If you clicked on this post hoping to find moi in a wedding dress then I’m sorry to disappoint – the bride that features in this post is the the beautiful Ruth, who looked stunning in her floor length lace column gown.
As I mentioned on Sunday’s Rock The Week post, Mr Ship-Shape and I journeyed to Kelmarsh Hall in Leicestershire on Friday to help Ruth and Alex celebrate their big day. The venue was positively stunning and despite the rainy journey, the weather was perfect all afternoon, handy as it meant we could take advantage of the beautiful gardens, complete with lawn games and a lake.
I was too busy scoffing cake, dancing and playing croquet to take many outfit shots, but I chose to wear a yellow and black rose print dress with heart keyhole detail. I picked this dress up years ago in Tesco, of all places, and it’s been woefully neglected since my hen do, over two years ago! I paired it with an old thin cream belt with a galloping horse buckle, frilly ankle socks and a pair of Grandma Ship-Shape’s tan peep-toe heels.
I’d forgotten all about this dress and while I don’t mind recycling wedding outfits, it was nice to have the opportunity to dust off the cobwebs – not literally, I do keep my wardrobe vaguely tidy – and make the old new again. If having too much choice of what to wear each morning is a hindrance then rediscovering hidden gems in the far corners of a wardrobe is surely the reverse of that.
Do you have a fail-safe wedding outfit that you turn to, or do you enjoy shopping for new looks for each special occasion?
Rose print dress – Tesco / Cream belt with horse detail – Primark / Frill ankle socks – H&M / Peep toe tan heels – Grandma Ship-Shape