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hidden gems: wedded bliss. or something like that.

April 18, 2013

april showers bring may flowers.  and what do may flowers bring?  wedding bonanza season.  the first weekend of may i’m flying across the country to celebrate an ex-coworker, but always best friend, and his betrothed in sunny cali.  from a cross-continental flight to a welcome open bar at a local craft brewery (welcome indeed!) to an outdoor ceremony/reception combo and another cross-continental flight home, follow my picks for what to wear.  forget the something borrowed- unless it’s vintage dior- and don’t fret over the something blue.  my hidden gems will have you dancing a conga line around your living room.  bring on the fondant!

friday night.  welcome reception at craft brewery.  casual, cali, chic.

hidden gem: anthropologie lucy top

sale $59; via

simple, sophisticated and kinda artsy in that “i know a thing or two about brews…but really i prefer champagne” kinda way.  is that fussy?  sorry.  i’d style it up with some sleek white denim and metallic jack rogers.  you can sip beer all night long and save your feet for dancing at tomorrow’s reception.

saturday afternoon.  a vineyard.  i do.

hidden gem:  tibi two-tone maxi dress via

$675; via

hey, it’s possible.  maybe i hit the lottery between now and may 4th.  it’s also possible uncle sam miscalculated my tax return and he owes me another $500.  and if either of these turns out to be true, guess what i’m buying?  the above beauty.  i’d throw my hair into a loose knot, bejangle my wrists with all sorts of bangles and baubles and get misty-eyed watching the happy couple exchange vows on the california countryside.

unfortunately, i live in reality.  so a $675 dress probably won’t happen.

saturday afternoon.  a vineyard.  i do.  for realz.

hidden gem:  zara dress with drape detail in red or make-up

Image 1 of DRESS WITH DRAPE DETAIL from Zara

$69.90; via

it’s a little sack-y.  but the red is also a little sassy.  add a punch with an obnoxiously bright pink lip (try nars schiap) and some dangly earrings and get ready to have your cake and eat it too.

sunday.  exhausted.  row 32d.

hidden gem:  anthropologie dao ikat jumpsuit

$88; via

it’s like a cocoon for your party-pooped bod.  so snap up, snuggle up and sink into your seat.  next stop?  home.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Must Have Boxes permalink
    April 21, 2013 4:37 am

    That maxi dress is fab!

    – KW

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