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.
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.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.
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