black + gold beads.

choosing wedding appropriate attire always proves to be difficult for me.

take into account the season, how fancy the affair, the color palette, etc.

well …

[J] & I attended a wedding last weekend, october 27th. the temperature was high 30’s, low 40’s [brrr!], so long sleeves were imperative. it’s fall, so darker colors were the way to go. and the wedding was a classy black & white affair, so it had to be fancy.

luckily my aunt is a lifesaver. & had “the perfect dress“. a vintage little black dress with gold bead detail. I tried it on and fell instantly in love.

[love at first sight].

[J]’s mom is also a lifesaver. and emergency hemmed my dress. THE NIGHT BEFORE WE WERE leaving for des moines. [I’m a procrastinator]. but it HAD to be at ‘party girl‘ length.

the back of the dress screamed put your hair UP. so I selected the small things blog’s “wrapped bun”. and was off … to party :)

everyone kept asking me “where can I get that dress?“. well, unfortunately it is vintage [from the 1980’s]. made by a designer I can’t even find on google – Et Al [shocked face]. but after much searching I found ONE, for sale on etsy {here} ..if you’re looking!

little black dress {similar}. jessica simpson gold heels {similar}/{similar}. wrapped bun tutorial {here}.

HAPPY [election day] TUESDAY.


About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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3 Responses to black + gold beads.

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  2. singlemamalife says:

    That looks really cute! Maybe I should raid my mom’s closet more!

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