Modcloth Dress / Betsy Johnson Flats / J.Crew Factory Necklace / Target Clutch (Similar)
A few weeks ago we attended a wedding in Sonoma. It was one of the dreamiest weddings I’ve ever been to. The venue was the rental property of a farm-to-table restaurant situated right near the Russian River and close to many famous wineries. Both the ceremony and reception took place outside and the setting could not have been more beautiful. We were surrounded by redwood trees and everything had that simple yet sophisticated California-cool vibe. I was obsessed with the rustic tables and place settings, which featured gold flatware and eucalyptus leaves.
When searching for a dress to wear to the occasion, I followed the direction provided on the invitation. It said: boho chic. To me that meant nothing too formal or fussy, but something that had the right amount of special touches. Enter this Modcloth silk wrap dress. It fit the setting perfectly and I loved how the deep blue was a perfect complement to the natural reds and oranges of fall. I felt stunning and the skirt of the dress was great for twirling on the dance floor. I can’t wait for the next opportunity to wear it!
Because the wedding was outside and at a farm, I opted for flats. These Betsy Johnson flats are that rare combination of comfortable and stylish. The unique cutout design is in the shape of roses and the rhinestone embellishments give them a little sparkle! Normally I’m not much of a flats person for special occasions, but the shape of these shoes is really nice and flattering on my long feet. I felt like Cinderella when I put them on. They fit perfectly! We danced the night away under glowy string lights and a full moon.
Every summer my social calendar fills up with dressy occasions faster than a Target collab sells out. It’s usually a mix of bridal/baby showers, graduation parties, and rehearsal dinners. And every year, I inevitably want a new dress or two to wear to all of these soirees. This year, I gravitated to this simple, but classic navy blue and white striped swing dress from Loft. Its timeless yet has a really flattering and modern fit. The nautical theme fits with the various events I have lined up, from dressed-up dinner at the beach to bridal shower brunch. And with my red flats, it definitely has potential for the fourth of July. What are you excited to wear this summer?
So speaking of DIY, I have to express my love and obsession of Emersonmade. I was inspired to do this post after I saw Katie’s post last night. It seems as though the line started out as flower pins and has branched out each season with new flowers and inventory such as clutches and sashes. This is one of those online destinations that I will keep returning to for inspirtation and with a craving for every item. The photography and styling is so cute and the outfits are inspirations in themselves. Check out the Web site for shopping and the blog for beautiful editorials.
This is their newest big rose. They even have really cute names.
This is the Dandy.
This is the Big Poppy.
And they have styles for men.
The pretty flowers can set you back a bit. For the small to large flowers and roses the range is anywhere between $32.50 and $84. The clutches are between $48 and $68. This may be a hard purchase to justify after my spending freeze is over. However, I can see a big red rose adorning my gray herringbone jacket perfectly or a Big Poppy on my navy blue sundress. Each flower is hand dyed and hand stitched; and they are made of natural linens and sometimes high-grade cottons, which is probably why they are worth it. These would be perfect purchases for the special occasions in your life.