Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What I Wore: Emerald Aisle

Just over a week ago, we had the pleasure of attending a pretty outdoor wedding.  We haven't attended a wedding in a while, so I was so looking forward to getting dressed up and feeling all lovey and romantic.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade

It was quite a lovely day for a wedding in the outdoors, at a venue we have never been to before.  The Queen Anne Mansion is this Victorian house on a nice-sized lot in Portland, Oregon.  The trees provide nice shade and a very enchanting setting for a wedding.  It was even prettier at night with all the lights in the trees lit up.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade; Queen Anne Victorian Mansion in Portland, OR

For such a delightful celebration and location, I chose to wear the Scalloped Luna Lace Dress from Kiyonna.  It is a pretty perfect dress to wear to a wedding, in my opinion.  It is beautiful, comfortable, and dressy with minimal hassle. I love being able to wear a pretty dress that doesn't require too tight Spanx that make me cranky and sweaty. After all, feeling fantastic in your clothes and enjoying yourself at such a fun event shouldn't feel like a chore.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade

Last year, you might have seen me in a pretty grey version of the Luna.  There a few differences in this new version that I wanted to point out.  First, this "Paradise Jade" color is gorgeous!  Second, this Luna is made with a scalloped lace that adds a little more of a feminine touch to the look of the dress.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade

Third, the upper arms fit me much better in this version.  In the grey dress from last year, you may remember that the tightness of the upper arms was the only thing I wasn't crazy about with that dress.  If you have larger upper arms, I would encourage you to go for this scalloped version of the dress.  The arms were looser and much more comfortable, but not baggy at all.  I also feel like the nude colored mesh under the upper portion of the dress is a little thicker in this one to hide bra straps better.  I still wore a nude-colored bra, but you could not see the straps at all.

Additionally, I will add that it fits pretty true to size while being just a little roomier than last year's dress.  For reference, I am 5'9" and am wearing a 4X.

And last but certainly not least, I received loads of compliments on this dress.  Complete strangers walked up to me just to tell me how much they loved this dress.  Who doesn't love compliments??

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade
Scalloped Luna Lace Dress - Kiyonna
Peep Toe Flats - Avenue (no longer online but may be in stores.)
Jewelry - In Pink

I paired the dress with my nude flats for comfort and practicality. These flats from Avenue are quite comfortable and have an adorable bow detail on the heel.  I liked them so much, I also bought the black pair.  My jewelry is a great find from In Pink.  I had two bracelets I restrung to make a larger bracelet that fit me better.  Using the leftover pieces, I made two small hair clips.  They are so sparkly!

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade

Plus, I got to dance with this guy, who kissed me and told me how beautiful I looked and how much he loves me.  Attending a wedding reminds us of all the feelings we felt when we got married and gets us all sentimental.  Even though we tell each other we love one another every day, it is nice to have those moments that remind you all over again just how valued that person is to you and what they mean to you, and you to them.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Scalloped Luna Lace Dress by Kiyonna in Paradise Jade

Disclosure: I am a member of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade and they provided me with the dress in this post.  All opinions on the item are my own.

4 comments :

  1. Beautiful! I love the luna lace dress anyway, but that color is stunning on you!

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  2. You know I love green! And thank you for the comparison - I tried one of the Luna dresses through GB, and it was pretty, but I also felt the sleeves weren't ideal. If they get this version, I'll try it and create an occasion. The way my life has been lately, that occasion will probably involve wearing the shit to grocery shop, but I feel that I am approaching the age where eccentricity should be embraced rather than rewarded with a trip to the loony bin.

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  3. Thank you, dahling!! I am glad I chose green. It speaks to me. :-)

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  4. You will be the best dressed grocery shopper in town! And I agree that eccentricity should be embraced. :-) I am glad the comparison helped. It was enough of a noticeable difference to me that I didn't want it to go unmentioned. If the sleeves were enough to keep someone with larger arms from buying the previous dress, I fully endorse the sleeves on this one. They were MUCH more comfortable. I think you can tell just by comparing the pictures of the two dresses too.

    PS - Thank you!

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