Formal and Fabulous (on a Budget)

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  I fell in love with this Satin Lace cocktail dress because of the beautiful detail!  The back of the dress is stunning and I love the full A-line skirt.  This dress is perfect if you have a dressy Valentine date coming up. The price is right on point at around $100.  It looks way more expensive than that for sure!

This time of year is busy with weddings, winter formals, charity events, fundraisers, and prom is just around the corner too. JJ’s House has so many formals to choose from in every style, shape, length, and color.  What impressed me most about their selection was the budget friendly prices.  Let’s face it, we buy a formal and wear it ONCE!! It just doesn’t make sense to spend a lot.  The quality and fit are excellent as well.  There is a specific size chart and it was right on target for me!


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I have a formal event coming up in March and have my eye on this Tulle evening dress  for the occasion.  Would you believe this stunner is under $200?  I absolutely adore the color and the bead work.

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If I were about 20 years younger, I promise this sweetheart ball gown would be my prom dress.  Who wouldn’t feel like Cinderella in this beauty?

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Yes, I’ve been happily married for 12 years now, but it’s still so much fun looking at wedding dresses.  This trumpet mermaid bridal gown has just the right amount of drama and glam!  You can never have enough ruffles in my opinion!

If you have any formal/cocktail events coming up you MUST check out JJ’s House for budget-friendly, high quality special occasion dresses.  Use Code “inslove” for an extra 5% off discount.

Thanks so much for reading and following along as I play dress up in my head! 🙂 What formal events are on your calendar?  Thank you to JJ’s House for sponsoring this post!






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Hi! I'm Emily! I'm a wife, mom to 3, living life in Northwest Arkansas. I love all things fashion, beauty, and inspiring women to look and feel their best! I hope to spread positivity and share the things that I love with you. I'm also very excited to now offer virtual personal styling! Contact me for a custom, personalized styling session! Thanks so much for being here!