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My graduation is coming up, and i have no clue what dress to get. Its an 8th grade graduation, so nothing to inappropriate for my age. I kinda want to wear a strapless because i never have yet. Any color would work, except pink because i look awful in pink. Something cheap and cute... CHEAP and cute. Also, if you have any ideas for hair and accessories, that would be great.

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Fashion-Nerd B


Hi Fashion-Nerd B,

1. Congrats on your upcoming graduation! Your parents, President Obama and I are very proud of you.

2. I took out my strapless, CHEAP and cute rolodex and have found a couple of fashionable dress options for your upcoming commencement ceremony. It's a momentous occasion and I would hate for you to end up looking as stylistically challenged as these chicks -

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My number one choice is this Plaid Sheen Dress from Heritage 1981 that will look adorably collegiate and chic with a pair of black tights and coordinating Mary Janes. It also gets an A+ for fitting all of your major criteria as it is Strapless, CHEAP and cute for $26.90.

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I'm also loving Roxy's Punk Princess Plaid Dress rocking a too cool for school "Another Brick in the Wall" vibe. Extra credit - it's also a total steal at $29.99 from Swell.com.

If you aren't into plaid, dELiA*s has a cute little Jada Floral Dress that isn't as cheap at $44.50, but the cuteness factor certainly makes up for it.

As for hair accessories, you can't go wrong with a smart headband that gives your tresses a polished and graduated sense of sophistication. Plus, it's so Blair Waldorf.

p.s. Forever 21 has them starting at $1.50. How's that for CHEAP and cute?

Congrats again and I hope this helped!


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Comments (1)

J. Smith:

I'm looking for a pair of flat sandals for my college graduation. I found a pair of Louboutin flat petal sandals and I have sooo fallen in love, but I cannot afford them. I'm looking for a black flat with alot of petals just like those, but something a broke college student can afford. lol

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