I usually don’t wear colors this bright, but this orange Vince dress is one of my exceptions. A simple shift dress is appropriate for so many different occasions, which is why I love them so much. I brought out my wedding shoes to wear with the dress for a special dinner date with Tommy (an early celebration of 5 years of being together today…crap that’s a long time)! These shoes were the only shoes I’ve ever spent retail on (actually the only shoes I’ve ever spent more than $250 on). BUT…I had a few ways that helped the purchase.
The story of my wedding shoes: honestly, a wedding was just the perfect excuse to buy my dream rockstuds and get to wear them after the wedding, too. I knew I would want a designer shoe, so it was important to me to pick something I could wear afterwards. I also wanted a small heel because Tommy and I are the same height, and I tend to slump when I wear tall heels (which I definitely didn’t want for my wedding pictures). As luck would have it, I actually ended up finding the taller nude rockstuds for an INSANE price (around 1/10 of retail), so I thought those would do. When we had our legal wedding (you can’t legally get married in France unless you live there for 40 days beforehand), I wore the rockstuds, and Tommy and I both realized that I was just too tall. In order to afford the kitten heels, I had to sell the tall version…and I cried a little. I sold the shoes for $675, and combined that with a $200 Nordstrom gift card that I won via Instagram. I am also a Nordstrom card holder and used a Triple Points day, so I ended up getting over $100 back in Nordstrom notes when I made the purchase. Long story short, that is how I justified my dream shoe purchase! Not to mention, my dress budget was about 2K, but I only spent $500 on my dress (a story for another post), and $300 in alterations, so I had the excess to allow for the shoes.
Back to the rest of the outfit. The purse was a fabulous Poshmark find at under $100, and I decided to add another element to the look with this nude Alexander Mcqueen scarf (a $60 Nordstrom Rack purchase from forever ago). This was the best idea ever, because the restaurant was freezing, so I wore the scarf over my shoulders the entire meal. Am I the only one who always carries something cover up with because the AC is turned up so obnoxiously high during the summer?!
Bag: Jimmy Choo ‘Shadow’
Scarf: Alexander Mcqueen
Jewelry: Forever 21