When I first got invited to the wedding, I was actually considering buying a new dress because even though I have a couple of dresses in my wardrobe that I haven't worn yet, neither of them fit me properly. But, things got hectic with life and at work that I lost track and didn't get the chance to do any clothes shopping.
Thankfully, that same hectic time actually made me lose a bit if weight, so when I tried one on one of the dresses that I had in reserve, it actually fit.
That's why I decided not to spend any extra money for buying another new dress. And, since my friend said black is an acceptable colour to wear at her wedding, I decided just to wear the dress that my sister gave me last Christmas.
It's a sleeveless black mini bodycon dress that I ended up matching with a 3/4 length cream jacket with satin trims and metallic detailing.
When I first tried this dress on last December, I could barely zip it up. That's why I even told my sister just to return it or to give it to someone else. (Proof that I didn't even try to consider losing weight. Heh.) But, she ended up leaving it with me anyway. Only tried it on again a few weeks ago, just to check if I should just get rid of it. Surprised myself when it managed to fit .
The jacket was also a Christmas present that I never managed to use, as it seemed to dressy for casual wear. And, it's also too light for proper warmth. But, when I was putting this wedding party look together, the dress and the jacket seemed to go well.
Here's my pic, with the complete look:
It's a rare portrait, taken by my hubby. Normally, I would have set things up for a proper selfie session, but I was too much in a rush and I knew I wouldn't have the time to capture the look later. So, I just asked the hubby to take a snapshot of me.
- Dress: Vogue (Thailand)
- Cropped light jacket: No label
- Shoes: Betts
- Bag: Betts
- Gold hoop earrings: No idea. 🙂
This is my seventh entry to the #31Days of New blogging project, where I’m exploring the concept of #31Newness. If you have any suggestions on future “new” topics that you’d like to read, please let me know. I’d love to find out what you think.