What I wore to a Minnesota wedding

Remember the bachelorette party that Mandi and I went to a few weeks back? Well, bachelorette our friend is no longer–she was wed this past weekend! Appropriately, Mandi and I followed up with some pictures of our outfits. Thanks to B for taking the pics!

Dress: Anthropologie
Boots: Corso Como
Belt: ModCloth

And PS – I know the dress looks white, but it was actually pink, and I had a yellow cardigan at the ceremony! I know not to wear I white dress to a wedding! 😉

Reigning in the empire

Dress: J. Crew, 3 years old
Scarf: Fair Trade Artisan scarf, artist unknown
Belt: J. Crew
Boots: Shoegasm

And just like that, one of my favorite dresses walked into the ring.

I. LOVE. THIS. DRESS. It’s a little ridiculous because it’s just a simple cotton dress, sleeveless with shirred empire-waisting. It was one of the cheapest things I could buy at J. Crew (yes, ON SALE!) as a grad student three years ago, but I bought it, and thank god. It’s super bright (how can you NOT smile while wearing something this bright?), super light, and I can probably only wear it for about three more weeks until the summer plummets away into crisp temps and dry leaves.

It also follows one of my favorite rules for cute dresses: it’s the easiest outfit ever! Just throw it on and go. Bada boom.

Today’s lesson learned: Don’t be afraid of cinching an empire waist. I worried it would look awkward, but am happy with the result of this outfit. Have you ever belted a dress with an empire waist?