Stylish, Sparkly & Sweet: Wedding Wear

Silver lace dress: Betsy & Adam via Macy’s (similar here) // Red lipstick: Maybelline 14-Hour in Continuous Cranberry // Gray nail polish: Chanel 559 Frenzy via Nordstrom // Round sunglasses: Target // Black wristlet: Coach (old, new version here) // Black wedges: Steve Madden (last season, similar here) // Men’s watch: Kenneth Cole, my gift to le hubs on our wedding day (similar here) // Floral bracelet: what I wore on our wedding day

Last weekend, two of our good friends held a gorgeous wedding celebration in Sonoma, California, and it was the most magical wedding. In addition to the mermaid swimming about the pool, the unicorn at the end of the ceremony, the bagpipes and the custom cocktails in mason jars, the love this couple celebrated at their wedding is a thing of beauty so rare and so special, it’s the stuff of legends.

The night before, le hubs and I met after work for a quick dress shopping session and landed this beauty. As soon as I saw it, I knew — despite it being in the Petites’ sale section and me being 5’11”. Luckily, I didn’t even need to alter it! Serendipitous sartorial success, I say. I wanted something a little more romantic than my go-to LBD, and this silvery, lace dress was just what I was hoping to find for the “garden cocktail” attire.

Tip: wear wedges to any wedding that will be outside. You don’t want to aerate the lawn with your heels!

My favorite part of this ensemble? I fully plan to layer this dress with a sweater and make it werk for work. Just as I repurpose my wedding jewelry on a weekly basis, I love wearing pieces chosen for special occasions in everyday life. It keeps the magic alive (and makes the cost-per-wear even better).

Xo, Sarah


  1. You look gorgeous! I absolutely love this dress- it’s so, so pretty on you! Does that lipstick really last for hours?? If so, I’ll need to get it!! And I’m sure it was gorgeous in Sonoma this weekend! Good tip about the wedges too- there is nothing worse then getting your heels stuck in the lawn! You could also remix the dress by adding a black pencil skirt to it for work or a shorter black skirt for play!

    • Thanks, Emily! Yes, Maybelling 14-Hour really does last all day; I love it! And I’m definitely rocking this dress for work with a remix :)

    • Thanks, Jaclyn! The wedding was amazing – there was an arch over a pool that led to the ceremony, with a mermaid swimming in it, and then a unicorn came to pick up the bride! Too fun!

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