Petite Fashion Challenge #16 » Summer Wedding Outfit

by dietingfashion on May 30, 2012

I am so happy to participate in this month’s Petite Fashion Challenge #16. This month’s challenge is hosted by Lauren from Petite on a Penny.

To participate, I had to:

Create an outfit for a summer wedding. For bonus points (and this is what I’ll be doing!) try to make your whole outfit, head to toe, come in under $100! (Or, exclude shoes and accessories to meet the $100 mark.)

My Summer Wedding look:

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft Floral Shift Dress – $34.99
Necklace: Loft Teardrop 3 Strand Necklace – $17.99
Belt: Loft Metallic Braided Belt – $14.99
Jewelry: Loft Metallic Stretch Bracelets – FREE due to rewards
Total: $67.97

Accessories I did not count:
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Leather Pumps in Khaki – $93.00
Handbag: Coach Leather Clutch – $49.99


I was so strapped for cash this month. With 2 weddings I had attended earlier in May, vacation days, and my girls school tuition due June 1st, I decided to shop my closet instead.

To meet the $100 budget was really tough. Most of my dresses are above $150.00. Of the dresses that were below $100, I noticed they were more casual than formal. I decided this dress was a little more wedding appropriate than my other choices. This dress was also a lot easier to accessorize because of the fun and playful floral pinks.

I had purchased this dress about 6 months after having my 2nd child. I remember wearing this dress the Christmas my kids were 3 and 1. It is a little baggy on me now so that’s the reason behind the belt.

I also decided to curl my hair and sweep it to the side for a more formal hairdo. Overall, I think this dress is pretty appropriate for any occasions – career, weekend out, or in this case a summer wedding.

I hope you like the outfit!

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avatar bravoerunway May 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I think this is a great look for a summer wedding. The dress is perfect for the occasion, and you def met the price point.
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avatar Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) May 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Very pretty! I love the hair too! This is perfect for a summer wedding!
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avatar witheachpassingday May 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

You did an amazing great. The dress looks stunning on you.
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avatar Lauren May 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Your hair looks beautiful!

And I think your look is perfect for a wedding; thank you so much for participating!


avatar Fashion Blawger May 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I like that you kept it simple with a muted yet colorful palette. Very summer appropriate but also not attention stealing 😉

-I participated in this PFC too! 🙂
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avatar Cynthia May 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Great dress for a summer casual wedding – especially one with an outdoor ceremony!
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avatar phiphis blog May 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm

you did a fantastic job with this outfit. it looks so pretty – i love how you did your hair too! xox P


avatar Eliz May 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Wow your necklace, belt and purse really add a lot to this outfit. I like!!


avatar sewpetitegal May 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Very pretty dress and I absolutely adore your hair here!
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avatar Katherine May 31, 2012 at 3:55 am

I love your hair!! Great job!
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avatar MarisabelR May 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

I like the outfit. I especially like the necklace 🙂
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avatar Kathleen Lisson May 31, 2012 at 9:53 am

I like this pretty dress and your simple, elegant hairstyle as well!


avatar Amy May 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Love the floral print of the dress, it’s perfect for summer. And great job on your hair! Have a great day 🙂


avatar Jessy May 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Your hair is so pretty! Great job with the look. : )
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