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April 2, 2018

Shop Your Closet For Wedding Season: Part 1 - Bachelorette Parties.

     Welcome to my first blog post mini-series of 2018! Wedding season is officially underway, which was the inspiration for this. When I was a little girl, I seriously couldn't wait to be in my 20s and have friends that were getting married each year- yay weddings!! Now that I actually am an adult, weddings are still a ton of fun and I do love them, but it has hit me how expensive they are. And I'm not even talking about planning one- I just mean attending them! Of course there are expenses involved if you're in a wedding party, but just being a guest can be expensive! There is the wedding gift(s), travel expenses, and not to mention finding an outfit to match the dress code. It could also be multiple outfits if you're attending the bridal shower, Bachelorette Party and other pre-wedding festivities! 


     Anyways, this week I received a wedding invitation in the mail for this summer, and my mind already went to thinking about if I had anything in my closet that would fit the dress code for the wedding. That got me thinking- most of us girls probably all have things in our closets already that are perfect for wedding season!! It is so easy to forget about the things we already own. I wanted to create this series to show how many things I discovered that I could re-wear for this year's wedding season that I already had, and hopefully it will inspire you to shop your own closet as well! If you don't own anything that looks like the outfits in this post series, it might also inspire you to try a new trend or style if you are buying something new for a wedding this spring or summer.


Shop Your Closet for Wedding Season: Bachelorette Parties



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     This mini-series will have three posts. Today's will focus on one of the most fun pre-wedding events: Bachelorette Parties! 




Cute Black Dress Under $15 for Bachelorette Party


     Traditionally speaking, brides-to-be wear something white or in a bright, fun color at their bachelorette, and their best girls wear something chic and black, so that the bride really stands out! This is a great time to break out your favorite sexy little black dress. If you wear a cute LBD, a pair of black heels, and a dark clutch- boom! Complete Bachelorette Party-ready outfit. I always have a couple black "going-out" dresses in my closet, the one above is one of my favorites! It is made of the softest and stretchiest material, and it really sucks in your stomach to create a flattering silhouette. This dress is still in stock and it's under $15- is that not the perfect price point?!




Bachelorette Party Black Outfit Inspo Bridesmaid


     A different take on wearing black for a Bachelorette Party would be to wear separates instead of a dress. If the party festivities are in a very warm weather location, an outfit like this could be ideal! I mixed black dress shorts with a strapless black peplum top for a cute look. I think black dress shorts are so versatile and I wear them frequently in the warmer months!! These exact shorts are still in stock here!




What to Wear for Bachelorette Party


     I'm loving the matching sets trend that has gotten popular in the last year or two, and this chic culottes and crop top set would be so fun to wear for a Bachelorette Party! It's made of stretchy, flexible material, so it would be perfect for dancing the night away. My exact set is older, but this one is very similar and from the same retailer!




Sexy Romper Bachelorette Party Style


     In all the outfits I've worn on my blog over the years, the one above is one of the most out of my comfort zone- haha!! But sometimes (for the right events) it's good to wear something a little bold and daring that makes you feel sexy and confident in your own skin, and this romper made me feel exactly that. If you're headed to my favorite city, LAS VEGAS, or somewhere with similar vibes (Miami, New Orleans, etc) for a full on Bachelorette weekend experience, a black romper like this one could be perfect for nights out on the town! This romper is a couple years old, but I found a very similar one that's under $30!




Bachelorette Party Outfit Idea Bridesmaid


     And last but certainly not least, an option for if you aren't limited to wearing black at the Bachelorette Party! If you're away on a weekend trip with the bride that involves many nights out and activities for example, you probably won't have to wear black for all of the events. And some brides who just have a one-night Bachelorette Party don't care what their bridesmaids wear!! That was the case for the Bachelorette Party I attended last spring actually- ironically I wore this exact outfit pictured above! You can never go wrong with a flattering pair of skinny jeans, a cute OTS top, comfortable wedges for dancings, and some fun statement earrings and a bold lipstick to finish it off. You can shop my off the shoulder top here!




    Stay tuned for parts two + three of Shop Your Closet for Wedding Season coming soon!






     Did y'all have a nice Easter weekend? Easter is my very favorite holiday and I can't wait to share more about my weekend and little trip to Washington DC soon!



     God Bless,



      xoxo Annaliese
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18 comments

  1. I love the idea of shopping in your own closet! I always feel like I need to buy something new for an event, but there's no reason I can't pick out something I already own from my closet that's already full of clothes. I have two weddings coming up in October, but the weather is so unpredictable it's hard to plan an outfit ahead of time!

    Kristin
    stripesandsangria.blogspot.com

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  2. I love that black romper! So cute on you :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  3. ohhh i'm totally loving the outfits you put together! also love how you went back to your own closet too haha <3

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  4. You brought up so many good points and style tips! I love the culottes! I would totally wear that wine tasting or on a night out!

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  5. I love that set with the crop top! It's so funny that we never think to look through our own closets, we immediately assume we need to go shopping!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  6. Oh I love all of them but especially the set. SO cute.

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  7. Love that last off the shoulder top! I might not have any bachelorette parties to wear it to, but it would be awesome for spring.

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  8. I didn't even know you were supposed to wear black at bachelorette parties! I honestly love all these outfits. I don't think I have what it takes to wear that last romper though!

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  9. Love all of these outfits! I'm planning my own bachelorette now haha, but 'm not picky about what my girls wear. I'll def be in white!

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  10. Oh my gosh that romper - SLAY! I'm definitely a fan of breaking out my favorite LBD.

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  11. I love the idea of shopping your own closet! You go girl!

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  12. The romper is adorable on you. I love Easter too. Luckily the weather was nice too which is always a plus. Xoxo

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  13. Great idea to shop your own closet. I need to get into the habit more!

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  14. Thanks for sharing online shopping ideas. I like your outfit and you are looking gorgeous in back one piece dress. Keep it up.

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  15. So many amazing pieces in your closet! I try so hard to shop my own closet, but since I haven't had a lot of wedding events other than my own, this year I need to slowly start building a wardrobe for everything!

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