Wedding Guest Outfits…

As you get to a certain stage in your life; the people you went to school and university with, work with, socialise with and your family; well they all start getting married.  Obviously, I am happy for them but there is a sinking feeling in that petty little piece of me that says “Oh gosh…what will I wear?”  Also, if you are one of the lucky ones and receive a lot of wedding invites then the next question is “How many outfits do I need?”

Be like HRH Duchess of Cambridge and recycle your wardrobe.  That dress that you bought for one special occasion can be worn to another celebration.  All you need and this sounds so simple – rework the accessories that you wear with it.  This includes jewellery, shoes, handbags and how you style your hair and make up.  You can get plenty of wear out of that core investment piece.

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HRH Duchess of Cambridge shows how it is done

I had a recent opportunity to work with a HK based brand called The House of Folklore and one of the pieces that they had was a clutch that came in two different colours.  We thought as wedding season was coming, why not do a piece about how simply changing a clutch could change up an outfit.

In this case, I chose one of my go to dresses for pretty much any occasion (from first dates to working at PR events)  which in this case would be a wedding reception of a colleague.  These, I tend to go a bit more low key so the navy wrap dress from HK label WhattheFrock?.  Navy is a great alternative to black.  The cap sleeves makes sure you are covered and also for me, the wrap dress means that with fluctuating body sizes, the dress can still be worn.

Hair in this case was left simple and loose however, though we did not have time in this shoot, I would look at even just putting my hair up in a pony tail or a chignon.  If it was an outdoor wedding especially with the clear version of the clutch I would even look at wearing a fascinator.

Here is the look with the pink version of the Flutter Clutch.

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And here is a shot of the same outfit with the clear version of the clutch:

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Overdue: Feeble Attempt at OOTD, My Boy and I loving MISCHA Bags…oh and being in Greece!

Unfortunately, it has been decided to keep the wedding pics private! So sorry no talks about what the bride war but I can guarantee that she looked beautiful.

So yes, we got to see a bit of Greece (mainly near the Athens area due to the wedding venue.) IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!! Blue skies, lots of mythology and archeology for the geek in me to be satisfied and the food was jimmy pretty much everywhere.

I have not finished editing the pics but here are the some sneak peeks!

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The Boy Started to Play around with the Camera… he probably understands more than I do!!

 

We decided to take the DSLR camera with us this trip in hopes our photography skills would improve and we would have some stunning pics and I could do some outfit posts.  Not sure how successful we were…

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Standing Under a Tree as You Do…

Wearing Vintage Playsuit, Estate Sale Scarf from Norbyah and a MISCHA cross body…

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Same Outfit but with the added bronze MISCHA overnight tote…

Yes as you can see these pictures were from the same day (I do change my clothes) and I don’t pose ladylike either.  MAJOR OOPS.

Also, you might have noticed the love of MISCHA going on here!!  Even the boy got into the action…

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Yep, the boy likes this bag…