When Scott and I were shopping for new bedding, the salesperson advised us that we should pick our main and accent colours BEFORE shopping for decorative pillows. "After all," She said, "you wouldn't base an outfit around something like your shoes or earrings, right?"
I held in my scoffs, since she was really nice and patient with us, as we'd been shopping for days and were rather weary. When we hit the parkade (with everything but decorative pillows, which are necessary to bring our colours together, but are currently evading me), I told Scott that I frequently build an outfit around a necklace, a belt, or a pair of shoes.
We were selecting the clothes we weren't packing up for a month later that day, and I was plagued with the question of: "What do I wear to that wedding in 4 weeks?" Where did I start? With the shoes, of course!
Once I had decided on the shoes, everything else came together smoothly - until I realized the dress was the same colour as the bridesmaids. I was a little worried this would be an issue - after all, the bride and I discussed our wedding details over Guinness a number of times, plus, this was a Canadian reception for a wedding which happened the same weekend as mine in Britain, so pictures were all over Facebook. I couldn't plead ignorance.
However, I took a chance - I figured I could play up the ivory from the shoes to cut the solid purple. Plus, it was a casual come and go affair at a local restaurant. If I really felt out of place, we could just leave. Fortunately, she bride was super pumped to see her accent colour floating around. Plus, I wouldn't have been the most taboo person there - two girls were wearing white!