| dress: kate spade saturday via tjmaxx | heels: sam edelman |

Wedding season is upon us (and our wallets).
I am attending a handful of weddings this summer and while I am very excited to see all of my friends say "I do", I am a little stressed in deciding what to wear to each event.
I have come up with a few ways to look fashionable at all your summer weddings while still on a budget.

Wedding Attendee Dress Shopping On a Budget
 Tip #1: discount retail stores

Stores like Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, and Off Saks are great places to find nice dresses for any summer wedding.  Stores like these are always full of hidden gems you just have to have some patience to find them
I grabbed this awesome Kate Spade Saturday dress at my local TJ Maxx a few weeks ago.
It was perfect for an afternoon barn wedding I attended this past weekend for my college roommate, Tara.  
It was originally $150 and I scored it for $30. #winning.
Dressed up or down, it has become a go-to piece for easy dressing which totally makes it worth the $30.

The photo above was the only "blog" picture I snapped of myself  but you can enjoy some fun iPhone/Instagram pics (follow me at @vadarling) below from the nuptials!  

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