I almost never shop with a purpose. I don't ever plan before I shop. My thoughts about shopping are limited to "I need something to wear". I'm at that place now. Lucky for me the wedding isn't for a couple months, so I'm taking a different approach.
I'm going to buy a few things ahead of time, like a little black dress, and some skirts and tops for the evening. I am also going to try a new party ensemble. I'm going for bright colors and patterns, paired up with some fun jewelry. I'm also going to search for a small handbag and some trendy little heels to bring the whole outfit together.
I feel better about shopping already. I want to gather a few simple basics while I have time to relax and think about what to shop for. If I see something really special, I may consider building an outfit around it. You never know, having that fabulous top or striking skirt in my closet before I need it, just might be the icing on the cake!