I attended my cousin’s wedding in Dallas, TX over the weekend and it was absolutely gorgeous!!! Hopefully you saw that on InstaStories. The dress I wore is actually sold out. I purchased it back in December and knew I would be saving it for this wedding. It’s crazy…when I got it, it fit perfectly as I was 15 pounds heavier. When I tried it on a couple of days before leaving for the trip, it fit like a plastic bag…no shape or definition anywhere. Luckily, my mother was in town and she was able to take it in in two minutes…literally TWO MINUTES!!!!! Thank God for Mom. Otherwise I would have been running around town frantically searching for something to wear. The only other semi-formal dress I had that fits was a white ruffled dress trimmed in black (very similar to this one) and that was a No-No!

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I thought this was the perfect dress to wear to the wedding…until I realized the wedding was taking place outdoors…in the Southern heat. And just any Southern heat, Dallas Southern Heat!!! My thought then became I should have worn a regular tank dress. But honestly, no matter what I’d worn, I would have been sweating and glistening in the sun like that. The great thing about this dress is there is a full slip underneath that soaked up the perspiration. So no one knew I was sweating under there! Thank God for small favors!

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As you can see, I tried experimenting with my makeup. I typically wear my old faithful neutral brown makeup and gloss. But I kinda wanted to stand out a bit. Still can’t get the cat-eye right. Le Sigh…

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I love everything about this dress: the colors, the length (below the knee), the one sleeve, and the bow tie. I normally wear the bow-tie (dress or top – see this post) during the fall and winter months. I think it screams class and never really goes out of style. Wouldn’t you agree?

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And just a few photos with my parents!

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Dress (sold out) similar here and here, LOVE this and this | Shoes | Purse (old) similar here | Sunnies (borrowed from aunt)

Have you ever had to find a dress/something to wear at the last minute for a big event? If so, I’d love to hear about it. And what do you typically wear to summer weddings? Let me know!

Thank you so much for reading. I love having you here. And as always, have a beautiful day. XOXO, Candy


  1. August 7, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    what a beautiful color you selected love the style of your dress

  2. fibidrese
    August 7, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Wow, I will go to wedding party next week. This is very nice dress

  3. August 7, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I love how you went away from the normal black or red colors most would go with to attend a wedding. This look is very stylish and isn’t too hot for the summer season.

  4. Carolyn Bell
    August 8, 2018 / 10:37 am

    I love, love, the look also!! You wore it very well!!

    • Candy
      August 8, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Thank you Mom! Love you! ❤

  5. August 8, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Absolutely stunning look! The colors are great on you as is the fit. Your mom is looking beautiful as well – loving her outfit.

    • Candy
      August 8, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Awww, thank you Ronnie!!!

  6. August 8, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    What a great look! Your makeup is stunning.

  7. August 8, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    I absolutely love this dress! The color, the stripes, the off shoulder…it is so pretty. Your eyeshadow even compliments it 🙂

  8. August 9, 2018 / 11:45 am

    I love the color and style of your dress. I wish I could also fit in such a beautiful dress.

  9. August 9, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    you carry those sunglasses really well. You are looking great in that outfit.

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