I've got two weddings coming up in September. And there's one thing I like more than browsing Crate & Barrel wedding registries... buying a new dress for the occasion.
I will not be purchasing five new dresses in the next few weeks though (1 luncheon, 2 rehearsal dinners, 2 wedding receptions). I already have the luncheon dress, which I once wore to cross a political divide. But the other two?
Luckily, both events are at the same time, with about the same formality level. So, I've sort of narrowed them down:
I don't wear orange. It's a hard and fast rule -- but I like it for a rehearsal dinner. It seems casual, but still a little dressy. The Melissa Masse sort-of-zebra-print is a favorite. The back of it is very cool (see here), but is it a little too much? The Katy Perry look-alike strapless number is super cute, but might be super cute on me minus 50 lbs. The navy strapless dress could be stunning and is good for evening weddings. Also - all of them, the ones from Nordstrom and Saks to the one from Macys, are all under $150.
And why do I worry about this in such detail? Because it's Sunday night after a completely relaxing weekend and I'm not willing to mentally prepare for Monday. And why not go on a little online window shopping? Don't get me started on shoes.