wedding guest

Wedding Guest Attire 3

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abs allen schwartz lace dress wedding guest

Dress:  ABS Allen Schwartz {with some fairly significant alterations by yours truly – more about that below)
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh bangles, J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Le Chateau
Shoes:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’

I came across this dress on Hautelook & instantly fell in love with the lace neckline.  Unfortunately, the rest of the dress had some major fit problems – the seams didn’t sit flat, the chest was too bid, armholes too large, and length to short {but the shoulders and hips fit perfectly – weird}.  It took some serious seam ripping and re-sewing {plus the addition of a bottom segment} to get it into a wearable state.
I normally have a rule about how much time I will put into alterations.  I won’t alter cheap pieces {if they need altering, they get left at the store}, and I will only preform minor alterations on expensive items {because if I am forking out lots of $$$, it better be almost perfect!}.  Mid-range items are a grey area.  Had I been browsing in-store, this item would have been left on the rack due to the sheer number of fixes required, but since it was final sale from Hautelook {amazing deal, but no returns}, I fortunately had no choice but to spend the time on alterations…  And I am quite happy with the result!

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Wedding Guest Attire 2

navy blue lace dress

wedding guest attire

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Dress:  Rebecca Taylor {almost ideantical}
Coat:  Jacob {similar here and here.  This is over 10 years old.  I bought this when I was still in high school – I remember being really unsure about spending $50 for this deeply discounted coat.  Fortunately, it has definitely proven to be a good purchase!}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Bracelets:  J.Crew Factory (similar), Gorjana leather wrap
Purse:  Le Chateau
Shoes:  Jean-Michel Cazabat

September was a busy wedding month for me.  Fortunately this meant a few new dresses.  This is the first of at least two “wedding guest attire posts” I will have up in the next few weeks.
See what I wore to a June wedding here.
And…see my singular 2012 wedding guest look here

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