Hello, old friend, it’s been a while. I have been living a very nomadic life here in Austin and have not acquired wifi until late last night. I know exactly what you’re thinking, “do you even 21st century?”
I do, and believe me, sitting in a Starbucks parking lot for multiple days is not happening again any time soon…fingers crossed!
Yesterday I drove from Austin to College Station, Longhorn territory to Aggie, for my sweet sister’s engagement party. Thankfully, I didn’t have to host this gathering and got to attend as a guest and enjoy the time instead of asking people if they needed another drink or flashing around my camera to make sure there was a smiling moment for everyone to remember.
I’m at that age in my life where my friends are starting to get married and have babies. YIKES. Like I said before, I am just in the celebratory mood and focusing on my career – which would be my fresh job with Kendra Scott; I know, can you imagine a more perfect place for me?
When it came time to decide what to wear, I struggled. Thankfully, it was Lauren Conrad to the rescue in her Celebrate and Style books, and I quickly found a solution.
“Think of an engagement party like it’s the Oscars; unless you’re nominated for best lead actress, there’s no reason to toe the fashion line. Upstaging the bride is never a good idea.”
The simplest rule if you’re unsure on what to wear…no white. I mean, this is common sense. I love white because after months in Germany, the only way I look tan is if I fake it. So, I found a white maxi-dress but one that was covered in flowers so it camouflaged the white – total genius.
In my line of work, I get to dress up every day so I feel very Kate Spade, like all of the time. That means that dressing up for events becomes a little more difficult because I am stuck between what looks like what I wear to work and what adds that little bit of wow.
For this engagement party, I went for vintage – I love it. It’s pale, simple, and stunning. You don’t stand out, but you definitely aren’t pushed to the back of the room.
See you soon, my little blooms.