17 November 2013

wedding ready

after this post i thought i would share the outfits i plan to wear to my brother's wedding in malaysia at the end of november.

my brother is having a morning ceremony at 9:00am followed by a lunch time reception for the family. the setting is at a beautiful golf resort surrounded by lush green gardens and a picturesque lake. my brother's fiancĂ© requested that my sister and i wear blush pink - not as bridesmaids, but so we are associated with the family. asian thing.

i am intending to wear this zimmermann dress (strapless version of the one below). ok, it's not technically blush pink (more like lilac), but it got the tick of approval from the bride-to-be. i managed to score it for much cheaper on ebay (brand new) #ebayistheway, but unfortunately australia post appears to have lost it... rage. it's ok, i can get a refund from the seller. still waiting on whether they can locate it and send it in time, otherwise might have to fork out the cash to buy it full price in store (shock, horror) or find an alternative. running out of time...
wedding ready 1
accessories are the key to making a wedding outfit work. i'm thinking about the following accessories to go with the zimmermann dress:

ferragamo shoes i got half price in london last year which are probably my most favourite heeled sandals and surprisingly comfortable (purple and pink version of the one above). i can't decide between these peter lang earrings or a vintage diamonte necklace similar to the one above. probably not both as it would be a bit OTT. however, hard to envisage if i DON'T HAVE THE DRESS. argh.

for a bag, i will probably use my mnologie gold perspex clutch

and thinking simple hair - maybe a loose knot.

my brother is also having an evening cocktail reception for friends and some family. the dress code is gowns. thinking of bringing this kirrily johnston beauty out again.

on a side note, i was saddened to hear that kirrily johnston has gone into administration, joining the downfall of lisa ho and collette dinnigan. such a shame.

accessories wise, considering using the above ferragamo shoes or maybe the marni ones i used in the picture above. jewellery... struggling a bit with that one. i wore big coral earrings the last time, so i thought maybe it was time to change it up and wear a necklace. i don't want the outfit to become overly fussy so i may forgo the necklace idea altogether and just keep the look clean and simple.

another way to "jazz" up your outfit is with a great hairstyle. taking cue from the grecian nature of the kirrily johnston dress, i thought i would try my hand at braids and maybe a braid crown. might consider weaving in a thin gold chain into the braid to add some "sparkle".

braid crowns


  1. these braided hairstyles are beaut!


    1. i am so obsessed with braids at the moment. it's the only way i want to wear my hair!


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