Wedding Clothes

dressed and ready to head out for a celebratory evening
Caroline wearing my dress to the church that I wore to her church ceremony three years ago. I gifted her that little navy Row bag at her bridal shower, and I always have to love something blue
a blue suit and a blue tie on a handsome man will always grab my heart

Over the last nine weeks or so, I’ve looked at so many dresses my eyes are practically rolling back in my head. No complaints; I have so many women in my life that the dress factor can multiply endlessly.

Weddings most often call for a dress, and every woman I know wants to feel great at a wedding. It doesn’t matter if you are the bride or mother of the bride or the grandmother or the sister or the girlfriend praying to be engaged next; you want to feel and look good.

By this time next week, we will be rehearsing and celebrating at a small dinner before all the festivities take off, and with the good grace of hard work and a higher power, all the women will be settled on what to wear. Wedding clothes are a big deal. It’s been a thing; I think I’ve looked at a zillion dresses or more. I will definitely share here what was worn. 🙂

I am making breakfast sandwiches for the family while at the Airbnb in Charleston, SC. Two Mondays from now, I’ll be making breakfast for 70+ in St. Pete, FL, for the wedding sendoff.
Bill and I were non-stop busy with her one-year-old and newborn
just like the old times, one on a hip, one in a front pack. I walked them to the corner store and bought a Kraft mac & cheese; it was memorable and delicious.

In the meantime, here is how I styled our oldest daughter for a wedding she attended last November in Charleston, SC. She had just given birth to her second child William the month before, and she and her husband, Sean, really wanted to attend the destination wedding of one of his friends and groomsmen when they were married. To help facilitate, Bill and I rented an Airbnb and offered to watch the kids. That was a wild and fun ride.

new parents, life with kids
I love that she’s wearing things that I love and will continue to love. Fact: Grands make everything more precious.

Anyway, she wore the dress to the church ceremony I wore to her church ceremony three-plus years ago; it’s a perfect dress. Afterward, she changed into a dress I bought in a small Greenville boutique. I bought that dress because I liked it, not because I needed it or had an event to go to. Since that time, I’ve worn it to a winter wedding in the Adirondacks, at home while entertaining, and Caroline wore it to an evening wedding reception. That’s a double score with two good dresses.

I think it’s smart to invest in what you wear and share the love. I love that my daughters are now wearing things I’ve worn and that pieces from my wardrobe are being carried on.

Buy well, wear often.

They made it to the reception!

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  1. You guys are awesome can’t wait to be able to do the same for my kids ❤️❤️❤️

    • Caroline, thank you. Many best wishes to you. xoxo

  2. Lovely dress!

  3. Son in law his shoes look scruffy. I think he needs a new pair of shoes

    • Thank you for reading and commenting. I think you are funny!
      Sean always wears nice shoes. 🙂

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