Wedding Guest Attire

wedding guest attire - LBD

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| DETAILS |
FRENCH CONNECTION Fit & Flare Lace Panel Dress *ON SALE |  STEVE MADDEN Stecy Sandal  | GIGNY Magenta Clutch  |  LOREN HOPE Blythe Necklace (similar)  | BAUBLEBAR Pinnacle Cuff,  Aretha Earrings  | Nails: JULEP Shari | Lipstick: BOBBI BROWN Neon Pink

Happy Monday Ya’ll!!  My vacation week is officially here.  I just have to make it through 3 days of work, and then I will be off to Charleston with my girlfriends! It’s going to be the longest 3 days!  Do you ever notice how those few work days before vacation seem to last forever?!?!

I am so in LOVE with this French Connection dress.  I wore this to my cousin’s wedding a couple weekends ago.  I had originally wanted a bright solid color dress, but I was striking out with all the dresses I tried on.  I had pretty much given up and decided to just wear something old when I stumbled upon this dress.  I was actually ordering a couple things for my trip when this dress popped up and was on sale!  As soon as I saw it, I knew 1) it would be perfect for the wedding and 2) it was the perfect LBD.  The lace panel is my favorite part of this dress.  It really takes this dress from just a normal fit and flare to something special. The dress is a super comfy stretch material, so it was easy to dance and move in it.  I added a short statement necklace to add a little detail to the neckline.

My biggest concern when I ordered the dress was the length.  I’m only 5’3, so I knew the midi length could potentially be the deal breaker on this dress.  The lace panel I loved so much, also means it would be hard/expensive to alter.  I decided to go ahead and purchase these nude sandals to pair with the dress.  A nude shoe is a great way to make your legs looks longer, and my little secret to wearing midi length skirts and dresses without looking super short and awkward.  I have been meaning to buy these shoes for awhile because they work with everything from dresses to jeans to shorts.  I used to think the thin straps would make these shoes uncomfortable, but honestly they do give your foot some good support.  I have only walked in them so far, so I’ll keep you updated on my experience with them.

My dress arrived the Thursday before the wedding and fit like a glove!  I was so happy with it.  Unfortunately my shoes hit a delay and didn’t arrive until the Monday after the wedding.  Luckily, I had an old pair of shoes from when I was a bridesmaid to wear with this dress.  I was a little disappointed to not have my shoes in time, but since I know I will being wearing these for years to come I wasn’t super sad.

Hope ya’ll have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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13 Responses to Wedding Guest Attire

  1. Mary Byrd says:

    Love this gorgeous look classic black dress with added fun! Love the pop of color also.

    Mary
    http://curlybyrdiechirps.blogspot.com

  2. I love the lace accent on this pretty dress. I know it is not allowed, but I don’t own a black dress ( I know LBD rule) giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you today xo

  3. Beautiful outfit for a wedding!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  4. Deb says:

    Love the look and the detail on the dress. Thanks for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky party! You’ll be featured tomorrow!

  5. welovefur says:

    Great choice dear. This dress is perfect for every event.
    I love your blog. Please check my last video, if you want http://www.welovefur.com/video/chic-fashion-fair-shanghai/
    many kisses

  6. Akaleistar says:

    That dress is so pretty and perfect for a wedding!

  7. Edye says:

    Such a lovely look, Karen! I love the lace detailing on the bottom 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

  8. fleurani says:

    Oh my gosh you look so stunning in that laced skater dress my dear 🙂

    ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

  9. What a beautiful dress and perfect for wedding season. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  10. Rachel says:

    Beautiful dress! You looks so pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  11. Michelle says:

    I’m only 5′ 1 so I know exactly what you mean! That dress is perfect on you though, and the colour of your bag works really well 🙂
    Michelle

  12. Marta says:

    Such a gorgeous dress on you! I’m hosting a cash Giveaway today if you want to pop by and enter:)
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  13. Abby says:

    That’s a lovely dress! LBDs are my go-to for cocktail parties and other special occasions!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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