Friday, April 29, 2016

The Secret Garden

Warm weather has begun to ease in all over the States, and with that comes the inevitable: Summer Weddings! I’ve already received my very first invitation for Summer 2016 which brings us to the ever burning question: What am I going to wear? 
More and more brides are opting for less traditional weddings, not only in terms of bridal attire, but also in terms of location. My absolute favorite wedding venue is outdoors and garden side.
Sometimes attending an outdoor garden wedding can be a tad tricky, especially if you’re like me and you want to dress elegantly, but have some concerns about being comfortable and remaining cool. When I saw this dress over at Shabby Apple, I immediately thought how perfect it would be for a garden side wedding! 
The lace overlay along with the maxi length is effortlessly elegant. The fabric is lightweight with just enough give (although sizes run small, I'm wearing a size 16); you can sit and or stand without worrying about pulling at and or damaging your dress. Even when temperatures tip past 80 degrees Fahrenheit, I think you'll still feel comfortable because this dress breathes.
Next up comes the really fun part: Accessories! Maxi dresses offer guaranteed versatility; you can go mega dressy with jeweled accessories, or mega chill with a denim jacket, chunky heels, and so on. I think I settled for somewhere right in the middle; Can we call it, bohemian meets elegant?!
First off, I knew that I wanted to sport an up-do along with my DIY floral crown (details here). Next I added in a touch of gypsy by way of earrings that I scored at an event hosted by IAmSheGlobal. Golden bangles were an easy addition, and for cohesiveness I added in gold sandals with jeweled assets. My final touch was a vintage clutch from my collection. 
By the way, I teamed up with globe loving Beauty Sheena of @IAmSheGlobal to style this dress. How do we look?! 
Until next time Loves!

Floral crown: DIY, see here| Earrings: From India| Dress: c/o Shabby Apple| Sandals: Victoria’s Secret Catalog| Clutch: Vintage, thrifted


  1. Love the dress with the floral crown on you and I am sure this will be on repeat thru the summer because you look Adorable. Enjoy. .

    1. Thanks Babe!!! I love how Sheena styled it with a belt, and I plan to do the same this Summer :)

  2. Joi, you look so beautiful! I love the braid crown topped with flowers and how the pink pops with the green. Really stunning!!

    1. Thanks Sheena!!! I really like how it came together, and I look forward to styling it again, exactly as pictured, plus trying out your idea of adding a belt and perhaps a jacket too!

  3. you are giving me Frida Kahlo vibes!!!! I absolutely LOVE this <3

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