Finally back to not seeing noises anymore, so I managed to sort out the photos we took right before arriving at the wedding/baptism party.
Since it started at 3:30 p.m. D and I decided against a fully formal attire. We made that decision based on the way a formal dress looks at noon with the sun helping it sparkle more than it should. That doesn’t mean we ended up looking like party crashers coming straight from the office. We were more on the cocktail look side.
The theme I settled upon that morning was ‘midnight -nude’. I just love pairing nude items with strong colours. As a result, I opted for my newly bought ZARA skirt and a dark-blue sheer blouse. Neither of these two items is work appropriate. As you can see from the photos, the skirt is lingerie inspired which seems to be the look of the hour right now, and the top is silky sheer. I love it whenever I get to wear items as comfortable as these. This lingerie trend is so, so lovely and I can’t wait to find that perfect dress/slip to wear all summer with my denim jacket.
By the end of the evening I had made up my mind, I wanted more skirts like this one in a variety of colours. Since ZARA only has this blush shade for sale, I have to find a good seamstress. That being said, the only thing I didn’t really like about my outfit-and I realised it 5 mins before going out the door- is the fact that both my skirt and my blouse had a bow detail. In my opinion that is a big no-no, but it was too late to change, and I can’t stand being late.
I finished the outfit with my Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Spikes in Scarabe (which is basically a dark-blue with green undertones) and my dark-blue Furla mini Metropolis. Once again I reached the conclusion that Pigalles are the most comfortable stilettos out there.
Since I went for a nude-dark blue combo, D had to comply and he ended up having to go and buy a nude shirt that morning from London Tailors after two hours of desperately texting with me via whatsapp, as apparently a nude shirt is not that popular. I loved that he picked this one (actually it was the only one he found) because it’s got a great texture. His pants are from EGO and he got them last year for his sister’s wedding. Unfortunately you can’t find that store anymore. First of all, I love these pants because of the way they fit him. The tailoring is just superb. Another thing we both love about these pants are all the coloured details – buttons, sewing, pockets. He also wore his Tommy Hilfiger boat shoes, because he didn’t really want to go too formal with suit shoes. Obviously he didn’t have a bag.
We both kept our accessories to a minimum because this was a daytime event. We both wore our Daniel Wellington watches mainly because the coloured straps matched out theme. I also wore my Swarovski bracelets and ring and a Pandora ring. He wore his Constantin Nautics and Fossil bracelets. I wanted to keep it down with my accessories because the shoes were eye catching and I didn’t want to be too flashy. Looking at the photos now, I realise that we looked like a chess board (again) as I wore the darker shade on top and he wore the lighter shade on the bottom.
This was definitely the most comfortable we’ve ever felt at a baptism/wedding event and I think that’s part of the reason we had such a great time. No corsets to keep me down, and no bow-tie to suffocate D. Overall, the event was a very successful one, at least from our point of view, the food was great, the music was very good and the group of people we interacted with was a lot of fun. I honestly think this was one of the best weddings we’ve ever been to.