Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A beach wedding in September...what to wear?!

A good friend of mine came to me with some fashion advice...a wedding on the beach, in September, and she wants to wear yellow. She also wanted some ideas for her kids because she would like them to coordinate. I put my Scout skills to the test and this is what I found for her.

I had originally picked a cute J.Crew dress for her-which she ordered. Come to find out it is a little bit see-thru. So, I am giving her another option. I went to good old Forever 21 for this darling cotton dress. It's got spaghetti straps and some pleats at the waist to give her a flattering shape. The dress was a bargain at $15.80, so I figured she could maybe splurge on the accessories. I adore this necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane. This is a piece that she could go back to time and time again because it's just a fabulous pop of color. For a beach wedding I thought an Espadrille sandal would be appropriate. I like this one from J.Crew because it has a touch of metallic which dresses it up a bit(it's also on sale! yay!) The clutch is from Rafe and is on sale at Piperlime for $169
 down from $295. This bag would be great with ANY summer outfit, not just this yellow dress.

A beach wedding

For the kiddos I suggested a couple of things for her. For a little girl you can't go wrong with Lily Pulitzer. They have great colors and really sweet silhouettes for the little ones. I fell in love with this shift dress for her daughter. It is $68 on LillyPulitzer.com

I also found this darling seersucker dress from Polo.com -on sale for $29. Add a bright colored grosgrain ribbon as a sash and you have the perfect outfit!

For her son, I think that Vineyard Vines would be really cute. I love their stuff because it's classic with a touch of prep. I picture this outfit accessorized with the whale belt and sleeves rolled up. Best thing is, he could wear this outfit again to a family function or to church.

I also put together a 2nd outfit for my friend-with the original J.Crew dress (except in coral) My suggestion to her to make it less see through would be a product from Spanx called Higher Power. It goes from underneath your bust to a mid-thigh. This product shapes your middle AND your thighs...its' great! But, could you imagine anything more hot or uncomfortable during a beach wedding?! Ugh! I am a huge fan of Spanx though...GREAT product.


  1. You Rock MEL! Love it! Thanks for all the great advice!


  2. That seersucker dress is darling. And I neeeeeeeeed that Rafe clutch!

  3. OK - I am going to a wedding in August in NY - I know feel compelled to wear yellow! It is so exciting to see all these wonderful styles you have an eye for! It only makes it harder to choose which one I like best!

  4. That little stripey blue dress is lovely and the boys clothes too :) x



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