Cort and I first headed to jcrew (the store Brian once said I might as well have my paycheck directly deposited to) and left thinking we found the bridesmaids dresses and were done shopping. But I had an appointment at Bella Bridesmaids right after to so we decided to still go and check it out. Oh my god, it was the most adorable boutique shop I’ve ever been in! I cannot wait to go back to get my dress for Cort’s wedding!
It’s a franchise so there are other locations (check ‘em out here) but I can say the ladies at the Chicago location are the most helpful and sweetest girls ever! They were so fun to work worth. I actually looked forward to my appointments. They have such a wide collection of dresses. I’m going to go back to get some party dresses for myself!
I had the bridesmaids choose their own style from the Thread line in navy. They wore their own nude heels to polish off the look. Don’t worry, I still let my inner jcrew set stage. Part of the girls’ gift from me were a set of brushed gold earrings from jcrew. They don’t carry them anymore, but if you’re in the mood to shop you can find some adorable ones here.
The purple dress I wore for the welcome hour is also from Bella Bridesmaids. My mom got her dress there, too!
The boys wore khaki dress pants with navy blazers and green ties. I ordered the ties from thetiebar.com. Brian strutted his navy suit from Tom James (alright, that “British” model needs to take it down a notch).
I got my dress at a Chicago suburb dress shop. It was Angelina Couture.
Isn’t that Mrs. Lomas hanger just the best? Cort got it for me as a shower gift. You’ll find them all over Etsy in different colors and styles.
I explained my jewelry here and here (scroll down to the bottom of this past post). Now about the shoes… I just about had a heart attack passing over my credit card at Stewart Weitzman, but Cortney and my mom heavily persuaded me. I’m so grateful they did! I lasted all day and all night in those bad boys. My feet had never been so comfy in heels! I had seen other brides in red and pink heels to make them pop and loved the look. So I went with navy.
Wow, this post turned into something way longer than I anticipated! But hopefully you got something out of it. Feel free to blame me on your credit card bill this month