May 15, 2012 11:55 AM
Catherine writes: "Hey there! I absolutely adore your blog...it's certainly one of many
forms of procrastination for me during my work days...shhhh don't tell anyone! I love your personal shopper requests and I'm in desperate need of some help! My boyfriend has invited me to his brother's wedding in St Louis in June and I have no idea what to wear! Since we met abroad in the UK a year and a half ago and have lived here since, this will be the first time I meet all of his family! Eek! There's quite a lot of pressure...all self-imposed, of course. I'm a bit thrown off because it's a brunch wedding and the dress-code is more on the casual side. I'm looking for a dress that's semi-casual but still nice and respectful for a church wedding (don't want to be offending anyone!) I REALLY like this dress but not the price tag. Ideally, I'd like to stay between $75 and $150 for the dress. If it's super super amazing I can certainly go a bit higher. I am really loving navy dresses with nude pumps and orange accessories at the moment. If you could help me find a cute dress (and accessories if you're feeling adventurous) I'd be soooo grateful! I wear a size 6/8 and I'm 5'7", generally preppy with a bit of euro-flare. THANKS!! :)"
Dearest Catherine! Your color combo sounds gorgeous! (Nude pumps are my immediate go-to for almost any kind of event.) I'd love to help you find a great dress to wear to your man's brother's wedding and impress his family with . XOXO, Carlota
1. Bellflower Dress $65
2. Muse Floral Print Dress $85 on sale
3. River Island Lace Skater Dress $64
4. Johann Earl Lace Panel Dress $73
5. Artist's Specimen Dress $98
6. River Island Chelsea Girl Spot Lace Dress $45
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Carlota here: I'm a true girly-girl. I love strapless dresses, skinny jeans, basic ribbed tanks, lace intimates, patent peep-toes, jeweled sandals, buttery-soft leather satchels, sparkly pendants....you get the point! I also love to save cash when I can, so consider me your personal concierge when you're looking for luxury-for-less. I also have a crazy husband, two little munchkins (Carlo and Milly) and a furry yellow Lab. All of them are sweet and lovable, but they certainly do occupy a good portion of my day. However I do L-O-V-E shopping with a passion and finding amazing deals for myself as well as others.