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OSCAR BRIDAL GOES BOHO?

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ever been asked the question, “If you could have one person design your wedding dress, who would it be?”. My answer includes a few people – the first one being Oscar de la Renta. So, when bridal fashion week rolls around, you know I’m always keeping my eye […]

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  1. Splendid Market

    Oh, Oscar, he always keeps things so fresh. I love the eyelet ensemble for the beach wedding, or the after party, so stunning, with a classic edge. The garlands and simple garden bouquets are equally refreshing. Beautiful finds Cassandra.

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WEDDING PALETTES IN RED + NUDE

There’s been a trend forming on my wedding pinterest board lately, and it’s all about the combination of red + nude… We’ve seen the soft pink and nude tones in the wedding world for the past few years, and just when I thought it might be getting a bit boring, the addition of this bright, […]

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  1. K

    BEYOND gorgeous colors. So refreshing and something I’d never seen before. I’m married but my wedding fever is never over, lol.

    Check out my latest post – casual leopard chic.

    Cheers!
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    1. Teri

      They are all amazing! I just love that cake. For me, the contrast of the deep burgundy adds so much sophistication. Number 3 for the win!

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WHAT TO WEAR :: EVERY OCCASION

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So far in our little ‘What to Wear’ series for weddings we’ve been addressing some pretty specific locations, but today we’re going practical. Because, let’s be honest, every girl needs that one  dress that works for every occasion. And for me? This is it! It shimmers in the sun, and dazzles at night. It goes from summer […]

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  1. lola

    I think this dress is gorgeous. My only issue is it’s a bit too close to white. I think it’s important to be respectful of the no-white-at-a-wedding rule and to me, this is cutting it too close.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      I’m totally with you and if you think it’s too close, then definitely don’t risk offending the bride! I can tell you that in person it’s much more silver than white – it was hard to capture in photos as the sheen makes it brighten up so much!

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  2. Alli

    No concerns for white(ish) at a wedding?! I will never be able to move past that Emily Post rule.

    If the dress is more white than another color, it’s too white for a wedding.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      I think if you saw the dress in person you’d see that it’s very much a metallic silver more than white – but if it’s even questionable for you, then definitely don’t make that move! I absolutely respect that no white at a wedding rule!

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  3. Abby

    Eek- I have to agree with the comments above. I know formalities have changed over the years (i.e. wearing color at funerals, jeans to church, etc), but my experience is to stick to the no-white at weddings rule , you just never know. Love the dress, just would save it for a different occasion. :)

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  4. COCOCOZY

    Just checked out your blog this morning and I looked back over the last week or so. Saw that you are doing wedding outfit posts! Great idea. I also read some of the comments. Keep up the nice work with these posts. Don’t get distracted by negative people…the posts are adorable. Cute dress. Must look into maybe acquiring!

    xo
    Coco

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  5. Karena

    Cassandra, a gorgeous dress on you.
    Unless it really shows more silver in person; then I would just wear it to all other occasions than a wedding!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
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  6. Katie Wolf

    Hi Cassandra, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and really enjoy it. I’ve never left a comment before and it was starting to feel like eating out and not tipping, so thanks for what you do! I’m an American living in New Zealand and it’s a fun way to stay connected to and get inspiration from back home. Keep up the good work.
    Katie
    http://www.differentkindofsouthern.blogspot.com

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      ha! i love that analogy! thanks so much for the comment! i hope to see more of them!! so jealous that you’re in new zealand! it’s on the top of my list to get to. xo

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  7. Fallon {Sage & Sparkle}

    Cassandra – LOVE the dress! Totally looks silver to me and if its even more silver in person as you say, I think it is the perfect “go to” for a wedding! Great choice! Plus it looks amaz on you!

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  8. Melissa

    Hello! I know that this is an old post but I bought this dress over the summer in hopes of wearing it for the holidays. I’m here in Seattle (brrr!); how would you style this dress for right now? Thanks!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      how funny – i was just thinking about how much i wish i had kept it for the holidays! it’s so perfect and shimmery! if you want to keep warm inside, i would top it with a blazer (like the one i posted on today, or a very simple little cardi in something luxe like cashmere. for accessories, there are plenty of options. i would probably go with the icy look of the dress and opt for blues and bordeaux – like the colors in this necklace:

      http://rstyle.me/n/dtzzssr5

      they lend themselves to some riche bordeaux nails and lips if you’re daring enough. you could also go very icy and do layers of pale blue/rhinestones all over, to keep it light! a metallic heel would work well with that!

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DREAMING OF :: DELPHINE MANIVET

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If you every drifted off to sleep and dreamed of a whimsical place filled with lace, silk and tulle it might just look something like the world of Delphine Manivet. A French {bein sur!} designer who opened up shop in 2004 Ms. Manivet’s gowns are seriously the hight of simplistic beauty. Is it possible to tire […]

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WHAT TO WEAR :: THE SEASIDE WEDDING

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Returning today to our little wedding season-inspired What to Wear series, today’s recommended attire is all about the the beach! Normally for a beach wedding, I think easy breezy dresses – maybe even something a bit nautical – but when I saw this one, I knew it had to be my pick for a wedding […]

19 responses on “WHAT TO WEAR :: THE SEASIDE WEDDING

  1. melanie

    I used to love your blog, but lately you’ve been trying way too hard to model and you look ridiculous doing it. Not relate able at all anymore. So much for being an interiors blog.

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    1. Kristin

      I have never commented before but I just wanted to say I enjoy your blog and I enjoy the outfit posts. You DO NOT look ridiculous…keep doing what you’re doing!

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    2. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Hi Melanie – I’m so sorry that you feel this way, and felt the need to be rude in getting your point across. I know that over the years my blog has grown and changed to reflect my own changing tastes and interests. It has, however, ALWAYS featured fashion as a source of inspiration. I don’t believe in focusing on just one topic of design when all of them influence me in so many ways – from interiors to entertaining to fashion. And I have always been clear in that goal.

      The point of doing these outfitting posts is not to make myself the center of attention, but to create original content beyond just posting images of clothing. They take hours to produce, and quite frankly, it took me a very long time to get to the point where I felt comfortable in doing them. It was only after encouragement from readers and friends that I decided to go for it. Our first attempt at this series was such a hit that I decided to a second one. (Did you note that? It’s only the SECOND time I’ve done this.) I like to show how someone who’s NOT a fashionista, who is NOT a size zero, and who is all of 5’2″ can still pull off some pretty looks.

      I will also fully admit that my blog is a business, and as such, we enjoy working with sponsors who come from the fashion world. Opening the blog up to opportunities to work with those sponsors in new ways – like outfitting posts – allows me to keep my job. Which, you know, is nice.

      I still have plenty of interior design inspiration, this month just happens to be a bit more focused on weddings. Next month will be a bit more focused on my travels to Africa. I hope that doesn’t offend you either. And if it does, please take your negativity elsewhere. There are plenty of gorgeous interior design blogs out there waiting for you to discover them.

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    3. Chris

      I’ve been reading Cassandra’s blog since it started, and I think it’s great that she’s talking about other elements of style. Life is not JUST about interiors.

      Rather than anonymously trying to tear down a hard-working and successful entrepreneur you should be celebrating and admiring the fact that she has done so well. “If one of us succeeds, we all succeed.”

      Shame on you, internet troll.

      Good for you, Cassandra! That last shot is a charmer!

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  2. Haylie

    I think this look is absolutely gorgeous, however I don’t think it is practical for a seaside wedding. I did a post recently on wedding attire too and also did a beach wedding. I am from the Oregon Coast and I know from experience of working at beach weddings and attending that anything short and flowy is a bad idea unless you want to be holding down your dress all night and flashing everyone when the wind happens, and it will on the beach!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Hi Haylie! Point taken – some seaside weddings can definitely be a bit breezy. I’ve certainly attended quite a few, and find that most of the time the guests head inside after the ceremony for that very reason! So, for me, this pick doesn’t seem too unpractical, but I do suppose it depends on the exact location and agenda for the evening!

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  3. Tiffany

    I just wanted to say that I absolutely love and follow your blog religiously. Being a blogger myself I find it a real source of inspiration. Quite frankly in the blogging industry it is hard to not have different themes overlap, it’s all part of the business, and no matter what you do as a blogger you can’t satisfy everybody. That being said though, I think Cassandra has done a great job pleasing her audience and actually turned her dream into a business which only a handful of bloggers are realistically able to fulfill. I don’t consider your outfit posts to be ridiculous at all. In fact you resemble what an average, beautiful, and successful woman looks like by staying true to who you are as a person, which is hard to do in a society that is constantly forcing most women to follow the industry “norm” and is waiting for the next opportune moment to tear her image apart. Personally kudos to you, you look beautiful! And if people have a problem with the direction your blog has taken, then no one is forcing them from moving on to finding a new source of inspiration.

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  4. Robyn

    I have been a fan of your style and blog for the past couple of years and by sharing photos of yourself modelling outfits makes me think of you as actually being more relatable, not less.

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