style (sorta)

Style Me: Spring Wedding

I always remember how much I actually enjoy dressing up when I get to dress up for an event.  This weekend we are thrilled to celebrate our friends’ wedding… and, of course, I’m happy to get dolled up for the evening.

celebrating a wedding in raleigh, nc

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I am totally posting this late.  Sorry.  Lucky for me, that means I have a photo of me + my beau all dolled up.

wedding style | gap dress and delicate accessories

So, anyhow… leading up to the big day, I completely had another dress picked out to wear, my magenta frilly Banana Republic dress that I just love.  But, day of, I switched it up.  The dress above is from Gap and I bought it probably five years ago or so.  I LOVE it.  It’s such a favorite and I hope I have it for five more to come.

wedding accessories

I actually made the earrings above to coordinate with this dress, so they’re pushing five too.  I tried to mimic the shape of the silk flower petals sewn on the dress with sterling wire.  The buttons were a perfect color match with their neutral iridescence.

wedding accessories

I also crafted this button ring quite some time ago and whipped up this necklace the other day.  I’m kind of loving all the shimmery neutrals for spring/summer!

I paired nude peep-toe heels from Nine West with this dress for a simple look, keeping the focus on the delicate details of the dress and my accessories.

Technically, this wraps up my closet challenge.  Though, I must admit I sort of cheated midway and bought a couple of basics for pretty cheap.  Yes, the goal was to rediscover + repurpose what I already own without breaking the bank, but I’ll share my new additions in the weeks to come and you can be the judge!


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