I can’t tell you how excited I was when I received this email from Styling You reader Paula.
Paula not only shared photos from a recent family wedding but showed how her whole family had taken this blog’s Unlock Your Style advice on board in working out what they were all going to wear for the wedding.
My neice just got married on the weekend in Townsville, North Queensland , so the occasion called for new dresses for Mother of the Bride, Nana and the four aunties. I think we did a pretty good job. It was proof that with a bit of planning and an idea of what suits you, shopping can be stress free, inexpensive and you can work with what you’ve already got. We unlocked our style!
Mum – Beverly - aged 76: dress from Events, shoes and bag already in the wardrobe from her nephew Travis’ wedding.
Sister 1 – Debbie: took a dress that she wore to the races and re-styled it with Review cardigan, new accessories and new red shoes.
Sister 2 – Kerry: lives in a mining town in WA. She had about three hours to find dress, shoes, bag and makeup in one of her flight stop-overs. Had a list and power shopped. After reading the post on peplum - that was the style she went for (covered by Debbie’s hands in the photo) and purchased at Myer on sale
Sister 3 – Lisa: Lives on the Gold Coast and purchased beaded kaftan from a boutique. Shoes bought at DFO for $7.50 while waiting for Sister 2′s delayed flight!
Sister 4 – Gail: Mother of the Bride looked stunning in steel grey. Only tried on three dresses to find this one.
Sister 5 – Me -Paula: Kaftan by iAllure worn over Metalicus tube skirt worn higher as a strapless dress. Fake tan using Eco Tan’s Winter Skin. Payless Shoes on sale for $15. Lovisa accessories bought in the two for three sale. Bag borrowed from the bride. Bought new foundation and primer from Benefit. Create a smokey eye by watching your video.
How great do these women look? Each embracing their own style to suit the occasion. The confidence in those choices really does show.
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