Last weekend, I ventured down to NC to be a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding. I love love, so weddings are always such a joyous occasion. Especially since my 38 year old brother finally found a woman worthy of a man like him. Ever since I was little girl, my brother has been my father figure. I didn’t think I was going to cry, but I was a mess. It was really emotional seeing two people fully deserving of each other not only find each other, but marry. Touching. Enough of the mush.
I wanted this V-neck dress because the Frugalista in me wanted the cheapest dress they offered, but when I was told the color I needed wouldn’t be back in time, I had to opt for a different style. The constultant showed me that halter & skirt separates and my mind immediately started turning. I knew that I looked awesome in halters and that I could always reuse the top. Frugal Fatshionista Rule #43: Always realize the importance of a recyclable outfit/pieces.
And that, I did! The halter cost about $65 by itself and that is certainly more than I would ever spend on a top, so I knew I had to use this again.
I paired the David’s Bridal halter with my new Faith21 jeggings ($19.80) and my pink cardi shrug from Old Navy. I got this sweater so long ago, I don’t even know the price.
I tied the striped scarf around my neck to marry (pun intended) the colors of the top and cardi.
And the shoes? Oh man, I love a good wedge. Anyone who knows me, knows that I can’t do heels very well. And ladies should always at least try to do the heels.
Why? Because it gives your walk a new swag and makes everything look more feminine. So, try training yourself in wedges.
Why am I laughing so hard? Because I beat the bridesmaids odds of buying an expensive and hideous dress, only to have it sit in the back of my closet for a liftetime. I can get my $65 worth of wears outa this halter and that tickles me pink…or should I say purple. Just because I found the silver lining in being a bridesmaid doesn’t mean I want to be one again anytime soon!