(Dress: Self Portrait Bluebell Midi via Selfridges, Shoes: Aquazzura Alexa via Sefridges- both C/O)

Photos by Joe Galvin

Ah, weddings. Who doesn't love them? Dancing late in to the night to Luther Vandross (never too much), celebrating the love of two people you're pretty fond of, indulging in one too many sugared almonds (and cake, always cake)- and finally panicking about what to wear almost as much as the bride to be, naturally...

With my first ever 'friend' wedding coming up later this week (and excited being a total understatement for how I'm feeling)- exploring the online wedding boutique on Selfridges came at quite the right time to perfect the art of the wedding guest outfit. With Self Portrait being almost as instinctual for the perfect guest dress as my natural urge to cry during every first dance, browsing the selection was a bit of a dream- and this Self Portrait Bluebell lace midi dress couldn't be more perfect. With the ongoing debate of 'are black and white ever ok if you're not the bride and groom?' the choice of navy's, pastel and nude hues make for the perfect re-wearable palette.

...but the shoes, these beautiful shoes! Comfort is nearly always my number one priority when it comes to 8+ hours of wedding wear (including Diana Ross dancing and jumping to catch any potential bouquets), so anything with a chunky mid heel (and glitter being not necessary but totally preferable) makes for a total love story (no engagements necessary)- and these Aquazzura Alexa shoes are going to see many outings past the big day, that's for sure- I do indeed!



Post in collaboration with Selfridges, but love of, well, love- weddings, and beautiful shoes and dresses all my own


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(Dress: Self Portrait Bluebell Midi via Selfridges, Shoes: Aquazzura Alexa via Sefridges- both C/O)

Photos by Joe Galvin

Ah, weddings. Who doesn't love them? Dancing late in to the night to Luther Vandross (never too much), celebrating the love of two people you're pretty fond of, indulging in one too many sugared almonds (and cake, always cake)- and finally panicking about what to wear almost as much as the bride to be, naturally...

With my first ever 'friend' wedding coming up later this week (and excited being a total understatement for how I'm feeling)- exploring the online wedding boutique on Selfridges came at quite the right time to perfect the art of the wedding guest outfit. With Self Portrait being almost as instinctual for the perfect guest dress as my natural urge to cry during every first dance, browsing the selection was a bit of a dream- and this Self Portrait Bluebell lace midi dress couldn't be more perfect. With the ongoing debate of 'are black and white ever ok if you're not the bride and groom?' the choice of navy's, pastel and nude hues make for the perfect re-wearable palette.

...but the shoes, these beautiful shoes! Comfort is nearly always my number one priority when it comes to 8+ hours of wedding wear (including Diana Ross dancing and jumping to catch any potential bouquets), so anything with a chunky mid heel (and glitter being not necessary but totally preferable) makes for a total love story (no engagements necessary)- and these Aquazzura Alexa shoes are going to see many outings past the big day, that's for sure- I do indeed!



Post in collaboration with Selfridges, but love of, well, love- weddings, and beautiful shoes and dresses all my own


x

42 comments:

  1. You look stunning. The dress is so beautiful, the detail is incredible.

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  2. Seriously Liv, you look absolutely stunning! That dress is perfection on you

    Mel X
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  3. So gorgeous! Dress looks so good on you, really love your blog posts!

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  4. Wow! What a stunning dress, looks so beautiful on you!

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  5. Liv, this dress is just BEAUTIFUL on you, I re-read the post atleast 3 times too! Beautiful photos.

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  6. One of the most beautiful and romantic dresses I've ever seen!

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  7. amazing pics!
    beautiful dress!

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  8. That dress is just beautiful! I love the fabric and pretty detailing for summer <3 wonderful photography too! x


    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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  9. That dress is unbelievably gorgeous. Have fun at your friend's wedding!

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  10. Those shoes are EVERYTHING!
    Tenz
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    xxx

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  11. This whole look is absolutely DIVINE! <3 xxxx

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  12. You look gorgeous! Love the fact it has pockets x
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  13. Wow, suuuch a gorgeous dress. Love the tassles and just the different patterns, and it all mashes so well.

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  14. Oh my gosh that dress! I have no words! Navy looks so lovely on you and those shoes are giving me alllll the heart eyes. xx

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  15. You look so gorgeous! I love Self Portrait, everything they make is just stunning. Also a huge fan of weddings, so glad it's coming into wedding season!! X

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  16. So so beautiful Liv, you look gorgeous! x

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  17. This dress is so intricately pretty, you look so pretty!
    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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  18. My gosh, that is such a gorgeous dress for a wedding! I'm going to prom next week and am still confused on what to wear *shucks*

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  19. This dress is insane, I love it!!

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  20. Seriously this Self Portrait dress is divine, you look amazing girl and can't go wrong with a bit of blue <3

    Lauren x
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  21. What an incredible dress!!!!
    You look amazing,

    Love Paige Joanna
    xxx
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  22. I love the skirt of the dress so much! When I think of dressing for weddings, I usually think of light/bright/pastel colours. Your dress is beautiful! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  23. Love that dress, but those shoes!! xx

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  24. Love that dress for a summer wedding! It's absolutely perfect...the shoes are the best part though. As soon as I saw that heal I thought "Yes! I can dance in those!".

    xoxo - Kelly
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  25. Beautiful dress!


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  26. Totally obsessed with self portrait right now. Beautiful dress and you look fabulous X

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  27. This dress is really amazing!! Self portrait are rocking it with their dresses right now!!

    Kisses,
    Marta
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  28. You look so beautiful in the dress, and those shoes...wow, love them!! x

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  29. WOW! Such beautiful detailing! Perfect wedding guest outfit for this time of year :-)

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    xoxo

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  30. This dress is so amazing I love it! xx

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  31. Such a pretty wedding guest dress and the color is so pretty. Plus the shoes are gorgeous and seen so pretty.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  32. Right, that's it... I need me a self portrait dress! Everyone's rocking them and they're SO pretty.

    You're pretty too :) xxx

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  33. Jeez, Liv, you look beautiful! Navy is definitely your colour - and what a stunning setting!

    X

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  34. This dress looks amazing on you!!

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  35. You look great! Thats such an amazing dress x

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  36. Amazing dress!

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  37. Cool outfit, I just loved this very much. Thank you so much for sharing this idea here. You have really done a great work. Cool!!

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  38. Beautiful dress! What's the location of this shoot? Thank you!

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