I'm a big fan of frugality. If I have a wedding or special event to go to, I don't want to spend a boatload of money on a dress I could possibly only wear once. Most of my dresses for these occasions are found at Ross Dress 4 Less. I'm a huge fan of their store. I can almost always find an item of clothing, accessory, or household item I want to buy every time I go in there. (And I have bought several things on a whim!) I wanted to share with you what I wore to my cousin's wedding.
Her wedding took place at 5:30 at a country club. It was going to be very hot that day, so I knew that I wanted a lighter fabric to keep me cool since the ceremony and cocktail hour were outside. I tried on several dresses, but as it usually is, the first one is the one you end up with. I tried this dress on first, and immediately loved it. My dress was by Enfocus Women. I loved the color combination of pink and gray. I loved the little ruffles on the skirt portion. I also loved that it was simple and "very Mandii." *To be fair, I tried on the 4 other dresses I brought into the dressing room with, but didn't love them as much as I loved this one.*
I accessorized this look with jewelry that I borrowed from my aunt. My necklace and earrings were gray pearls, and I also had lighter gray pearl bracelets on as well. For shoes, I had on gray pumps...which I wore during the ceremony and promptly changed out of after cocktail hour. ;)
I put my hair in a princess roll using a gray headband with a bow, and for makeup I created a soft gray smokey eye, and accented with brighter pink lipstick.
What do you normally wear to a wedding? I'd love to see your outfits! Leave me a comment and let me know!
Since it is Wednesday, I'm linking up with the Pleated Poppy!