After the Party Is the After Party

A New York Love Affair :: Wedding Season

It’s wedding season, people. The four months of every young adult’s year that are spent jet-setting around the country to celebrate their friends tying the knot. If I had a dollar for every person that said “ah yes, it’s that time of your life”, well… I’d be able to fly first class to all of these weddings. Sadly, I’m not getting this sort of cash payout, and I still have a lot of flights and gifts (and dresses) to buy!

A New York Love Affair :: Wedding Season

I don’t know about you, but I put a lot of pressure on dressing for weddings. First of all it’s a reunion of sorts, and for those college weddings, I have a lot of fashion goodwill to earn back. But in all seriousness, you want to look and feel your greatest when you’re struttin’ your stuff on that dance floor. {Cue “I Will Survive”, please. This diva is ready to dance}.

Plus, weddings are prime time for a new Facebook or Instagram profile pic. I mean, three of my last five profile pics are from weddings….{insert monkey covering his eyes emoji}. So you better believe, when the stakes are this high, I’m bringing my A-game to the chapel.

A New York Love Affair :: Wedding Season

Dress: Reiss | Jacket: Paige | Shoes: Aldo (love these) | Bag: Michael Kors | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Bracelets: Stella & Dot + Stella & Dot 

Now, I’ve been in my fair share of bridal parties (not quite 27 Dresses status, but I’m getting there), and unfortunately those dresses rarely get worn again. So I don’t want to make the same mistake when I’m just part of the guest list. You get to choose your outfit, so you better choose wisely. That’s why investing in versatile pieces that can be worn post-vows is key for my closet … and my wallet.

A New York Love Affair :: Wedding Season

A New York Love Affair :: Wedding Season

Take this gorgeous floral Reiss dress that I wore to my cousin’s rehearsal dinner earlier this month. For the big day, I paired it with an elegant clutch and dainty stilettos. But since this gorgeous A-line cut is both feminine and flirty, it can be easily dressed down with a jean jacket, sandals or an oversized bag.

When you’re shopping for wedding season, don’t just think about that new profile pic … focus on style, cut, fabric and texture, and all the creative ways you can layer and style your new dress, making it party — and after-party — ready.



And if you’re looking for ways to style your bridesmaid’s dress … check out this post. Because even these dresses can have a little life left in them!


  • Reply May 20, 2015


    love this outfit! The floral with the denim is perfect!

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