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Friday night was my women's circle, I was host and I just wore my navy and gray striped boatneck tee from Lands End Canvas with dark jeans from NYDJ.
Saturday was my best friend's birthday and she had a cookout at her house:
Black and White Striped Tee – Ann Taylor
Black Merino Blazer – Ann Taylor LOFT
Jeans – Not Your Daughter's Jeans
Boots – Fitzwell
Bracelet – J. Crew via eBay
Pashmina – Nordstrom
It was a gorgeous evening – the weather was perfect. Her husband grilled, we drank wine and frosty beer, and then finished the night with a fire in the pit in her big backyard. When it got colder, I added my avocado green pashmina from Nordstrom (my sister has the same one). Lovely night with lovely friends!
Sunday I officiated a wedding – a small intimate affair for friends of friends. I wore what I call “My Minister Dress.” This is the third wedding where I have worn this dress:
Black Matte Jersey Wrap Dress – Old Navy (no longer available)
Boots – DUO
Bag – Banana Republic (no longer available)
Black Leather Pumps (not shown) – Nine West
Silver hoops and silver chain with wedding band
For the wedding I wore this but took a black leather tote from J. Crew and wore my black leather “Madeup” pumps from Nordstrom. When I got home, I quickly changed into my DUO “Bern” boots and headed with my husband and daughter to a neighborhood pumpkin festival. This photo was taken post-festival after we had walked home. Love these boots – so comfy, even for long walks!
So far I am loving these boots. They have a weird rouched/elasticized part on top which isn’t tres chic, but it hels with my chubby feet and ankles. But the rest is sleek and stylish and that part is hidden by pants. Comfy all day and seem well made so far…
Wow–I can’t believe how much alike you and your sister look! You’re gorgeous.
Question: what do you think of the Fitzwell boots? I’ve been considering a pair, but I had some shoes from them a few years back that were really not well made.
I found the best way was to troll local wedding planning message boards. When I was planning I was a “Knottie” and I actually found my childhood minister was now retired and doing non-denominational marriages. Also if you have a local Unitarian Universalist church, they are pretty nondenominational and if they can’t may have ideas on who may do such a thing. Good luck and congrats on the engagement!!
This isn’t really about your outfit [which I LOVE all of them, btw] but I was wondering – I just recently got engaged and while we know we don’t want a strictly religious ceremony, we don’t know how to go about getting a officiant that would be okay with a non-religious ceremony. Do you have any suggestions on how to go about finding someone?