The first boutique carried a bunch of Vera Wang dresses that were gorgeous (Hello $13,000 price tag!). Since I already have a dress and didn’t feel like selling my car to buy a different one, we bypassed the bridal gowns and headed toward the bridesmaid dresses.
We specifically went to the first store to see the Liz Fields dresses I loved online (and posted about here).
Unfortunately they didn’t have two of the three dresses I wanted to see, but they did have the halter dress and Laurel slipped into it within 15 minutes of our arrival.
Note: This print is AWFUL and I would never put my bridesmaids in Hawaiian print dresses. As I said before, they will all be wearing champagne dresses on the big day.
Terrible print aside, this dress just didn’t cut it. Laurel was a great model, but the dress itself felt really cheap. The material was very thin and it honestly seemed like a dress you could buy at Forever 21 for $19.99. Needless to say, this dress is no longer in the running.
We hopped in my car and headed to our second boutique where we had much better luck.
I really loved a one-shoulder dress, but think it’s a bit over the price range I’m hoping to stay within for my bridesmaids.
I think Laurel’s boyfriend needs to plan a hot date so she can wear this dress out because it looked great on her!
After dress shopping, I dropped Laurel off at her apartment and swung by Starbucks for a cappuccino before heading home to take Sadie out so our landlord could show our apartment to potential tenants.
(I <3 Starbucks gift cards! Thank you to my Aunt Laurie for this lil’ treat!)
About an hour later I headed out to Marshall’s for some shopping that I definitely didn’t need to do, but wanted to do anyway.
You should all know that I succumbed to a trend today: the running skirt.
I ended up buying the white Nike running skirt because the pink one was a little big and I didn’t want it fallin’ down and my hiney hangin’ out as I run. Good reason, no?
I also purchased a banana bread Larabar at Marshall’s for $.70 which I promptly devoured in the car on my way home. Sch-weet!
I think I’m the only one not on the whole “I love Larabars” kick because I haven’t found a flavor that I thought was suuuuper delicious yet. This one was definitely the best flavor I’ve tried so far though and I would buy it again if I found it on sale for $.70.
One Last Thing
I totally forgot to post this picture last night, but it made me smile reeeeal big.
My mom is the cutest and for our dinner party with Ryan’s family she had place settings out for everyone with name tags. She even had one set for Sadie which I thought was hysterical and so adorable.
Hope you’re all enjoying the last of the weekend.
I’m off to the grocery store with Ryan to battle the Sunday crowd. Watch out!