Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What to Wear - To a Wedding on the Hottest Day of the Year

This past weekend my boyfriend's cousin got married at a beautiful location in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Yes that Franklin Lakes and no I didn't see any housewives. Knowing that the ceremony and cocktail hour were going to be outdoors and that the weather forecast was calling for it to be 100 degrees I was panicking about what I should wear. The dress I had in mind to wear was too heavily lined and kind of tight so I knew I would just melt in it. Mad dash to the mall on Thursday evening to try to find something to wear that was lighter and more comfortable but still evening wedding appropriate. I thought I would share what I found in this What to Wear post because I was pretty surprised that I was able to find something at the last minute that was cute and really affordable.

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The photo above is the only one I have of me in the dress (that's me in the purple making the funny face) so I styled my outfit on my dress form to share with you. Remember that post where I said I was giving up shopping at places like Forever 21 and instead investing in more quality wardrobe pieces? What can I say, sometimes you can't beat Forever 21 in a pinch.

forever 21 purple dress

dress - forever21
key necklace - forever21
bangles - forever21
gold glitter belt - zara
t-strap heels - payless


Believe it or not those $20 payless shoes didn't hurt my feet at all. They carried me right through a night full of drinks, dinner, and dancing.


  1. You looked great, can't beat a light dress in such a heat!

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  3. look FAN-TAS-TIC in it! Gorgeous hun & I love what you put together! Cool, chic and it!

  4. @melissa loves Thank you, I was having my own Cheap Chic moment :)