Ask Chic: Masquerade Ball Attire

May 7, 2009 | Tags: Ask Chic 

Chic Reader Leetal writes:

“Well, first of all, I’m addicted to your blog. I think it’s awesome and inspirational! But now to my question- I am holding a birthday party with a masquerade ball theme (gotta love Gossip Girl) and I need a dress and a mask. I don’t want to be predictable and I want to stand out. Got any ideas for looking chic under a budget?” 


Oh, if only we had a penny for every time Gossip Girl influenced our lives, mostly our wardrobes, then we’d be laughing all the way to the bank!  So Leetal, since you’re hosting the bash, obviously you’ve got to have a look that no one else has thought of.  One place we love shopping at is Etsy, since so many talented designers sell their one of a kind duds for unbelievable prices.  Why not try purchasing a simple metallic dress, and pairing it with a ruffled bolero?  Add some beaded gloves, a and finally top it all off with an extravagant mask.  Voila!  The whole look for under $250!

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