So it's officially wedding season for me! We had a crazy summer 2 years ago that included 9 weddings!! That seemed crazy. While this summer isn't nearly that full, we do have several coming. One (the fanciest of all of them) is this coming weekend. In preparation, I have been crafting.
My hubby is in the wedding party for this one so we have a rehearsal AND black-tie optional reception that I needed to prepare for. Both are pretty formal events for my neck of the woods. I decided to wear a form-fitting, yet conservative sleeveless black number for the rehearsal. I wanted to punch it up a bit, so I went and got some pinkish shoes. I didn't like the brown wedge with the black dress, so I added the lace to the wedge (I used a glue stick to apply, so I am hoping it will come off later - I'll let you know how that goes).
I made a clutch that I thought would coordinate, but as pink as I thought my shoes were, they seemed quite red in comparison to my fabric. More on this in the next post.
I decided I didn't want to spend the money to buy a new black-tie-optional dress. I had this black column dress from who knows when that I thought I would wear. It was strapless and floor length. HOWEVER, most of my friends are wearing cocktail dresses, so I decided to have mine altered to just below the knee length instead. This made me think of shoes again. I thought about buying new, but I don't do formal all that often and all the shoes I loved, I knew I would only wear once. SO..... I decided to again alter a pair that I already have. Again, I was trying to think of something that would be temporary. Shoe clips!!! Great!! I looked around online for some inspiration, and found myself gravitating toward the peacock feathers.
I am thinking about adding a feather or two to a headband or hair piece for the evening to coordinate, but that all depends on what happens at my haircut on Thursday (I currently have shoulder-length dark brown hair, but am thinking of short and blonde).
Wish me luck!!