Fall Wedding Fashion Check
Yet another wedding, another dress. This time it even has a dress code specified: black tie optional.
I’m taking “optional” at its word, especially with the bride’s clarification on the website that “Suit and tie for the men and nice dresses for the women” are appropriate. The wedding is outdoors at 5 p.m. I don’t want to go with a long gown (black tie), because T won’t be renting a tux. He has a pretty awesome suit. The couple lives in NYC, which is generally more dressy than California casual.
This is basically the dress I already have, though I’m wondering if it is formal enough.
I bought it before I was aware of the dress code, with the intention of getting something black and flattering. I’m willing to dress it up as much as possible with shoes/jewelery, but I am still willing to keep shopping. I also have a bridesmaid tea length black dress in my closet that I could try to accessorize into something cute. The budget is about $150, though I should state I got this dress for about $70. I’d like to go with this dress, then allow more money to go to accessories.
I’m pretty sure that I’m OK with the dress, but if you have some other suggestions, let me know! Also… jewelery! Where do you like to buy it? I have very few real pieces of actual jewelery. How can I accessorize this without spending too much? I think I can pick up a pair of cute dress heels, but I’m also open to ideas here.