Monday, September 5, 2016

A Lovely Fall Dress For A Casual Wedding

Last weekend my husband and I attended a casual outdoor wedding of one of his co-workers.  I had planned to wear my new purple top and a black skirt that I showed you in THIS POST;   but the weather turned cold and rainy, so I had to quickly change plans.  I chose this three-quarter sleeve fall shift dress and booties instead.  I also brought along a black sweater (not shown) in case I needed it.

If you recognize this dress it's because I showed it to you before HERE.  In that post I styled it for winter with boots and tights, but here I am wearing it for warmer weather.  I just noticed I'm wearing the same earrings as I did then.  Too funny.  I must really like the way they look with this dress.  Oh, and the sweater I have on in that post, is the same one I took with me to the wedding.

 The dress is from Rue 21.  It is such a lovely dress for early fall because it's lightweight to keep you cool, yet it has fall colors in it.   It also makes a great tunic in winter with tights or leggings!

I wore open toe booties because they are the perfect summer/fall transitional look.  The booties scream fall, but the open toes say summer.  I bought them from Payless Shoe Source last season.

I carried a blush handbag that I picked up at Charming Charlies.  Because there is a gold bar in the neckline of my dress, all the jewelry that I wore is also gold.

The sleeves have a tab closure and the same border as the bottom of the dress has.

I love shift dresses because they are so comfortable and they camouflage all my flaws!

And here are a few pictures of this lovely outdoor casual wedding.  

I loved this quote as you enter the back yard.  Is that a great idea or what?   It's perfect for weddings where one family outnumbers another.

The couple rented two tents, one for food and one for the ceremony itself.  They also laid a runner from the back deck of the home to where the ceremony would take place.

All the guests were told to bring lawn chairs....I told you it was casual!

The bride's cat was included in the ceremony.  I thought that was such a sweet idea.  This is the most laid back, well-tempered cat I have ever seen.  Even with all the people there she stayed as calm and content as you see here.

And finally, here is my husband with the bride and groom.  Isn't the bride's dress just gorgeous?

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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  1. What a great wedding! :) You looked lovely too - that shift dress is such a nice print and mix of colours :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Your dress is lovely, and the bridal couple looks wonderful (and the bridal cat! now that's a nice cat : > ) xo


    1. Thanks Patti, I love their cat! Such a sweet disposition.

  3. Perfect Fall dress and I'm all a-gaga over those booties! I would love to find something like that right now. I'm sure you can guess how I feel about the bridal cat! Love. Love. Love.

    1. Thanks Karen! Yes, cut-out booties are perfect for this time of year. And I do know how you feel about the bridal cat. I hope you find your special kitty soon.

  4. Love the pattern in the dress. Looks like is was a really fun and stress free wedding, and how special to have their cat attend too.

    1. Thanks Elli, it was a stress free wedding. It got me to think more weddings need to be like this. They use to have backyard weddings with potluck meals all the time in the old days, maybe we need to go back to that.

  5. It may have been a last minute change, but I think it turned out perfectly! Great dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. I love a printed shift dress! All day every day! You look fantastic. And I love a super casual relaxed wedding, too. And I think guests appreciate weddings like this, too. I know I sure do! I hate getting all primped up in super fancy and uncomfortable dresses!

    Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again this week. Have a fabulous day!


  7. What a pretty print Amy, and I love a great shift dress. I am attending a wedding next year and wish it was more casual! those booties are very cute as well
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  8. That's really too bad about the weather! You look fantastic though! Would love if you can link up to

  9. This is a cute dress!! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!


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