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A Thrifty Engagement: Precious and Antoine

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Two months ago today, Antoine gave Precious a gift that she’s been waiting for: an opportunity to marry her best friend. Antoine proposed to Precious at his surprise birthday party in October. She thought she was pulling a fast one on him, but at the end of the night she was all smiles and tears when she realized the night would be far more special than she had thought.

Pic taken the night of their engagement.

Pic taken the night of their engagement. Precious is wearing a thrifted dress that cost $3.95. Hubby-in-training obviously knows his woman, because he selected this beautiful vintage ring for his bride-to-be. Way to go Antoine!

Instead of spending tons of money on new clothes for their engagement photo session, Precious brought her love for thrifting and her personal style to her engagement photos taken by Krystal Kofie Hohrn Photography. She’s wearing dresses from Goodwill in both photos, with each dress costing $5.95. She’s even influencing the hubby-in-training. The striped button down he’s wearing is a thrifted purchase too!

Precious is all smiles in her fabulous goodwill find and Antoine has a classic, clean look in his thrifted button down.

Precious is all smiles in her fabulous Goodwill find and Antoine has a classic, clean look in his thrifted button down.

Precious took some time to tell us about thrifting and her style:

1) What inspired you to start thrifting?

I love the thrill of finding something precious or beautiful among what others have cast aside. I also love to shop yet found that I spent to much money doing so, thus this was a great alternative.

2) How would you describe your personal style?

I would describe my style as classic, vinatage, and eclectic/urban. I know thats alot (lol) but it depends on the occasion.  I like to take a vintage ode to the past and pair it with a classic piece, and then spice up the outfit with an urban/chic touch. (btw, Precious was named “class trender setter” in her senior superlatives in high school. Get it girl!)

3) What influences/inspires your style?

I watch a lot of fashion tv, per my fiancé, (lol) but no really I love color and funtionality. I am inspired by things that photograph well and accentuated my figure the best.

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Precious shows a little leg and sass as Antoine spits his best game. Oooow!

When you take engagement photos, love is the best and most noticeable accessory (and it’s clear that there’s a lot of love adorning this couple). Pairing that with the perfect outfit can give you the confidence needed for a successful photo shoot. Think twice about spending a ton of money on a new outfit and consider recycling something for the occasion. It worked for Precious and Antoine. It could work for you too!

Happy 12-12-12, everybody. Enjoy the novelty of the day!

Until next time,

R&R

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Author: A. Reese

Spelman College Assistant Professor. Black Feminist. Food justice advocate and researcher. Lover of color, ruffles, stripes, and pockets. Your kids' flyest professor.

2 thoughts on “A Thrifty Engagement: Precious and Antoine

  1. THIS IS AMAZING! Go Precious & Antione! I have always loved Precious’ personal style! This couple is going to go far!! – Britt

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