I wore this rust coloured dress to a wedding over the weekend. When I first got it in the post and tried it on, I didn’t like it because of the material. There is nothing wrong with linen, but it is not what I am used to. ASOS is my go-to online site for dresses, and most of the styles that I buy are made of a jersey material. Plus linen creases easily, so I shy away from it.
However, my husband and friend liked it, so I kept it. It turned out to be one of the best dresses I have bought and I really liked the way I looked. The weather was wonderfully warm and linen is light, so I was comfortable throughout the day.
I styled the dress with white sandals and a white envelope clutch bag with gold hardware. I was going to buy sandals with block heels, but I didn’t realise that I’d ordered wide fit, so when they came, they were way too big. There were none in a normal fit, so I went for the usual, which I loved. I think that heels are becoming my favourite thing, so I even preferred these over block heels.
I also curled my hair for the first time and have worn it curly all week. It’s a nice change and my husband loves it.
The wedding was wonderful and I am very happy for the couple. It was a lovely day spent with friends and celebrating the happiness of others.
This is the dress I wore to my friend’s wedding in Portugal. Lilac is one of my favourite colours, but I don’t wear it often. The dress code for the wedding was elegant so, I thought I would take a chance with this cold-shoulder dress.
The material is light so, it was easy to keep cool in the Portuguese heat.
I couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to have my picture taken underneath this wisteria tree, which I initially thought was lavender. Shows how much I know about flowers! It matched my dress so, that was all that mattered.
The wedding was stunning! It was my first one abroad and one of the best ones I have ever been to. It was the first time I travelled without my husband and although I thoroughly enjoyed the wedding, I would have loved for him to be there too.
I hope this won’t be my last wedding abroad.
Have you ever been to a wedding in another country?
I can barely style myself, let alone my husband. I just know what I like and sometimes I get it wrong, but I am trying.
My hubby works in the world of fitness, so he is always dressed in casual workout clothes and sports gear, which I am not too keen on. But when he puts on a suit, boy does he look good. He actually doesn’t need me for that.
The Black Tux – a men’s fashion company that specialise in suit rentals – have created a style guide for the men in your life. It breaks down the basics of common dress codes and the events they are most often associated with. When asked if I could share it with you all, I was more than happy to oblige. It is a good reference point for me to come back to.
Hope this helps you all, and thank you for reading. I know it has helped me. 🙂
This outfit compiles everything that I am loving in fashion right now – ruffles, bell sleeves and culottes. I wore it to the wedding of a dear friend, and it is only the second time in my life that I have worn trousers on the bottom half, instead of a skirt or a dress (and I have been to a lot of weddings). I felt proud of myself for doing something different.
I have always been fascinated with culottes, wondering if I could pull off the wide leg look without appearing frumpy. They are definitely the highlight of this outfit. I didn’t think that my first pair would be faux leather because I don’t own anything in leather, but I’ve realised that my style is evolving and I am coming out of my comfort zone. These are high-waisted, so they work well on my slight hourglass frame.
I kept the colour palette monochromatic with nude heels, a brown belt, my gold wristlet (from this post) and camel coat, which you can see a peek of in the last image.
What do you think of the outfit?
P.s. I apologise for the bad quality pictures. My phone was used to take them.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t leave my house without my charger. I just can’t risk my phone dying on me. I don’t have one of those power banks, so when I won this gold metallic phone charger wallet from a giveaway that Monica Awe-Etuk hosted on her blog, I realised just how convenient it is.
For me, this is more like a cute clutch bag. It has a charging station that clips to the inside of the bag and must be charged before use, just like a power bank. It is large enough to fit my phone inside (obviously) and a few necessary items, but not too much.
I love the gold metallic colour, although the wallet is now only available in blue and lavender online at JCPenney. It also has a detachable strap that makes it easier to hold when going out. I styled this bag with an outfit I wore to a wedding last Saturday, so look out for that post next week.
In other news, this time next Thursday I’ll be flying out to Portugal for my friend’s wedding. I can’t wait. There’ll be a lot of firsts for me – my first time in Portugal; my first wedding abroad; my first time flying by myself. I’m sure there’s nothing to it, but I’m a bit nervous. My husband can’t come because of a pre-booked course he has to attend on the Sunday that I’ll be flying back. It will be too close to call, so he decided not to risk it.
I will miss him so much, but I know that I have to do this to overcome my fear. I went into a state of panic when he realised he wouldn’t be able to make it, but I had to tell myself that I can do this. People fly alone every day; if they can do it, why can’t I? I will let you all know how it goes.
My dress for the wedding arrived yesterday. I tried it on and I love it! I can’t wait to do a post on it.
Enjoy your Thursday and have a great weekend. Until next week. 🙂
It’s been a while since I’ve put up an outfit post. I’ve been through a lot, but I’m glad to say that I’m getting back to my usual self and feeling confident in my skin again.
I’ve worn this dress before to a wedding in Birmingham (from this post here), but I hated it. I was still struggling with my illness and I didn’t like how I looked. You can tell from the way I have dressed, because I kept my coat on the whole time! Can you believe that?
It’s true that when you are confident, it shows. Look at me then and now. There is a clear difference, especially in the way I’ve styled the dress. I wore it to another wedding last month, but didn’t care because the same people wouldn’t have seen it. I even showed my arms, which is something I hardly ever do since a bump developed on the back of my left arm, after receiving an injection in school (I think it was my fault. I was crying so much that I tensed my arm).
I didn’t add much to this outfit — just black heels, a small necklace, a bracelet, one ring and my Daniel Wellington watch. The simpler the better.
When I bought this dress, ruffles weren’t as big as they are now and I didn’t even notice them. But they are slowly becoming my new favourite thing (in January I bought a white ruffle-sleeved top from H&M).
What do you all think? I’m hoping to have more outfit posts in the future.
The detox was wonderful, thank you for asking. It was refreshing having that break from the world of social media, and it was a boost for my faith.
I volunteer at the bookshop in my church and we often sell gifts, as well as books, CD’s and DVD’s.
When this beautiful Mr and Mrs passport holders set came into stock, I could not resist! I love products that highlight one’s personality. We only had three sets available, so I jumped at the opportunity and showed them to my husband, who purchased them for us. Yay!
I’m headed to Portugal at the end of March for a wedding, so I can’t wait to use mine for the first time. It may even motivate me to travel more, because what’s the point of having something so pretty kept hidden away?
I managed to find them online and have included the link above.