A few weekends ago I attended an afternoon wedding at a winery in Paso Robles. Given the hour and venue, I wanted to wear something that was easy and didn't feel too formal. After shopping in San Francisco at my usual go-to spots, I couldn't find anything that I was really excited about.
Shop Your Closet
Not wanting to spend too much on a dress that I would only wear once, I decided to wear something that my sister had sent me over a year ago. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure this knit dress was totally my style. It's one of those pieces that needs the right accessories to balance out the formality.
Accessorize To Make It You Own
While shopping online I found an amazing silver piece by Bauble Bar. The necklace added a little glamour and edge to the look that felt more like me. To keep the ensemble soft, I added a pair of faded blue velvet strappy heels.
Pro Tip: Skip the neutral pumps--pair a formal dress with a pop of color for interest.
An Unexpected Casual Piece
In typical San Francisco fashion, the afternoon wind kicked up while we were shooting this story. In what some may call fashion fate, I threw on my grey Uniqlo sweater and white Ked's sneakers. To my surprise, they ended up looking great with the dress. With some encouragement from Kimberly (what would I do without her!), I agreed to take a few shots of the look. We added in my favorite camo bag which I use for EVERYTHING, and voila it's my new favorite summer casual outfit!