Part 2: Dress Like the Perfect Wedding Guest

So the wedding’s outside? I’ve got you covered!

If you’ve been following this 3 part series, last time we talked about how to dress to a ballroom wedding. Another popular venue for spring and summer weddings are the great outdoors! If you are planning to attend a wedding outdoors this season, I’ve come up with some awesome inspiration!

Think about how you can incorporate earthy colors and practical accessories in a wedding appropriate look. For example, try to avoid stiletto heels, as there’s a good chance you’ll be walking in grass. Opt for wedges, flats, or chunky heels. If the wedding is in the afternoon, consider packing a nice pair of black sunglasses. Neutral colors with pops of colors keeps the look fresh without being too loud. I also try to stay away from short dresses because the wind can be a dangerous [& embarrassing] thing! Check the weather for possible rain or high temperatures. Consider breathable fabrics and layers, should it get chilly as the sun goes down.

 

Garden Party/Outdoor Wedding

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Halston Heritage embellished jumpsuit
$790 – net-a-porter.com

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Pleated midi skirt
lindybopusa.com

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Floral romper
$51 – vestry.com

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Topshop yellow gold jewelry
$80 – topshop.com

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Topshop stone ring
$14 – topshop.com

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Yves saint laurent glasses
$365 – ysl.com

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Until Next Time,

B.K.

Dress Like the Perfect Wedding Guest

With warm weather on the horizon, that can mean many exciting things to look forward to! One of my favorite spring/summer events happens to be wedding season! Finding the perfect look for a wedding can be tough, especially when the invitation does not specify a dress code! Never fear, I’ve put together a 3 series wedding guest guide to help find the perfect look!

If the invitation does not specify the dress code, there are a few things to look for when determining the perfect look.

  1. Event time. Typically you can expect an evening wedding to be a dressy affair. Think about incorporating heels, darker shades, and even a bold lip.
  2. Event location. Take notice of where the ceremony and reception are being held. Do some research if you have to! You can almost always bet a ballroom wedding will require suit and dress (I’d lean towards warmer shades of fabrics and something with sleeves or a jacket; large spaces are usually cold in the summertime!) For outdoor weddings, be mindful of the shoes you chose! It’s safe to assume you’ll be walking in grass so opt for a wedge or chunky heel. Be modest at traditional church ceremonies – nothing worse than showing up in a short, form fitted dress (PS you should never wear a club dress to a wedding, seriously.).
  3. The couple. How well do you know the couple, their expectations, and taste? You can assume a lot from just knowing the couple which will help you plan!

Now what to wear!? Let’s assume you received an invitation for a late afternoon ballroom wedding. Go for warmer colors (you can never go wrong with black!) and accessorize with heels and a clutch. Play up your makeup with a bold lip or smokey eyes and finish the look off with an at home blow out. Pops of colors add a summer feel and breezy fabrics will keep you cool on the dance floor!

 

Formal Wedding Outfit ideas

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Ally Fashion lace up dress
$39 – allyfashion.com

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Lipsy blue lace top
$51 – lipsy.co.uk

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Tie shirt
choies.com

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Simone Rocha a line midi skirt
$730 – tessabit.com

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Fergalicious shoes
smile.amazon.com

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J.Crew tassel earrings
$78 – jcrew.com

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Michael Kors chain earrings
$140 – fashionette.co.uk

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Lime crime lipstick
dollskill.com

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Until Next Time,

B.K.

 

Grammys after party look

With the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on deck, I daydream of the fabulous fashion we’re about to witness! It’s not just about the fashion strutting the red carpet, but also the hip, exciting after parties! I created a fun and girly look for the Grammys after parties using a modern twist on my favorite era, the 1920s!
Grammys afterparty

 


Sofie D hoore beige dress
$505 – italist.com

Kate spade purse
katespade.com

Kate spade jewelry
$210 – shopbop.com

14k gold earrings
diamondwave.com

AUDRY Shoedazzle
shoedazzle.com

What would you rock to the parties?
B.K.

Valentine’s Brunch w/Your Love – outfit inspiration

 

This year, hub’s and I are keeping it casual for our Valentine’s celebration: brunch. I’m actually really excited for this because breakfast food is my favorite and brunching is just so fun! I rarely ever get to do brunch with my honey!

If you’re like us and keeping it chill – here’s a great inspiration for you!

 

 

Booties from Polyvore, sold out, many similar options

sweater from Genuine People

Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff, Nordstrom – Check out my PoshMark for a great alternative: @boutiquebailey

Lips: Nars – Berry lips

 

Whether you’re with your love or hanging out with you’re gal pals, enjoy, and do it fashionably!

 

B.K.

Winter Whites: Golden Globes 2016 Round Up

I love awards season! Okay, I love the red carpet! It’s true, I turn over the channel once the red carpet is over, what do you expect from ME? Last night was the Golden Globes – did you catch it? I was owing and aweing throughout the entire event! My favorite theme of the night was winter whites.

 

Here are a few of my favorite looks:

Dark lips, casual hair and minimal accessories made for a killer look that these ladies rocked!

You don’t have to be attending a celebrity awards show to own the look this winter. Incorporate a few white accessories or throw it all together! There doesn’t have to be rules for this look:

 

B. K.

Tulle for the Holidays

Keep it fun & feminine this holiday season by incorporating tulle in your holiday celebrations! Pair a midi tulle skirt with a sparkly crop top from H&M or a long sleeve bodysuit from American Apparel. Rock red lips, simple hair, and finish the look with a classic nude or black pump.

Both tulle skirts are from genuine-people.com and are on sale for a cool $31!

 

Happy Holidays!

B.K.