My hubby's cousin is getting married this month on Bald Head Island in North Carolina! Of course, one of my first thought's was....what am I going to wear?!?! I've honestly been a little fashion stressed about it! ha!! While I LOVE fall and it is hands down my favorite season, sometimes it can be a little difficult to dress for...especially when it comes to weddings! Most of my dresses (and most dressy-dresses out there) are made for warmer weather and the "warmer" dresses are usually too casual (i.e. sweater dresses) or I just don't like them.
I've been checking the weather there and it's still in the 70's during the day but in the 50's at night. Both the wedding AND reception are outside and in the evening. While I most definitely want to look cute, I also don't want to be cold and miserable!! I tried looking for a new dress (I LOVE the look of a long sleeved shift dress...think like Mod 1960's inspiration....but as you know, me and shopping for something specific don't mix.) So, shopping in my closet it is! I tried on all potential dresses with ways to "warm them up" (i.e. cardigans, scarves as wraps, lace hose, tights, etc.). I honestly usually wear black to weddings..mainly because it's simple and I just don't think you can ever go wrong with it. However, I just wasn't really feeling it for this wedding.
I have this purple dress I got at Wet Seal a few years ago for super cheap ($10 I think?). I actually wore it to a Spring wedding in 2009 but I still really like it.
I happen to have a long sleeved shirt in the exact same shade of purple as this dress.....so, I threw the dress on over the shirt and showed my hubby. He said, "See you have that long sleeved dress!" The only part of the shirt that shows is the sleeves so it really does look like it's part of the dress! Instant long sleeved dress!
I tried it on with black tights and black heels and it looked okay but not my fav. The dress isn't super short so I think I'm willing to sacrifice my legs being cold so I can wear my sparkly heels!
I'll wear my purple jeweled bracelet that is similar to this one, some fun sparkly earrings and a pretty ring! (still deciding on the earrings and ring...since this is a statement bracelet I don't want to go overboard on the ring!)
I'll complete the look with some some pretty deep plum eyeshadow (think smoky eye) and a dark, dark purple polish (Eiffel For This Color by OPI).
Voila! I'm set! Now if we can just figure out what my hubby is going to wear....sometimes having 2 fashion conscience people in the same house can be challenging! ha!! :)
Have a loveleigh day everyone!