I love people watching on events like this. Like to see what they are wearing of course. Most of the women guests wore black, lots of black lacy tights, tunics, short dresses (on ladies well over 40!) and long dresses too. Some were dressed in jeans and clunky shoes, mostly young girls. Boots, heels and flats.
I of course wore 4.5 inch heels.
I bought these Carlos Santana Iconic pumps off ebay about a year ago (after seeing them on Budget Chic blog) but never got a chance to wear them. Wearing such a heel for the first time and to a wedding required some preventive measures. Soft cushion inserts plus two band-aids per foot. I survived the night and even danced in them, but next time I'll use fatter inserts as the shoes stretched a bit. I took flats with me, left them in the car just in case, but didn't have to change after all.
Another thing I left in the car was this "Jump" trench that I've been dying to wear already!
It's double-breasted which I don't normally wear, but I haven't been able to find any single-breasted trenchcoats, seen nothing worthy in the shops, and didn't want to risk buying online. Returns from Israel can be tricky. I had to go up one size. Smaller size looked better fitted but if I buttoned it up, I couldn't move my arms.
Before I started reading fashion blogs, I always wore pants when going out, usually black. But now I enjoy wearing dresses. For the wedding I chose this thin jersey dress with draping in the front. First of all, it wasn't black. Second - you could have your dinner and not worry too much about your tummy sticking out - the draping takes care of that. The label on the dress says "Oben". The thin patent belt came with the dress. I tried a wider belt here but it didn't look right. The sleeves have same patent belts on them and flare out. All in all flattering. Especially as I put on a full-body "spanx"-type suit underneath.
It's hard to show true colors in the photos, so I took a picture this morning in the natural light of the "stuff" as Sheila calls it. You can see the pattern of the dress as well as my faux grey pearls and a flower ring from a local "boutique".