As I mentioned earlier, I am going to be a bridesmaid in my friend Lisa's wedding in April. The J. Crew sale came in very handy here too. I just purchased two bridesmaid's dresses (one for the wedding, one for the rehearsal dinner) for just over $100 from the J. Crew site.
The dress above is, perhaps, a little too sober for the wedding but is one I will wear again--it's in dark green washed silk and I have been looking for a green dress for ages. So this fits the bill.
The other is flirty and frilly and very short--more suited to the event--and is in a brighter green (less sober than the other). I couldn't decide--one dress I liked for itself and would wear again, the other was definitely more festive--and gives me an incentive to exercise so I won't look like a fat ruffly lump. So I decided to get both. Now I really am done shopping for a while. That said, this was an expense I would have to face at some point--and I cannot believe I got a dress so cheap. One of the other bridesmaids also bought her dress this way--we're both thrilled to take advantage of the 40% promo and be so organized that we aren't rushing around the shops the weekend before the big day. And it was cheaper to buy the dresses than to rent one.