60 responses

  1. pigtowndesign
    September 5, 2013

    So glad you wore the other wedding dress. It was just perfect, and you looked stunning!

  2. MJ
    September 5, 2013

    Exactly the right answer to your question. I hope you had a wonderful time at the rehearsal dinner and at the wedding, and I suspect you did.

    09/05/13
    8:58 pm
    Lisa said...

    I did, I did, I did:).

  3. jacqueline | the hourglass files
    September 5, 2013

    I love this dress, and I love that you paired it with a leather moto jacket for your rehearsal. So many women, no matter their age, play it safe for and around their wedding, but you embraced more than a little edginess.

    I’ve definitely noticed that your style is evolving, and I love it. (I’m just full of love this morning apparently, but fitting for a comment on a wedding rehearsal post, no?) Is it appropriate to ask what is/was motivating a more fashion-forward style, especially for your wedding?

    09/05/13
    8:59 pm
    Lisa said...

    Totally appropriate. The short answer is my job – in a company with very casual and experimental style culture – and the time on this blog which has given me the courage to forage afield:).

  4. Bungalow hostess
    September 5, 2013

    You look fabulous in white! I think with your grey locks white gold or silver is the crispest option for accessories…oh there is always platinum too:-)

  5. mette
    September 5, 2013

    Though not having gone gray, I too prefer white gold in my jewelry.
    Having been announced ” summer ” in the color palette ( you too ), silver, white gold or platinum suits our skin tone better. And it is true!
    Yes to the almond toe pumps, no to pointy ones.
    Wedding rehearsals? I don´t think that our budget over here could stretch to one of those.

  6. materfamilias
    September 5, 2013

    You look splendid, really, surprisingly relaxed and gorgeous and very comfortable in your skin. I’m always happy to see old favourite pieces in an outfit, and I know the Louboutins are that for you — the almond toe is perfect (ditto the moto jacket). And your hair might have been grown and un-coloured precisely for this occasion, it’s so great with the ensemble!

    09/05/13
    9:00 pm
    Lisa said...

    It was fun to wear my hair long and down with the outfit, you’re right.

  7. kathy
    September 5, 2013

    My daughter wore a white mini dress to her rehearsal dinner and I loved the idea of wearing white twice for the bride, in very different ways. As you know, I love that dress, and the earrings are beautiful and subtle. Beautiful gift of coral drops for your beautiful daughter, and yes, perfect for her.

  8. Merry Wife
    September 5, 2013

    It’s so much fun to see all the little details from the big event! You look fabulous. Love the contrast of the black jacket and heels with the white dress!

  9. Terri
    September 5, 2013

    Oh, I love the sheer effect of the white dress…and the leather jacket with it is MOST EXCELLENT. I’m trying to remember what I wore to my rehearsal…17 years is a long time to remember. Just lovely.

  10. Cécile
    September 5, 2013

    I love that dress! It’s not fridge white…there is a bit of sand in it and I like the lacework… Very nice… All of the chpices very nice!! Applause.
    On the subject of white apres Labor Day, thumbs up to you my dear. I have always disobeyed that stupid ancient rule… White jeans, red car coat, and navy espadrilles to the America’s Cup!! Will we see you there? Hope so! Leaving Miami on Saturday at nine ET.
    Can’t wait.

    Again, may happiness be with you always!!

    Cécile

    09/05/13
    9:01 pm
    Lisa said...

    You will look GREAT!

    And I don’t know if we’ll wander over or not. My office is close, so, for anything that happens during the week I may make the extra effort.

    Feel free to email me and say, “I’m on the Embarcadero!”

  11. Sydney Shop Girl
    September 5, 2013

    You look fabulous, Lisa!

    Love the biker jacket!

    SSG xxx

  12. Lassie
    September 5, 2013

    Great dress; beautiful bride!! And, I like your attitude!! Trying to get an understanding of your style with this question: Would you have considered wearing a nude pump with that dress? I understand tying the black jacket with the black pumps, but would the dress have worked with black pumps had you not added the jacket? –continuing my quest for knowledge!

    09/05/13
    9:03 pm
    Lisa said...

    The dress did work with black pumps – jacket or not. I think that’s partly because black and white is a “look” right now. Nude might have worked, but I think more on someone with warm coloring, brown hair, etc. It was also really important to find shoes that were not patent. The dress had complex surfaces, I wanted simple ones on my shoes. Thanks for asking.

  13. Marie-Ève
    September 5, 2013

    I’m really glad you got to wear both, actually. They were both stunning, and you pulled off the tape dress so well. The biker jacket! The Louboutins!

  14. Patsy
    September 5, 2013

    Beautiful! I think you wear whatever you damn well please to a wedding you are paying for. I, shockingly, wore previously acquired Lilly.

  15. Philippa
    September 5, 2013

    Those coral drops! So beautiful in their simplicity.

    I don’t think we have such rules here. We wear white in winter all the time (well, I don’t. I am always afraid of getting it dirty, and worried that it will make me look fat, but other people have gorgeous winter white cashmere coats and look the million dollars that their dry cleaning bill will come to), and we don’t have rehearsal dinners.

    I think not wearing white (or black) to someone else’s wedding is polite, but otherwise, all bets are off. (Oh, but people who think that a slice of buttock below the hem of your shorts is a good look? Please stop. It is flattering to nobody, and offends many).

  16. Philippa
    September 5, 2013

    Oh! and the important bit. The dress is beautiful, and you are in it. I hope that (probably unlike the Romona Keveza) you will wear it again!

  17. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen
    September 5, 2013

    So glad you wore that dress. I thought it was fabulous, but totally agree it wasn’t romantic. You look great Lisa.
    Sam

  18. Kathryn
    September 5, 2013

    Oh, so happy to see another glimpse of that dress. Perfect for a wedding-related party. And the earrings are terrific. (I know what you mean about silver working better with grey hair–but alas, what to do with all my favorite gold pieces?)

    09/05/13
    9:04 pm
    Lisa said...

    a) give them to your daughter b) have them melted down/slash sell them to Beladora:).

    09/06/13
    9:37 am
    Patsy said...

    Have them rhodium plated!

  19. Sandy
    September 5, 2013

    Stunning, stunning, stunning. The whole thing from engagement to your Chinese dinner celebration. Love the whole thing. You have given everyone who marries a second time a template!

  20. Marsha @ Splenderosa
    September 5, 2013

    You look beautiful. No matter what you wore you would have been beautifully radiant and that’s what it’s all about. Love the leather jacket, adding a bit of edge to everything. Around here we won’t need one of those until December of January, maybe. Sending love…..

  21. Susan
    September 5, 2013

    I think this dress was perfect for your rehearsal and I totally embrace romantic, so I loved your wedding dress for the big day. The black leather jacket was just right too! I can tell you gave it all a lot of thought–and expressed yourself in just the right way. I’m also glad you wore your hair down for the rehearsal–it is so lovely. Best wishes once again on your marriage. Every happiness should be yours.

    The coral earrings are beautiful and I can just see them on your beautiful daughter.

    09/05/13
    9:04 pm
    Lisa said...

    Thank you. You guys are all SO NICE to me. I appreciate it very much.

  22. Judith/Ida
    September 5, 2013

    Silver fox with your beautiful mane.So agree life has to move on from the formal traditions.Your wedding has been a natural expression of the total Lisa.

  23. Maryn
    September 5, 2013

    My first wedding, I wore white/ivory all weekend: day dresses for the rehearsal and a wedding breakfast, and then a 1920s-ish tea-length gown. It was a great wedding. The marriage, well…

    My second wedding, we eloped to NZ and got married on a beach. The wedding dress was white and ivory (jersey, to survive in a suitcase) but I think the night before the only white I was wearing was my Havainas. :)

    09/05/13
    9:05 pm
    Lisa said...

    Havianas. Love them. With a skull pin?:)

  24. Stacy
    September 5, 2013

    Absolutely stunning!!! Love the entire look. And you picked exactly the right dress to get married in :)

  25. Eleanorjane
    September 5, 2013

    What a funky dress! Quite provocative with the placement of the lace. Nicely played.

  26. Lora
    September 5, 2013

    How perfect for the night before a wedding! Gorgeous! I once wore a white and silver jacquard pants suit and silver shoes (looking like the love child of Roy Orbison and Prince – on purpose) to a friend’s wedding. I asked her for advice in advance and gave her options for what I could wear. As every year goes by it seems weddings and funerals have less protocol.

    09/05/13
    9:05 pm
    Lisa said...

    Pictures or it didn’t happen:). As they say. Sounds like it was a fabulous party.

  27. Faux Fuchsia
    September 5, 2013

    you look divine and I love that dress! Your hair looks fab too. Congrats!! x

  28. ellemarcheseule
    September 5, 2013

    I suspect you could have worn a paper bag and looked amazing. That said, the tape dress & accessory combo was utterly perfect.

    I wore black to my rehearsal dinner and white to our day-after brunch. I think everyone mostly noticed my grins of joy. :)

    09/05/13
    9:06 pm
    Lisa said...

    Grinning over here as we speak. Or at least smiling with a spark.

  29. Sheryl
    September 5, 2013

    Such a great rehearsal dinner dress. And what’s a rehearsal dinner good for if not as a chance to wear a runner-up dress?

    09/05/13
    9:06 pm
    Lisa said...

    Good point!

  30. Brooke M.
    September 5, 2013

    I love how you rock the gray hair! Lovely! As for white for a wedding rehearsal…is there another color more suited?! I got married in April and I wore a white dress to my bridal shower (casual lace with riding boots) my bachelorette (a silky one sleeve number) and to my rehearsal dinner (Lilly Pullitzer, I’m southern). I never thought about doing anything else and LOVED wearing white to all these special events, made me feel very “bridey”. I think it’s best to just embrace being a bride and own it!

  31. Candace
    September 5, 2013

    You look smashing! Of course “Why not?” !! I say it more and more with my years.
    I’m reading your post after Labor Day while wearing a white jacket, so bully for white all year long. You look stunning, comfortable and like you are having a wonderful time!

  32. the gardeners cottage
    September 6, 2013

    dearest lisa,

    i’ve been taking a blog break for a couple of weeks and so i’ve missed your wedding. just caught up and can say you looked so beautiful. your daughter and son too. truly truly best wishes and congratulations! xo janet

  33. Duchesse
    September 6, 2013

    I am quietly worshipping the coral earrings, so glad they are on yet another generation’s lovely ears. And your dress is specially bewitching.

    Saw a woman this summer at a wedding in white pants and a black (sleeveless) top, breaking not one but two rules. She was so pretty that she looked all right.

  34. DaniBP
    September 7, 2013

    Lisa I loved this post, and the last two sentences are so beautiful I found myself coming back to read them again!

  35. M
    September 7, 2013

    Superb choices all the way round! I find I am transitioning in attire and accessories as well as I age. Just acquired Lois Hill mother of pearl (read white) pieces with the intention of wearing them year-round. Funny how my eye would not have been drawn to them in the same way were I not graying. The dark brown/white contrast would have created a completely different and more limited look. I have to retrain myself as a shopper, though, since old habits die hard. ; )

  36. Karena
    September 7, 2013

    Dear Lisa I love that you chose the Tape Dress for Rehearsal Dinner, really perfection! Oh and your hair down is quite beautiful; the earrings, superb choice.

    As I am over 60, my feeling is, well you know, I can do what I want!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artist Series

  37. tabitha
    September 7, 2013

    I didn’t have a rehearsal dinner, I can’t take any kind of fussing, I wouldn’t have turned up at the wedding, I was mortified at having to walk up the aisle, and couldn’t bear being looked at.
    Your hair is utterly glorious.

    09/08/13
    11:45 am
    Miss cavendish said...

    In agreement. We had 9 people at our wedding, including us, and the aisle walk was such a self-conscious space. That part was definitely a gift to my new in-laws

  38. tiffany rose
    September 7, 2013

    Love this post. For some reason it made me think of a wedding … many moving parts and details that come together beautifully at the end.

  39. Susan Partlan
    September 7, 2013

    You look wonderful in dress and leather jacket. And I think it is really cool that you are embracing the style culture of your work environment. The earrings are stunning!

  40. Pink&Grn4evr
    September 7, 2013

    I was so enchanted by the blog posted by your photographer of your wedding day. I viewed it with awe and wonder BEFORE I viewed the rehearsal dress and it’s various components. I love that you wore your beautiful, healthy hair down. I hate the concept women after 50 must shear their dresses or they “look ridiculous” in the eyes of my prim Mother-in-Law. (She’s so rigid in her views, yet oddly cares nothing for American etiquette, she would be caught unaware her broomstick had gotten lodged in her derrière). This dress is such a departure from your wedding dress but I knew it was coming because of the write-in contest. But I was wholly unprepared for its marriage with black. I give you great credit for your gutsiness! I could not have gotten out of the suite (with my current man) without an incredulous, “You’re wearing that?!” Thirty years of marriage later, I am still subject to that. I am planning on opening an e-commerce site w/all the fab rejects I can’t seem to wear out of the house bought at great prices but he abhors. I am new to your blog and love it! Congratulations! Wishing you many, many years of good health, prosperity and happiness. Without the first two, the last is so difficult to hang on to in my experience as a seven-time cancer survivor.

    09/18/13
    9:45 am
    Lisa said...

    Compared to your cancer battle, wearing black leather counts for nothing. Welcome to the blog, and good luck with your site! If it seems daunting to set up your own, apparently there’s an app called Poshmark that many are using the market their closets.

  41. Bonnie
    September 8, 2013

    Your entire wedding was simply stunning. Congratulations !

  42. Miss cavendish
    September 8, 2013

    This looks like a dress I’d love to see in person. I love that you wore your two top choices.

  43. Mary Jo
    September 10, 2013

    Lisa, love the Christopher Kane dress and even more that you wore it with an All Saints moto jacket. (I almost got that one) but I had just bought their plain black zipped one. Love the entire ensemble :)
    xo Mary Jo

  44. Karen bruno
    October 20, 2013

    A belated comment. Lisa, I envy your hair! Mine is fine and getting
    thinner from the color that been applied since I was in my thirties — I started to go grey very early. I’m not ready to go grey, but have to color every three weeks now! My mother and sister have glorious manes. My mother just went grey at 83 and looks fabulous. My feeling is that grey/white looks best on a fabulous head of hair.

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