No black

A few weekends ago, I attended the wedding of one of my many cousins. I don’t have many occasions to dress up these days, so going a big glam can be really fun. There was a catch, however. The wedding invitation explicitly requested that no white or black should be worn, as the bride and groom wanted to keep things colorful. I think it was pretty accurate to say that this request made all of the women freak out. Umm, no black?? After the inital shock wore off, if we hadn’t said it out loud, we were all thinking, “WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?!”

Then I remembered that I actually do own a yellow dress (if you recall, I wore it here). It was the perfect occasion to be able to wear the dress again, and coincidentally, one of the wedding colors was yellow!

I definitely wanted to style it differently from the last time, and I came up with the idea to just bling out. I’ve been obsessed with Dylanlex necklaces over the last while, but I can certainly not afford such beautiful pieces as they hover around the $800 mark. So I searched all ends of the internet and finally came across a seller on Etsy that made bib necklaces very similar to Dylanlex. One of my concerns was that the seller was from Hong Kong, so I wasn’t 100% convinced about the quality, but after reading many of the reviews in her online store, I decided to give it a go. The necklace I purchased came to $61USD including shipping. And thankfully, it arrived in time, which as also a concern of mine. It came about a week and a half after I ordered it.

And this is how the outfit turned out:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Cape Dress + Statement Necklace

Cape dress + bib necklaceZara cape dress (old) / Boutique9 pumps (old)(see similar) / Le Chateau cuffs and ring / Jazaar Pevita necklace / Bauble Bar earrings + ear jackets (similar) / American Apparel clutch

I’m actually quite happy with the overall look. And if you are wondering about the necklace. I am pretty impressed. It is a really good weight and construction is great. Obviously, I cannot compare to a true Dylanlex necklace as I have never seen one in real life, however, I am very pleased with this dupe and I am happy to recommend it. The seller is Jazaar and you can find her Etsy shop here (not affiliated!).

This Zara dress is sold out, but see some of my favorite cape dresses below:

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  1. Joanna September 23, 2015

    You look gorgeous! You chose some great accessories.

    • Cher October 4, 2015

      Thanks, Joanna!

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