Sources (from left to right):
- Chinos- Brooksbrothers
- Shirt- Uniqlo
- Bowtie- Jcrew
- Navy Legacy Blazer- J.Crew
- Shoes- Sperry
- Dress – Laundry by Shelli Segal, via TJMaxx
- Shoes – Antonio Melani, via Dillards
- Dress – J Crew, customized by E.
- Shoes – Off Broadway, customized by me
- Bracelet – Gift from S.
- Earrings – gift from A2
- Necklace – pearls from my mom, my sisters, E. S. and L.
- Dress – Forever 21, refashioned (twice) by E.
- Necklace – Forever 21
- Belt – Gap Outlet
- Shoes – Lauren by Ralph Lauren, via Macy’s
- Dress – Max and Cleo, via Filene’s Basement
- Shoes – vintage Calvin Klein that she had re-soled
When A2 and I decided to get married, we opted for a small ceremony in a special place with just our families. We wouldn’t change a thing about it, but we knew from the start that this would mean following the wedding with a big party. We wanted to celebrate with all of our incredible friends and extended family. So this past Saturday, three months after our wedding, that is just what we did!
And of course, all the chics (J. is less than thrilled about this new title) were in attendance and dressed to the nines!
L. wore a smashing black cocktail dress with a full floral detail around the bottom. My favorite part? It had pockets! She finished the look with a pair of vintage satin Calvin Klein kitten heals that she had re-soled.
As to be expected, this was a party full of fabulous footwear!
S. actually wore the shoes she wore for her own wedding last summer. They were the perfect sparkly addition to her sparkle-topped halter dress in my favorite color.
I also wore the shoes from my wedding ceremony – one of my favorite parts of my wedding ensemble and the inspiration for the party dress.
While not rocking party shoes, J. snazzed it up with a stylish and playful bow tie. His slacks and blazer hit the perfect note for this semi-formal event.
E. looked radiant in her bright orange dress. I think that is exactly how I described her the first time she wore this dress, which she has now refashioned twice. I enlisted E.s refashioning skills for my own custom party dress.
I considered wearing the dress I wore for the wedding ceremony, because I loved it and felt beautiful in it, but in the end decided I wanted more of a party dress for this event. I still wanted to wear my shoes and the pearls (see the story here) and to keep with my grey color scheme AND didn’t have much money to spend on it. I found this dress at J Crew and loved the color, the full skirt, and the price (I ended up paying $35 for it). It started as a halter dress, which seemed a little less formal than I was going for and was not fitting me perfectly in the bodice. I showed the dress to E. and she quickly came up with the idea of using the halter ties as straps and adding an off-white ribbon around my waist to draw in the shoes and the pearls. The crossed straps added visual interest to the back and allowed us to raise the neckline some.
So thanks to E. I got wear a custom dress with my custom shoes and jewelry!