You guys. I've raved before about my fab friend Kathryn. I wish you could meet her. She's wonderful.
This May, Nathan and I had the privilege to travel to her family farm in Iowa, where she married her love, our friend, and bar-none the sweetest person on the planet, Rami. In fact, I better move on, before this unravels into too much of a love fest all around.
Kathryn had two incredible dresses. The first was a short, white dress with sweetheart neckline, lace overlay, scalloped hem and yellow ribbon waistband. The second was a strapless, column dress made from the most beautiful crisp, white seersucker. It had pockets (!) and pleating on the bodice. She styled it for the day-after shoot with an antique brooch at the waistband (not seen here), beautiful orange and gold necklace from Rami, birdcage veil, and yellow heels from the wedding.
For her and Rami's Austin reception party at Shoreline (which was last weekend and oh-so much fun), Kathryn asked for some help in restyling the seersucker column dress. In Kathryn's own words, her new short, sassy haircut pretty much required a make-over for the dress. It was a blank slate that could be revamped with hair accessories, possibly a belt, shoes and jewelry.
After scouring Buffalo Exchange, Savers, Anthro, and DSW, we came up with a fabulously chic ensemble of grey, silver and white. You might think that would be boring. But take a look at the beaded belt we found. And take a look at how Kathryn decided to wear it. Backwards!
Hair accessories: Kathryn restyled her birdcage veil so that most of the veil part was tucked under, clipping in the little grey flower barrettes, which we found on sale at Anthro
Necklace: birthday gift(!) from Rami
Shoes: SM Luxe, from DSW
Belt: the pièce de résistance, from Anthro