Tuesday, September 7, 2010

[OOTWS] Outfits of the Wedding Season

How was everyone's Labor Day Weekend??

We attended our last wedding of the summer season and then took some time on Sunday (to recover) and Monday to catch up on some chores around the house and chill a bit.  The weather here on the east coast was gorgeous all weekend long.  Couldn't ask for more to say good-bye to the Summer.

At the beginning of our wedding season, I freaked a little over what to wear.  Having a closet full of cocktail dresses, I didn't want to spend hundreds on new ones, but having a few weddings with the same friends, I didn't want to commit a fashion crime and repeat a dress either.  Here's how the season went down....

Wedding #1


A.B.S by Allen Schwartz Abstract Sateen Halter Dress - Bluefly, summer '09
Carlos by Carlos Santana Vertigo Heels - Macy's
Gold Hoop Earrings - Express, ancient (same look)
Gold and Black Cuff - ShopTheLook.Net, summer '10 (gifted)
This dress I re-purposed from last summer, a quick hem adjustment and now the dress is more my style (and length!).  Read more here...
Wedding #2

Fei Pampas Dress - Anthropologie, summer '10
Bandolino Once Again Pumps - Zappos, summer '10 (here)
Pearl Drop Earrings - Wedding Day Jewelry
Satin Fleur Clutch - J.Crew, spring '09
I'm so excited I grabbed this dress for $39.95(!) on the sale rack - a total steal!  I plan on re-wearing it to a rehearsal dinner in October too :).  Read more about Wedding #2 (and the dress) here...
Wedding #3

BCBG MaxAzria Dress - Outlet Find in 2007 (best purchase on a whim ever!)
Carlos by Carlos Santana Vertigo Heels - Macys
Diamond Studs - Anniversary Gift (thanks Husband!)

This is my FAVORITE LBD.  I found it at the BCBG Outlet 3 years ago and bought it even though at the time, I had no where to wear it.  I've since worn it to 3 weddings and don't ever plan on retiring it. 

Another shot from that night... I love the lace detail over the shoulders

This wedding was for one of my childhood friends.  She's quite the fashionista (she's an accessories editor for a major magazine) and naturally had the most gorgeous dress (Vera), shoes (Loub), and jewelry (borrowed!) ever... The NYC reception overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge didn't disappoint either.

Wedding #4


Donna Morgan Watercolor dress - Nordstrom, spring '09 (similar here)
Bandolino Once Again Pumps - Zappos, summer '10 (here)
Diamond Studs - Anniversary Gift (thanks Husband!)
Opal Disc Stretch Bracelet - South Moon Under , Spring '10 (here, ON SALE!)
Satin Fleur Clutch - J.Crew, spring '09

I'm so glad I found the perfect event to re-wear this dress that I wore to my own rehearsal dinner last summer.  Because it's quite bold, I never felt it was appropriate for the more formal weddings we've been attending.   It was the perfect dress for a beach side event, and it totally color coordinated with my friends...

This wedding at the Jersey Shore was the perfect way to end the summer.  From the adorable seaside chapel to the bay front reception venue with floor to ceiling windows, and the bonus of evening fireworks from the nearby beach, it really was an End of Summer Blowout. 

Overall, my wedding guest dress dilemma was a success.  Only having to purchase one new dress on super sale, a pair of blush tone heels, and one quicky alteration - I was set for the season.   Now, time to unwind.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. Wow girl, you went to a ton of weddings this summer. You looked fabulous every time!

  2. Such amazing dresses E! They all look so good on you! And so venue-appropriate. I LOVE the first and last one especially.

  3. love the dresses!

  4. Rosa - Thanks! and we aren't even done yet... I'm in one in October and then we have another before Thanksgiving... I'm going to go on a wedding strike for 2011.

    Andi, Mary Ann, and Jennifer - Thank you!

  5. OMG, 2 more weddings!?!? You sound like me 4 years ago. I was exhausted by the end of the summer.
    Wedding strike for 2011 sounds good, I support it, hehehe!


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