Wedding by the Windmill (& Talbots necklace giveaway!)

*Giveaway now closed. Thank you everyone for entering!* The winner is Nadia S
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ASOS dress (old – similar by KS), Talbots cabochon necklace c/o (50% off today!)
Sole Society Anneke heels c/o (also avail. at Nordstrom – runs small/narrow)

These photos were taken at our friends’ beautiful wedding in CT this past weekend. We pulled up to the venue, and I pretty much leapt out of the car upon seeing a windmill at the end of a stone bridge, surrounded by a little moat…could you get more charming?
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I wore this ASOS dress purchased in the dead of winter (planning ahead paid off!) and accessorized simply with a cabochon stone necklace. The marbled (hard to see clearly in photos) stones are gorgeous, reminiscent of one of my beloved necklaces from AT but in a neutral palette. talbots necklaceI liked this necklace so much, I asked the Talbots team to do a small giveaway for you guys! Simply leave a comment letting me know which Talbots necklace you’d like to win, and I’ll pick a randomly-generated winner on Monday (U.S. only – sorry international friends!). Talbots is also having a rare 50% off everything today. I find their items to be of very good quality and wish they made more extended sizing! My picks from the sale are this 100% cotton banana leaf dress that starts in Petite P (please note, sizing runs a little big and P = ~0/2) and the basic opaque hosiery (I pretty much live in the navy + black during cold weather…durable material that does not pill or tear).
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I originally had plans for fanciful heels, but after seeing the events schedule running from 10AM – midnight, practicality won over. These nude studded heels lengthen as much as 2.5″ possibly can, and lasted me through hours of dancing and exploring the pretty premises. Would highly recommend, but please note again these fit narrow and run about half a size small. 

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580 thoughts on “Wedding by the Windmill (& Talbots necklace giveaway!)

  • Nancy Tuuling July 27, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I like the florette cabochon in clay like the one you have on! So cute!

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    What a beautiful setting. Your dress really stands out.
    I'd love to wear the Pearl Flutter-Flower Necklace. It's gorgeous, and can be dressed up or down.

    Kanika S

  • Sue July 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Love the windmill pix–at first I thought you were in Delft in the Netherlands! I kind of like the Pearl Link and Rope Tassel necklace. they're all pretty. I wear lots of Talbot things–they're well made and last forever. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway. I liked the pop of color in your bag! Sue S

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I would love the cabochon in clementine, so pretty. Thank you for this opportunity! -Melissa L.

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I would love the Freshwater Pearl Necklace! Thank you for the giveaway Jean!

    Kate S.

  • Shi July 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I'll love to win Pearl Cluster Necklace
    Shirley Y

  • Cynthia N July 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I would love to win the necklace you featured on this post. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the opportunity. Love your blog and have found your advice to be invaluable.

    – Cynthia N.

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Aloha Jean, your blogs are great and I'd love to win the necklace that you're wearing!

    Kim H.

  • aoide July 27, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    That place looks beautiful! It's such a lovely place to hold any event! I would also have to say that the florette cabochan necklace in your color is my favorite! It's such a pretty and delicate looking necklace!

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    The windmill is so charming and quaint, and the beautifully dressed couple just completes the picture! I would love the Florette Cabochon Necklace in Clay that you have featured. 🙂

    Shannon W.

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I'd have to go with your pick – the Florette Cabochon Necklace in clay. So pretty and such a statement piece!

    Cathy Z

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Everything in this post is positively gorgeous! You look stunning and I can tell you were having a wonderful time. As for Talbots, there are so many great pieces! I would have to say my favorite is the "Pearl Flutter-Flower Necklace" since it is a shorter versatile length, silver (my favorite for jewelry), and so elegant. THANK YOU for the giveaway opportunity!

    -Amy D

  • Annette July 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    So many beautiful necklaces, that it was hard to decide. I really like the one you're wearing, but when I checked the site, this one stood out to me, "Filigree & Cabochon Station Necklace."

  • Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Freshwater Pearl Necklace!

    -Jennifer P.

  • karen July 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    what a lovely venue! you guys look amazing! i'd love to win the necklace you are wearing or the Filigree & Cabochon Station Necklace.
    -karen w

  • Anne July 27, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Loving the Cabochon necklace on you, and hope to be the lucky winner 🙂

    ~Anne W

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I love your necklace! I'd love the same one!

    Michelle D.

  • frockgirl July 28, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Great photos. I'd love to have the Talbots necklace you have featured on this blog!

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I would love to win the Florette Cabochon Necklace in Clay. Such a gorgeous piece!
    Juliani R

  • Vivian July 28, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I like the necklace that you've chosen the best! The florette cabochon necklace in Clay is my favorite out of all the Talbots necklace choices too. – Vivian S.

  • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I like how yours goes well with the dress!

    I'd be interested in the Double Strand Teardrop Necklace, hopefully in time for a wedding as well!

    Jessica Z.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful photos! I love the necklace you have featured in this blog.

    -Steph A

  • Annalilly July 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I would pick the Long Mother-Of-Pearl & Bead Necklace, because it would make a great lanyard for my work badge.

  • Annette Hicks July 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I would love the Florette Cabochon Necklace in clementine. Thank you! Sorry if this is a duplicate, not sure why my first note disappeared.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Love your blog, Jean!! As a a busy working professional like you, I love perusing your blog for style tips and chic, polished looks. Love this wedding post – looked like a dreamy venue! Your summer outfit was just perfect and the necklace really makes a statement. I would love to win the exact necklace you have on in the post – the Florette Cabochon Necklace in Clay!

    Crystal C

  • Jieun Yoon July 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Love your blog! If i win, I'd love to get the necklace you're wearing 🙂

    Jieun Y.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Love your dress and necklace! thanks for having this beautiful giveaway! I'd love to win the same necklace that you are wearing in the picture.

    -Helen F

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    You two look so darn cute! Love the Florette Cabochon Necklace, hope to win!
    Rona L.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I would adore the hammered disc triple strand necklace! It'd be so versatile! Also…the location is sooo picture perfect!
    Korinne S.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Gorgeous. I'd love the two-tone rope necklace. Two-toned jewelry is my thing. Demi N.

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