By the end of the year, we will have gone to four weddings, plus two more we can't make it to. For some reason, I always get kind of stressed out about planning my outfits for weddings. Does that happen to anyone else? There are so many unwritten rules about what is appropriate, and you can't always count on the weather, or prepare for what the venue will be like.
This weekend, we're attending the wedding of a friend I've known since kindergarten! Nicole and I had homeroom together every single year; kindergarten all the way through high school graduation. I am so happy for her and can't wait to celebrate on her big day! It is also going to be a 10 year high school reunion of sorts. She and her fiancé were high school sweethearts, and I know there will be a big group of us from high school attending.
So, in addition to the standard female desire to look both chic and effortless at the same time, I will also be seeing people I haven't seen in 10 years, and want to make a good impression. Double pressure. And since it's not in my budget to purchase a new dress every time I attend a wedding, I had to work with what was already in my closet.
The bride has mentioned several times that this would be a casual, outdoor wedding. Since she used the word "casual" multiple times, I started to wonder what exactly she meant by that, and didn't want to show up looking too formal compared to the other guests.
Luckily, for another wedding last year, I found this great Romeo & Juliet Couture dress on clearance at Nordstrom for $40! I couldn't pass up a deal like that. For the last wedding I wore it to, I dressed it up with black heels and gold jewelry. But I figured this time, I could pair it with an espadrille wedge and simple accessories to tone it down a bit. Plus, floral is always a classic and feminine choice, if you ask me.
Hopefully it all comes together, and I am not the most dressed up person there. But hey, I'd rather be overdressed than underdressed any day! And I already had everything in my closet to create this look, always a bonus.
Do you have a lot of weddings coming up? Or have most of your close friends already tied the knot?