Scallops in Saratoga

Scallop Dress Saratoga

Camilyn Beth dress c/o in custom size, fascinator hat (buy similar), J.Crew heels (old color) or similar blue suede heels below, pearl necklace


Last weekend Nick and I enjoyed a mini trip to the Saratoga, NY race track with a few fellow Bostonians. It brought back fond memories, as I used to tag along with my dad there as a kid to watch the horses. My family was in the area again, and I was thrilled to spend some time with them back at this fun venue. My mom didn’t recognize us and strolled right by several times, before doing a double-take and exclaiming, “wah…you guys look like you’re from 1920!”

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I’m not one to pass up an opportunity to dress up, and this scalloped piece from Camilyn Beth was perfect for the occasion. I first saw her designs via the lovely Blair and was drawn in by the dresses’ simple + sweet southern charm. Each piece is sewn in the US and I love that this style is fully lined with generously-sized pockets. I received a custom size in the dress so can’t speak to how the regular sizing fits. The back features gold snap buttons and has a slight dip, which my trusty DIY bra strap converter came in handy for! I retired a few old bras recently, and made sure to snip off the clasp part in case I needed a backup of this nifty accessory.

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Nick’s first attempt at bow-tying…he has plenty of time to practice before our wedding ; )
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Pretty Boston ladies Katherine, Khatu, and Laura

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48 thoughts on “Scallops in Saratoga

  • Amanda Hawkins August 13, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Beautiful dress! I absolutely love the tiny details and structure of it. Thanks for sharing!

    – Amanda | The Chic Counsel

  • Diane Hoang August 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Your dress is so pretty! I love the scallop design!

    Diane ||

  • SimplyxClassic August 14, 2014 at 12:04 am

    lovely as always, jean! <3

  • J August 14, 2014 at 12:12 am

    You're so beautiful! Love the dress. Nick looks great too.

  • Sarah August 14, 2014 at 12:13 am

    First-time commenter primarily because the two of you are just stunning! I was treated to a fascinator-making class at Artikal Millinery in NYC for my bachelorette and have been obsessed ever since. Also, do hold Nick to lots of bow-tie practice (even though his first attempt looks great) – my husband didn't practice at all before our wedding; while we can laugh at the photos now, I am told it was quite the stressful time involving multiple iPhones and YouTube videos. Oops!

  • Anna August 14, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Gorgeous venue and love the photoshoot with Nick!

  • Anonymous August 14, 2014 at 12:18 am

    you look amazing and your husband is hot 🙂

  • Happiness at Mid Life August 14, 2014 at 1:00 am

    What a pretty dress, all the details makes this dress so special.


  • Ella Pretty Blog August 14, 2014 at 2:40 am

    The pictures of you and Nick are sooo cute! Love your outfits – it's always fun to have an occasion to dress up for!

  • Anonymous August 14, 2014 at 3:24 am

    You look absolutely awesome, Jean, and Nick is surely a sweet darling. That hat is gorgeous.
    Love, both of you from Finland — Anu

  • Christine de Leon August 14, 2014 at 3:28 am

    love the button detailing on the dress!

    from – The Lion's Den

  • Mei Fleming August 14, 2014 at 6:15 am
  • Faye Y August 14, 2014 at 6:41 am

    So gorgeously simple and elegant! I love how the little details and accessories ups it from just being a plain white dress.

  • KDot August 14, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Thank you for the reminder about your bra strap converter. I had read it before but had completely forgotten about it I have a maxi dress that I love but never wear because of the low back.

  • Suzie Q August 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

    You and Nick look so cute together with your guys' outfits. Love the simplicity of the dress with the scalloped detail. The navy blue fascinator goes perfectly with it!

    Suzie Q

  • Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} August 14, 2014 at 7:43 am

    loved your outfit on Saturday – it was so nice to meet you in person! was such a fun trip 🙂

  • phiphis blog August 14, 2014 at 8:13 am

    you both look amazing, and the dress fits you perfectly!

  • Lauren Hughes August 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful dresses! Where is your friends yellow dress from too? xo

  • Alexis Kletjian August 14, 2014 at 9:03 am

    It was a great day, you both looked great! Your parents and brother were darling. See you again soon!

  • Camilyn Beth August 14, 2014 at 9:10 am

    You look so flawless! The entire outfit/day looks beautiful! 🙂

  • Revital August 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    gorgeous photos! I really like your shoes

  • Lannie August 14, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I'll have to look into this bra trick you are talking about! Love the outfit – the fascinator is beautiful and elegant! What a great excuse to wear 🙂

  • Temi Truly August 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    This looks so fabulous! Love the fascinator!!!

    ❤ Temi Truly
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  • Ashley Pletcher August 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    That dress is simply darling!!

    Afternoon Espresso

  • Giovanna August 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Love love love! Every aspect of this look is amaze! Obsessed with your dress!


  • andrea August 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Jean that dress is so beautiful!! Love the cut and the scalloped hem! This would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner or courthouse wedding!


  • Miss Hot Couture August 15, 2014 at 12:57 am

    You two look adorable! 🙂

  • Vanessa August 15, 2014 at 2:10 am

    So adorable! I really love your dress as well. You ladies all look so fantastic. 🙂

    Vessi :: arts & petite style blog

  • B.A.D I Blog About Design August 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I love the dress too! Such a cute look 🙂

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  • A Golden Tulip August 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    You look so gorgeous, love the hat!


  • CC August 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

    So cute and classy!! Love your style!

  • tailoredandtrue August 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I love the old fashioned dress paired with the modern shoe! It's a very lovely, timeless combination. The detail in the buttons on the dress is a nice touch as well. Beautiful!

  • Anonymous August 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I saw you and Nick in TJ Maxx/Home Goods today! I think you were furiture shopping, since it's tax free day today (and tomorrow). I was feeling kinda shy, so I didn't say hi, but I was so happy that I saw you! It just made my day! 🙂

  • Anonymous August 17, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Hi Jean, I am debating between a camel versus a taupe color bag. Which one would you choose if you were to choose only one and not both? Thank you for your opinion Jean

  • Trendy On A Budget August 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    You two look so lovely. Your fascinator is gorge!

  • Lindsay Truax August 18, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Love love your outfit!! Cute shoes.

  • Cynthia Nguyen August 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Love your scallop white dress! I first fell in love with the trim on white when Julia from Gal Meets Glam wore something similar after her wedding reception for the dinner portion. It was from Kate Spade!


  • Jean August 19, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I think camel looks great in warm weather and taupe in cool…but if I could only have one I'd probably go for the camel. Good luck choosing!

  • Jean August 19, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Aww I wish I got to meet you! I didn't realize it was a tax holiday, so that was a pleasant surprise. Love that store : )

  • Jean August 19, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Hi Lauren! It's from ASOS and is from earlier this year (now sold out).

  • Jean August 19, 2014 at 12:09 am

    That sounds like such a fun class and idea for a bachelorette! Glad all worked out on your big day, bow tie struggles and all : )

  • Angelicas Closet August 19, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Beautiful pictures and I really like your dress!

  • Liz August 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I live in Saratoga! Wish I knew you were coming to the city so I could have met you. Glad you enjoyed our beautiful city 🙂

  • Anonymous August 22, 2014 at 1:59 am

    I'm a big fan of your blog—I'm a small Asian Harvard student from southern California—and I just recently clicked on Nick's Instagram and realized that he went to the high school 10 minutes from mine. 🙂 Such a small world! Anyway, beautiful pictures!!

  • Elisha Kelly November 18, 2014 at 7:13 am

    You look adorable with your outfit. Find accessories that will add beauty to your outfit.

  • Princess Elisha November 19, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful girls! I love the outfit! So chic!!

    New FASHION post on

  • Anonymous January 22, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    the shoes are so cute!
    what do they run small?
    i have a small foot and i can never find pumps that fit me

  • Morgan Wiegand February 2, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I love your fascinator! I clicked the "KHATU" link for more information, but no success. Where can I purchase?

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