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stylewise ~ bachelorette party

With just about 6 weeks left until our wedding, a lot of the really BIG projects have been taken care of and now begins a lot of the smaller, more DIY projects. To keep myself sane and take breaks from project-land, I’ve started to plan outfits for some of the big events surrounding the wedding.

If you like party planning, I’d imagine you also get excited to plan the outfits to go along with each new party. So, I thought I’d start a new style series, which I’m calling “stylewise”. Today, I’m focusing on the first event on my personal agenda — a bachelorette party.

First things first, though — I don’t actually know much about what I’ll be doing for my bachelorette party so my outfit planning is a bit blind. What I do know is that I’m flying out to Boston, meeting my sisters and a few bridesmaids, and at some point heading to my parents’ beach house in Maine.

As I’ve talked about before, I really appreciate the non-traditional bridal shower & bachelorette party ideas that are popular now — things like wine tastings and spa days versus an all-out wild party. But, I do like to dance. And to get dressed up. And, if I was planning the party myself, I’d probably include a classy {but not too elegant} dinner and some sort of dancing extravaganza — so my outfit reflects that type of outing.

Bachelorette Party outfit by jessalayne.com

{Obviously a customized iPhone case is imperative for your bachelorette party, too…}

You can see the star of the outfit is the Aidan Mattox dress. I fell in love with it, but it’s been sold out for months. When it came back last week, I only hesitated for about 3 minutes before deciding to splurge on it and plan my entire bachelorette wardrobe around it {I also sent it to my bridesmaids / party planners, who assured me it would work perfectly for the festivities}.

I think the mixture of sequins & tulle plus the pops of purple {my wedding color, but really only I notice those things} work well without being too over-the-top. I also have a weird belief that the bride-to-be should wear white to every wedding-related event {’cause hey! when else can you?}… so the champagne color of this dress passes my litmus test.

I’d love to say I can splurge on each of these pieces, but that would definitely be too over-the-top for me. The point is to show how I would ideally pull an outfit together, but then find as many comparable pieces in my closet to make it work. I can’t wait to share the party {and outfit} reveal in a few weeks!

Oh, and definitely let me know if there’s a specific style occasion or theme you’d like to see. I’m not an expert, but I do have fun putting together outfits, so I hope to share more in this series soon!

{ sources }
1. Aidan Mattox Sequin & Tulle dress (Nordstrom)
2. Charles David ‘Impresa’ heels (Nordstrom)
3. Steve Madden Tippsy shoes (Piperlime)
4. Caparros Eileen shoes (Piperlime)
5. Champagne teardrop earrings (Perfect Details)
6. Bride iPhone case (Etsy)
7. Purple snakeskin clutch (Bluefly)
8. Bracelets here and here (Forever 21)

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