Living in rural Colorado, it’s not often that we get a chance to dress up. However, exactly 2 months from today, one of my little sisters will be getting married in Ohio. We are used to pretty casual weddings here in Colorado (think outdoors on a mountain top sort of thing), so it’s actually pretty exciting to get to dress up for once! The ceremony will be in a Catholic Church, and the ceremony will be held at an art institute, so we will definitely be getting dressed to the nines.
For this wedding, Stella is the flower girl – a job that she is beyond excited about – and I am the Matron of Honor. The wedding colors are navy blue, silver, and white. My sister will be buying matching shawls and earrings for all of the bridesmaids, and we are all supposed to pick out navy blue, full length, formal gowns to wear.
I am *so* stumped.
There are a million black dresses out there, but navy blue is somehow much harder for me to find (at least in a style I like & feel comfortable in). Right now I have this one hanging in my closet, but I’m not 100% sold on it by any means. It’s okay… but pretty “blah” on me (at least IMO).
I also ordered a couple from Lulu’s last summer, but didn’t keep either of them at the time. The one I really liked is on the left below, but I’m a little worried it’s more royal than navy, even though the description is navy. I also came across these other 2 that look pretty that I’m debating on ordering as well, just to check things out. Ugh, shopping for clothing is so tough for me! Feel free to send links if you have more ideas of where to shop.
That being said, the part I have had zero issues shopping for is the shoes. 🙂 My sister was emailing with all of the bridesmaids about wedding stuff, and she ended up ordering these for herself. Then she loved them so much, she asked if we’d like to all wear the same ones. Um, YES PLEASE. I love them SO, SO, SO much. I’m trying to wear them for an hour here and there to break them in so that they’re ready to let me dance all night in them come January. 🙂
As for Stella, my sister found the most gorgeous flower girl gown on a site that allows you to customize the dresses. I ordered it a couple of weeks ago in floor length instead of knee length, both for warmth in a winter wedding and to match the grown up ladies. I’m slightly nervous because the website is down today and it’s a USA/China retailer so it had better not be a scam, but I’m hoping it’s just a fluke and will be working again soon, because isn’t this dress fantastic?!
Once the dress was ordered, Stella of course wanted silver, sparkly heels like her Mom. We came across these shoes last week, and OH MY GOODNESS you should have heard the squeals of excitement that came out of that girl when we saw them. LOL
As for my husband, the one and only suit he owns is a black one we purchased 8.5 years ago for his brother’s wedding. We splurged to have it tailored for him back then, and the darn man hasn’t gained a pound in the past decade so it still fits him really well. That being said, we are thinking it’s time for him to get a new suit because he always feels like he is going to a funeral in his black one. The wedding party will be in grey suits, and we can’t decide if we should go with some sort of grey or something totally different. For those of you who live lives that actually include suits for your men, do you have any recommendations for styles/colors/stores I should be looking at?
When it comes to Harvey…well, we will find a cute little suit for him somewhere I’m sure. Young boys always get thought of last in these situations, right? 🙂