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What to wear to a wedding: Part 1- the SHOWER

18 Mar

So wedding season is close upon us and invitations for the bridal showers, bachelorette parties and ceremonies begin to hit our mailboxes. You may be in need of some inspiration on what to wear for those events. Well, no worries, we have some options for you at MiUS Collection.

In today’s post we’ll focus on the wedding shower attire. First let’s start with some general rules of thumb when it comes to dressing for a bridal shower. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Let the bride-to-be wear white. It’s a subtle way to let her shine on her big day. Personally, I would even steer away from creams and ivory as well. Nude shades and white dresses with colorful prints are fine, but solid whites should be reserved for the star of the show: The Bride!
  2. Stay away from red. It may seem trite, but red is considered to be a “vulgar” hue associated with adultery. Not exactly appropriate for celebrating your friend’s upcoming nuptials! LOL Red is also a “look-at-me” color. Again, let the bride bask in the spotlight.
  3. Try not to wear black. This is a completely my personal opinion, but I wouldn’t recommend wearing black to a bridal shower. It reminds me of mourning. Instead, wear a pretty color or print to show optimism for your friend’s new beginnings.

Well that’s it for bridal shower wardrobe etiquette! Now for the fun part… Here are my top picks from MiUS on what to wear to a bridal shower:

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Try one of these cute frocks paired with a nice cardigan and heels or pretty flats…

What do you think?  Which one is your favorite?

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The Thanksgiving formal-casual-ish wear

19 Nov

I love Thanksgiving week…not only because it is a short work week for some of us, but it also means we have a little “extra” time to spend with family, we gather around a table to give “Thanks”  for all.  For me, it means we get to pass our holiday traditions to our younger generations (our kids).    What is interesting in our family is that we have two different traditions at our house.  My husband is use to a very laid back and casual Thanksgiving. However, I grew up in a family that makes this holiday a very religious and formal event where the fine china comes out, nice wine and all the decor with the table and we all dress up in our “Sunday’s best.”  We actually celebrate our Thanksgiving day at my in-law’s house, and we keep a little on the casual-ish’ side. I say “casual-ish” because I still like to insert some of my religious and formal side into the celebration day.  So these two traditions have somewhat merged over the years and cause a fashion conundrum in me, and I am always torn between wearing a dress or just jeans and a tee.  So in the last few years…I have decided to do a mix…

Here’s my take on the Thanksgiving formal-casual-ish wear…

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I love capes and leggings! I think they are comfy and give me such warm cozy feel!  I bling-ed them up by adding the sequin sweater.  I also LOVE the plaid cape.  So I was torn… either way they are fabulous options.  You can wear with leggings or skinny jeans.

What did I use on this board??

Sequin Sweater: http://www.miuscollection.com/Breathtaking-Sequin-SweaterPoncho_p_137.html

Ponte Leggings: http://www.miuscollection.com/Ponte-Legging-with-Leather_p_141.html

Wrap Watch: http://www.miuscollection.com/St-Tropez-Canary-Yellow-_p_198.html

stackable leather rings: http://www.miuscollection.com/Leather-ring-with-gold-tube-wine_p_98.html

square band: http://www.miuscollection.com/Square-shape-band-gold-_p_94.html

Shoes: piperlime.com

Are your family traditions formal or more casual? What do you wear for your Thanksgiving celebration?  You can send us pictures of your outfit and we’ll post!

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