Monday, June 19, 2017

Embellished Shift Dress

We had the honor of attending Lee (our best man) and Jacque's wedding over the weekend.  Mike and Lee have been close friends since his Notre Dame Drum Line days. We adore Lee (and Jacque, too!!). We danced all night at the reception; it was SUCH a fun wedding. Mike's drummer pals and their wives are so much fun!

I have a few iPhone snaps that I wanted to share to highlight the Lilly Pulitzer dress I wore to the wedding. I literally bought it in March in Florida over spring break knowing I would wear it in June for this wedding. It comes in white, too, in case you're a bride-to-be or just want a beautiful white dress for summer.

The gold beading is sooooo gorgeous. The peep hole back is really fun and unique, too. I received a ton of compliments all night. It's a TTS shift dress, and I am wearing a 6. The color is a bright coral, but I honestly think the color isn't nearly as pretty online as it is IRL. So, here are some very non-profesh selfies and iPhone pics to give you an idea of how pretty this Lilly is!!



^^Mike had already left for groomsman duties, but fortunately the hotel had a great full-length mirror. LOL 

These are my wedding shoes! I bought them 3 years ago from a J. Crew online sale for $90. These BP wedges are identical to mine, but they are in silver.  Here are some equally glittery options:






The back was a little perilous to hook by myself, but I got it! LOL
This is my wedding lip stain. We are about to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary, so it is obvious that it lasts forever! A little goes a long way, because I wear this lip color out all the time on the weekends! You never have to re-apply. That was what made it perfect for our wedding. I never had to stop what I was doing to fix my lips!





My earrings are old from our rehearsal dinner in 2015, but here are some similar statement earrings:





Their wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful! 

Jacque wore her mother's wedding gown, re-made into strapless.  It was stunning! She was truly the happiest bride I have ever seen!! 

Party bus time with the most handsome date!

Love these gals! Drumline friends and wives of drummers. 
Me, Katie, Maggie and Sarah. 
Maggie used Rent the Runway for her awesome Halson Heritage dress! Her dress, the "Blush Imprint Dress" by HH has the cutest scoop back. Love! 

Lee got to play with the band during one of the songs! I love how Mike and his NDDL friends continue to play the drums, even after graduating from ND in 2006. It's so special and such a huge part of their lives. 


^^I met Kyle early on at Notre Dame! He, too, was a drummer with Mike, and he was also the mascot for Notre Dame, the iconic leprechaun! He's kind of a big deal :) Crazily enough, I also student taught his younger brother! Small world!  Also, Kyle was one of the best dressed men at the wedding-- he rocked a light blue seersucker striped suit. Such a perfect summertime suit option.






Lee's smile says it all! 

Again, Jacque could not have been more beautiful, happy and stunning! We are so happy for these two! 

With the glowing bride en route to the reception!


This dress, admittedly, was a splurge. I am such a huge proponent of Lilly Pulitzer, and I know her pieces last (literally) for decades. However, I am linking some other coral options below in different price points. Happy shopping! 
Loving this Anthro one on sale for $182. 








What is your favorite choice of these coral hues?
xxoo
Mary



6 comments:

  1. loooove coral for the summer!, very pretty dress!

    awesome you got to see old college friends, I'm coming up on having a little get together reunion dinner with some of my old nursing school girls, can't wait to see them!

    ps-- I love weddings! haha

    -Jac
    http://www.littleofthislittleofjac.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I loved that color, too! I agree- a perfect summer dress! I am so glad you get to have a little reunion with your nursing school friends. I think it is soooo important to be able to have little reunions, particularly as we get older and live all over the country. I love weddings, too! We are so similar! haha!! :):)

      xxoo
      Mary

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  2. You are such a hottie, that color is so amazing! You know, I keep forgetting about your ties to Notre Dame in St. Mary's. My husband is from South Bend we have a friend who was the QB at Notre Dame back in the late 80s early 90s and attend all the football games. You are stunning in this dress, just stunning!

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    1. Andrea, you just made my day! Thank you! Isn't that a pretty color? Really different!! Yes! So I went to Saint Mary's! And Mike went to ND. All 3 of his older bros, dad, aunt and uncle did, too! So maybe they were there at the same time!!? That's so awesome that you go to the games!! We go back for 1 or 2 a year; Mike was in the band on the drumline, so any band reunions we go back for, too! I love this connection! Did you husband go to private or public HS? Thanks for reading!!
      xxoo
      Mary

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  3. what a gorgeous dress! it looks fabulous on you! i love weddings...always a good time! <3

    oh, she’s lovely

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    1. Thanks so much, girl!! I love weddings, too! Sooo much fun dancing the night away 💕🤗 thanks for reading!!
      Xxoo
      Mary

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