Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wilder Style: It's Wedding Season via Mint Julep! (or) One Dress, Two Ways

No one wants to be the crasher in the funny jacket; that look only works if you're Vince Vaughn or Owen Wilson. On the other hand, no one wants to be the crasher (or legitimately invited guest) who goes out and buys seven different dresses for the seven different weddings to which one has to go. I mean, I'd like to be that guest, but realistically it's not about to happen. So what is a poor twenty-something to do if they want to save money and look great, but they don't want to wear the same thing to each wedding? Read on, because the wonderful boutique Mint Julep and I have teamed up to show you how to avoid a fate like rule #115 (anyone else having trouble seeing the pound sign a number marker as opposed to a hashtag? uh oh...).

I recently went into Mint Julep in Harvard Square (one of their two Boston stores; there's another in NYC) because they asked me to do a piece on the upcoming wedding season showcasing their awesome wares. I realized, however, that while I could go in there and take pictures of myself wearing multiple beautiful dresses, that wouldn't be in the least bit helpful. So, with their gracious permission, I borrowed the Beth Bowley dress above (that I actually posted about a few weeks ago), and set to work making it versatile. I wanted to pair it with staple items already in my closet to show you how all you really need is one great dress, because you can wear it in more ways than you think!

Also, let me just say that I LOVE weddings. For those of you who actually do have seven to go to, I'm jealous. So far my season's count is at two. Maybe I should start crashing. It doesn't look too hard.

But I digress. For the first outfit, I went with a more structured look. Paired with a J.Crew blazer, Marais pumps, a Kara Ross cuff, a J.Crew necklace and pearl studs, this would be perfect for an urban wedding:

Ignore the cuts on my shin. Apparently, at the age of 23, I still don't know how to shave my legs. Also, beware of blurry bloggers:

Here are some pieces similar to what I've dressed the dress (hah) up with: 

Structured Wedding Accessories

The second look I put together with a country setting in mind. The J.Crew sweater and necklace, earrings from my grandmother, and gold espadrilles from Alan Bilzerian give the dress a softer look. It's kind of romantic. I curled my hair, too, which looks either awful or appropriate, though I'm not sure which.

Close-up of accessories:

And where to find similar dresser-uppers: 

romantic wedding

And with that, happy wedding season! For all you crashers out there, may the tattoos always be on the lower backs, and may everyone play like a champion (rule #76). 

Also, if you haven't already entered to win, don't forget about my sweet giveaway going on right now! Only one more day to snag the bag, so sign up pronto. 


  1. Charlotte, you look amazing in each one but I think your urban wedding outfit is my fave! Super chic!


    1. You're so sweet, thank you so much!! It was fun, even though I felt a bit weird dressing up. I ain't a model, but I did enjoy it ;)


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