One of my good friends from college is getting married this Saturday, and in an effort not to look exactly the same as I do in pictures from the last college wedding, I found a new dress to wear.
I love this pewter grey number! Polka dots + a swirly skirt = dress heaven.
Of course the unusual color makes matching accessories a little interesting. I gave up on finding new shoes (I know those dots look white, but they are really a creamy tan color) and plan to wear my plain black kitten heels because they go with just about everything. However, I had a little trick up my sleeve when it came to a matching purse.
A few months ago one of my fellow teachers brought me the cutest little cardboard gift bag/purse from a shop called Kate's Paperie. I totally forgot to take a before shot of the bag, but just picture the final product in cardboard brown with hunter green woven cords for straps.
I covered the whole thing in duct tape, added a stripe of cream colored ribbon across the front, and used the same ribbon for new straps.
I think it turned out cute! It's not the exact same color as the dress, so it's not too matchy-matchy.
Yay, for weddings and any excuse to duct tape something!