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Wedding guest outfit: turquoise and black

Wedding guest outfit: turquoise and black
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Wedding guest outfit: turquoise and black
fascinator
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shoes
Wedding guest outfit: turquoise and black
necklace and dress detail
Wedding guest outfit: turquoise and black

* dress – monsoon * fascinator – M&S * shoes – schuh * wrap – cheap import shop * bag – john lewis * necklace – used to be dave’s granny’s *

We went to a wedding on Saturday night, it was lovely! Really chilled and handmade and fun! and a choreographed first dance with three lifts!

I have a feeling that post Royal wedding Princess Beatrice ludicrousness fascinators or at least big dramatic fascinators are going to go out of fashion, I’m sure they only started becoming commonplace a few years ago and before that it was hats or nothing at wedding, so maybe we’ll go back to that. So I seized my chance to wear my big one (I only have two, the other one is the peacock feather headband) while its still acceptable. I’d only worn it once before to a wedding back in 2008, and once to a hat party. In the end it turned out not to be a hugely dressy wedding and I spotted only three other people weaing fascinators, and much less shouty ones than this, so when I had to go to the car about an hour into the reception, I unceremoniously ditched it. We’ll see whether fascinators will stay a done thing or not I suppose.

In personal news, Dave got a job yesterday! It’s temping, so the money’s not great, but it’s a professional level job (policy officer), so it’ll look good on the CV. And its full time and long term. And it’s in the same building as me! I was so relieved when I found out, I felt quite sick and full of adrenaline! Now it’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders! He starts Thursday.

Finally, remember to enter the art print giveaway if you haven’t already!

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  • poet 18 May 2011, 7:58 am

     Congratulations for Dave's new job! And that outfit is really cool, lovely color and a lovely fabric. 

  • Vix 18 May 2011, 8:01 am

    Well done, Dave! What great news for you both.
    Love the outfit, the dress is a fabulous colour, it looks so dramatic with the black accessories. xxx

  • northwest is best 18 May 2011, 9:05 am

    Look at you, dressed up all fancy! You look great. Plus my congratulations to Dave!

  • mavenhaven 18 May 2011, 12:31 pm

    Ohhhh, congratulations to Dave on the job–that is excellent news. And a great dress.

  • Kirstin Marie 18 May 2011, 1:01 pm

     You look beautiful! I love the fascinator, and the color of your dress is stunning. What pretty pictures! 🙂

  • Clare B 18 May 2011, 1:12 pm

    I love how you get to wear hats at English weddings – so much fun. The dress colour is fantastic.

  • Penny Dreadful 18 May 2011, 1:18 pm

    Well done Dave, that is great news. Love the fascinator, anything oversized and outrageous gets full marks from me 😉 xx

  • MrsBossa 18 May 2011, 1:35 pm

     I think that's the most dramatic outfit I've ever seen you in – love it! xx

  • Katie 18 May 2011, 2:17 pm

    Looking oh-so fancy there, lady! I LOVE the color of the dress, and it looks smashing on you. And congratulations to Dave on his job!!!

  • For Those About To Shop 18 May 2011, 2:45 pm

     I love that fascinator. Since the Royal Wedding I am kind of obsessed with them. I have a friend who designs and creates them so I will have to hit him up for my next wedding event.

  • Ashe @ Dramatis Personae 18 May 2011, 3:14 pm

    That color is so pretty on you, and I love how the texture in your fascinator and dress details just seem to fit so well!

  • Citizen Rosebud 18 May 2011, 3:42 pm

    You look amazing!

  • Nora Beyers 18 May 2011, 4:02 pm

    look at you gorgeous!

  • Libby 18 May 2011, 4:04 pm

     This looks gorgeous! And congrats on Dave's new job, fab stuff!

  • Sally McGraw 18 May 2011, 4:14 pm

    Gah, that fascinator is brilliant! And big congrats to Dave!

  • Cloud of Secrets 18 May 2011, 5:21 pm

    Gorgeous, covetable dress — I love the color and the detailing, and how the loops are accented by your fascinator.  Lovely bag, too!

    Since the Royal Wedding, where every, but *every* woman was wearing major headwear except, like, the Prime Minister's wife (who included more subtle jeweled baubles), I've been wondering how expected hats and fascinators are at normal British formal events like weddings.  Your post gives me some perspective.

    They are just not done for the most part here in the US, although possibly more common in our southern states, to church events, weddings, garden teas, etc.  I would be considered pretty bizarre if I wore a hat or fascinator to church or a wedding here in the north.

    I linked to you in a post of mine:  http://cloudofsecrets.blogspot.com/2011/05/unplanned-photography.html

  • SACRAMENTO 18 May 2011, 6:41 pm

     So pretty, Franca. Love, love the dress.
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  • jesse.anne.o 18 May 2011, 7:01 pm

    Congrats on Dave's new job!  🙂  I love the color of this dress.

  • Teeny 19 May 2011, 5:20 am

    You look beautiful, the colour, fabric and shape of that dress are magnificent on you! Well done on finding the perfect dress! I can't imagine what it would be like if my husband was out of work….I don't work (I'm an at home mum with my babes)…so yeah, it would be stressful. Glad that he has some work now.

  • oranges_and_apples 19 May 2011, 7:56 am

    Yeah, we're quite lucky that i'm both permanent and reasonably
    well paid. Financially, my salary is copable on for a while, just about. I
    was more psychologically that it was stressful, fearing that the weeks of
    unemployment would make dave sink into daytime tv lethargia to the point
    where the job search would suffer. But it's all done now, thankfully!

  • oranges_and_apples 19 May 2011, 7:59 am

    Since the advent of fascinators they've definitely become more commonplace,
    though obviously no wedding I would even be invited to would be as
    completely headgeared-out as the royal one! It's the only time when
    fascinators are appropriate really. Except maybe ladies day at the
    horse races.

  • Bad Taste Toast 19 May 2011, 2:20 pm

    Oh wow, das Outfit ist ja superschön! Von Kopf bis Fuß perfekt durchgestyled! Vor allem das Headpiece ist ja der Wahnsinn! Sowas muss ich mir auch kaufen! Ich suche noch ein outfit für eine Hochzeit im Juli, deins ist eine sehr tolle Inspiration für mich 🙂

  • Dwan Tape 19 May 2011, 2:27 pm

     Lovely outfit and what great news! I know what a huge relief that was!

  • Emily, Resplendent Tranquility 19 May 2011, 9:12 pm

    Hi Franca! It's been far too long since I've visited your blog. I've enjoyed catching up! There is always something good to read here 🙂

    Gorgeous wedding outfit. This dress is so striking in both color in detail. I remember that fascinator from your hat party post. It's such a fun piece. I noticed Cloud of Secrets post about how uncommon they are here in the US. I, too, cannot imagine wearing one (even though I'd like to) without being seen as bizarre. It's such a shame. I think it'd be grand if our culture allowed hat wearing to be the norm again. ''Dressing up'' seems to be falling by the wayside, too… or at least around where I live. At the last wedding I dressed up for I wondered if the capelet I wore over my dress was over-the-top.

    Congratulations on Dave's new job!

  • Helgavontrollop 20 May 2011, 3:45 am

    How gorgeous you look! I love every detail,especially the frock!!!

  • Veshoevius 20 May 2011, 10:11 pm

    You look fab! I love the hat! And congrats to Dave too.

  • Stef 22 May 2011, 12:15 pm

    Looking great!
    Congrats re Dave's job 🙂

  • Marissa 23 May 2011, 1:14 am

    Ahh-I love this entire outfit! The fascinator, the turquoise, that bag! It's all amazing.

  • Vanessa 1 June 2011, 8:56 pm

    LOVE the fascinator! When will we Americans catch up stateside to the greatness of hats and fascinators? 

  • Cloud of Secrets 10 October 2011, 7:26 am

    Gorgeous, covetable dress — I love the color and the detailing, and how the loops are accented by your fascinator.  Lovely bag, too!

    Since the Royal Wedding, where every, but *every* woman was wearing major headwear except, like, the Prime Minister's wife (who included more subtle jeweled baubles), I've been wondering how expected hats and fascinators are at normal British formal events like weddings.  Your post gives me some perspective.

    They are just not done for the most part here in the US, although possibly more common in our southern states, to church events, weddings, garden teas, etc.  I would be considered pretty bizarre if I wore a hat or fascinator to church or a wedding here in the north.

    I linked to you in a post of mine:  http://cloudofsecrets.blogspot.com/2011/05/unplanned-photography.html