Friday, July 6, 2012
Minimalist goes to a wedding
My brother got married recently to a great young lady. Her family came to celebrate with us, and get to know her new home country, all the way from Thailand.
This happened a few weeks after we had left our old apartment, were living with my dad, and everything was a mess.
I was very happy I didn't have to think about what to wear - I had just bought this bamboo jersey dress from a sale in the winter and had saved it to wear to the wedding. I bought red ballet flats with leather roses in them. Both the dress and the shoes were chosen so that after the wedding I could easily wear them in more casual situations. The ballet flats became my summer shoes.
I put my hair up, put on some red lipstick and a necklace, and said "good enough". I found Indiana a dress that had been stored in the attic and was mold-free, and we bought her red canvas shoes, that she is also now wearing as summer shoes.
Today was our tenth anniversary and we went to eat in the only "nice" restaurant in town. I wore the red dress.
I have another wedding to go to this summer, and I will wear it again. In the fall it will work great under a cardigan as a casual dress.
If you want to keep things really simple, it's a good idea to have a dress that can be casual or quite formal, depending on your hairstyle and jewelry or other accessories. Clipping a flower in one's hair is a simple way to look more glamorous. After the party is over, so is the flower.
The red dress is the only dress I have had during the last three months and it has worked fine.
I got a lot of compliments on it at the wedding, although it was nothing fancy.
But you know what, I was very comfortable in my flats and the soft jersey dress that didn't wrinkle and didn't start to feel too tight after the cake.
picture from toast.co.uk