Ladies, are you ready to talk shopping? I hope so because the Krewe de Bayou Voodoo Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball is just around the corner and its time to find a dress.

Every time I have to shop for events like this, my first question is where in the world will I get a dress? I must admit that I like to buy for cheap. I don't like spending a lot of money on something that I won't wear more than once. This is why my first choice of location is always a consignment shop.

There are few locations in my hometown of Crowley and the surrounding areas. Another option is your local Goodwill. I promise there is a location near you!

Believe it or not, places like Goodwill, if you time it right, will have a very large selection of evening gowns. You can also look on the clearance racks at David's Bridal or other formal stores like that. Clearance and sales are everywhere if you are willing to really look.

There are also organizations that collect unwanted dresses that were just sitting in someone's closet and you can take your pick. Look up those organizations in your area and you will be surprised what you can find.

It is definitely a great feeling to buy an inexpensive but beautiful dress, especially for me because I spill everything!

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I know that you will look absolutely fabulous for the Voodoo Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball this year and it will be some serious Mardi Gras fun. Get your tickets for the ball, presented by Beads for Less on Pinkhook, now right here at our website. Or buy a table and bring the gang!