would be pretty awesome, but I’ll take ‘em however I get ‘em! For you, darling Broke-Asses, I hope it’s filled with frugal shopping with these great deals, wedding goodness and time with your best homies! Oh! And if you’re getting married this weekend, don’t forget to tag a pic or two with #BABRealWedding so we can share on Instagram!

Ten for the Weekend

1. WildHeart Paper, who hosted a giveaway on the blog last week, is offering 10% off orders of 50 or more invitations + RSVP cards when you like her Facebook page and message her through her Etsy shop. Just mention you saw it on BAB!

2. Make sure you and your ladies are covered and secure! Hourglass Angel is knocking 25% off your purchase when you order body enhancing shapewear for your whole bridal party (4 or more) through 7/1.


Blushing Bride Romantic Underwire Bustier by Jezebel 30533

3. American Bridal’s summer flash sale is a perfect time to stock up on those little wedding extras! Save up to 85% on items from tote bags to fans to parasols.

4. If you’re DIYing the food for your wedding day, then pay attention: Mission Restaurant Supply is gonna save $10 off orders of $75+ with promo code 10OFF75 until 09/30.

5. Need to add a dose of hipster to your wardrobe or just need some cute ‘n’ kitschy things for yoru abode? Enjoy up to 70% off at UrbanOutfitters.com during the Summer’s Last Sale! Plus, free shipping on all orders over $50! 

Rachel Caldwell Unicore Art Print

Guys, I need this Rachel Caldwell “Unicore” print. NEED, I say.

6. Judi Painted It, who is hosting this week’s giveaway on the blog, wants to give BABs a little extra boost: Knock 15% off your order from her Etsy shop when you use the code BAB15.

7. If you’re like our Real Bride Tiffany and still wavering on jewels, now’s a good time to stock up so you can try to make up your mind! Get 50%-80% Off hundreds of styles at the Summer Sale at BaubleBar, and get yourself all set with bling!

8. One of my favorite dresses ever is from Shabby Apple, and I wish I could stock my whole damn wardrobe with their cute garb. For those that feel the same way, you can now save $10 and receive free expedited shipping on orders of $160 or more! Use code HJQ143 now. Hurry, ends 7/4/14.

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I mean, how cute is this dress for a rehearsal dinner?

9. Oh, Frye, why you gotta be so pricey? I’ve literally worn my Frye boots to death, but refuse to give up on them. So it’s a super score that 6pm.com is skimming up to 60% off Frye products!

10. A treat to start your weekend right: Until midnight tonight (6/27), get 50% off everything at LOFT with code FIFTY. Missed out? Try 50% off your entire with code BIG50 at Ann Taylor until 6/30!

Happy shopping, Broke-Asses!

Ten for the Weekend: Designer Duds, Power Tools and Tons of Summer Savings!

Happpppppyyyyyyy Friday, BABs! With Father’s Day on Sunday and lots of other summer activities ramping up, now’s a good time to save on those warm-weather projects and essentials. This week’s link roundup is chock-full of deals for the home, closet and even wine! Get on it!

Ten for the Weekend

Does your guy have a penchant for fashion and taste beyond a broke-ass budget? Good thing East Dane is offering up to 70% off select items!

Y’all, I love me some Coach (and I’m not talking Craig T. Nelson in his life before Zeke Braverman). And right now 6pm.com is having a great deal — up to 50% off — on Coach. Get some!

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How cute are these loafers??

Having trouble sussing out your ‘do for your “I do”s? Sign up for three months of a Virtual Hairstyler Membership at TheHairStyler.com and get an additional month FREE. Use 1MONTHFREE at checkout. Good until 7/31.

Oh, Anthro. You slay me. But your sales? How I loooove them. This weekend, get 20% off full-price styles with Anthropologie’s House & Home event

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You guys KNOW I’d throw down for this pillow … or a few of ‘em.

Planning on DIYing the shit out of your wedding? Have some big home projects you’re working on? Get thee over to Home Depot and knock $20 off $100 purchase of top tool brands.

Speaking of DIY, on the more dainty crafty side, Michaels stores is having a 25% off sale on any regular price purchase with code 25DADS. Ends 6/14.

For all you out there who like to get there sweat on but in a fashionable way, I got you: Bluefly has men’s and women’s sportswear at 10%-50% off. Race ya!

Ooohhh … you guys! Ann Taylor has a 40% off sale going on, which means you can get that adorable dress you’ve been eyeing and not suffer too much buyer’s remorse!

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It’s wine time and I’m feelin’ fine! If you haven’t jumped on the California Wine Club wagon yet, you should. And now’s a good time to do it, since you can get 50% off your first three months. YOU GUYS, get the wine delivered to your door (with free shipping)! Use code SHARE50FOR3 at checkout.

It’s summer time, and the livin’s easy … especially when Piperlime is knocking 25% off summer essentials when you use code MUSTHAVE at checkout! Ends 6/15.