Eight days until my little sister’s wedding.
The last time I aired my Maid of Honor-related wardrobe woes, I was searching for a brown, knee-length dress and coordinating shoes. Several readers stepped up with helpful shoe-source suggestions, but I never did find a brown dress… which is great news, since the bride exercised her bridely prerogative to change her mind completely.
The wedding date moved from November to April, see, so the bridesmaids’ dresses changed accordingly. Out with the brown dresses, in with the Trixie dress in Olivine Floral from Trashy Diva:
Kicky, eh? As my friend Sierra said, “It’s a dress with personality.” More personality than I’ll ever have, but it fits, it flatters, and maybe its spunk will prove contagious. Any fears I had about stodgy, matronly bridesmaid dresses have been laid to rest.
To be fair, Bridey chose the material, and we bridesmaids were asked to choose from four or five dress silhouettes on the Trashy Diva site. I’m curious to see what the other ladies chose. The Doris and 1940’s cuts both tempted me, but I was afraid those sleeves might read as “muscle tank” on my arms. Which could be fantastic, if I had visible muscles. I don’t.
After combing the entire internet for suitable vegan dress shoes, I bought these… for $12.99 at the Ross a mile from my house:
They are not the most magnificent shoes e’er to grace the earth, but they WERE the most magnificent shoes I could both find and afford. Their strappy simplicity is exactly what I wanted, the shiny toe rings are a bonus. I don’t love the shape of the heel, but for $12.99 we can’t expect miracles. I wore these to A. and S.’s wedding in the allegedly haunted hotel; they stood up to reality just fine.
I’d hoped to find some some fascinating, non-rhinestone hair jewelry or a non-feather fascinator for the Big Day, but nothing struck me.
Maybe some luciddecay spiked bobby pins to toughen up that swishy floral dress?
Any thoughts, gentle readers?