I have actually never been a bridesmaid before, but I was asked to be one for my college roommate (Hey Kelly!) this coming May. Next weekend about 16 of us are headed to Vegas (Whaddup) for her bachelorette party, which has left me inspired to check out (and try on) the prettiest bridesmaids dresses. The old stereotype of ugly bridesmaids dresses is still very much a part of far too many weddings, but luckily Kelly picked a dress that I definitely could wear again–no not this one.
This dress is the dress I actually bought to wear to the wedding before I realized I would be a bridesmaid. It is another thrift find, which has been basically all I’ve been wearing lately, just thrift after thrift after thrift. I just can’t help myself. As much as I love helping local designers, and buying the latest trends, this dress was $10. Yes, $10….you read that correctly. Nothing compares to finding beautiful, unique, and timeless pieces at a thrift store. It’s so great, that a lot of times I simply cannot justify spending full price at a chain store. Maybe this is blogger suicide. And maybe I am sounding preachy, because this is like the third or fourth post in a row where I’ve been going on about my thrifting binges, but girls, this beautiful and mazing Ted Baker dress fits perfectly and was $10. You just can’t beat that.
Spring weddings require pops of color in my opinion. This is the best time to play up colors and prints, with a blazer to cover up if the wind starts to blow. Spring is such a beautiful season to get married, and dresses like this one get single gals like me super jazzed about going to a weddings (its that and the free booze, obvs).
Photos by Anabella V Photography