I greatly apologize that I have been missing from my blog for the past few days and for the entire weekend. (Although something tells me you will all forgive me ;)!) I’m finally catching up now with a special [Outfit Post] featuring what I wore to a wedding!
About This Outfit:
[The Outfit]: I am wearing a cocktail dress from Macy’s that I discovered on Friday. I had initially planned on wearing a different dress for the wedding, but when I found this, I knew it was perfect for the one I was going to this weekend!
In terms of my accessories, I am wearing a beaded bracelet from Arden B, cocktail ring by Lia Sophia, and vintage rhinestone clip-on earrings (I think they were originally my mother’s!). I chose to skip a necklace due to the fact I was already wearing plenty of other accessories and the one shoulder strap already adds style to the neckline area.
The shoes are by Nina Shoes which I had purchased from Macy’s a few years ago. I probably have only worn them a few times but they are the perfect dress shoe for a fancy event! They are black peep toe with a rhinestone embellishment in the middle. They are so classy, elegant, and beautiful. Even though they don’t get much wear, I’ll own these forever because they really complete the look and never go out of style.
[Where to wear this outfit]: I wore this to an evening wedding. I even got my nails done (a french gel manicure, I LOVE french manicures, so simple, yet so beautiful) and my hair styled. I wanted some volume with soft waves.
- When choosing a look for a wedding, I think it’s really important to dress season appropriate and also take into consideration the style of the wedding (or of the couple). Although my style is naturally dressy and fancy, I won’t always go to places such as a wedding dressed this way. I knew that the wedding was going to be very fancy and the bride also happens to have similar taste to mine, so I knew I would be okay with wearing this dress. Also, being that it’s still winter, I thought the light grey/silver color was absolutely PERFECT. Although you can probably wear the dress any time of year, I definitely don’t think it would be as stylishly effective to pull this off at a summer wedding. (That’s just my personal styling opinion).
- Although the dress appears to be a one shoulder, the dress actually initially had a thin strap on the other side. I chose to cut it off completely because for one, it was too long where it would be constantly falling off my shoulder unless I hand sewed it to shorten it (straps are always too long on me as I have such narrow shoulders!!). And two, I just didn’t think it was necessary. The style of the dress is enhanced by wearing it as a one shoulder. (I did have to hand sew the one shoulder strap and shorten it myself, took me not even five minutes. That was the only other alternation I made besides cutting the thin strap off the dress)!
- I really love all the other styling details of this dress. I love anything lace and with sequins, but the actual style of the dress is also true to my aesthetic. It’s a great length (surprising as I always have to get things hemmed!), love the one shoulder (which I did alter myself), and the ruching down the center on both the front and back also adds a nice touch.
- Initially, I wasn’t in love with the color of the dress because I don’t tend to wear a lot of light colors (not enough contrast against my fair skin) and especially in the cool color family, but sometimes you need to step out of your styling comfort zone. I have no problem taking fashionable risks because sometimes you find you end up loving something you may not have ever seen yourself wearing!
Styling Confession: I’m the type of person that will wear a dress to an event and then never wear the dress again (unless it’s black or something very classic). I just don’t like to repeat fashion. I feel every special event calls for a new and unique look. So most of the dresses I wear, I end up selling it or bringing it to a consignment store once its been worn. However, I really do love this dress and it will definitely stay in my closet for upcoming events. I would just find a way to style it differently.
Here is a closer look, it's a pale light grey lace dress with silver sequins and ruching down the middle in the front and back.
I love the overall styling of this look with the accessories, hair, and makeup.
[Thanks for viewing! Thoughts?]