Green Inaugural Ball Style

The Fab and Frugal DC Fashion Style Blog Green Inaugural Ball 2013 Ralph Lauren Black Silk Dress Ciner Vintage BraceletI clean up nice. I got this classy Ralph Lauren Collection frock at Saks Off Fifth at Potomac Mills marked down to $400 from $2675 – quite the steal if I do say so myself. I added the beautiful vintage Ciner bracelet from the set my parents bought me for my wedding as a nod to the Green Inaugural Ball held at the beautiful Newseum of course. My hubs wore a Calvin Klein tuxedo.

The Fab and Frugal DC Fashion Style Blog Green Inaugural Ball 2013 Ralph Lauren Black Silk Dress Ciner Vintage BraceletI apologize for the quality of these photos, but we were too excited to worry about them. Bloop!

Ball attendees included a surprise appearance by Vice President Joe Biden who said, “I also came to tell you what my green wish is: that we finally face up to climate change. I came to thank you.” Chills! Will.i.am and Sugar Ray performances were followed up by Bill Nye The Science Guy and SurvivorMan! Open bar and lustrous views of the nation’s capital didn’t hurt of course.

The Fab and Frugal DC Fashion Style Blog Green Inaugural Ball 2013 Ralph Lauren Black Silk Dress Ciner Vintage Bracelet

Chanel -esque Jackets On The Cheap

Nothing beats the craftsmanship behind Chanel’s little black jacket. But if you’re like me, you just can’t justify a couple thousand on one item… even if I did have the ocean deep pockets. Do you know what I could do with $2000?! Peep my picks for Chanel tweed jacket lookalikes!

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Dorothy Perkins Cream Lace Tipped Jacket | Chanel JacketDorothy Perkins | $44

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | RD Style Lady Jacket | Chanel JacketRD Style Lady Jacket | $89

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Forever 21 Tweed Jacket | Chanel JacketForever 21 Ruffle Tweed Jacket | $25

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Merona Women's Boucle Jacket | Chanel JacketMerona Women’s Boucle Jacket | $35

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Dorothy Perkins Boucle Jacket | Chanel JacketsDorothy Perkins Grey Boucle Biker Jacket | $44

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Miss SelfridgeBurgundy Boucle PU Trim Jacket | Chanel JacketMiss Selfridge Burgundy Boucle Jacket | $61