Monday, December 14, 2015

What to Wear to a Holiday Winter Wedding - Bloggers' Collaboration.

On December 6th 215 (last Sunday) I went to a Black Tie Winter Wedding. Today I am sharing what I wore to the reception which started at 7.00 PM. I wore something entirely different to the vow ceremony and I will share that sometime next week. My Fancy Outfit today is perfect for the Holiday, Winter-themed Wedding Collaboration I am doing with 5 other Fashion Bloggers whom I have collaborated for Wedding-themed posts before, and you can check those posts here and here. It looks like all of us are wearing black pumps. I love how half of us thought skirts and tops and the other half thought dresses. We all couldn't look any more different yet all very chic, pretty and glamorous.

Check out all of these ladies' posts and see the details of their Winter Festive Wedding Outfits. JillCarrieWhitneyJennie and Rachel. My favorite look of them all is JILL from Doused in Pink. I love that she paired a breezy black maxi skirt with a gorgeous skin-tight sequin top which is perfectly long-sleeved for Winter. Her gold belt stands out too. Simply Stunning! Looking forward to working with these ladies again, in the future.

For this wedding I did something I had never done before, I wore a top and a skirt instead of a dress. I stood out from the rest because with the exception of a few elderly ladies in skirts+tops, everyone else was wearing a dress. And I matched the colors of the wedding which were black, white and red. The tables were decorated in pretty red poinsettias wrapped in red tinsel paper and beautiful white bows. For a Holiday-themed Winter Wedding I think some red definitely needs to come into play though I used red in small doses (feather hair pin, stud earrings, lipstick, toenails and a ring). I also think at Winter time textures bring a lot of interest to your outfit and of course you have to be warm. Though when I took these photos around 5.30 PM it was almost 60 degrees out. I ended up pairing a  Black Tulle Chiffon Pleated Skirt covered in iridescent black sequins with a Winter White Bustier all in tiers and with some black lace detail. I also wore a Black Tuxedo Satin Blazer over it. I shopped my closet for all these pieces. I accessorized with my Black Sequined Rosette Peep-Toe Pumps which matched the skirt so well, a Satin Clutch embellished with black beads, a vintage-looking Glass Statement Necklace, Red Flower Stud Earrings and a Silver Cluster Cuff. I also wore a couple of dainty pearl bracelets in one hand (mixed in with my 2 gold chain bracelets I never take off) which matched my Pearl Cocktail Ring. I usually put my hair up or curl it a bit for weddings but I decided to let it down and completely straight and just pin it off the side with a fun red feather barrette which is perfect for the Holiday season. What do you think? Aren't the luxe textures of the skirt, top, shoes and blazer fancy and festive for a  Holiday Winter Wedding? I plan on wearing this tulle skirt sometime again this Holiday season and you might see another bustier or two from my large collection of bustiers, this month, also.

The Accessories:
Black Satin Clutch w/ Beaded Band on the front: DSW (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Silver Cluster Crystal Cuff: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Red Flower Stud Earrings w/ Pave Stone in the middle: Aldo's (similar, Splurge), (similar. Steal).
Black Metal Chain Statement Necklace w/ Clear Glass Olive Stones: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Gold Tone Ring w/ Rectangle Shaped Red Semi-Precious Stone: Express (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Silver-tone Cocktail Ring w/ large Oval Pearl Stone: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Red Peacock Feather Hair Barrette: A Local Boutique in Albania (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Black Sequined, Rosette, Peep-toe Pumps: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge),  (similar, Steal).
Ivory+Black Tiered Bustier in Satin & Lace detail: Bebe (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Black Satin Tuxedo Blazer: Banana Republic (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Black Chiffon Tulle, Pleated A-line, Midi Skirt w/ Iridescent Black Sequins: Express (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Red Flower Stud Earrings w/ Pave Stone in the middle: Aldo's (similar, Splurge), (similar. Steal).
Black Metal Chain Statement Necklace w/ Clear Glass Olive Stones: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
2 stretchy, dainty white pearl bracelets + 1 stretchy, dainty silver pearl bracelet (part of a bundle): The Limited.
Gold Tone Ring w/ Rectangle Shaped Red Semi-Precious Stone: Express (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Silver Cluster Crystal Cuff: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Silver-tone Cocktail Ring w/ large Oval Pearl Stone: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Black Satin Clutch w/ Beaded Band on the front: DSW (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Red Peacock Feather Hair Barrette: A Local Boutique in Albania (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Black Sequined, Rosette, Peep-toe Pumps: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).









34 comments:

  1. I love your simple and holiday-ready color scheme! That skirt is just too darn fun! I would be interested in seeing it styled a few other ways :) Thanks for including me in this collaboration...I'm loving it!

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  2. nice outfits
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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  3. Ada your skirt is just beautiful! I love all of the details.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  4. Love that you did separates for this wedding look! Black and white is so chic and you look stunning! :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  5. Great look for a winter wedding Ada! I love that you wore a skirt and top instead of a dress and you can never go wrong with a black and white look!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  6. so chic outfit dear...very nice pics
    kisses

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  7. Love this outfit. My favorite piece is the top!! Beautiful. :D

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  8. Simply stunning Ada, you look amazing. The wedding celebration sounds lovely.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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  9. Beautiful outfit! I love your shoes!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm loving this tulle skirt! What a perfect holiday piece!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  11. What a fun collaboration! Your black & white holiday look is classic!

    michellespaige.com

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  12. How fun to have a black tie wedding reception to go to! This looks is perfect for it. I love the length of your skirt. I like seeing what everyone picked to share!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. You look beautiful Ada! I love that you chose to wear seperates instead of a dress and you know me I love the jacket :) Everyone looks fab, what a great collaboration.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  14. You are holiday wedding ready! Love the idea of wearing separates instead of a dress. I know sometimes it's so hard to find a dress you that love - so this is a great option too. It's so fun seeing what you ladies picked!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  15. I loved seeing all you ladies dressed up for winter weddings, you all look gorgeous! I love your winter wedding look, and great idea to do a skirt + top look. It still looks dressed up, but it's unique!

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  16. Ok, seriously this must be the cutest outfit I've seen you in! You look gorgeous, confident and happy! I would have thought this was a dress, you had me fooled. Those heels look great on you, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  17. I love that sparkly tulle skirt! Great choice! And paired with your strapless top you look party ready. The pops of red are a fun touch. You look really pretty!
    XOXO
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com
    Katey

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  18. So beautiful - I love how it actually looks like a dress, but is two pieces the top and tulle skirt!! So fun and different! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  19. love the sparkly skirt!!! such a versatile piece for holiday weddings, parties, and NYE!

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  20. you look stunning Ada

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  21. love the peacock feather in your hair! perfect touch!

    kelseybang.com

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  22. Your tulle skirt is gorgeous and styled with the bustier is such a beautiful look! You look amazing! Thanks for including me in this fun collaboration!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  23. What a cute outfit! So chic and your hair barrette is so cute, perfect for this outfit. Such a great idea for a winter wedding. Shoot me an email if you will have time to meet up during the next two weeks. ;)
    Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog. Really appreciate it! Please join us today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!
    Keep in touch and take care!
    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com/

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  24. What a cute outfit! So chic and your hair barrette is so cute, perfect for this outfit. Such a great idea for a winter wedding. Shoot me an email if you will have time to meet up during the next two weeks. ;)
    Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog. Really appreciate it! Please join us today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!
    Keep in touch and take care!
    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com/

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  25. Love your skirt Ada, beautiful and perfect for a wedding :)

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  26. Love your black lace skirt, just lovely. Thanks for sharing your round up too, they all look great!

    Valerie
    Fashion and Travel
    xo

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  27. Such a gorgeous look Ada! I love that you chose to dress up separates, and the tulle skirt is beautiful and fun!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  28. Such a lovely look. I always love a good bustier. Merry Christmas pretty lady.

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  29. love this look and you can wear both pieces so many places

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  30. love this look and you can wear both pieces so many places

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  31. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I will have a Xmas linkup party on Thursday. I hope you can make it.

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  32. Fabulous collaboration! I just adore that skirt!

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