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best. outfit. ever.

best. outfit. ever.

There's one outfit that every girl wants to have just right - the one you wear on your wedding day. Since today is my three-year wedding anniversary, I thought I'd show you mine.

We wanted a wedding that felt true to us and we really didn't want to spend a lot of money - in fact, our budget was $3000 for everything. We did go a little over, but were really happy with everything about the day. (BTW, we had Pappy's barbeque for dinner, which is why there's a photo of my wearing multiple bibs) For both of the reasons above, we got married in our backyard, so clearly a ballgown was not appropriate. I also really did want one I could wear again (although, sadly, I haven't!) I was considering non-white dresses, but in the end went with this short one from Laila Azhar that I bought online at Saks. It was actually pretty expensive in proportion to the budget, about $400, and the Rachel Rachel Roy shoes were around $100. I made my fascinator-ish hairpiece from supplies I bought at Hobby Lobby and bought my earrings on Etsy. Maybe anything would have felt great on that day, since I was so happy and we were surrounded by so much love, but this outfit absolutely made me feel amazing.

Hence, best outfit ever.

fancy shoes required

fancy shoes required

A couple of weeks ago, I headed out for an evening of tango music by Cortango at the Ritz. I'd recently encouraged Julia to wear her wedding shoes more often and I was inspired to do the same. 

wear your wedding shoes again

I freaking love these shoes (by Rachel Rachel Roy). Aren't they gorgeous? I decided to dress them down a bit with jeans and a flowy top.

rachel rachel roy rhinestone strappy sandals

(Necklace: gift from husband, via etsy.com; top: I Heart Ronson via JC Penney; jeans: thrifted)

Once I got to the Ritz, where the dancers were already getting going, I realized that fancy shoes are kindof part of the tango experience, so I felt right at home!

Cortango is a great group and the crowd seemed to love having live music to dance to. If you're interested in more, visit their website here and check out their next event on Monday, June 17th at 7pm at The Wine Press.

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