Greetings and happy hump day! Today I’m sharing what I wore to my nephew’s wedding last weekend.
This is probably the last summer look I’ll be posting to the blog. With school starting next week and August coming to an end, I’m going to be shifting my focus to transitional looks and now-and-later outfits, but I thought it would be fun to share this one last summery look with you since I just wore it.
Plus this dress is actually a nice transition piece — you can easily throw a jacket or cardigan on top and wearing it well into fall.
This is the Vince Camuto crepe sheath that was part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
It’s a nice quality fabric, fully lined, and I particularly like the criss-cross detailing at the waist. It’s a subtle detail, but super flattering.
I struggled with the sizing on this dress, though. I ended up with a 12, and I typically wear an 8.
I won’t say that doesn’t mess with my psyche, but I know it’s just a number, and it doesn’t affect the other size 8 dresses I have in my closet that still fit perfectly.
Truthfully, I probably really am a size 12. I was wearing 10s and 12s when I was this same weight 25 years ago. Vanity sizing much???
Anyway, my point is, if you’re considering this dress, you will probably need to size up one or two sizes. I also had it tailored at Nordstrom — she shortened the straps about a half inch for a better fit.
In looking at these pictures, she probably could have also taken the skirt in a bit on the sides and maybe shortened it a half-inch or so; but she thought it fit well, so we left it.
This crepe sheath also comes in a classic black and a gorgeous teal teal. If you’re in need of a LBD, this would be a nice option.
For shoes, I wore nude ankle strap sandals with a 3 1/4″ block heel.
I would have preferred a more delicate heel, but I knew this wedding was outside on grass, so I opted for a more practical pair. Plus we ended up dancing for hours, so I was really glad I had the extra stability these shoes provide.
If you’re in the market for a classic pair of ankle strap sandals with a block heel and don’t want to pay Stuart Weitzman prices, Nine West makes a nice under $100 option with a 2 1/2″ heel. (I like the color called light natural leather.)
This style of shoe goes with everything from jeans to dresses, and they’re a closet basic I wouldn’t want to be without.
I kept my accessories simple with a pair of delicate chandelier earrings (old) and a mixed metal cuff bracelet.
I like it with these simple accessories, but you could certainly jazz it up with a contrasting color shoe and some bolder jewelry. You could also pair it with low-heeled pumps and a cardigan or blazer for the office. There are so many options with a solid sheath.
This is pretty much my go-to look for dressy summer occasions. I’ve worn a few longer, flowy, floral dresses lately; but I always feel most confident in a sheath, and I love this bold pink hue.
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