|Dress by S.L. Fashions, shoes by Nina, necklace by J. Crew.|
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending—rather impromptu—the wedding of the daughter of family friends. I can’t remember the last time I went to a wedding and it’s been so long since I went to a formal event of any kind that I had to break the Shopping Ban to get a new dress. Thankfully the shopping gods were on my side because I found this dress on sale at Macy’s, it fit me perfectly, it was the last one, and I had a pair of shoes that went with it that I actually bought two years ago and have never worn!
Unfortunately, I am in Virginia right now and said shoes were back in New York. My husband kindly sent them to me via UPS and I was all set.
My mother and I drove five hours to get to the wedding. Damn that DC traffic!We literally pulled into the parking lot three minutes before the ceremony was about to start, ran into the country club, threw on our dresses in the ladies’ room, ditched our street clothes in the coat room, and hurried to the hall where the vows were to take place! The ceremony was delayed about 15 minutes, so hallelujah—we made it!
|My mother wore a periwinkle lace dress and strappy silver sandals.|
|This dress was thankfully quick to put on!|
|A detail of the skirt. I love ribbon roses and embroidery!|
|This baby Chanel bag is great for special occasions.|
The fashion gods were also on my side because getting ready for the wedding was easier than getting dressed on any given day—I put on the dress and shoes and I was done.
I wore my J. Crew necklace—I have been wearing this necklace a lot, I didn’t realize I would love it this much and it goes with everything!—and carried my baby Chanel bag. The shoes are by Nina and I got them at DSW. If you ever need evening or bridal shoes, I highly recommend this brand—elegant designs, great prices (these were about $50 two years ago), and fairly comfortable as well.
|Black satin peep-toe pumps by Nina.|
|One of the bridesmaids handed me her lovely bouquet as I was leaving. How wonderful!|
|I never get tired of white and pink roses (or carnations and hydrangeas).|
Marriage is not easy, I will be the first to tell you, but it is still very sweet to see two people so crazy about each other, in beautiful clothes, surrounded by family and friends, celebrating their love for one another, and making a commitment to it as they begin their life together. It still touches my heart. I wish Hillary and Darren all the best!
Have you attended a wedding this summer?