Which accessories work best, when you’re attending a summer wedding? This isn’t one of those posts where I tell you the answer. I’m looking to you all for direction, impunity be danged.
And, in return for your thoughts, Dressed USA will be giving one reader a shift of their choice. We thank them in advance. Gosh I love giveaways.
Here are the details. I’m going to a wedding soon, in Minneapolis, at the Gale Mansion. It begins at 5pm, with cocktails and dinner directly following. I’d like to wear my lavender Dressed USA shift. But how to accessorize? It’s a little tricky because a) I don’t know the ways of Minneapolis b) I find myself moving more and more towards silver-tone jewelry, of which I have little. I’ve put together 3 options for your review.
So please let me know what you think I ought to wear to Minneapolis. I’m going to assume you’re in for the giveaway unless you tell me otherwise. (Note: This is a change from when I first posted. Just makes it easier on everyone)
And the variations are:
Rene Caovilla slingbacks (purchased and worn for my brother’s wedding), and my grandfather’s cufflink earrings. I have no directly applicable cover-up for this outfit, so I’d have to make do with an ombre wrap Mom gave me a while back. Had I been more decisive, I’d have ordered something lavender from L’Affaire Cashmere via Une Femme. Too late now.
Feel free to invent a completely different outfit based on the shift, but please don’t be offended if I dress from my closet. Practical luxury requires some shopping restraint. And ironing. I will press the dress when I get to Minneapolis, I promise.
As for sizing, I am wearing an XS, which I had let down and out a tad by Jacquie at my neighborhood Sew & Sew. The S I would have wanted to take in through ribcage and hips, as these are generously cut and I prefer fitted. I’m between a 2 and a 4 at J. Crew, for reference.
To reiterate, Dressed USA is giving away a shift of choice to anyone who comments below. If you also like their Facebook page, or follow the lovely Kelley Robson on Twitter, you get an extra entry. Just one extra entry, but feel free to do both if you feel terribly enthusiastic. Remember to tell me if you’re in, or not, in the comments! I’ll assume Yes, unless you tell me otherwise. Winner to be announced this Friday afternoon.
Did I mention that the shift’s zipper has a little dangle handle so you can zip it by yourself? Worth its weight in pearls, that.
*Note: The shift was sent to me for review prior to the giveaway. No other compensation has been received.