A wedding is exactly what my family needed to distract us from the stress and the sadness of coping with a very sick relative. On Saturday, my beautiful cousin married her long time boyfriend in a traditional church ceremony here in Connecticut. I didn’t make it to the church (lots of running around in the morning and a very late hair appointment) but the reception (food, setting, vibes and people) was absolutely beautiful. Not even the discomfort of the shoes (remember I gave them a bad review last week), additional bad news, nor the fact that my makeup and hair was completely sweated out kept me off of the dance floor last night. Honestly, that was the most fun that I have had in a very long time.
What I Wore:
I was planning to wear a long gray taffeta maxi skirt with a white top, but I was told that wearing white (even a white top) was a wedding fashion faux pas. A canary yellow top is the only other color that I would have paired with the skirt and a canary yellow, sleeveless top was not available in my closet. Instead, I chose this royal blue, taffeta, very weddiny dress from my closet. I wore the F21 oxblood red shoes because 1) I didn’t have enough time to do my toes and 2) the style and the length of the dress had a vintage flare and I thought the platform, mary jane shoes would complete the vintage look. I kept my neck bare and went for large, rhinestone encrusted, door knocker (yes, they were heavy…)earrings and lots of arm jewels.
Dress: Blue tafetta dress from Dress Barn
Shoes: Oxblood Red platform shoes from Forever 21
Accessories: Earrings (gifted), scarf (gifted), watch (Amazon.com), rhinestone encrusted bracelet (Macys), silver bangles with rhinestone and scarf (gifted) evening bag (mall kiosk)
Hair: My hair was dyed jet black, set on medium sized rollers and the roots were blow dried with a ceramic blow dryer to create this full, bouncy look.
Pictures of the couple are on my instagram (@onewomansstyle)
Ossie took these photos!