We officially started wedding season last weekend. In true midwest fashion, it had been raining and cold for a week solid. The garden wedding was scrapped and our friends easily adjusted to an indoor ceremony at their beautiful venue. In preparing to travel to this wedding I had a moment of panic with the dress I had purchased, questioning if it was "too white" (so I checked with the bride-to-be and she gave it the thumbs up). I spotted this dress via Damsel in Dior last fall and loved it but passed on it because of price. Then I found it on sale a few months later and pulled the trigger! I'm extra short, so I did have to take it to the tailor for some hemming and to bring in the sides a bit (they were out of my size so I bought the next size up knowing the tailor could work his magic). I was convinced that the pattern made this dress 100% safe to wear, but I didn't want to take a chance since I wasn't bringing a backup outfit. When in doubt, check in with the bridal party and just be honest with your attire questions.
I went with an on-trend block heel mule so I was prepared for a wet, soggy walk in a garden if the ceremony had been able to go ahead outside. There is nothing worse than trying to walk on a wet yard in spike heels and sinking with every step. I'm looking forward to the versatility of these shoes with jeans and rompers this summer. The color is somewhere between a dusty rose and a rusty beige- it's unique and soft, without being super girly. I skipped a necklace given the detail of the neckline of the dress but did mix some metals with a rose gold bracelet and a white & yellow gold bracelet, and finished off with my white Etta ring and Ezra earrings from Jami (don't forget the promo code that expires next weekend MONW40 for 40%off @ www.shopjami.com).
I bought my dress on sale last year- it is from C/MEO- so it isn't available anymore. But I have linked out to some other dresses I think would be great fits for a range of different wedding vibes. This pattern was a big departure for me and I'm glad I was brave and went for it. I love the dress. Challenge yourself to go outside of your comfort zone and incorporate something unexpected this wedding season to help you feel freshened up from past weddings- a bold print, a unique neckline, a jumpsuit instead of a dress, etc. I've included some dresses, jumpsuits (give it a try, you might love it), mules, etc. below. Do you love or hate outfit planning for weddings? Do you just pull something from your closet or do you use it as an excuse for some shopping?