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Summer Wedding Attire: Fashion Inspiration

Last Saturday, my husband and I attended the wedding of our friend, Courtney, who was also our wedding photographer – how cool is that!? It was held at Eolia Mansion on the grounds of Harkness Memorial State Park in Connecticut.

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I wanted to share the outfits my husband and I wore to Courtney’s evening summer wedding. We had been informed to think “formal garden party” for the attire (the ceremony took place in a beautiful garden while cocktail hour, the reception, and dancing were held at the mansion inside and on the patio).

My Outfit

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I found this pretty dress from one of my favorite stores, Francesca’s! I thought it was perfect for what Courtney described. The fabric wasn’t heavy and I could move around in it easily, which was great for dancing. Plus, I love dresses that flow – they’re so fun!

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Accessories

I didn’t go too crazy with jewelry. I chose my favorite pair of moonstone earrings that I got from Etsy and a ring I have from Pandora. The lip gloss I had on is from the Sweet Peach collection by Too Faced, and the shade is Tickle-Me-Peach (smells so good and is great for summer)!

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I rarely wear heels (I didn’t even wear them for our wedding), so I just went with this simple, neutral pair I have. Since my dress was long, I knew you wouldn’t see much of them anyway. Then I dug out this Steve Madden crossbody bag that I’ve had for years, but it’s still in good condition and is great purse for such occasions!

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My Husband’s Outfit

Now I may be biased, but he looked pretty darn handsome! He just bought a new suit from Brooks Brothers and wore the jacket to the wedding. Underneath, he had on a blue button-up, also from Brooks Brothers (that’s one of his favorite stores), and his pants were a pair of chinos from Men’s Wearhouse!

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Accessories

The shoes my husband wore are from another one of his favorite stores, Allen Edmonds, and they’re in the color Walnut. He also wore a reversible Vineyard Vines bow tie, which I thought really brought his outfit together!

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The wedding didn’t start until 5 p.m., but we were both comfortable in what we wore while it was still daylight and when the temperature started to drop as the sun went down. We had a wonderful time at Courtney’s wedding and wish her and her husband, Matthew, a lifetime of love!

My First Trunk Club Experience

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I wanted to share my first ever experience with Trunk Club. My husband, Robby, told me he wanted to try this service where you work with a stylist who sends you a box of different clothing items and you can keep whatever you like (and pay for, of course), then just send back the rest! As someone who loves clothes, I was definitely interested.

I signed up and was immediately asked questions regarding my size, stores I like to shop at, and what type of outfits/clothing I was looking for. The stylist I worked with, Kathleen, was super friendly and asked me additional questions to get a better understanding of what I wanted. I even sent her a couple of Pinterest links of outfits that represent the type of style I like/clothes I like to wear!

Once your stylist puts together your trunk, you’re able to preview it before it’s shipped. You’ll see a photo of each item, the price, and the brand. There were two items in my trunk that were very similar to things I already own, so I was was able to give feedback and my stylist exchanged them!

There’s a $25 deposit fee that gets charged to your credit card. Your stylist will ask you to enter that information before your trunk gets shipped out. That $25 will go towards your final purchase total.

You’ll also be notified when your trunk ships. Mine came a day earlier than it said, so I was very excited! This is what my trunk looked like, it was a decent sized box:IMG_6545My trunk consisted of 2 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs of pants, a jacket, 2 sweaters, and 3 tops. I put on a mini fashion show for Robby and tried on everything. Also, the trunks vary depending on the person. For instance, Robby’s didn’t have a jacket and he only had 1 pair of shoes. But it’s also nice because as I explained before, if there are things you either have, dislike, or the price is too high, you can let your stylist know and they’ll do a swap.

I only ended up going with two of the items in my trunk. I figured I wouldn’t LOVE everything in there and/or there would be things I didn’t like (size, fit, etc). Also, Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company and has high quality clothes, so if I were to purchase everything, I would have spent a pretty penny! (Robby also kept two items from his trunk – a sweater and a button-up shirt)

Here’s what I kept:IMG_6546IMG_6547I’m excited to wear this as an outfit!

You can schedule to receive trunks on a recurring basis, but I didn’t opt for that. I definitely plan on doing it again because it was a fun experience and I found some great clothes, I just don’t think regularly will work for me right now. And that’s okay 🙂

They provide you with a return shipping label so you can just drop off your trunk at UPS. Nice and easy! You also get to provide feedback on your trunk by checking off what you kept, what you returned, and why.

If anyone else has tried Trunk Club, let me know what you thought of it!

Outfit of the Day

I love clothes and fashion, but I feel like I’m not the best at putting outfits together. I’m working on it, though. I’m always perusing Pinterest for ideas, and there are certain musicians, artists, or just individuals who I look to for inspiration as well (i.e. Hayley Williams, the HAIM sisters, and Allie Wesenberg-Trippy).

I believe the right outfit can give you a huge boost of confidence. It gets you excited to go into the office, to school, or to the store, even. There’s also a Marilyn Monroe quote that reads, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” As a big shoe lover, I totally agree!

Anyway, as I mentioned, I’m working on my sense of fashion (very, very slowly). I figured I would share today’s outfit that I really liked!

Top:
I bought this sweater over the weekend at TJMaxx. When I tried it on I ended up liking it more than when it was on the hanger. The sleeves are wider, but I think that’s what makes it different. Sweaters are my favorite, so this was definitely a great find!

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Bottoms:
I wore jeans from Old Navy that are comfy and fit me well! I always struggle to find jeans, so when I found these I made sure to get them.

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Footwear:
I ordered these shoes online through Journey’s (they’re Roxy brand). I was on the hunt for new boots or booties, and I finally found the perfect pair. The color is just what I wanted, the heel isn’t high (not a fan of big heels), and though today was my first day wearing them out, they were comfy! Like I said, I love shoes and I believe the right pair can really bring your outfit together.

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Outerwear:
Since the weather has been getting cooler, I also wore my green jacket and my Gryffindor scarf (bet you can guess where I got that from: the Warner Bros. Studio Tour!). Outerwear is another favorite and scarves are the perfect accessory to include. Plus, I was warm and comfy along with feeling good in my outfit!

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Here’s a quick overview:

Sweater: Cliche, bought at TJMaxx
Jeans: Old Navy
Booties: Roxy, bought online from Journey’s
Jacket: Forever 21
Scarf: Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter (I’m sure you can get this online)

Share with me some of your favorite stores, fashion tips, or articles of clothing!