Tuesday, May 31, 2011

{reader request} august wedding in Jackson Hole...

My friend Anna (of Working Women Wednesday fame) recently tweeted at/@ me for some dressing advice. She's attending the wedding of "earthy Seattle rock climbers" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this August. The affair promises to be rather casual, as weddings go, but that is no reason not to embrace the occasion. Any celebration is cause for a special outfit and a little bit of fancy. And whimsy. And this summer, maxi.

I am totally, utterly obsessed with the idea of wearing a long dress to an outdoor, summer wedding this season. I have this vision of Anna wandering between Aspen trees and through tall grasses, holding champagne in one hand and her dress hems in the other, following the sounds of a live folk band to a tent in twilight. (Obviously I have no idea what the venue of this wedding is, or if it's at twilight, or if they will have a band, but the mind wanders...)

Since I have no such invitation, I am proposing to live vicariously through Miss Imperati. I want to see pictures all over Facebook of her in a long, lovely dress with a smile on her face and pretty little shoes  on her feet.

wedding chic

wedding chic

I've presented here for Anna a few different ways to sport a long dress, a few choice accessories and some chic summer footwear. How much fun could Anna have twirling on the dance floor in the simplest black one-shoulder cotton gown and flat patent leather sandals? Or a printed pink number that needs not one piece of jewelry? The key is to tuck just the bare essentials into a small clutch with a big attitude, then immediately toss it on your table and get to boogie-ing. In between congratulating the bride and sipping champagne, perhaps let a statement necklace and a swath of floor-skimming fabric do the rest of the talking.


  1. that Dannijo necklace is to die for! loving your vision of chic maxis.


  2. I seriously love this, thank you!! Is it too much for a guest to have multiple outfit changes at a wedding?! I can see myself rocking all four of these looks, will report back! -Anna Imperati