9.16.2011

Seeking Fashion Advice!

Wow, TGIF!!  It has been quite the week!  I am so glad that Friday is here!

Bryce actually was able to come home early from Massachusetts and got in late last night.  I won't see him until tonight, but it is just nice to know he is home!  Tonight we are going out on a nice date and tomorrow night we are attending a wedding.

The wedding is the reason I am seeking fashion advice...

Remember from this post that my second date with Bryce involved attending a "Stock the Bar" party for one of Bryce's work friends that was getting married?  Well...the wedding is here!  It's so funny to see where we've come since that second date.  I even remember wondering, "Will I be Bryce's date at that wedding all the way in SEPTEMBER!?!"  Well, my friends, the answer is yes!  And I am trying to decide what to wear to the wedding tomorrow night.

It's an evening wedding with the ceremony at a church followed by the reception at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  The couple getting married is very laid back and a little on the funky/cool side.  

I've been asking Bryce to find out about the attire, because, even though it's an evening wedding, having met the couple and seeing their sassy invitation, I'm not expecting a super formal affair.  The groom told Bryce that  "the wedding is formal but not a black tie affair."

Because buying a new dress is not in the budget, I decided to shop in my own closet and have it down to three, very different, choices:

Choice A
I would either wear my hair down or in a low, loose bun
I would also pair it with a pink wrap to cover my shoulders for the ceremony

Because the dress is so "loud" already, I would wear minimal accessories:

Pros:
  • I bought this dress on sale a few years ago, but have never worn it--it would be just like wearing a new dress!
  • It is the most comfortable of the three dresses
  • The dress is a little more on the funky side, like the couple, but the length I think also makes it a bit more formal
Cons:
  • I really want the chance to wear this dress, but am not sure if a wedding is the appropriate occassion for it
  • My cons are more questions--I've read and heard that wearing black to a wedding is no longer considered inappropriate, especially at a night wedding.  How do y'all feel?  Is this dress appropriate for an evening wedding?
  • Even though, I LOVE this dress, it certainly makes quite the statement--is it too loud for a wedding?
Choice B
I would wear my hair down and may pull a little back at the side

I LOVE the gold accessories I pair with this dress:

Pros:
  • This dress is a classic look and don't you just love the bow?
  • The short length would make it easier to dance in
Cons:
  • This dress is definitely not white, but it is a lighter color--do y'all think it's too close to white?
  • This dress is not as figure flattering as the other two, in my opinion
  • I've worn this dress on multiple other occasions
  • I've worn it with black peep toe pumps in the past, but would really prefer to wear it with nude pumps, which I don't have.  I also have gold strappy heels, but don't think the style of them go with the look of this dress...
Choice C
I would wear my hair down with this dress

I would accessorize with gold, but have not yet decided which pair of earrings I would wear:
I would definitely wear that gold bracelet...which earrings do you like best?

Pros:
  • This is definitely the "safest" of the three choices
  • I LOVE the blue color
  • The short length is good for dancing
Cons:
  • I've worn this dress on multiple other occasions
  • Is the blue a little too summery?
  • Sometimes I feel that this dress makes me look bigger than I am

SO...

What do y'all think?  I'm leaning towards Choice A but want you to tell me if you think it's inappropriate for a wedding...

Please help!!

And...have a GREAT weekend!

25 comments:

  1. I like Choice A...at first it seems a bit much, but in essence it is just a black and white print! I bet many other people at the wedding will be wearing prints too, so I don't think you would stand out in a bad way. I also like the long length the best!

    I LOVE weddings...have a great time!

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  2. I don't think that choice A is inappropriate, especially for a funky couple, but my choice is still B. I LOVE that dress!

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  3. B or C. I think A may still be too casual for a wedding. If I were you and unsure about how formal of a wedding it is, I'd go with C. Either way you'll look purdy!

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  4. Choice B! Super cute color on you and I love the accessories!

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  5. B with your hair to the side!!!! Love them all but i pick B! Have a great time- I have always wanted to attend a reception at VMFA!

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  6. I'm going to go with C. That blue looks great on you, and I think that the accessories will dress it up perfectly :) Have fun!

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  7. I really like B! A is great as well, if you know the couple is funky then totally go for it!

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  8. The blue dress...I like the gold leaves for earrings... :) -e

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  9. I don't think A is neither too loud or inappropriate! Wear what is comfortable for you!

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  10. From one who has been to and in more weddings than I can count, I would choose C. You look comfortable in it and blue is definitely your color. I would wear the largest earrings. Have loads of fun.

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  11. Choice B!!! Your post would be perfect for my Fashion Friday linkup. If you want to linkup, just head over there and follow the directions (don't forget to add the button to your post!). Have a fabulous day doll. Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  12. Okay, although I love choice A, I'm going to go with choice C. You'll just have to ask Bryce to take you out for a date nite soon where you can rock the black/white dress! :)

    With choice C, I love your jewelry options! But since you've worn it a few times, why not try some color blocking to change the look up a bit? For example, pair it with your pink pashmina or a chunky single-color necklace, like coral or turquoise.

    For example, check out how my friend Kerry mixed blue & aqua at my bridal luncheon: http://alizadventures.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-bridesmaids-luncheon-picture-heavy.html. That's sort of what I'm envisioning. :)

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  13. Allie, they all look great on you!! I don't think you can go wrong with any of them! I think my favorite might be C... it looks so flattering on you!

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  14. I pick C! They all look beautiful on you, but C is the most flattering with your skin tone and, although you don't think so (silly girl!) is very flattering to your figure. I have a feeling Bryce would totally dig this one! I would pair it with the leaf earrings. Have so much fun!

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  15. I pick C! I like A but I am afraid it wont be appropriate. I'd pull the safer card for your first wedding together. Also, YOU LOOK FAB IN IT!

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  16. I think you should go with the outfit you love the most/feel the most comfortable in...A! Have fun at the wedding!!

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  17. i think you should do A. Since the reception is at a museum, I think A is the most artsy. I like the long length as well

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  18. I think they all look great.... but i really love CHOICE B!! Although I think you would look fine in any of them so wear what makes you feel most comfortable. But I love B. Haha

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  19. I love B on you!! The color is gorgeous and really makes you glow, and I love your accessories! Regardless, you will look gorgeous and I hope you have a great time!!

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  20. I like C! You definitely stand out in that dress and it looks like it was made for you! Great color.

    Rachel
    http://j-peachy.blogspot.com

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  21. I think Choice A would be best. It's not too loud, and shows some personality!

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  22. I'm a little late in the game so I can't wait to see what you picked. Hope you had a good time last night. Loved Liz's idea about color blocking.

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  23. My choice is "B" but I'm sure you've already picked and enjoyed the wedding by now! Can't wait to hear which once you went for!

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