dress: francesca's (similar) // headband: francesca's (out of stock online, but still in stores! also similar) // shoes: Seychelles // bracelete: The Gypsy Fawn (gift from April) // purse: vintage
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
I survived wedding weekend, y'all! My two besties are now husband and wife, and they're off in Rome enjoying their honeymoon adventure. This was a whirlwind of a weekend that all began with the rehearsal dinner, which is where I wore this outfit!
I have to say, this made for a totally perfect summer rehearsal dinner outfit -- I know this because I got tons of compliments on it! I picked up the dress during my francesca's event (because I definitely could not help trying on all the things that night). I had purchased the gold leaf headband there a few weeks prior, and when I realized the dress was a leaf print (it is...right? like...ferns or something?), I just had to wear them together. Normally, I would have paired this dress with a more casual sandal, but I wanted to break in my bridesmaid shoes the night before, and I'm so glad I did! They actually didn't need any breaking in, but they were super comfy and I liked the all-gold accessories with this dress. If you're looking for a pair of comfy heels for graduation, a wedding, etc., I highly recommend these and Seychelles in general!
Besides the print, the shape of this dress is everything I want all my dresses to be. I'm very into the cutout effect of the sleeves and that sleeve/neckline shape in general right now. If you're someone who feels self-conscious about your arms, I definitely recommend trying out this cut! Something about the ~illusion~ makes me feel much better than a more regularly rounded sleeve and lower neckline.
I'm thinking of putting together a list of things I learned this weekend for being a great bridesmaid/maid of honor. Is that a thing y'all would be interested in? I thought since it was one of my monthly small goals, y'all might want to hear more about it! I also completed another monthly/26 before 26 goal this weekend that I *cannot* wait to tell y'all about. Seriously, life changing. Stay tuned!