Day 151

Wedded bliss

 Mom's vintage Gay Boyer giraffe belt buckle

Mom's vintage Gay Boyer giraffe belt buckle

My apologies, because chronologically, this is one day out of order.  This is the outfit that I wore to to my sweet friend, Lizzy's wedding.  I have known her since she was a little girl, but the older she gets, the smaller the age gap gets.  I met Lizzy and her brother Alex because our mothers' great friendship, but as time marches on, we take over our own mantle of friendship.  I have been to many weddings-but this one was incredibly special, for so many reasons: namely, it was a gathering of some of my favorite people in the world, and clearly a wedding of two people that are absolutely perfect for each other.  That spirit was omnipresent in this storybook affair.  I thought about wearing a vintage dress, but decided against it in the end, because if there is one thing I LOVE about a wedding is dancing.  And devil be damned, I was not going to worry about tearing a seam. or ripping a chiffon overdress.  So I opted for a simple, yet pretty limited edition liberty print gown (for shhhh......Target!) embellished with one of my mom's fantastic animal belt buckles.  The one I chose was two giraffes, neck and neck on a linen belt strip.  She would have loved it.  My mom would have loved this wedding for so many reasons, and I felt so honored to be there.  Mom, I promise, i sent everyone love from you, and that I felt you right there by my side.