Fall Wedding Guest Jumpsuit

Fall Wedding Guest Attire, Dressy Jumpsuit, The Formal Jumpsuit,

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Maroon cut out jumpsuit, Dressy Jumpsuit, What to wear to a wedding

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit + chunky heels + white clutch

Jumpsuit: Dillards | Heels: Jessica Simpson | Clutch: Charming Charlie | Earrings: Charming Charlie | Bracelet: Charming Charlie

You know you are getting old when everyone you have known since you were in diapers all the way to the college besties are signing up to get married. Like most (normal) people, I love weddings! No matter how extravagant the wedding is or not, it’s always a very special night celebrating the happy couple. While wedding season can be stressful trying to pick out the perfect outfit to stuff your face with wedding cake yet still have enough room to bust some moves on the dance floor, I have got you covered so that you can spend less time worrying about what to wear and more time practicing those dance moves.

Jumpsuits are back in style in a BIG way and this particular one is bringing sexy back. When I saw this maroon jumpsuit in all of it’s glory, there was just no telling me no. The price tag was more than I would normally spend on a jumpsuit (after all they are basically nice pajamas). I justified it like any rational person would do. I thought about all of the places I could wear this jumpsuit. First off, I will certainly be bringing it to New York Fashion Week with me! Secondly, it would be a showstopper for a cocktail party, girls night, or date night. And lastly, it will be perfect for those Fall weddings right around the corner.

Why is a jumpsuit hands down the most genius outfit choice to wear to a wedding? Seriously for SO many reasons. Number one being that while every other girl is trying to hike up her dress and awkwardly dance, you are 10 steps ahead of them ready to take on the limbo, cha cha slide, cotton-eyed joe and every other cliche wedding song like a total champ! Secondly, they are so fashion forward (without even trying) that every girl in the room is going to wish she was in a jumpsuit too! I would even bet that if the bride didn’t already have it in the bag, you would have won best dressed, just saying. Lastly and I think most importantly, is that they are such an easy and comfortable outfit to put together. Since it is just one piece, it makes a statement all on it’s own and requires very little accessorizing. O and there is plenty of room in those things for lots of cake too, I can’t leave that added plus out 🙂

If I haven’t already convinced you that jumpsuits are the way to go for your next wedding, here are a few more tips to keep in mind to help you put the perfect wedding guest outfit together.

  1. Stick with a neutral color if you want to play it safe (just remember no white!). Neutral colors like camel, navy, grey or black will always look elegant. For all of my ladies that want to make a statement, great Fall colors would be maroon, olive, indigo, or red. Prints are ok but stay away from anything too crazy. Honestly, solid colors are probably going to be your best. Simple, yet chic.
  2. Mind your fabrics and fit. For a black tie wedding, you will probably want to find a jumpsuit with a sturdier material than jersey or cotton. The thicker the fabric, the more polished you will look. For less dressier weddings, jersey and cotton materials are fine as long as they do not look like pajamas. As for fit, try to stick with something more fitted and that has a defined waist line rather than something that is flowy.
  3. Have fun with the details. There are so many jumpsuit options out there with wide pant legs, cut outs, open backs, plunging neck lines, you name it and they have it. Use your best judgement and don’t show too much skin, but feel free to have a little fun.
  4. Simplify your accessories by letting the jumpsuit do the talking. Wear very simple jewelry, a solid colored clutch, and classic heels. Less is best!

Cheers to a wedding season full of love and excitement, nights spent shredding the dance floor, and an outfit that get’s you lots and lots of compliments 🙂

Photos by: Banavenue Photography

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Gingham OTS Dress

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Christian Paul Watch + Gingham OTS dress

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Gingham off the shoulder dress + lace up sandal heels + tassel earrings

Dress: SheIn ($15) | Heels: Nordstrom | Purse: Similar | Watch: Christian Paul | Earrings: Charming Charlie ($7)

Happy Monday friends! There is no denying that my favorite trend of the summer has been everything that shows off my shoulders. I am wearing this trend out one OTS (off the shoulder) dress at a time. It’s actually pretty bad how many pieces of clothing I own of this trend but that just goes to show how much I am loving it!

Gingham print is the perfect transitional print into Fall so I have been finding myself gravitating towards that print as the cooler weather starts to roll in. That is if you can consider “cooler weather” below 90 degrees. So when I saw this dress in gingham + OTS I knew I had to snatch it up. The $15 price tag was a no brainer! Be warned that sizing does run a little big (I’m wearing an XS) but I love the elastic top and arm details to make it feel smaller.

Another one of my recent purchases that I am overly happy about are my suede sandal heels that will easily transition me into Fall since it will still be on the warmer side down here in the way south! The heel is the perfect height and the lace around the ankle is plenty of support to feel comfortable in.

On another note, these pictures were taken at the new SAKs restaurant, 51 Fifteen, and if you have not had a chance to stop by for happy hour, you need to! The chic set up is enough to want to peek inside and you will definitely want to be sure to stay for a 5115 cocktail. After checking out the menu, I will surely be back for a brunch pit stop.

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Social Media Time

Social Media Breakdown, Striped Pencil Skirt, Business Attire, Women's business casual

Social Media Breakdown, Striped Pencil Skirt, Business Attire, Women's business casualSocial Media Breakdown, Striped Pencil Skirt, Business Attire, Women's business casual

Social Media Breakdown, Striped Pencil Skirt, Business Attire, Women's business casualSocial Media Breakdown, Striped Pencil Skirt, Business Attire, Women's business casual

Social Media Breakdown, Striped Pencil Skirt, Business Attire, Women's business casual

Tassel Purse + Christian Paul Watch + Business Casual Attire

Christian Paul Watch + Business Casual Attire

Skirt: Similar | Shoes: Target | Purse: Charming Charlie | Watch: Christian Paul

If you have been around my little space of the internet for some time, you may or may not know that on top of keeping up with the blog, there are other platforms that I create content for and post to regularly as well. All of these platforms would fall under the umbrella of social media. Today I thought I’d give you a breakdown of what I use each of them for so that you can pick and choose which to follow based on your interests and what works best for you!

Facebook

I actually have two Facebooks, one personal and one for my blog. I use Facebook to promote new blog posts, post photos that I take throughout the day, and share articles that I find inspiring. I like to think that Facebook is the all encompassing of blog posts, Instagram and personal photos, motivating or inspirational articles, as well as a place to find out about local events. If you are going to pick just one platform to follow, I suggest Facebook!

Instagram

I try not to pick favorites but I have to admit that Instagram usually wins out above everything else! If you are a visual person and like looking at photos rather than reading an entire blog post, then Instagram is for you. I share photos from recent blog posts, daily outfits that I think are worth sharing (aka when I actually look like I didn’t just roll out of bed), sale alerts, event coverage, vacation tidbits and really just lots and lots of clothes that you won’t find in a blog post! The best part about Instagram, is LikeToKnowIt. If you are not signed up for it your bank account is probably thanking you, but your closet certainly is not! Read all about how you can get outfit details of what I am wearing in my Instagram photos sent straight to your inbox after liking an Instagram picture here.

Pinterest

Pinterest has been around for awhile and you probably know it as your go-to site when you want to make some new fancy recipe, get crafty, or plan your next home renovation. Yes, all of that is true but did you know that it is also a great source for fashion inspiration as well? If you visit my Pinterest, I have boards that cover everything from blog photos to fashion inspiration and vacation hot spots to recipes that I am dying to try. For the most part, Pinterest is going to be everything that inspires me, not just all fashion. If you think we have similar taste in style then I bet you might find that we might also like the same recipes, work wear, vacation spots, beauty tips, crafts and so much more!

Snapchat

Snapchat qualifies as my second favorite social media tool. It’s where things get interesting and a little weird 🙂 Want to see what I do throughout the day? Snapchat is where it’s at. You will see everything from my outfit every morning to probably every single meal that I eat. Because where else can you take pictures of your daily Chick-fil-a meals and not be judged? Out of all of the other social media platforms, Snapchat is by far the most personal and gives you a look at what I do in my normal day life. It’s not staged and it’s not planned out unlike almost every other platform. It’s where I can be goofy and share tidbits of my day. I also love that I can interact with all of you via selfies and instant messaging. If we aren’t Snapchat friends-, go add me right now- my handle is shelbiadams!

Twitter

Last but certainly not least is Twitter, and to be honest it is my least favorite and I secretly wish it would die out. Harsh? Sorry Twitter, no hard feelings I hope. I do not keep up with Twitter as much as I should but it is a way to get blog updates, photos and random thoughts from people. If you are more about news and facts, Twitter is for you! Otherwise to me it seems like a dying breed.

So there you have it, a break down of all of the different social media platforms and how I use them! I hope that if we aren’t already following each other that we are now! I love getting to connect with each one of you outside of blogging and hopefully on a more personal level. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with all of the craziness that comes along with social media but the one good thing that it does is let me get to know all of you!

*Thank you Christian Paul Watches for making this post possible.*

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25 Bridal Event Dresses under $100

White cold shoulder dress | 25 Bridal event dresses | Bridal Shower Dress

White cold shoulder dress | 25 Bridal event dresses | Bridal Shower Dress

White cold shoulder dress | 25 Bridal event dresses | Bridal Shower Dress

White cold shoulder dress | 25 Bridal event dresses | Bridal Shower Dress

White cold shoulder dress | 25 Bridal event dresses | Bridal Shower Dress

Tassel Clutch, Rebecca Minkoff Clutch, Colored Tassels

Dress: Goodnight Macaroon | Heels: Sam Edelman | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff | Earrings: Kendra Scott

No, I am not a bride but I do feel like I have a hand up when it comes to finding the perfect outfit for almost any occasion! Plus, I know just how hard it can be when you are looking for something specific and for the life of you, you can can’t seem to find it! Que the adult temper tantrum. Whether you are a bride or just in need of an all white dress, I’ve got you covered!

If you are like me when it comes to events, I always want something cute, good quality, and doesn’t cost me a fortune! Some of my go to stores include Nordstrom, Dillards, and Goodnight Macaroon. You’ve probably heard of the first two but if you haven’t heard of Goodnight Macaroon, you might have just found your new favorite online boutique! The best part about this cute little shop is that every Tuesday throughThursday they do a flash sale and several of their items go on major discount (I’m talking up to 50% off regular priced items)!

The dress that I am wearing above, I wore to a Sunday brunch with the girls. I usually can’t resist a pop of color so I added in some bright pink earrings and heels and a multi-colored, tasseled clutch. Note to all my brides- don’t be afraid to add in a little color in the details! The best and easiest ways to add in color are always your jewelry, shoes, belts, and purses!

Now onto the good stuff! I’ve rounded up all of the best deals for every type of bride and occasion, from bridal shower to bachelorette party! I’ve also made sure to include something for every girl’s taste and budget.

Short Dress

Long Dress

Under $50

Bachelorette Party

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Cold Shoulder Top + Shein Review

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Shein Review | Off the shoulder top + white jeans | Summer Fashion via itsallchictome.com

Top: Shein | Pants: Nordstrom | Shoes: Similar | Clutch: Elaine Turner | Sunglasses: Charming Charlie | Watch: Charming Charlie | Earrings: Kendra Scott

I’ve had several people ask me my thoughts on Shein recently so I wanted to give my honest review of them. With so many of these type of budget friendly online boutiques from China, you want to know if you can trust them before you commit to purchasing. I will be the first to say that they are definitely hit or miss. I have received a couple of items that just did not work. The couple of times that this has happened to me, the item did not fit correctly (either sizing issues or just ill fitting). Good news is that Shein has a 30 day return policy though so any items that do not work out can be returned! While there have been a couple of times that items did not work out, I have honestly had more success than failure with them. Here are a few tips to consider before making a purchase from Shein to guarantee success for you too.

Know the quality isn’t always great

The reason the prices are so great is because the quality is not the best, most of the time that is. To my surprise the last 2 items that I ordered from them including this top, were amazing quality. Other items that I have received were not the best quality but were definitely wearable. As the saying goes, “You get what you pay for”. Although the quality may not be great, I love Shein for trendy pieces that I know won’t be in style forever and therefor do not wish to spend a ton of money.

Check your measurements

Sizing can be a little tricky because every piece runs a little differently. I would say from personal experience that items usually run big according to American sizing. It is very helpful when double checking sizing to know your measurements because Shein will list those out for you. I am normally a XS-S most places, but I always go off of the measurements with Shein instead of my normal sizing.

Do your research

Since Shein can be hit or miss, rely on other people and bloggers to find the hidden gems. What I do for almost any site like this is to stock their Instagram page’s tagged photos. Get a feel for popular items. Most bloggers, including myself, are not going to post “failure” items. They are going to post items that they love and brands that they trust! If you are debating on sizing, ask someone who has the item what the sizing is like! I do this ALL of the time! I ask other bloggers what size they ordered and if it runs big or small. Also make sure to read the reviews for every item. Some items will not have any, but others will give honest reviews, including if the quality is not great or if you should size up or down.

So all of this is to say that yes, they are a legit website but I do want to give you a fair warning of what you are getting yourself into. I will continue to buy from them and it really is a great option for fashionistas on a budget, especially for those trendy pieces that aren’t meant to last you forever.

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