A Dress A Day: Black Tie Optional Dress (Day 19)

Floral Parker gown for a Black Tie wedding

Floral Maxi Dress | Black Calf Hair Clutch (also has a crossbody strap!) | Valentino Rockstud Heels (and $80 dupes)| Black Sunglasses (only $55!) | Motto Bracelets here and here | Black Statement EarringsLipstick in ‘Bawse’

So you got another wedding invitation. It’s perfectly sealed, the calligraphy is on point, maybe even a little gold foiled, and the venue is a dream. You read through the love-drunk invitation and see “Black Tie Optional” listed for attire. You freeze. WTF does that mean? You’re telling me what you want me to wear but then are making it optional? WTF.

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Friday Five: 5 Dresses For Wedding Season

Biltmore Botanical Gardens in a greenhouse, Asheville North Carolina

With wedding season ahead, I wanted to round up some of my favorite dresses to wear as a guest. Matt and I have been on the wedding tour for the last few summers. As professional wedding guests, I know how stressful it can be to find something to wear to every event. Bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and then the main event! That is a lot of dresses for a gal to find. So today, I’m focusing on what to wear to different types of weddings!

And sorry for posting this on a Saturday! I had to get yesterday’s post up and didn’t want to double post. I had the day off from work and while I had every intention of getting a ton of stuff done, I mostly just watched Homeland. Oops!

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Friday Five: 5 Bridal Shower Must Haves

bridal shower dessert stand

Last weekend was my little sister’s bridal shower! If you followed along on InstaStories or saw the gingham goodness on Tuesday (hello spring!), you knew that. I flew back to California to celebrate my favorite bride and help my mom throw her the best shower ever. As MOH, I took this task very seriously. With wedding season around the corner, I thought I’d share the 5 things that I think make for a great bridal shower.

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Blush and Navy Wedding Invitations

Navy and blush wedding invitations from Minted.

As most of you know, I loved planning our wedding. It’s such an exciting time and I relished every detail of executing the wedding of our dreams! Knowing exactly what I wanted and loving organization made it really easy for me. Our wedding details were featured on Style Me Pretty this year (which was a total dream!) but there’s another wedding in our future. My sister is getting married! Her wedding invitations just came in and I’m in love!Read More