The ultimate wedding (guest) OOTD
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Upon wrapping up a work photoshoot this week that has been equally inspiring and exhausting, I'm ready to pack up my carry-on and head to California with Tristan for the weekend to attend one of our many summer weddings! This trip, I'm not going empty-handed when it comes to outfit options.
This pink floral lace Bailey Blue Clothing Amore Dress is my outfit of choice for wedding season when I'm playing guest or +1. This dress is a steal for $68 and is a must-have for wedding season, especially those falling in spring and summer for color palette purposes.
The Amore Dress has a beautiful lace crochet overlay of florals, a sheer mesh top that keeps the overall style elegant in appearance with a full back zipper and matching pink slip underneath. I love a dress that is comfortable and stylish for special occasions! When it comes to shoes, this dress is so feminine in appearance practically any type of heel or wedge will be flattering! At the first wedding I wore this dress, I paired my favorite pair of nude Steve Madden heels from Nordstrom with this dress and I fell in love with the combination of pastels and neutrals in this look! By keeping my shoes more on the neutral side, the focus is on the color of the dress and the lace floral detail.
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To play up the pink hue and femininity of this look, I'm wearing my rose gold and pink Kendra Scott tear drop earrings. These earrings are perfect for special occasions because they make such a statement! They also happen to match the color of my dress perfectly. One can never go wrong with a bold statement necklace or pair of earrings when wearing wedding guest attire - it's a great alternative if you're not comfortable wearing a bold color or pattern at someone's wedding. My hammered gold bangle from Hart + Stone as seen in this look, is one of my favorites to wear - it's subtle but doesn't leave my wrist feeling bare.
Aside from this wedding look, for styling purposes, I thought nothing would show this dress off better than a fresh bouquet from The Bouqs Co. I discovered Bouqs Co. on Instagram and after falling in love with their endless bouquet options, I also was smitten with the fact I could order a bouquet of flowers using the app and receive a personalized bouquet from a local florist within 24 hours of ordering them! It's a special touch receiving a bouquet made just for you and from a florist you are locally supporting. You simply select the style of bouquet you prefer from Bouqs Co. and they will do their best with the florals in season to align with that aesthetic. I selected the Romantique style since the color palette appeared to align the best with my dress and I'm beyond pleased with how these blooms turned out! I mean, look at this variety and the pops of purple and deep red and pink! The greenery also helps to ground the bouquet while making it robust and full.
The benefit of Bouqs Co. is they can deliver the same day, next day delivery or no rush delivery, depending on where you are sending them to and what time of the day you order. I received my florals in a secure package with instructions of how to keep my blooms fresh for as long as possible! They are STILL going strong a week later in my apartment! It was such a special surprise coming home to a bouquet that was made to order just for me!
Wedding season may be taking my bank account and weekends by storm, but at least I'm tackling them in style!
Thank you to Bailey Blue Clothing for collaborating on this blog post! All thoughts and opinions expressed on West Coast Aesthetic are my own and every collaboration is done with absolute integrity.