As you may or may not have noticed I had a little break through the month of June and if I'm honest, I needed it. I'd burnt myself out massively and got a tummy bug too so the enthusiasm to post just wasn't there!
In the meantime if you've been following me over on Instagram, you'll know I've been posting this outfit to death.
Chris and I have seven weddings to attend this year...SEVEN! And that's after having to turn down two (!!) but because of said wonderful weddings, it's the perfect occasion to treat yourself to a new get up.
Heels- Silk Fred
I've worn this ensemble on two separate occasions and every time I get compliments on my dress. I'd love to say I came across this beauty all by myself but alas, I did not. Instead, the fabulous Charlotte Jacklin from Betty Magazine alerted me to it through Instagram stories and I fell in love.
I can't say I'd shopped at Very vefore and setting up an accout means you get a credit limit (something I'm not keen on as I like to pay for everything up front but their delivery times were spot on and the dress' quality was even better than I'd anticipated. The great thing about this dress is the fact that its flowy and you feel elegant and sophisticated without having to wear something tight fitting. It also means you can have a generous serving of wedding cake and have no worry about your food baby showing. Its equally not too loose so you aren't under threat of drowning in fabric either. The top half is beautifully fitted; particularly around the bosoms with quit a deep v. if you're not a cleavage fan, this dress may not be for you as those puppies are OUT!
As the dress does all the talking, I decided to keep accessories to a minimum and pair it with some burgundy heels and a mustard bag- picking up on the accent colours within the embroidery. Another thing to note is that heels are a must with this dress because of the length. Originally I planned to wear it with flats until I tried it on but admittedly heels do a fab job of elongating you as does the embroidery going down the length of the dress.
Shoes- River Island
So onto Chris... A good wedding outit is never complete unless you have a dapper looking date am I right? His suit came from ASOS- a place I'd highly recommend all men get their suits from They're well made and a fraction the price compared with designer brands.
I've taken to calling it his custard cream suit and the fabric is fabulously soft and light- perfect for a summer wedding. If you lie the tailored trousers, that was an alteration job as Chris prefers his suit trouser tapperd and slightly cropped for a tanned summer ankle on show. A good tailor can do this for between £20-£30 and will ensure your suit is slick and on point all season long.
So that's our summer wedding style sussed! We have three weddings on the trot in August so this combo will definitely get another wear or two or three before the summer is out.