Broke-Ass Category: Shopping

8/18

Reef flip-flops are one of my very favorite things in life. I buy a new pair of Gingers every year. Every year for the last 7+ years. So, naturally, when Reef reached out to see if I’d be interested in working with them to include their products in a post, I jumped at the chance.

Because here’s the thing — it’s not a far stretch to connect Reefs and weddings. In fact, I had a pair of Reefs for my first wedding (I took them off before walking onto the beach). And I wore that year’s Gingers for the rest of the time we were in Hawaii, because if it’s not snowing or raining, that’s what I always wear.

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Whether you’re dressing up, dressing down, going sightseeing or just lounging around, Reef has something perfect for every part of your wedding and beyond.

For the Bachelorette Party:

Reef Voyage Bootie

Voyage Low bootie, $115

How cute would these be with a classy little swing dress and surround by all your besties?

For the Rehearsal Dinner:

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Celine flip-flop, $40

Cute little sundress? Check. Pre-wedding jitters? Check. Your best friends and fam around to celebrate? Check. Super cute and comfy shoes perfect for mingling? Nailed it.

For the Beach Wedding:

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Gypsy Wrap sandal, $54

These sandals are super comfortable, but look amazing with a gorgeous boho dress — perfect for your beach nuptials. No uncomfortable pinching or achy feet from heels for your laidback, badass self.

For the Honeymoon:
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Ginger flip-flop, $28

Whether you’re lazily strolling through European streets, stopping at the occasional cafe or bistro for a glass of bubbly or just lounging your honeymoon away on the beach, these flip-flops can’t be beat. They mold to your foot in a way that makes it feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.

For Date Night:

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Bliss Wild, $26

Keep the romance going — and your feet comfortable — with these super cute sandals. I’m totally digging the gold accent and the airy feel, which could perfectly accessorize a cute dress or a sleek pair of skinnies.

Which pair of Reef shoes would you rock for your wedding? Take a look at their site, and come back to share in the comments!

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  • 8/17

    Hi again BABs!  Today we bring you a bridge in love with a unique sparkly gown. Reader Natz Hay commented on this post looking for her dream gown:

    Thank you for what you do! I just discovered your site and it’s helping me figure things out since my recent engagement. I have fallen in love with the Galia Lahav – Bella dress but the pocket hasn’t caught up with that price yet. It would be a big help if you could find similar alternatives for less than $3000 especially in that color. Thank you.

    That’s gorgeous, no wonder you fell in love! This gown is particularly special in it’s materials. It is sewn clear beading on top of a nude colored fabric to give the impression of sparkling water. Other than the clear sparkly beads and the nude underlay, I don’t see any other color, so that is what I am going to work on for you. I’ll try to find some gowns for you that have a similar feel, of a nude underlay with beaded or lace on top to give a somewhat sheer and sexy look. Let’s see what I can scour the internet to find, Natz …

    ‘Bella’ by Galia Lahav; $10,000+

    Ivory and Nude Lace Backless Long Sleeve Bridal Dress JB32987; $1,500+ by Jovani Bridal

    Nadine; $2,000+ by Calla Blanche

    Galina Signature style SWG719; $1,000 by David’s Bridal

    Roberta; $1,500+ by Adrianna Papell

    Jasmine gown; $2,500+ by Calla Blanche

    Lucia; $2,500+ by Eddy K

    Florinda; $1,500 by Sottero and Midgley

    Long Sleeve Illusion Lace Wedding Dress; $1,400 by David’s Bridal

    Couture Style CT165; $2,500+ by Eddy K

    Ivory/Nude Floor Length Beaded Dress, style 37687; $1,500+ by Jovani Bridal

    How’s it looking, Natz?  Do any of these hit the mark for the sexy, shimmery, beaded lace  look you liked in the Bella gown?

    -Jennifer

    Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!

    *As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.
  • 8/4

    Reader Maya emailed looking for help finding and affordable gown: Hi, I really love the dress Inca by Grace Loves Lace, but can't spend $3000 on a dress, I'm trying to keep it under $500. Is there a knock of it that I can afford? {sic} Thank you! The Inca gown is a gorgeous all lace gown with long sleeves and an open back.  It appears…

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    7/13

    Good morning BABs! Another bride has fallen in love with the style of designer Berta's gowns, and CAI/GOI is here to help! Mandy J wrote on this post asking for help: Absolutely in love with Berta style 15-101 (long sleeves, backless, godet train, geometric inspired details). My budget is $3k and under. Thank you!! Happy to help, Mandy! Berta has a unique modern, yet romantic style,…

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    7/6

    Download available from Etsy seller WhiteFeathersDesign I will admit, I am not on online shopping. I prefer the "touch and feel" shopping experience! On the other hand, when your time is limited, you need to buy a gazillion items and you are looking for the best deal, online shopping becomes your best friend! I've secured some awesome deals and sharing is caring, so here are…

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    6/23

    Happy Thursday, BABs! Today’s CAI/GOI request is from reader Jenny, who is searching for a Rue de Seine “Haze” look-alike for under £1,000 (approximately $1,300) and available in the UK. She writes: “Hi, I really love Rue de Seine's Haze dress but only have a budget of max £1000. Do you know of any similar but cheaper dresses out there & available in the UK?…

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    6/9

    Welcome back CAI/GOI lovers!  Today's request is from reader Terri, who commented on this post: Hi! I landed on this page while searching Amsale-inspired dresses! I'm in love with the Amsale-inspired May, specifically the minimalistic style and elegant sheer look and buttons on the back, and am hoping to find an alternative for under $1000! Please help!! Hi Terri! We are happy to see more…

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    6/1

    Timelss Rings invitation from Wedding Paper Divas In the beginning there was a good idea, then the good idea was shared and people shunned it because the good idea was too modern and technologically forward ... and that's how we went from e-vites to paper invites. Siiiiigh. Since we originally didn't plan on spending money on invitations, I only looked at stationery sites longingly and for ideas.…

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    3/31

    Yay! Wedding season is coming! You've gotten a stack of Save the Dates all stuck on your fridge, your calendar is filled out and you're looking forward to it. It's so full of love, fun, friends, reunions, Champagne ... And wardrobe worries. With all these weddings, ranging from black tie to destination to cocktail dress codes, what's a broke-ass to do? The same getup surely…

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