I just got back to New York and my computer after a long, destination-wedding weekend on an island in Maine.
This weekend, my childhood friend wed her boyfriend of five years on Monhegan Island; it was a wonderful reunion of family and friends. As for my outfit, I had very little details for the weekend. My mother made the plans and told us, my sisters and me, that the dress code was “casual” so I jumped at the chance to wear my new (to me) white silk slacks that I found at Housing works in New York.
I fell in love with the fabric, color, and price tag and performed some DIY-tailoring to make them fit. They are little baggy — slash not so sexy — so I was planning to only wear them with at least 5-inch heels, which was not an option once I got to the island, and pair it with my red silk camisole that may look familiar. On the ferry my mom mentioned the wedding was “semi-casual.” Fortunately, my outfit was still safe, that is, until I found out the wedding was on a rocky cliff…
When we get to the island I helped the bride, who is like a younger sister to me, with her makeup and I also helped out with “something old” and “something borrowed” portion of her outfit:
When her grandmother Libby, my style icon and honorary grandmother, passed away, she passed down her charm bracelet to me. It is my most cherished piece of jewelry and means the world to me. I was hoping Allegra, her granddaughter, might be able to wear it on her special day, and she did. Of course, when I gave it to her and she tried it on we, her mom and I, all had a moment — aka we cried.
Allegra, the bride, looked stunning in a non-conventional brightly-colored halter wedding dress and true to her hippy roots, blue Birkenstocks and a wildflower bouquet. Given her casual footwear, I ditched my plan to wear heels and slipped on my trusty green silk flats. When we hiked to the ceremony — through a muddy path and sandy beach — I was even more so grateful for this last minute decision.
I’m also wearing: Ray Ban sunglasses, my grandmother’s beaded white clutch from Neiman Marcus back in the day, and Rupert Sanderson flats that, as I mentioned to Lady Melbourne, I wear everywhere.
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