San Diego: Wedding at Stone Brewery

jean nick kelly mike wedding

DKNY dress (borrowed from Wendy – see on her)
Sole Society Anneke heels c/o (runs half a sz small & narrow)

Hello from the sunny West coast! We had a blast at the wedding of Mike & Kelly, whom we initially met through blogging and have gotten to know well over several years. As a craft beer enthusiast, Nick’s eyes were as wide as saucers when he found out their venue was Stone brewery (and again when there was open bar prior to the ceremony). Watching an already sweet union was made even better with a glass of beer or wine in hand!
wedding guest dress wear
I didn’t pack much for my work travels, but can always rely on my thoughtful friend Wendy to come with a suitcase of fabulous options in tow. It was a tough choice between this flirty lace flounce dress and this Malene Birger tweed number (old style) that I’ve lusted after for years! The lace won out, and given the 6+ hour duration of the wedding, I opted for these comfy low-heeled pumps yet again. I pack these when I don’t have an outfit fully planned out yet since the color will end up going with everything.
kelly wedding

The beautiful & radiant bride (in a Monique Lhuillier lace dress) with her father!

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And the happy newlyweds with their traditional Thai flower garlands. Congrats again Kelly and Mike – wishing you both a lifetime of happiness! 
jean wendy jen weddingAlso enjoyed getting to catch up with Jen and Wendy…apparently lace was the fabric of the night! We spent most of our time hovering by the poke tuna + guacamole tacos (amazing) and their homemade cookies & ice cream station.

tam in boston

On the note of fellow bloggers, I loved getting to meet sweet Tam and her husband earlier this month! It’s always fun recognizing favorite pieces like this LOFT tweed sweater jacket from last year.
seattle airport travel outfit
ASOS petite coat, Banana Republic pants (shrunk in dryer for ~10 minutes), LOFT blouse

And lastly, a snapshot from a quick meeting in beautiful Seattle. PS – this ASOS petite coat is back in stock in all sizes! You can see I wear it quite often, since it transitions well from professional to casual outfits. If interested, please see more photos and my commentary in this older post. The size 00 petite is very slim and fit without alterations, but size up if you want to wear thick layers underneath. The weight is also light for a coat, so best suited for fall or milder winter days.

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  1. Bethany wrote:

    Jean! I know this is an old post, but this reminded me of the dress you borrowed from Wendy: Thought you might be interested:)

    Posted 1.12.16 Reply
  2. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Jean. I really love your blog and style. Especially how you mix things together. I just wonder if you sale your clothes on any website ? I like a lot of your dress but its all sold out especially my size is 0P. 🙁 thank you

    Posted 11.19.15 Reply
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    Posted 12.20.14 Reply
  4. You look gorgeous with your dress. Find accessories that will add beauty to your outfit.

    Posted 11.18.14 Reply

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