This late summer/early fall season I had 3 weddings in a row to attend! One in August, One in September and the last in October. I usually jump at the excuse to buy a new dress but since there were 3 weddings and lately I’ve been in a minimalist mindset I decided to try to make 3 dresses I already had work.
August, Northern, CA
Photo Cred: Jessica Moore of Miss Moore Style
The first wedding was mid August in Placerville, CA. I knew it would be hot so I wanted to wear something comfortable and cool. I also knew the bride is a free spirit and it would be in nature. I chose a long floral free people dress longer in the back, shorter in the front and great for dancing! it was the perfect choice. For shoes I chose white ribbon espadrilles. They were comfortable and easy to walk in the woods in and still looked nice enough for a wedding. I loved that the bridesmaids were wearing mismatching floral maxi dresses. It looked better than any matching dresses because they were able to express themselves and look relaxed in their own style while still complimenting each other. I also loved that they gave out string bracelets that we got to choose from when we arrived. It brought everyone together and looked awesome! Dress: Free People, Shoes: Seychelles
This wedding was at a summer camp in Maine where the couple met as counselors. The location was everything. You could feel the importance of the place to the couple which was really special. The whole weekend was structured like summer camp and we got to stay in cabins with other wedding guests. I chose a super comfortable and more fitted dress for this east coast wedding. I loved the yellow and blue pattern for a late summer wedding in Maine. Again, I wanted comfortable shoes for walking outside and dancing all night so I chose platinum Jack Rogers low wedges (not included in picture so they are shown below.)
The last wedding was a little more formal and took place at an apple orchard in Maine, the reception in a beautiful old barn. It was the middle of fall (or so I thought until it snowed later that night!). I wanted to wear a rich fall color and a more tailored dress. I chose a red Nanette Lepore, that I bought years ago in New York City and haven’t gotten to wear much! It was the perfect occasion for the dress! For shoes I chose my cork with gold detail, Diane Von Furstenberg open toed heels. They are neutral enough and also went great with the nature, without taking away from the red dress. I loved the groomsmen’s navy blue suits with the orange ties. Perfect for fall and the Bridesmaids had plaid shawls to keep warm during the outdoor ceremony.
For the holidays and all the other upcoming events in your life try finding an old gem in your closet instead of buying a new dress. Make it fresh and new buy adding new shoes and accessories! It’s a great way to bring back your old favorite pieces or wear that dress you never got to wear enough. Get creative!