Having attended a fun and festive rehearsal dinner on Saturday night, it was off to the wedding ceremony the next morning on what was an extraordinarily warm Chicago Spring day. This was the main event and it was held at the gorgeous Columbus Park Refectory, which somehow manages to be spacious and cozy at the same time. The sun shone through the high ceiling windows, spreading it’s warmth and glow throughout the day.
Morning weddings aren’t as formal as evening weddings, so I kept the vibe of this outfit a touch relaxed. I stuck to the same neutral palette of grey, white, bone and black, only this time I added tomato red footwear and retro clutch.
I matched a very fitted polka dot midi skirt with a drapey scarf printed blouse as a nod to this season’s pattern mixing trend. This skirt is SO fitted (the length restricting my movement even more), that I hobbled along taking pigeon steps in my three inch heels whenever I moved about the venue. But the ensemble was fine for a seated wedding and reception where there was no need to charge around like I usually do.
My aim was to take the bombshell out of the pencil skirt, so I created a voluminous effect on top by tucking a boxy blouse into the fitted skirt. I’m so impressed with how the pattern on the seams of the blouse match up, and how the underside of the collar is pattern matched too. If ever there was a blouse to “scrunch, pop and button up”, this is it.
I left off all jewelry other than my gold watch and wedding ring because one of my style goals is to be minimal and streamlined. Micro fishnet hose created the right texture on my lower legs. I also threw on a darker shade of lipstick to bring out the light colours of the blouse. I swapped out my specs for a black retro pair and was ready to celebrate the festivities with friends.
The Islamic wedding event featured the most breathtaking assortment of Indian ensembles. WOW. Most of the men, women and kids were dressed in heavily embellished Indian clothing which was a sheer feast for my eyes. So, so, so beautiful. Truly, my outfit paled in comparison. But I was very comfortable, felt fab, and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful day.