2009-09-08

Special Occasion Wear



wedding outfit 1

wedding outfit 2

wedding outfit 6

Skirt? ?, Milli's
Scoop neck? C'est Moi, Winners
Shoes? Nine West, Winners
Clutch? my Oma's
Earrings? antique, gifted


I bought this skirt a while ago at Milli's. Milli's is pretty much a fashion mecca in Hamilton, let me rephrase, THE fashion mecca. Imagine Moschino and Sonia Rykiel in Hamilton... I can't afford to shop there, it's for the upper echelon of society and since I am (proudly) a super-clearance, bottom-feeder kind of shopper, I usually just leave little nose prints on their amazing window displays. But they had a tent sale this summer and I figured I should go. I'm glad I did, I found this amazing skirt for $50, down from $1500. The best part is that Milli herself (she's a legend...) helped me. I have to say, their service is impeccable. My $50 purchase is a tiny drop in their revenue but yet, they treated me like I was their best customer.

wedding outfit4

I was a little afraid to wear it for my brother's wedding in Holland. The Dutch tend to stray on the side of casual and I didn't want to be overdressed. Usually Overdressed is my middle name (my parents thought it was a little awkward as a first name, hence it's the middle...) but I was going to see lots of people I hadn't seen in a while and I wanted to make a good impression. But I love sequins and this is me and if having glitter from my navel to past my toes makes me a bad person, so be it.
Besides, I was saving this skirt for a special occasion, and I can't think of a more special occasion then my brother marrying his lovely bride. Honestly, it was such a lovely day! Congrats K & E! We love you! Visit often!
xo

wedding street
wedding court
wedding thanks

23 comments :

Alex said...

WOW that skirt is amazing. I love it paired with a simple black tee - and the pictures with the cows of course! How perfect!

vitaMinn style said...

WOW, 97% OFF, that's awesome! Who wouldn't want deals like that?!

Loved that you paired it with a simple black top!

Clare said...

That is one HELL of a skirt!

God Made Me fuNky said...

That is one fierce skirt....love the cows in the background. the last pic of the newly weds is so cute

Rachel said...

love love LOVE the skirt. LOOOOVE Milli's.
Great pics - good to see you had a fabulous trip and time at your bro's wedding!!

briannelee said...

First of all, that skirt is amazing! I always tend to wear boring cocktail dresses to weddings but this has me rethinking things. Second of all, your brother and new sister in law are the cutest couple ever! She is so pretty!

Linda said...

Great pics. "K" and "E" will make beautiful dutch children.
Smokin skirt!

D said...

love this paired with the simple black tee. stunning. reminds me of when sharon stone created a stir by wearing a gap tee to some awards show. you look gorgeous.

we wear things said...

gorgeous!! and fantastic wedding photos of yoru bro!

Jennifer said...

You look Fabulous! and looks like a beautiful wedding as well!!
-jenloveskev

Sher said...

Wow! love that skirt! Congratulations to the happy couple :)

chic said...

The skirt is fabulous! Beyond fabulous! And it takes gusto to wear that much sequin but you couldn't look lovelier! The simple black scoop neck is the perfect top with it and I love the cow backdrop to your photo shoot!

Congratulations to your brother and his wife! They also look so lovely, her dress is beautiful and the pictures you posted are really nice. Looks like a wonderful event! S.

e said...

So I'm a far cry from a sequin loving kind of girl but this skirt and your sequined jacket have sold me. Sign me up! You look gorgeous, it's understated yet totally glam.

Congrats to your brother, what a cute couple! I love the pic as a parting favor.

Amy said...

Amazing, Amazing skirt!! I am in shock that you got that for $50... I was definitely going to guess way, way more. Awesome bargain!! =)

Your brother's wedding looks incredible. I love the picture of them saying, "thanks for coming". Was that at each person's table/seat?

Also, thanks so much for your advice comment on my blog today... especially the one about patience... I need that! =)

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

I don't care what anybody says....that dress is AMAZING. and from $1500 that is a STEAL! You look so gorgeous!!!! I love the cows in the background ;) Looks like your brother's wedding was wonderful! Weddings are so much fun :D
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yiqin; said...

OMG THAT SKIRT!!!! OMG.

haute hardware said...

That skirt...I die! Has the term 'mermaid chic' been coined yet? :) Also, your brother & his wife are such a lovely couple. I may steal their 'thanks for coming' photo idea for my destination wedding next month!

briannelee said...

You won the earrings! Email me at brianneoneil@ymail.com w/ your addy so I can mail them off to you :)

Mads said...

OMG OMG OMG Breathtaking skirt! se-rious-ly. Love it! thanks for visting my blog, hope to see you again soon..=)

-Mads
fashionisthebestmedicine.blogspot.com

Christen said...

This skirt is seriously one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen - the ombre, the sequins, the length, the silhouette. It's perfect! And you look incredibly in it!

Invisible G. said...

OHMIGOD - I love that skirt! You are a shimmering mermaid.

Madeline P said...

"I am (proudly) a super-clearance, bottom-feeder kind of shopper"

Best. Line. Ever. hahaha. I am totally and completely the same way.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I am digging your blog very much, I'll be back!

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wardrobeexperience said...

OMG - the skirt is amazing. - It looks quite fantastic paired with the dutch cows in the background! the pictures made me smile!

xx