Summer Wedding Season

Dress: kate spade c/o (also love the shorter version)  Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Bag: Mansur Gavriel c/o Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick, Van Cleef & Arpels Glasses: Karen Walker Earrings: Nicola Bathie c/o

With the 4th of July right around the corner, summer wedding season is in full swing. I have always found there to be so much more variety in dressing for a summer wedding than a winter wedding. In the fall and winter I almost always opt for a black or jeweled tone dress in emerald or navy with costume jewelry to complete the look.  In the summer, dress options are endless. Anything from a short pink lace cocktail dress, flowy floral maxi dress, butter yellow linen midi dress, or a strapless gown with navy and white stripes could be suitable. Depending on the shoes and accessories worn, a summer dress can become very dressy or casual. For outdoor weddings I often bring two pairs of shoes with me, a pair of heels and a pair of flats, in case I’m walking on a lawn or on the beach. I’ve ruined a few heels on the grass over the years!
The kate spade dress I have featured in this post is a dream. At first glance the daisies look like hydrangeas and I love the floral lace detailing around the waistline and placket. It’s light-weight, flowy, and perfectly elegant. I would wear it to a black tie or an outdoor wedding. I bought the gold Manolo Blahnik sandals last year for a gala and have worn them to a few different formal events. They are extremely comfortable and give me the extra height (I’m 5’5) I need/love when I wear a long dress. I completed this dressy look with a pair of floral mother of pearl earrings. I plan on wearing this look again for a wedding I have in a few weeks. I admittedly have also worn this dress to work and out to dinner.

Below I shared a few dress options for attending a summer wedding. They range from Black tie to semi formal. I love the range of colors, prints, and dress styles that will work for this time of year. Summer is the perfect time to stretch the boundaries and have a little fun when dressing up.

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  1. Rena on June 29, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Your dress is perfect for a wedding!
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. Emma on June 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Nice summer collection! I like your poses and style. Please keep posting. Thanks for sharing

  3. Rach on June 29, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    This dress is gorgeous! Definitely is the perfect wedding guest dress!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  4. Malinda on June 29, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    The colors on that dress are absolutely beautiful. You look lovely in it and I love those earrings!
    Cheers,
    Malinda
    https://pearlspinotandparmesan.blogspot.com/

  5. Ewa Macherowska on June 29, 2018 at 5:22 pm
  6. Bianca on July 1, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    I love wearing patterns for weddings! It ensures you don’t blend in with the bridesmaids or family!

    Bianca
    https://navyismyneutral-biancab.blogspot.com/

  7. Maru Conti on July 1, 2018 at 5:32 pm
  8. Alexa M Johnson on July 1, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    LOVE this dress!

    http://alexamjohnson.com

  9. Jihyun Kim on July 2, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I myself have attended a few weddings this summer. I am obsessed with those shoes!

    Jihyun Unni | Korean Lifestyle Blog

  10. Hub City Girl on July 2, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Gorgeous dress…truly a dream! I love the versatility of this dress because it can be worn to multiple functions in addition to weddings!
    XOXO,
    Hub City Girl
    http://www.hubcitygirl.com

  11. Sarah on July 3, 2018 at 12:08 am

    You look so fresh and vibrant! Motherhood looks good on you! I love this dress and your personal style is always gorgeous and well put together!

    Sarah
    http://sarahandsparkles.com

  12. sizeer.sk on July 3, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    OMG this dress … <3 <3

  13. sara nena on July 9, 2018 at 7:10 am

    how chic this laced dress!!!!

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.it/

  14. Laura Mitbrodt on July 14, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Your dress is so amazing
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  15. Sarah Cummings on July 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    That dress!! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful photos too.

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