This past weekend one of my Georgetown swimming teammates got married in New Jersey and it was a wonderful way to spend Labor Day. She and her husband and a beautiful church ceremony and elaborate reception and I chose a beautiful red dress for the occasion. I had a black peplum number in mind but on Friday afternoon stopped by Rent the Runway, only a few blocks from my Chelsea office, to see if anything caught my eye.
I do not usually wear red but this dress really caught my eye. I could have gone a size smaller but as the wedding was less than 24 hours away I took what I could get and for $40 I think it was a great choice. Paired with my favorite nude leather pumps, a statement pair of earrings I also picked up at Rent the Runway, gold jewelry and a dramatic gold eye completely with false lashes I was ready to dance the night away!
Slate & Willow Red Petal Dress |Kenneth Jay Lane Becks Earrings
Pink Mirror Aviators | Frolic Pointy Toe Pumps
I must admit, the photos above are some of the best outfit photos I think I have ever taken. Sure, I facet of it is that I am well on my way to my fitness goals but a large part of the credit is due to my friend Wes, he is in the photos below, and his secret talent as a fashion photographer.
I joked with him after looking at the photos on the LCD screen of my camera that his talent is not being put to full use as a officer in the U.S. Navy but as I look at them now, I think when he is done serving our country he should come work with me on Sparkles and Shoes. And I am only half kidding. Now on to the wedding:
I loved this dress and it was such a great wedding,
congratulations again Laura and Matt! #baitobe
oh my goodness, this color is perfection on you! You look gorg! Great job, girlie! xx
You look gorgeous in that dress!
xo | The Fashion Forecast
Kelly. You are rocking this red dress. Looks like you had a great time at the wedding too. Nice venue.
You look wonderful in this red dress!
Looks like a wonderful time!! you look gorgeous!
Such a gorgeous dress! You look lovely in red! 🙂
Le Stylo Rouge
This dress is unreal!! I love the neckline and the pleated bottom!
SANDY "H.C." CALLAN says
You look lovely that red dress is so pretty! I wish I looked that pretty in red haha!
The cut of this dress is so pretty! And definitely a beautiful wedding!
You look great in red!
You look so pretty, I think you should always wear red!
Brooke (LookBrooke) says
You look gorgeous! Love the cut and color of that dress!