Beach Wedding Weekend: What I plan to wear

J and I will be heading to Marco Island, Florida for a beach wedding in the near future and I’m so excitedI  I can’t wait to feel the warmth of the sun and put my toes in the sand, but that said, it’s been a little tricky to narrow down a dress for the “Resort Casual Attire” dress code.  At first I really didn’t know what that meant, but after some research…it can mean just about anything fit for a casual affair.  Who knew?

The party the night before the wedding is said to be super casual.  Shorts, t-shirts and flip flops are appropriate.  However, I love me a good sundress, so that’s what I will be wearing.  I chose this navy and white gingham number that I got on a super sale this past weekend at JCrew.  The XS fit best overall, but I just had tack the straps since they were a little long.  I LOVE this dress.  The weight of the fabric is perfect and essentially non-wrinkle, and it’s very flattering.

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Since I love to be comfortable, especially at weddings, I opted for a lavender fit and flare option with the ability to add a scarf to wrap around my shoulders in case it gets chilly.  I had to size up in this dress based on the reviews, so I ordered a medium.  I love that it’s versatile enough to go from flats to heels in a heartbeat and the see-through lace on the lower half of the dress makes it cooler in the warm Florida temps.  Plus, the color is just so, so pretty!

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Saturday night’s dinner will be another casual event.  I’m not sure exactly where we are going yet, but “Derby hats” are welcome.  I chose this flowy dress from Hi Sugarplum’s line at Nordstrom.  I can pair any hat with it, as well as jewelry, and I will be super comfortable.

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I also opted to pack several pairs of shoes that can either dress up or down the dress depending on how I feel.  I just got these flat sandals from DSW in white and I know they will work with any of the dresses I bring. My gold Havaina’s will also be in my suitcase to wear as slippers in the hotel room, for trips to the pool or beach, and they also can be worn with any of the outfits I bring because of their neutral metallic color.  I’ll also be packing a pair of tan wedges and white sneakers. Finally, a thin sweater or jean jacket (I haven’t decided yet) will cover my bare arms in case I get chilly.

Stay tuned for more pictures as the festivities transpire!

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