What I Wore:
Dress: Old Navy - $20 (bought in 2009ish?)
Belt: Target - $17
Earrings: Target - $4
Shoes: ShoeDazzle - $20
( I got the shoes for free with a gift certificate from taking a survey)
Big events like weddings are the worst possible day to wake up and feel like nothing in your closet will work. My reasons for feeling this way ranged from the fact that I don't buy new clothes for special occasions--which is frustrating when the event arrives, but saves money and space in my closet because it forces me to work with things I already have--and, ahem, hormones. I've lost almost fifteen lbs since Christmas (woo running!), but there's nothing like the five pounds of water weight that come with PMS to knock your confidence down a little. **Note to self: Spanx might fix this issue in the future.
Sorry for the TMI, but the point I'm trying to make is that I tried on at least five other dresses and a shirt/skirt combo before digging this dress from the back of my closet. It's cute and easy, but it's not quite the look I wanted to wear at the wedding. I think, though, that this dress did its job and I should probably consider having some kind of "back up dress" like this just in case mother nature decides to strike during another major event.
I got to see a good friend from middle school through high school (also my first boyfriend and the brother of my best friend from high school) get married. As you can see from the reflection in my window, it was a beautiful day for a wedding and I was so happy to be there with his family and witness something so special in the lives of both of them. I wish them, and all of you crazy kids who are married or soon to be married, much joy and happiness.