One reason for my recent trip to Kansas was bridesmaid duty, and this is what I wore for the rehearsal dinner! I bought this dress last winter with no occasion in mind. I loved it though and it was a great deal ($28 but looks triple that), so I couldn't pass it up. I had a hunch that an occasion would eventually present itself, and it really wound up being the perfect fit for the venue. I try to follow that shopping strategy as much as possible - buy when you find something you love, don't wait until there is an occasion. When you wait you wind up running around, buying something you don't really like and usually spending more than you wanted. I'm glad I scooped it up when I did!
Dress: Forever 21, $28
Shoes: Jessica Simpson c/o Nordstrom, $59 (same)
Purse: Sole Society, $30 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $59
Approx. dates: Purse is 1 year ago. Dress is 6 months ago. Shoes and necklace are recent.