Blogger Kate Michael was put to the task and came up with an inaugural-ball-worthy outfit that she herself would consider sporting to an upcoming event, all for less than $200.
Here’s what she found:
Black-and-gold strapless Jessica McClintock dress: $99.
Black splatter hoop earrings from Forever 21: $3.80.
Textured gold bangle set from Forever 21: $5.80.
Retro black-and-gold necklace from Pilgrim: $46.50.
Evita black satin clutch from Forever 21: $15.80.
Total: $170.90. ** Our first frugal fashionista to come in under budget! has done all the shopping for you if you're in Washington, DC.