Monday, June 1, 2009

Best. Shoes. Ever.

I have been in love with these David's Bridal shoes since I saw them last year while searching for bridesmaid dresses for my own wedding:
How insanely cute are these? Sadly, I never really had the need for $65 floral peep-toes... until now, of course.

I've been searching for a dress to wear to my brother-in-law's wedding but to no avail. I needed something that I looked good in, obviously, but had to be the perfect balance between wedding guest and bridal party member. I'm not in the wedding, but Ryan is and I assume I'll be in the family photos, so it had to be cute, but not over the top. Oh, and did I mention that it's a Sunday afternoon wedding in June and that I didn't really want to spend more than $100 on a dress and shoes? Yeah, exactly.

Well, enter David's Bridal and my newly thin sister, who happens to ALSO have a Sunday afternoon wedding this summer. While she was in town this weekend, I pitched the idea of heading to David's Bridal to try on a super cute dress that I thought we'd both look good in - the plan was to buy one dress and split the cost, with me wearing it in June and her wearing it in August.

We hit the friggin jackpot on this one. We bought this dress in a size 8 in this shade of blue:

Somehow it fits both of us like a glove, even though I'm a little bigger on top. The dress material is cotten sateen, so it's elegant, but summery and doesn't scream bridesmaid. And the shade of blue SCREAMS "Buy the blue floral peep-toe heels!!!".

Thankfully, my sister also fit into the size 8.5 heels I've been dying to buy for seriously the past year, so we sprung for the shoes to match the dress. Since I need the gown by June 20, we did have to pay for rush shipping, but when all was said and done, the total cost for the dress and heels was $233.80. Split between the two of us, it came to $117 each. Not too bad for a dress and heels! I would have ended up spending more if I'd gone to Macy's - or had ordered the Jcrew/Ann Taylor Celebrations dresses I'd posted about a while ago.

Can't wait to post pictures of us in the dress (at our two seperate Sunday afternoon weddings - who knew Sunday was so popular?)!

Mission accomplished. Photos sourced from HERE and HERE.

1 comment:

Molly said...

what an awesome idea! i love the outfit so much! sisters are great.