Sequins and Sea Breezes: Wedding Weekend

Wedding Weekend

2/10/2015

 
 
Happy Tuesday lovelies! Hope everyone's week is off to a fabulous start! So if you read my post yesterday you know I went to a wedding over the weekend and saw a little sneak peek of my outfit post for today. When it comes to weddings that I'm attending as a guest I'm super picky about what I'm going to wear. Usually I want to know if the dress code is formal, semi-formal, cocktail, etc. Not to mention the time of day, location and usually what the wedding colors are. Obviously everyone knows the rule about not wearing white to a wedding but I have my own little rule that I like to avoid wearing the same color as the bridal party. I don't want to be mistaken as part of the wedding party and I don't want to wear the same color as them and take away from that special feeling you have being part of the wedding party.
 
 
 
I actually got invited to this wedding pretty last minute. So I didn't have time to go out and shop for something new so instead I shopped my closet. I bought this dress a few years ago and I've surprisingly only worn it a handful of times so when I was picking an outfit for this wedding I knew this would be a perfect choice. The bridal party was wearing blue so I could easily get away with black and green and it was a cocktail/formal attire event so I knew this little silk number would do the trick. Since the wedding took place in the evening I knew my peacoat was a necessity to keep warm but I just couldn't bring myself to wear tights and closed toed shoes because it was so gorgeous out before the sun went down. I almost always keep my jewelry and accessories understated for a wedding just because I don't want a huge statement piece taking away from anything. Not to mention wedding pictures are timeless, I want to make sure any picture I happen to be in I don't look back at and be like "Wow. That necklace went out of style like two weeks after that!". Does anyone else give themselves rules to abide by when attending a wedding?
 
 
dress: vintage sophie & trey / jacket: forever 21 / heels: steve madden / clutch: express {old, similar here} / necklace: h&m / ring: bauble bar  
 
 
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47 comments

  1. I think your wedding guest rules are great, lady! I just don't wear white or creme, that's the extent of my rules. haha!

    Have a great day!

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  2. Your wedding rules are very good. I always keep it pretty classic. Such a good idea though to find out what the bridal party is wearing, because I wore the same plum color dress at my cousin's wedding and even though the style was way different I just didn't feel right! xo

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  3. Ive definitely tried not to wear the same color as the wedding party, too, if I know what it is ahead of time. I also don't wear white either....duh :) You looked fab at the wedding girl!

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  4. I just love those heels and the dress looks amazing! My favorite part is the zipper detail. I honestly don't know that I've ever thought about wedding rules as much as you detailed. It all makes sense, though. All of this will probably be in the back of my head the next time I'm headed to a wedding!

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  5. Dressing for a wedding can be tough- especially when it's a last-minute invite! I think you nailed this look- and your legs are killin' it, girl! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. So glad we got to see this dress up close a little more!! It's such a pretty color and i'm dying over that lipstick - so pretty! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  7. Such a pretty dress! I love the exposed zipper in the front, so unique! It's always a good thing to consider bridal pary colors as well when getting dressed. Great choice!!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Love the color of this so much! I am so into exposed zippers right now and it's so cool in the front of the dress! Looking fabulous as always girl!

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  9. love love the colors and how you styled this one! good job for last minute! xoxo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  10. I never thought about the jewelry pieces being worn to a wedding, such a great idea. And of course you looked gorgeous, that dress is so pretty :)

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  11. You look beautiful! That's a great cocktail dress for any occasion. I'm with you - I always try to avoid wearing the same color as the bridal party. I've been a bridesmaid enough that now when I go to wedding as a guest, I want to enjoy as a guest and not be mistaken for one of the bridal party! :)

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  12. I love your rule about not wearing the same colors as the bridal party! You look beautiful and I love your dress and heels!

    lovejoanna.com

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  13. it's nice that you're thoughtful about what you wear to a wedding! i had a few friends who showed up to my wedding in the same colors as the bridesmaids...it was a little akward haha xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  14. Love it! Shopping your own closet can be the best way to go! This is such a great look!

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  15. love that color on you!! beautiful dress!

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  16. So pretty! Loving that dress! So perfect for a formal wedding! Who got married??

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  17. I agree, nice to think about what they'll be wearing. This dress is so pretty!

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  18. You are a beauty!! LOVE your fun dress! I'm surprised you don't wear it more!
    And no, I totally don't make rules for myself, HA! But I'm sure you could have guessed that, I'm totally clueless! I was totally thinking while reading, "Wow! There is so much work that goes into getting dressed" ha ha! This is why I need people like you in my life to guide me through my wardrobe!

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  19. Gorgeous! And definitely perfect for a wedding. That is a good point about not wearing the same color as the bridal party, I've never really considered it,but it makes perfect sense!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  20. Love it! Definitely wedding appropriate! The color is perfect!

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  21. Cure outfit! I though the dress was all black from your weekend photos. Love the front zipper!

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  22. Your style is on POINT!

    xo,
    Bri
    www.cityfashiongirl.blogspot.com

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  23. What a great color on you! You look fantastic!

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  24. I definitely don't wear white, cream, or anything that could be mistaken as such. It's also super important to me to keep in mind cultural respect when choosing what to wear. If I'm attending a ceremony in a church or a chapel, I'm definitely covering up my shoulders and keeping the length of my dress or skirt appropriate; or, if the couple getting married has decided to maintain their cultural heritage in their wedding, I'll make sure to ask questions about what's appropriate or do my own research - the last thing you want is someone's grandma looking at you in shock!

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  25. What a pretty dress! I love the zipper detail on the front.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  26. this dress is gorgeous on you! i am pretty picking about wedding attire as well, i'll never wear white (or cream or anything, unless it's like a two tone then maybe its ok) and i will never wear black. i know a lot of people wear black to weddings nowadays but i swear at home they never used to and it super bothers me, no idea why.

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  27. Love this dress!! So pretty.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  28. I do the same thing. I dont want to wear the same color as the bridal party either! Your dress is gorgeous! That color really works on you!

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  29. This is perfect for a wedding! I love the coat and shoes too! You look great!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  30. Oh my gosh that dress is gorgeous and so perfect for a wedding!
    -B
    http://heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com/

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  31. That dress is gorgeous on you! And I love that you paired it with a simple heel!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  32. Absolutely love this look! The jacket, the dress, the shoes, everything!

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  33. I love this post because I have very strong feelings about what you should/should not wear to a wedding! Totally agree about not wearing the same color as the bridesmaids - I had a friend wear almost an exact replica of my dresses to my wedding and I knew she was already bitter about not being asked so things were awkward, ha! Love your wedding look!

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  34. Such a gorgeous dress! Love the zipper detail :) Just stunning!

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  35. That's a good point about the bridal party, however sometimes I have no clue what the wedding colors are. But definitely no white.. that is a serious no-no!! I would kick someone out haha :)

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  36. That's such a cool dress- I love the color and the zipper detailing too.

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  37. Love love love this look. I love the colors and the zipper on that dress. Oh and let's not forget that pop of color on your lips too!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  38. Definitely a great look. You look perfect for someone who was invited last minute. The strappy heels & the fun dress work well together!

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  39. What a beautiful outfit! It's so true, I'm not a big fan of wearing the same color as the bridal party either! Just found your blog and love your style!!
    xoxo
    Karen in London
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  40. I couldn't tell from your picture yesterday this dress is actually blue but it's stunning! Love a good blue and black mix.

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  41. That dress is gorgeous! You look amazing in it!

    XO
    VanityPear

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  42. I have the same rules - nothing close to any shade of white or the same color as the bridal party. A lot of people don't seem to care as much about the second one but it seems like the polite thing to do. You look absolutely amazing in this dress!

    prosecco in the park

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  43. Loving these rules! I tend to wear statement pieces at times, maybe as a look back and laugh. I love this dress so much! I love the print and the color is just gorgeous!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  44. Gorgeous dress! Looks great on you!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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