Get Me to the Church on Time

June 27, 2012

H&M dress, Aldo booties, vintage bag &; belt, Club Monaco bracelet, Birks bracelet, ring c/o Social Experiment
In my fifth contribution to FASHION Magazine‘s Style Panel, we were asked to pull together an outfit for a wedding that would manage to steer clear of all the wedding faux pas’s: being white, being skanky or just looking like a doily. 
Though I’ve never actually been to a wedding (a fact that’s starting to irritate me more and more the older I get…can one of my friends or sisters just get married already?! I wanna go to a bachelorette party before I die), if I did ever get to go to one, this is probably what I’d wear. It’s pretty much impossible to look skanky in a high-collared, mid-calf-length dress no matter how hard you try (…I haven’t tried but I feel like this would be an interesting challenge), there are no doilies or in-your-face ruffles and the only touch of cream is in my vintage eelskin clutch. Nailed it!!! Now someone invite me to your wedding please and thanks.
My sickness is starting to wane eeeever so slightly. Right now it’s really just that final stage when you have the remnants of a cough and sniffles. I’m just hoping I can get all better by the weekend…it’s Pride Parade, so if I don’t pull myself together for that, I’m not even worthy of a rainbow flag.
Oh and PS I’ve gotten lots of lovely compliments about my be-curled hair over the last couple of posts (thank you!), just wanted to let you know I have a hair tutorial coming your way this Friday featuring the magic tool! My hair does not curl well normally and without sounding like a walking advertisement, this new tool has changed all that so I’m pretty excited to share it with all of you!
Happy hump day everyone!

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  • Reply Petra June 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Lovely Dress. It looks so romantic. Lile the color
    xo, Petra

  • Reply Sasha June 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Love the contrasted belt on this gentle sheer dress. Adds edge! 🙂 Also, those lace-up shoes are so stunning!

  • Reply Venüsün Dünyası June 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Love it 😉

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions June 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    this would make such a pretty wedding attire! i can't believe you've never been to a wedding 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Heather June 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Your color is def. peach/nude. I love the mint belt paired up with it. This is def. a perfect wedding look. I can't believe you haven't been to a wedding! I feel like I've been to a wedding a year ever since I graduated from college. Actually this August will be my first time being IN a bridal party.

  • Reply Courtney Erin June 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This is a perfect summer wedding look! I love that dress – LOVE! The pleats and blush color are so perfectly romantic.

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion June 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I love that color on you! That dress is perfect for a wedding and you look stunning in it.

  • Reply June 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I love those colors paired together. And it is very appropriate for a wedding! You look beautiful.

  • Reply Erin June 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    You look so lovely! The pretty pleats, fluttery sleeves, soft colors, and bracelets all work so well together! Can't wait to see that tutorial 🙂


  • Reply Judy June 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Feel better! I love this dress on you every time you wear it–it's so classic.


  • Reply Haley Holder June 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    This dress is perfect for a wedding! The color and pleats are stunning!

    I'm actually attending my first wedding this weekend! (I thought it would never happen!) I picked up a few cute dresses from Forever 21!


  • Reply Shandrese/ Natalia June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    i love the color of your outfit :)'

  • Reply pink horrorshow June 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Yeah, I definitely adore your hair like this. It's the perfect romantic touch to a romantic dress!

  • Reply Maria June 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Those two colors together, yes please! This is a perfect look for a wedding!

  • Reply Célèste Brott of Fashion is Evolution June 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I never went to a wedding until my early 20s and it drove me crazy because I was obsessed with them as a kid, and my parents had to hide invitations to far-away weddings from me because we couldn't go I would beg and cry.

  • Reply Cee June 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    You know how much I love this dress, pally – pretty much every way you style it is perfection as far as I'm concerned but I especially love the addition of the mint belt and lace up booties. You definitely would have been the most stylish guest at myw edding. If only we had met just a little bit sooner (and you had wanted to travel to Winnipeg)! Glad to hear you're starting to feel better and I cannot wait to hear about this magical tool that has actually curled your hair 🙂 Misssssssss youuuuuuuu!

  • Reply Bonnie June 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    This is a perfect wedding outfit. It's girly, feminine, frilly, and awesome without being full of cliches.
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  • Reply JennaStevie June 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    This is such a gorgeous feminine look, so perfect for a wedding. I feel like it would be quite the challange to make it skanky, haha. You look gorgeous! I love going to weddings, but haven't been to one in 3 years, boo.
    I'm glad you're starting to feel better, pride parade will be ammmazing!

  • Reply Kacie June 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    That color is so pretty on you!

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her June 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Gorgeous look for a wedding, and I have to admit I am shocked that you've never been to a wedding! You look perfect for a wedding, and I definitely love the curly hair. Very pretty!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} June 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    oh lovely, that dress reminds of the last time i saw your beautiful face in person! super love swells inside my heart cos you are missed!!!! looking absolutely stunning as always though and i adore the hairstyle too. it's awesome Alex! congrats on getting it to stay put in the T-dot humidity and all. i remember my hair was ultra lifeless throughout summers there but yours looks so fresh and soft without 1 frizz in sight.

    this is the perfect idea for your style panel contribution, well done lades. xo ♥

  • Reply SIENA.STYLE June 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    you look like an angel!!
    kisses from prague

  • Reply jules June 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    this is perfect for a wedding, you will look beautiful when you end up going to one!


  • Reply Mehak June 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Loving the color on you!! Its perfect for a wedding!! 🙂

  • Reply Well... June 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Definitely nailed it! This is such a dreamy and romantic outfit. I love the pleats in your skirt ♥ The mint belt is such a pretty, pastel touch too!

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  • Reply Marisa June 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    How have you never been to a wedding?!? That is amazing in an odd way, sorry girl 😉 One year I had SIX to attend! Maybe you should consider crashing a wedding this summer because this look is perfect wedding attire. Can't wait to see what tool you're using to curl your hair!


  • Reply Jen June 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Alex, you look absolutely beautiful!! The dress is so lovely paired with the soft mint green and cream clutch. And your hair is just the icing on the cake. I just wanted to tell you that I'm so impressed at how well you've styled this dress over the many times I've seen you wear it: it looks fresh and current every time. Amazing!

    Hope you are having a great week and feeling all better by now!

  • Reply Britta June 28, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Hahaha I completely know what you mean! I haven't been to a wedding in years, and I want to so badly! The first of my best friends is getting married soon though, so I'm getting very excited for that. This look is so perfect for a summer wedding; it has the right amount of class while looking young and pretty instead of frumpy. Just lovely!


    Ps. Hope you're feeling better!

  • Reply girlavantgarde June 28, 2012 at 12:39 am

    You look gorgeous, and your hair is always so perfect! Jealous!


  • Reply Stesha June 28, 2012 at 12:47 am

    you look so beautiful in this dress. perfect for a wedding! I am loving that mint belt with the coral!


  • Reply Danie June 28, 2012 at 2:05 am

    I absolutely love your outfit! I cant wait for the hair tutorial! My hair is also hard to curl, it takes me about an hour and a half to get my hair curled and doesn't stay curled very long.

  • Reply Wren KW June 28, 2012 at 2:59 am

    You look Amazing! Don't know how you are pulling off the calf-length skirt, but you are. As always.


  • Reply Lauren Jamison June 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Yay for the hair tutorial! Not to sound stalkerish, but I totally saved your pic to show to my hair dresser for my last cut 🙂

  • Reply nicola lynde June 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    That dress is so gorgeous, I can't believe it's from H&M, it looks much more Club Monaco.

  • Reply amuseume June 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    You look so beautiful and feminine in this dress! So, absolutely lovely. Love the touches of teal. Hope you're feeling better! You really should catch Moonrise Kingdom; it's very sweet and touching. Your hair looks great curled!

  • Reply Petite Adventures June 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Gorgeous wedding look!!

  • Reply Cara June 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    that dress is just so pretty! Love your hair like that too-beautiful!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Rea July 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    LOOOVE this!

  • Reply Rebecca Jane July 4, 2012 at 2:36 am

    This is such a lovely dress! I really like the colour – so pretty!

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