Wedding

After Party Wedding Dress

I’m so excited to share that our wedding is featured on Brides! I’m working a bit backwards here by sharing my after party wedding dress, before the actual wedding dress, but so many of you have been asking to see the full length shot of this dress! It’s such a fun piece and something I plan on wearing again and again. After Party Wedding DressThis sleek, minimalist Carolina Herrera wedding dress was the perfect after party dress to dance the night away in. I wanted something really effortless, sexy, and easy – and this dress was all of those things. The second I slipped it on, I knew I had to wear it! I love the low back and clean lines. It actually comes with a train, but I cut it off so that I could move freely in it. If you left the train on, it would make a beautiful, modern wedding dress. I purchased it at the Madison Avenue Carolina Herrera store, so I don’t have an online link for it, but I’ve linked several similar options below and on my Bridal Favorites page! After Party DressesLove the back of this dress – and it’s under $275. This low cut back is also beautiful – and so is this one for under $60. The sweetheart neckline on this dress is so pretty – and I love the Grecian goddess vibes of this one! This strapless dress is so elegant, this dress looks like the one I wore to our engagement party (the slip could easily be sewn together), and this sleek halter dress is splurgeworthy! After Party Wedding ShoesAs much as I would have loved to throw on sandals or a kitten heel at the end of the night, I opted for fashion over total comfort and switched into these classic Stuart Weitzman heels. They worked so well with the sleek lines of the dress. I also wore them to my bachelorette party here. You can see the rest of my wedding on Brides here!
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What I'm Packing For My Honeymoon

We are heading to Italy for our honeymoon and I wanted to share what I’ll be packing! I am SO glad that we didn’t honeymoon right after the wedding. It was such a whirlwind week and I think we would have been way too tired to fully enjoy the trip. We scheduled our honeymoon a little over a month after our ceremony which gave me ample time to shop, pack, and get excited! What I’m Packing For My HoneymoonHoneymoon DressesI picked up this Agua Bendita dress for an easy afternoon (or evening!) option. This dress has such a beautiful sleeve detail and I know it will be great after a night of indulging! This blue + white Zimmermann dress keeps selling out, but it’s in stock in a few sizes here. It will be perfect for wandering around Capri. It also comes in this pattern which is really pretty. I couldn’t resist buying this vibrant red dress for dinner. This white lace dress screamed Positano to me (I believe it sold out, but loving this one which is super similar!) I bought a few Reformation pieces – like this ruffle sleeve linen dress and this two piece set. This knit dress is very low cut (that’s what double sided tape is for!) but it’s soooo chic on and looks incredible with a Bottega clutch and lace up sandals. And I always like to travel with this easy white shirtdress (you can wear a slip under it and add a brown leather belt to cinch the waist!) Swimsuits + CoverupsI just did a blog post on my favorite swimsuits + coverups here. I always like to bring a few sarongs, bikinis and of course a pair of denim shorts and a white button down. Sandals + HeelsI always overpack when it comes to shoes! I’m going to try and be better this time lol… I’ll definitely be bringing these pearl sandals, my Hermes Oran sandals, a pair of TKEES flip flops for the beach, and 2-3 pairs of heels. A simple mule sandal, a strappy nude sandal, and a gold heel will be perfect. BagsI’ll be bringing my brown leather Bottega clutch, my Cult Gaia pearl clutch, this YSL neutral clutch, my Staud mesh bag, and a straw tote. LuggageI’m a huge fan of Tumi and Away bags. For a carryon, I love either my MZ Wallace bag since it can hook over the suitcase handle and is machine washable – or my Longchamp tote.
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Black Tie Wedding Guest Dress

We went to a beautiful black tie wedding last weekend, The wedding took place at Sleepy Hollow Country Club; a former Vanderbilt mansion in Briarcliff Manor, New York. The property was breathtaking and despite the extremely warm weather, I felt super comfortable in this silk slip dress. Black Tie Wedding Guest DressWhat To Wear To a Black Tie WeddingEvery woman needs this black silk dress hanging in her closet – trust me. It fits like a glove, has adjustable straps, and the fabric feels AMAZING on. I’m wearing my normal size (I found it ran very true to size) and I didn’t have to get it hemmed at the bottom (I’m about 5’6″ and wore 4″ heels.) It’s also available here. I’ve linked a ton of other black tie wedding dress options on my Bridal Favorites page as well. The page is updated every Monday and Friday with new items so it’s a great spot to bookmark and reference whenever you have an event coming up! Wedding Guest AccessoriesI wore these simple Stuart Weitzman heels in black leather, with a fun red YSL clutch I’ve had for years (and it still looks brand new!) For jewelry, I wore this chunky gold collar necklace that I’ve also had for years – similar linked here. Rehearsal Dinner DressesI wore the shorter version of this dress in champagne to the rehearsal dinner with this pearl clutch. You can also find a ton of rehearsal dinner dresses on this page!
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My Bridal Event Shoes

Picking out all of my bridal outfits and accessories was such a fun experience!  When it came to picking out my bridal shoes for all of the various events, I knew I wanted to wear Stuart Weitzman heels.  They make the best shoes in terms of quality, comfort, and design – and have the most gorgeous Bridal shoe collection. My Bridal Event Shoes Rehearsal Dinner Heels For my rehearsal dinner, I chose these stunning white Nudistsong Mesh Bow heels.  The bows on the back of the heels are the perfect detail for any bridal occasion and really made me feel special for our dinner!  I find most Stuart Weitzman heels to run about a ½ size big, so instead of getting my normal size 9 – I always get an 8 ½ in their shoes. Bachelorette Party Heels For my bachelorette party, I knew I wanted something sparkly and playful.  The Nudistsong Platinum Noir heels were just what my outfit needed!  They would be so great to wear to a wedding, cocktail party or out on the town with your partner! Bridal Shower Heels For my bridal shower, I went with the classic white leather Nudistsong heels.  This is a style I (clearly) love and have worn for years and years.  They are simple, elegant, and really elongate your legs.  They flatter every foot. I particularly like that the heel is high, but not too high to the point where they’re uncomfortable. Casual Bridal Sandals For my wedding week and the weeks leading up to it, I lived in these Goldie T Strap pearl sandals.  The sole is padded so you can walk around all day in them. Also, they are SO chic (I mean the pearl detail is just to die for!!!), and they come in 3 different widths.  I ended up buying them for my best friend and sister. It was so fun to wear matching sandals all week! Be sure to check out the rest of the Stuart Weitzman Bridal collection – there are so many amazing gems!
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