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.
Any engagement parties you’re attending? Let me know on Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat (hannahmuery). I’d die to see what you come up with!
See you soon, my little blooms.
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