So if you read my blog you know that I'm attending a family wedding in March. The colors are yellow, grey and black. Since we're part of the family of the groom, we're kinda supposed to dress in the wedding colors...that's what our families do at weddings. I had picked out a dress from Boden that ended up looking AWFUL on me...the dress itself was very cute, but the colors next to my skin tone were not. It was also too long...I ordered the long length thinking the regular length would be too short...bad idea.
Onto the Sun Shades dress from Anthropologie. I had settled on wearing this dress as it was a good length and has the perfect shade of yellow in the striping. I decided to pair it with a raspberry colored cardigan as I thought that would add a pop of color into the wedding color mix (why not). I ordered a cardigan I found at Nordstrom (like the ONLY raspberry colored shorter length cardigan I could find) thinking I had hit the jackpot. It arrived and was too long and a tad too baggy for my liking. It didn't come in a smaller size, or if it did it's now sold out, so now I was outta luck. I was also starting to doubt my love for the dress. It was becoming hard to style and I was starting to think maybe I wouldn't get enough use out of it after the wedding to justify it's purchase. I hope to buy something that will fit well into my wardrobe after the wedding is over. So now I have decided to return it all and start over.
Holy cow, who would have known this color combination would be so hard to work with! I also have certain things that I look for that make finding an outfit a little harder like I only wear dresses or skirts that are knee-length (dresses typically have to be 40" long to even consider them) and I don't do sleeveless--just a personal choice (I always wear a cardigan if I choose a tank on top). The wedding is in March in AZ so the weather may be warm and it may be cooler, you never know. I know I am putting WAY too much thought into this, and really, it's JUST a wedding, but I do like to try to look sorta cute at these family functions! =) I have scoured tons of sites in the past few days looking for new options. Ideally I would like to find a dress, but at this point I'm starting to think a skirt and top will do. I found this skirt at J Crew that I'm in LOVE with and am wondering if I could somehow make it look wedding guest appropriate (as opposed to looking too "day at the office-ish". What do you think? Any ideas? How would you dress this up for a wedding with the colors I have to work with? I am also willing to bring other colors into the outfit. I played on Polyvore trying to come up with some looks but none of them looked dressy enough for the occasion. On a side note, I did come up with this using the skirt and a few other items on my current wish list:
I'm dying for this look! The shoes, skirt, necklace and top...all of it!
Anyhow, if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them!
Onto a few OOTD's...here's what I wore yesterday:
-Floral Top-Nordstrom (BP)
-Wonder Tee-DownEast Basics
-Set the Course Cardigan-Anthropologie
-Skinny Jeans-Banana Republic (I have more than one pair by the way...I don't always wear the same ones! haha
-Anticipation Heels-Anthropologie (easily one of my favorite purchases!!)
-Necklace-Lisa Leonard Designs
And today...today is casual Thursday...with 2nd day hair =)
-Crew Neck Top-J. Crew Outlet
-Skinny Jeans-American Eagle
I'm looking forward to the weekend...we have a date night planned with friends for Saturday night and plan on spending part of the evening (us girls at least) making some returns and browsing/trying things on at Anthropologie. We live 45 minutes away from our nearest Anthro so it's always a treat to get to go (especially without kids in tow). I'm looking forward to date night, needless to say! Oh, and my plan is to talk my husband into getting me this for Valentines day while we're there. I might just get it and wrap it for myself and then tell him thanks...I'd be doing him a favor, right? =)
Hope you all have a great day!