Okay, here's the deal. I have two weddings to attend in August.
Wedding #1 is in Portland for my cousin's wedding. He and his fiance are 25. The wedding will be outside at the Rhododendron Garden and the reception will be at a rooftop terrace.
Wedding #2 is in Monterey, CA for one of my hippy chic college roommates and another good friend whom I took journalism classes with. The wedding will be outdoors and the reception is at the old whaling station. This one will be a little more fancy than #1 me thinks, yet still laid back.
Anywho, I NEED dress/brand recommendations. I've scoured JCrew, Modcloth, Nordstrom, Shabby Apple and Anthropologie. Any other ideas? And how much are you generally willing to spend for special occasion dresses? Or should I just dig something out of my closet?
End note: While I love love love strapless dresses, when I get to dancing (which usually happens at weddings), I definitely need some straps. I learned the hard way last summer at another college friend's wedding. I was yanking my dress up approx. every 10 seconds while we were on the dance floor, of which was at least an hour.