I have had one busy summer. Approximately seven-million wedding invitations (real number is seven) have come my way and all are taking place within three months of each other. Two were this past weekend. The first was for my Western University roommate Liz. She married her macho man Jeff at the Miller Lash House at U of T Scarborough. The grounds were stunning and Liz, being a wedding planner, planned and executed the most beautiful wedding. I wore this dress that I found at The Bay. It was 70% off for $36. My bag is an old sale purchase from Banana Republic, wedges are from Pegabo, and necklace was borrowed from my friend T.
The following day the gorgeous Courtney married her math professor beau at Grace Restaurant on College Street. It was the ultimate city wedding and tres chic. She requested that her closest friends wear white – what a confident bride! I wore this dress that I purchased at Lolita when I was a student in London, ON. Those who went to Western or grew up London know that Lolita is the go to shop on Richmond street. I decided to give the dress a boho look with big gold earrings from Forever 21 ($6) and strappy leather wedges from Aldo ($90). Purse is a Cole Haan sample sale purchase.
Today I am off to Ottawa for another wedding…and no, my dress for this one isn’t floral print. Stay tuned! CM
Every time we check our Facebook homepages it seems everyone is getting married. How are we supposed to keep up with a new party dress for each one?
The Goal: find multiple budget friendly dresses
Where: Off the top of my head I always recommend checking FCUK, Mendocino on Bloor, Zara, Winners, and Cors Boutique on Queen West. Cors sells dresses by the likes of Catherine Malandrino, BCBG, Nicole Miller, and Betsey Johnston for a fraction of what they’re supposed to cost. I’m not sure how, but I don’t ask questions. I try on, I like, I buy.
The dress I’m wearing here came from Winners on Bloor for just $60. I wore it to my cousin’s wedding and got quite a few compliments on it. I like the fun zipper detailing and the way it bounces and moves when I walk.
Tip of the day: always be on the look out for great party dresses even if you don’t have an event coming up. Another invite is bound to land in your mailbox soon. And if not, throw a fancy dress party. Just be sure to invite us! JD
PS – excuse the band-aid on my leg…I forgot it was there.
O.K. This is by far the most ridiculous picture ever taken of me at a wedding this past weekend. I have no idea what song was playing and to be honest, I would rather not know what words I was singing along to this very moment. More pictures of this $80 Winners number is to come. Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend…you know I did. CM