May 19, 2011

when clouds are looming

One question that I see cropping up hourly on blogs and twitter is what to wear to a spring wedding? To complicate matters, it's been rainy, windy and cold in many places, even here in "sunny" California.

#whattowear


It's hard to go wrong with a navy dress right now, thanks to a certain royal someone. {This one by DVF is just a suggestion, there are tons of great navy dresses to pick from right now}. I also love the idea of a looser softer trench and a complimentary scarf to add some warmth and protection from the weather. Worried that the look is getting too stuffy? Make sure to add a glam pair of strappy sandals--if you're worried about being too cold, substitute a pair of nude heels. Finally I adore the hit of a lipstick pink accessory to keep things fun!

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Diane von Furstenberg royal blue dress $640; Diane von Furstenberg ruffle trench coat $830; Christian Dior nude sandal $1,160; Jason Wu python handbag $1,595; Mikimoto cultured pearl earring; $960; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel sheer scarve $150.

20 comments :

Krystal said...

that is definitely a good question, it seems to be so hard to dress for! but i like that dress a lot!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Such smart picks, Mary Jo, though I'm honestly not sure what to think about the dress. It's simply a style I've never tried on so I have no idea what it would look like -- at least on me.

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

I am going to say: this is a GREAT idea... and I am a professional- invited to 4 weddings between April and early June!

I especially like the clutch for the pop of color!

Whimsy Being said...

This really is a perfect spring wedding look. I loveee Kate Middleton blue!

Tabitha said...

I'm on the hunt for a summer coat but I look awful in trench coats, I tried on every style in Burberry last year. The search continues for a coat once again.

About Last Weekend said...

This is just perfect for a spring wedding! (and I was just saying the other day haven't been to a wedding in years, I miss them!) Yes it's been variously freezing and rainy here in Oakland and the trench is perfect over the long sleeved dress. I just did months of research on trenches (an insight into my obsessive personality) and picked a Mackage one, very plain but did love this DVF one too. Very fun with the heels and lolly pink purse...

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look!
Love that python clutch!

xoxox,
CC

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

A perfectly elegant ansemble! Love the deep blue and a lighter colored trench is perfect for sping.

Tabitha said...

Mary Jo
We're waiting for the Bel Air to reopen in the autumn abd then we'll be over and you and I will be out on the town!

design elements said...

your selection is wonderful for a spring wedding. I like the python clutch too. warm hugs to you, Mary Jo

p.s.: so glad when I read your comment about the interview...thanks!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I want every single thing you have listed!
Thank you for your comment on the topsoil. You knoiw what I though when I read your comment and my post... Did you ever think think when you were younger you would would be EXCITED about gravel... and me topsoil??? Made me laugh!
I hope you get your gravel!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

that dress is absolute perfection! Love the color and the neutral trench is the perfect addition. xo

Kristin said...

I love that pop of pink paired with the cobalt!

Tamara Nicole said...

I'd wear it all, well done hun!

Esp. love that dress:-)

Hope all is well I've missed your blog b/c life has been nuts, so sorry!

Heather Fonseca said...

Great minds think alike - I've been trying to figure out what to wear for a wedding coming up in the next 3 weeks. I've decided to make a NAVY BLUE dress because I couldn't find what I like at the stores! Actually, it might be denim (it's kind of a casual wedding). Now all I need to do is add that trench. Love it!

the nyanzi report said...

impressive selection you've chosen here. glamorous and chic.

Audrey Allure said...

I love the idea of a trench & nude heels!

aki! said...

I really don't think you can go wrong with wrap dresses, ever. Good picks.

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Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

This does look royal!

About my little assignment...
I had to send my camera off to be repaired, just got it back a few days ago and have worked ever since, so I'll get back to you toward the end of this week or the beginning of next week :)

Callie Grayson said...

loving that scarf with the pop of blue!
xx
callie

 
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