Happy Friday, readers! As you may remember, I have a lovely friend, Andrea, who came to visit a few months ago. These photos were taken by her, Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking, during her visit. I met Andrea many years ago while living in Sevilla, Spain…and our friendship has blossomed since then. It’s hard to believe you meet someone for a few months and then become friends for life, but that is our story! Anywho, these are the remaining photos from her visit. In the meantime, I’ve been crafting and planning away for the wedding…can’t wait to share those photos when the day finally arrives!
Dress: Betsey Johnson via thrift ($5, retails for approx $150)
Shoes: Cole Haan via Saks off Fifth ($40 marked down from $250)
Necklace: Asos via giveaway from Windy City Wardrobe
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I like how this dress really can be paired with a variety of tops. Below you can see how I paired it with a vest, a short sleeve blazer, and a long sleeve blazer. The vest is definitely the “edgiest” look, while the short sleeve blazer and long sleeve blazer add a more “casual” touch. Most dresses can be styled in the same way- so expand your options by pairing different accessories with your dresses!
2) In spite of all the changes and planning, we did manage to sneak in a relaxing weekend over Labor Day! Annabelle the dog took her first long road trip and boat ride. She loved the boat ride so much, we couldn’t get her off the boat! (Not a fashion tip, but I did want to share nonetheless)!
Anyone else layering and prepping for fall? I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by; I appreciate it so much!
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Love the shoes! My favorite combo is the dress paired with the vest. Super cute.
When is your wedding? Congrats.
It’s less than a month away!! I can’t believe how quickly it is coming up!!!
The photos are amazing. Your friend has a wonderful talent. I love how your dress transitions in to the fall weather, its gorgeous!
She does!! And she is even going to take some of my wedding photos- I can’t wait!!
Love the tulle layer over that deep red:) super romantic!
Love how this blog post came together and I’m so happy I got to be a part of it! Plus you did all the hard work- I’m so impressed with your posing!
Thanks team!! I loved having you here- and am so excited for October!!!!
Love everything here! Wonderful pictures as usual!
These photos are incredible. that dress is absolutely beautiful! I’m glad you got a chance to relax over labor day.
Perfection!!! That’s all I have to say.
I like the edgy look of the vest. I agree – all dresses can be styled into a whole different look with a little bit of imagination!
Oh you stunner you! Your pictures are amaze balls as always and your dress is exquisite; at first glance I though it was a skirt but of course you created the beautiful illusion of a dress with your remarkable styling. Hope you had a fantastic weekend!
Great photos! Can’t wait to see and hear all about the wedding! 😀
$5?!? You are the QUEEN of thrifting. I am coming to live with you, teach me all the tricks!
LOL you are welcome anytime, girl! I’ll teach you everything I know…and then I’ll need you to teach me everything you know!!
My only rule is buy all the shoes 💁🏻
Simply love that dress and the photographs! The shoes are a killer! Superb!! 🙂
Thanks for the skirt and photo love, readers!! So thrilled to have shared Andrea’s amazing photos!! XO
I know I’m super late to the party! But better late than never right??? I love the flair of the dress and the color OMG! You look stunning in it ❤️ and did I hear wedding preparation 😍 Yayyyy!