20 Bridesmaid Dresses They’ll Actually Wear Again

Jordan’s wedding is just over a month away, so my bridesmaid duties are in full swing. We’re doing lots of fun DIY things for her upcoming shower (I’ll share details next week ;). I’ve heard bridesmaid stories, and seen the movie, but I gotta say, I love being in Jordan’s wedding party. She’s just as frugal and crafty as I am and has a great sense of style. To ensure we didn’t spend money on unflattering dresses we’d never wear again, she picked out a color and a general style, and we picked our specific dresses. I’m so in love with mine:

Jordan's Bridesmaid Dress

So in the wedding spirit, I rounded up a few dresses that I think any bridesmaid would be happy to wear more than once! Let’s start with a few from BHLDN, Anthropologie’s wedding line:

BHLDN bridesmaid dresses via @poorandpretty

1. Chloe Dress. 2. Annabelle Dress. 3. Harlow Dress. 4. Ainsley Dress.

ModCloth bridesmaid dresses 5-8 via @poorandpretty

Of course, I found plenty at ModCloth: 5. Baklava Beauty Dress. 6. Peach and Every Guest Dress. 7. Content to Curtsy Dress. 8. With Only a Wink Dress.

eShakti bridesmaid dresses via @poorandpretty

eShakti has a great variety of dresses in lots of different colors. Plus, they offer customization and custom sizing for only $7.50! 9. Megan Dress. 10. Alice Dress. 11. Florence Dress. 12. Grace Dress.

Ruche bridesmaid dresses 13-16 via @poorandpretty

And a few from Ruche: 13. Julie Lace Accent Dress. 14. Seaport Town Colorblock Dress. 15. Ray of Sunshine Lace Dress. 16. Miriam Colorblock Dress.

Shabby Apple bridesmaid dresses 17-20 via @poorandpretty

Shabby Apple has fun vintage/romantic style dresses: 17. Cherish You Dress. 18. Lyle Dress. 19. Alice Dress. 20. Nutcracker Dress.

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Outfit: Nifty Neons

nifty neons outfit featuring @modcloth via @poorandpretty

I love wearing new clothes as soon as I get them, don’t you? I just picked up these summery neon hues from ModCloth.

nifty neons arm party jewelry closeup via @poorandpretty

Though I’m not usually much of an “arm party” person — bracelets get in the way of my typing — I did find that I had quite a few fun arm accessories to wear with this outfit, including the fabric-wrapped bangle I made from a For the Makers box and my favorite Timex.

bear ears hair buns hairstyle via @poorandpretty

Also: my hair is getting really long. It is now past my shoulders. It hasn’t been this long since high school! So, I’ve resorted to a few of my favorite high school hair styles, like the above “hair buns.” I used to wear these all the time when I was too lazy to straighten my hair. I also affectionately call them my “bear ears” because they remind me of the cute round ears of my favorite animals.

nifty neons outfit modcloth via @poorandpretty

Outfit details: Rita-ing Club Top: ModCloth, $17. Right on Cue Capri Pants in Orange: ModCloth, $17. White Crochet TOMS: White Crochet Women’s Classics, $59. Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex. Bracelets: neon bangle: handmade with For the Makers; white & gold braided bracelet: ModCloth (similar); orange yoga ponytail holder: ModCloth (similar). Blue & gold ringCarla Nichols Boutique (now closed), $8.

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Friday Beach Faves: 20 Bikinis & Swimsuits Under $45

Sad fact: I was so caught up in my road trip this summer that I have not yet been to the beach! I need to remedy this. And possibly buy a new suit for the occasion. Here are a few of my favorite one pieces and bikinis under $45. In the words of Barney Stinson, “Swimsuit up!”

 

Friday Faves Swimsuits Under 45 1-4

1. Scallop and Down the Beach One-Piece. 2. Rocker Chic Swimsuit. 3. Lovely at the Lake One-Piece in Seafoam. 4. Polka Dot High-Waisted Pin-Up Bikini.

Friday Faves Swimsuits Under 45 5-8

5. Ruffle Teal Bustier Bikini. 6. Strappy Neon Bikini. 7. Marina Del Ray Swimsuit. 8. Cool in the Cove bikini bottom – mix and match this with lots of fun tops!

Friday Faves Swimsuits Under 45 9-12

9. Pool Party Picnic in Blue Gingham: Top & Bottom. 10. Marlene One-Piece11. Bow Accent Color Block Bikini12. Dot Bow Bandeau High-Waisted Bikini.

Friday Faves Swimsuits Under 45 13-16

13. Mast from the Past One-Piece14. All Day Aquatics: Top & Bottom15. Anchor Values: Top & Bottom16. In Print: Top & Bottom.

Friday Faves Swimsuits Under 45 17-20

17. Frill-Trim Bikini with Skort18. Floral & Cherry Print Bikini19. Queen Bay One-Piece20. Floral Midkini.

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Outfit: Confetti Color Poppin’ Peasant

confetti color pop peasant outfit via @poorandpretty

Wow. It is really heating up, huh? I’m so glad I picked up this peasant top over the weekend — it’s the perfect combination of breezy and work-appropriate.

confetti color pop peasant top via @poorandpretty

Plus it’s got a fun confetti design!

confetti color pop peasant timex weekender watch via @poorandpretty

… which goes very nicely with my color poppin’ Timex Weekender Slip-Thru watch.

white crochet women's classic toms via @poorandpretty

And also matches my pretty new white crochet TOMS (a birthday present to myself).

confetti color pop peasant outfit with purse via @poorandpretty

…Also, I’m kind of freaking out because I leave for my road trip on Saturday!!! Eeek! Have you thought up a clever hashtag for my journey yet? If you do, I’ll send you a postcard. Deets here.

Outfit details: Confetti Woven Peasant Top: Target, $25. Book Shop Stop Jeans: Angry Rabbit, ModCloth, $55. White Crochet TOMS: White Crochet Women’s Classics, $59. Pistachio Crossbody Bag: Rosetti, Burlington Coat Factory, $15 (similar, similar). Watch: Timex Weekender Slip-Thru, courtesy of Timex.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway + Outfit

Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway

On Sunday, Mish and I went to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway!!!! It was so incredible. NPH was the perfect Hedwig. We marveled at how he could dance, jump, and do splits on stage in GIANT HEELS, whereas we can barely walk in them. And his improv in between songs was hilarious (of course). You must, must see it. I need to watch the movie all over again.

Mish & I on the train to NYC

I’m so glad Mish and I went together. We don’t hang out nearly as much as we used to, and I miss her so. ♥

Hedwig and the Angry Inch outfit

Had I planned my outfit a little better, I probably would have worn something a bit more glamorous and had crazy makeup with lots of glitter, but maybe next time. ;)

Outfit details: Coach Tour Top: Marshalls, $14 (similar, similar). Pink & Navy Striped Skirt: J.Crew, $20 on sale (similar). Navy Blue TOMS: Navy Canvas Women’s Classics, $48. Pink Hair Flower: gift from Mom. Clock heart necklace: handmade by White Flag Designs (now OHWTO), $30. Pink Beaded Bracelets: gift from Aunt Kathy. Watch: Timex Women’s Croco Strap, courtesy of Timex.

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