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June 13, 2016

My Take on Summer Wedding Attire.

     The official beginning of the summer season also marks the start of wedding season! The older that I get, it seems like more and more people that I know are falling in love and tying the knot. My Facebook feed right now seems constantly filled with announcements and pictures of engagements or weddings! Although I wasn't invited to any weddings t
his summer, I will have the chance to be a member of a bridal party for the first time next spring (I'm already excited!). And I know that weddings will only continue to be in my future for the next several years- I'm now at the age where friends will be meeting the loves of their life and settling down. 

      I personally adore weddings, not only is it a chance to celebrate the love of those nearest and dearest to you, and a great chance to enjoy delicious food and dance the night away, but it's also a chance to get a bit more dressed up than usual, and to enjoy a fancier evening! But picking out what to wear to a wedding can sometimes be a bit of a task. Certain weddings, such as formal Black Tie occasions, have very strict and extremely formal dress codes (the type of wedding I dream about having someday ;-) ).  And some weddings have a very casual flavor, such as elopement celebrations or certain beach weddings. But most weddings fall in the in-between category for attire, and err more on the side of church clothing or semi-formal wear. 

     I think that this beautiful floral dress which I'm wearing here would be the perfect piece for most summer weddings! It is bright and cheerful, and since it is so lightweight it makes it a great option both for weddings in hot climate, and for tearing up the dance floor! It's fine for wedding guest attire to be bright or eye-catching and different from your day-to-day style, but it shouldn't be anything overly immodest. A wedding day is the bride's day, and nothing that you wear should detract from her! This dress covers everything that it needs to cover, so it takes care of that department as well. And the best part about this specific dress is that's it's currently super reduced- be sure to check it out before it sells out! 

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. This is the perfect look for a summer wedding, and your hair looks FABULOUS!

  2. I love weddings too! And I love the point about keeping it modest because it's the bride's day! I've never thought about it like that before.


  3. I love that dress and completely agree - it would be perfect for a wedding!

    XO, Brooke

  4. This dress looks gorgeous on you Annaliese and is definitely perfect for a wedding!


  5. I love that floral dress for a summer wedding! I love how you could totally wear it again to any other night out since it's versatile and makes a statement.


  6. That dress is perfect for a summer wedding! I totally know what you mean, my Facebook newsfeed is full of everyone I know getting engaged and married! It's crazy!!!

    Stephanie |

  7. This dress is perfect for a wedding :) I love it!

    xoxo, Jenny

  8. That is a pretty casual wedding dress you are wearing and love the accessories you went with it!


  9. Such a cute dress! And I agree - totally perfect for a wedding! I feel like I go to at least two a month, so I will have to check this out :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  10. I love the halter-esque neckline of your dress! I think it's such a flattering style that looks great on everyone.
    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  11. This is such a great dress for a wedding. And I couldn't agree more about Facebook being an engagement fest, it's crazy right now!

  12. How gorgeous are you?! Your hair looks great and I love that dress!

  13. Yes! You nailed it. I'd totally wear this to a summer wedding. :) Love it.

  14. This is such a cute wedding look! I have so many weddings this summer, I really need to start doing some dress shopping! xo

  15. This is a super cute outfit & girl, your hair is extra gorgeous in these photos!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  16. Everything about this!!!! I love your hair in this!

    Sara Kate Styling

  17. You're so freaking cute! This print is so lovely for the season and girl - your hair is looking SO chic! Xoxo Mindy

  18. This dress is just gorgeous! love the floral print and neckline!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  19. You look too gorgeous! I feel the same about my Facebook feed, I'm way too young to be getting married so the people I graduated high school with definitely can't be, right? Wedding season is always tricky for me because of the different dress codes - most weddings this time of year (at least in my social circle) revolve around the beach so it's very low key.

    Pick Your Beau

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