Friday, September 14, 2012

Frock Fridays: Engagement Session

Confession: my Frock Fridays posts are generally a bit unrealistic.  No, actually, that's not quite right.  They always feature clothes that I would want to wear - and, just as importantly, that I think would suit my figure - but they also often include pieces that I couldn't in my wildest dreams afford.  (As {av} says, our only requirement when we link up is to "dream big and not worry about the price tags!")

But today's Frock Fridays post isn't just realistic.  It's real.  Yes, dear readers, this is what I am going to be wearing today for our engagement shoot with Tarah!  (That means that you have to say nice things in the comments, okay?  Thanks.)  I know that this is a special occasion, but I also know that these pictures will be a snapshot of us - of who we are in this amazing moment - and so I want to be as me as possible for the session.  That's why I plan to be, for the most part, wearing items that I already own and are part of my usual grab-and-go routine of getting dressed.

I ordered this Tinley Road ponte dress a few weeks ago from Piperlime during their pre-fall sale, and have already worn it a dozen times.  It's not as A-line on me as it looks on the mannequin because I'm curvy, but I love the way it flares over my hips.  And coral is totally my warm-weather color, so I need to get my fill of it before I become to pale to pull it off!

This snakeskin belt is a new acquisition - I stopped into Loft on my way home earlier this week and saw that it was marked way down.  I already had the Sam Edelman snakeskin flats, and they go together perfectly!  (Yes, I'm that old-fashioned.  I like my accessories to match.  Go ahead, judge me.)

It's apparently going to be in the mid-to-high 60s in London today, but our shoot will primarily be on the river and is scheduled for the late afternoon, so it might be a bit cooler than that - hence the J Crew cardigan.  To be honest, I was going to wear a black belt and black shoes, too, but the whole effect was a bit severe when I tried them all on, so I'm just sticking with the cardigan.

And then the earrings.  Oh, Kate Spade - what you do to me!  I planned originally to wear my classic pearl studs, but decided at the last minute that I needed a little bling to match my ring.

So there we are!  My outfit for our engagement shoot.  Jon's prepared as well, you know.  He even got a haircut on Monday!  That's big, dear readers.  Big.  Here's to hoping that you find an excuse to get a bit spiffed up this weekend, too!


  1. Have an amazing photo shoot!!! And the outfit look gorgeous :)

  2. Love the outfit (and I'm not just saying that because you told me I had to!) :) Can't wait to see the pictures!

  3. You're going to look lovely! Such a smart idea to pick "you" clothes, you'll be more comfortable and your happiness will shine right through. Fingers crossed for lovely weather!

  4. I love your being "you" for your photoshoot- so much better than looking back at pictures and focusing on your love rather than a "oh, yeah, this was a great excuse to buy that $400 dress I wanted!" Even if it was... :) (Not a personal story, but I've heard similar). Have a great time, and I can't wait to see the pictures!!

  5. LOVE it! Can't wait to see the pictures! Hope you're having a fab time!


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