Broke-Ass Tag: J.Crew

2/19

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Hello my lovely BABs! Are there any Bostonians out there? I don’t know whether to be thankful the midwest hasn’t seen THAT much snow, or jelly because of how much fun yous guys are having. I mean, snow tunnels to get to work?! Sledding off roofs? C’mon, can it be that bad? OK, I know snow sucks but at least you’re having fun with it, East Coast. So, I’m excited because we’re featuring a designer that hasn’t been requested before — Saja Wedding. Saja in Korean means “the lion.” They were founded in 2000 by Yoo Lee and if you’re as obsessed with BHLDN as we are, you’ve more than likely seen some of her dresses. Her gowns are simple yet timeless and won’t break your bank. So, they’re a must for any BAB-to-be. The dress we’re helping Erin with this week is for someone who wants to make a statement without being too flashy. It’s got a little bit of Greek goddess flair because of the beautiful dropped shoulder. Here’s what Erin had to say:

 “Help me please! I’m head over heels for this dress (http://www.sajawedding.com/collectionpages/hb6285.html), but costs twice as much as my budget! If you can find a more affordable alternative I would be eternally grateful!”

Can't Afford It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Saja Wedding (Style: HB6285) $1,200

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Reem Acra’s “Florence Gown” Rent for $70 at Rent the Runway (Retail Price: $3,000 !!!)

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Crepe Gown With Wrap Neckline & Fluttering Sleeves (Style: b6547) $188 at J. Crew

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700A-Line Gown With Metallic Lace Shoulders (Style: 33208661) $260 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700A-Line Gown With Crisscrossed Sweetheart Body (Style: 1046170) $280 at Nordstrom

(These straps can be worn conventionally, off-the-shoulder, as a halter neck or removed altogether.)

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Shoulder Skimming Neckline With Ruched Bodice (Style: 428527) $295 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Flowing A-Line Chiffon Gown With Plunging Neckline (Style: 624233) $340 at Asos

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Draped V-Neck Wedding Gown With Crossover Front (Style: 294718) $400 at Ann Taylor

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Off The Shoulder Organza Gown With Chapel Train (Style: 0113824) $420 at For Her and For Him

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700A-Line Gown With Off The Shoulder Lace & Sweetheart Bodice (Style: AT4575) $481 at BestBridalPrices.com

Hopefully I was able to give you some ideas. Did you SEE that Reem Acra gown Rent The Runway has for only $70?! I can’t believe it. More and more women are using this type of service because they usually end up packing their dress away and never wearing it again anyway. I encourage everyone to check them out. I know when I buy a nice dress for an occasion it’s rare I’ll ever put it on again. However, if you really want to save your gown, that’s totally OK, too. Do what makes you happy! Let us know if you need some guidance with anything else big day related. We’re always happy to help! 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.
Elaine Michalek
  • 1/29

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    Hello my BAB’s! BHLDN strikes for a 3rd time since I started writing this column. Don’t worry, though, in this case 3 strikes doesn’t mean you’re out. We love you too much here! I am not surprised one bit either. They always have a super stunning collection of gowns from some totally amazing designers. This week we’re helping Katie get over a WTOO by Watters gown. “Persephone” was the goddess queen of the underworld and “Persiphone” is the gown we’re helping Katie get over.  This dress is definitely fit for a greek goddess, or any goddess really.  It has tons of lovely tulle (which never gets old IMO) and pretty sequins all over the bodice. You guys know I love me some Watters and I know you do, too, as this is definitely not the first time Watters made someone fall in love only to experience sticker shock. Well, it’s cool ’cause that’s what I’m here for and it’s always a blast trying to help you ladies find something you can feel special in, without breaking the bank. That’s what I did for Katie. At least I hope so. Here’s what Katie had to say:

    “Who can I submit a “Can’t Afford it” photo to? I’ve become slightly obsessed with this WTOO by Watters ‘Persiphone Gown’ but the $1350 price tag is about twice what I was hoping to spend. I love the whole look and if you can help me find something similar for less than $600 you will be my wedding heroes.”

    Can't Afford It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600“Persiphone Gown” WTOO by Watters for BHLDN (Style: 34509968) $1350 

    Get Over It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600

     A-Line Gown With Beaded, Mesh Illusion Neckline – Currently on sale! $174.99 (30% Off!) at ModCloth

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Convertible Dress With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 33364852) $275 at BHLDN

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Floor Sweeping A-Line Gown Covered In Shimmering Beads (Style: 932750) $298 at Nordstrom

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600A-Line Crinkled Silk Chiffon Gown (Style: 86996) $310 at Nordstrom

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Sleeveless A-Line Gown With Illusion Neckline (Style: S7533) $398 at Zappos

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Chiffon Dress With Sheer Neckline & Embroidery (Style: 21005) $438 at BestBridalPrices.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Floor Length Tulle Gown With Stunning Hand-Fashioned Embroidery (Style: 33161548) $480 at BHLDN

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600A-Line Gown With Swarovski Crystals On Neckline (Style: T626) $548 at BestBridalPrices.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Strapless Lace Gown Over Sequin Bodice (Style: 1049) $550 at Dessy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Floor Sweeping Silk Chiffon Gown With Crossover Neckline (Style: 08899) $595 at J. Crew

    Am I your wedding hero yet? I certainly hope so. BHLDN has other dresses that are similar to the one you love and the two from BestBridalPrices.com are really close. Please let me know what you think and if you have any other questions for us here at Broke-Ass Bride! 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.
    Elaine Michalek
  • 10/16

    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'…

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    8/28

    Hello, BAB's! How y'all doin'? This week we're helping KAYlin get over BHLDN's KAYleigh (I had to).  When I first saw the dress I was like, "Grecian Goddess." I know it's been a while with all the amazing requests coming in, so I hope you're out there, girl. Kayleigh wrote in saying:  "Help me BABs, you're my only hope! I fell in love with the…

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    7/4

    I asked, you answered and here you go! I put out a Facebook call the other day to see which deal categories would get you stoked on this Fourth of July Ten for the Weekend, and home decor was the answer! So I found a nice balance between home and fashion, so both you and your abode can look like your hottest selves without breaking the bank!…

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  • 7/3

    Hey, BABs! Happy Independence Day eve! With holiday staring us down, our Can't Afford It? Get Over It! guru Elaine was booted out the door early by yours truly to enjoy her weekend. So, in lieu of her amazingly accurate CAI/GOIs, I'm bringing back one of our most popular posts in the column, featuring not one but TWO different gowns to get over. Keep in…

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    5/30

    It's that time again, dolls! I've scoured the far reaches of the Interwebz for deals and discounts to help you shop a little easier this weekend. Me? Oh, I'm going to relax with some watermelon juice and hopefully a pool. xoxo! I don't know about you, but having fancy stationery always makes me want to actually want to send letters so I can show it off. Paper…

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    2/14

    Finding a long-sleeve dress that doesn’t look like a separate part of the dress – that’s this week’s challenge. I need your help!  I can't afford Le Spose di Gio's CL11 but am having trouble getting over it.  Any ideas on stylish dresses where sleeves don't look like add-ons? Thanks! Katie wants to spend no more than $1,200. Her budget wasn’t actually a challenge. Finding…

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  • 1/22

    Does anyone really watch awards shows? For me it’s all about the dresses. And, truthfully, I often just scroll through the photos and catty online comments afterwards to save myself some time. With award season in full swing, we’ve got a sister of a bride who wants her sister to look red-carpet ready on her wedding day. Hi! I have a Can't Afford It dress...…

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