Ok so does it not look like this entire outfit is from J.Crew? That is what I like to do. Put together J.Crew-ish/designer-esque looks on reasonable budgets. And yes, one, albeit the main piece in this outfit is in fact from J.Crew. But sneakerpants here actually got it from Savers thrift store for like $10! I definitely support investing here and there. Sometimes the cheap-chic stores simply can’t get you a trend when you want it, or don’t have that long-lasting quality like a pair of Sperrys or J-brand denim. And sometimes it’s ok to simply treat yourself to a Kate Spade bag. Right? Ok I’m personally not actually there yet, but someday maybs. But for most of my closet, I like to try to find reasonably-priced alternatives to that jaw-droppingly awesome shirt.
heels :: elle for kohls || shop similar—> mega splurge, splurge, save, steal
clutch :: thrifted || shop similar—> splurge, steal
necklace :: charlotte russe || shop similar—> steal
sequin tank :: J.Crew via Savers thrift store in Columbia Heights (PLUS mention Ruby Girl for a 10% discount!) || shop similar—> steal
bracelets :: J.Crew, Target, c/o Oia Jules
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As soon as the temp hits 65 in Minnesota, the wedding bells start ringing off the hook. I love it! Weddings are the best. A whole day devoted to celebrating a couple and their love. I’m a total sap when it comes to that. Always a great time to catch up with friends and family, as well as bust a few new dorky moves on the dance floor. I’m really quite good at that part. But there’s always the challenge of dressing for a wedding. So I came up with a little inspiration for you as you’re thinking about the weddings you’ll be attending this summer! Let’s start with the lady of the day, the…
And every bride has her troupe of lovely ladies, who hopefully get to wear dresses they try to not tailor so they can return them afterwards. Unfortunately, I was not in the business of appeasing this for my girls. I had mine in light blue taffeta. But in my defense, there were two separate times that people wore them or that they were borrowed for other formal occasions. Score! In this day and age of endless supplies of dress stores online, and such fun styles and colors accessible to us, brides have this new opportunity to actually get dresses that can be worn again! And why not play up the accessories, with big statements of color and fashion-forwardness.
And the guest gets the most fun and freedom of dress of all. With only one color out of the runnings, there are loads of bright and bold hues to choose from. And that is usually the direction I tend to go. This nautical dress has one of my favorite color combos. One rule I always abide by… comfortable shoes! Wedges are always a good comfy-cute compromise.
Happy wedding hopping & shopping!