Monday, November 12, 2012

Put a Cork In It

These are my outfit photos from the engagement party we threw for my brother-in-law last week.  I didn't make my husband take outfit photos, but was fortunate that the photographer I hired had many detail photos and the files were so large, that I was able to crop them to show my outfit off.  The party was hosted at a winery across town, so my theme was "Put a cork in it" and I went a little crazy.
I was messing around with the only knife we found to cut the cake.
Dress & Belt: Suzi Chin; Earrings: Social Glo
Necklace: Lovebirds via Etsy
Cork Bangles: Kate Spade;  Enamel Bangle: JCrew
Purse: Magid c/o (similar & splurge)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Pela via eBay (buy in espresso)
The party was a resounding success.  My sister-in-law and I made these cork centerpieces that I found from this pin on Pinterest. We sourced the outside cylinders from various HomeGoods stores and a Dollar Tree for the inside cylinders. We used pillar candles instead of tealights and they stayed lit the entire evening. The corks came from a friend of Mr. Fantastic's who let us borrow his 10-year collection! I thought they were a beautiful way give the winery a glow in the evening.

Mr. Fantastic is wearing: Shirt: The Perfect Fit from Neiman Marcus; Belt: Ralph Lauren; Slacks: Hugo Boss; Shoes: Johnston & Murphy.  Isn't he good-looking? I married him! :)
What do you guys think? Too much cork? Not enough? The wedding will be held next year at a California Vineyard, so I am all ears for other recommendations for what to wear!


  1. Such a cute outfit. The purple really suits you!

  2. You look absolutely gorgeous in that purple dress and the shoes are great!!Love the motto for his party ;) xx

  3. This is a great look and a vineyard is the perfet plae to hold a wedding reception!

  4. What a beautiful party! And can I just say I'm dying over your necklace? Sooo cute!


  5. I adore your dress! Such a gorgeous color and looks amazing on you! Those wedges are also to die for ;)

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  6. So perfect!
    I love all the cork details, and purple really suits you wonderfully.

  7. I love purple too! Looks good on you!

  8. ANA!!! That color looks awesome on you!! I hope you had loads of wine

  9. Thank you all so much! Yes, I had loads of wine and we had a wonderful time with the family. Thank you all for reading!


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