By Mary Wheeler
Messes of Dresses
419 Whalley Ave #303
New Haven, CT 06511
Shop by appointment
First stop, Messes of Dresses in New Haven. While Messes of Dresses is mainly an online boutique, you can still shop directly at the store by making an appointment. An added bonus: on location, stylists are available to provide free fashion tips and suggestions, so you won’t have to worry about buying the wrong look. This retro-inspired dress is just $25.00, and is fun, flirty and the perfect going out dress. Pair with a pair of tights and boots for a great winter look. Messes of Dresses have a wide assortment of dresses, from rompers and summer dresses to more formal wear. No matter your mood, you’re bound to find something you love.
A chunky cuff never goes out of style and in silver and goes with everything. This earthy cuff pairs with jeans to dresses even shorts if you wanted to. This is a great little staple piece for any wardrobe. Play with the accessory by stacking cuffs on one arm, or sporting one on each wrist. Messes of Dresses have a great assortment of accessories including jewelry, purses, shoes, and sunglasses. Most of the jewelry is under $20 while handbags and shoes range from $60-$90. This cuff rings up at $12.00.
That Girl Boutique
1089 S Main St
Cheshire, CT 06410
That Girl Vintage Boutique in Cheshire has you covered for accessories. The store stocks everything, from vintage belts and eyeglasses to scarves, gloves hats and tights – all at a reasonable price.
A seamless black clutch is a must-have in anyone’s wardrobe. For $9, this great little piece can go straight from the office to a date night without question at a great price. Most of the purses found at That Girl Vintage Boutique are small clutch sized. However, they do have a super cute Brass Basket Weave Purse, $59, is fashionable and big enough to store all your items.
Super cute black slingbacks are the ultimate statement piece. These black slingbacks for $14.00 pair with everything, while still standing out. That Girl Vintage Boutique has name brands shoes like Mademoiselle and Saks Fifth Avenue. There is a great selection from sandals, slingbacks, peep toes and flats among other styles.
Putting all for of these great finds together and you’ve got an outfit that didn’t blow your budget! Happy shopping!