Classy Pearls + A Modest Bridesmaid Dress
Dress: c/o Azazie (similar here) // Coat: Zara (similar $50 option here) // Earrings: c/o The Pearl Source
Shoes: Banana Republic // Rings: Forever 21 // Bracelet: J.Crew (similar $30 option here)
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Is it too early to call a favorite outfit for 2016? Because this outfit is a serious contender.
It features my new accessory obsession: the pearl earrings from The Pearl Source. I’ll admit, I typically avoid pearl jewelry because it can look dated and, well, stuffy. But the good people at The Pearl Source offered to let me review their earrings, and I’m so glad they did. I adore them. I tend to favor simple, classy jewelry that can be worn with most of the outfits in my closet, so these earrings are a perfect match. Better yet: they’re only $69 (for REAL pearls, not that fake stuff. I tested it). I now regret avoiding pearls for so many years. If pearls are your thing, you’ll likely love their affordable necklaces and bracelets as well.
I’m also heart-eyes-emoji over this gorgeous red chiffon dress from Azazie. Azazie is an artisan, made-to-measure bridesmaid dress boutique online platform that specializes in custom-made dresses that are beautiful and shockingly affordable. (Yes, this dress is technically a bridesmaid dress). Since each dress is made to order, you can send your measurements and ensure the dresses are made to your modesty requirements. In fact, Azazie has an entire section dedicated to modest styles. Now that’s a company after my heart! What I love most about Azazie is that they’re dedicated to working with family owned dressmakers (no shady sourcing and poorly paid employees!) and providing exceptional dresses at affordable prices. If you’re planning a wedding in the near future, I highly recommend you browse Azazie’s website! But be warned: You’ll likely end up buying dresses for your whole bridal party.
This look is gorgeous! XX
Thank you, Hannah!
What a lovely dress! So pretty with your pink coat. I just love pink and red together. I almost bought those heels. Seeing them on you is making me kick myself for not doing it!
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Elizabeth> Amy Ann
Awww, thank you, Amy Ann! I’m a HUGE fan of pink and red now. That’ll be my go-to color combination for February. And I was just in Banana today — the shoes are still available and 60% off!
Omg…you are just too gorgeous! I always love your stylings hon and let me just say that I am 100% a total pearl person! I love, love, love pearls and, frankly, can’t get enough of them. $69 is a great price for their earrings.
Elizabeth> Ashley LaMar
Awww, you are the sweetest, Ashley! Thank you! And I TOTALLY share your appreciation for pearls now. So classy and elegant.
You looks SO classy! I love that this look doesn’t need a lot of fuss. It’s simple, yet elegant! And I love pearls as well! I’m from the South, and apparently that’s a stereotype, that all Southern women love their pearls lol I don’t know that that’s true, but it’s true for me! lol
Haha, not all stereotypes are bad! I totally understand your admiration for pearls now. Thank you so much for sweet words, dear!
The colorblocking is SO fantastic!! Simply stunning!
Thank you, Shauna!
Forget bridesmaids…I would wear a dress like that all the time! Also, I’ve always thought that pink and red don’t really go together, but you definitely changed my mind. Wow. Love this combo.
PS: I love pearls! I used to collect them when I was little (I’d go to those stands that sell oysters with pearls inside anytime I saw one. It was always so fun to watch them crack the oyster open and see what color I would get!) So now I have a little pouch of random, loose pearls. Maybe I should make earrings out of them!
Elizabeth> Erin Rebar
Thank you, sweet friend! This outfit changes my mind on pink and red too, actually. I originally planned to wear a tan coat! Haha. And I’m a total believe in pearls now. You should DEF make earrings out of those loose pearls and sell them!
First Liz you look STUNNING….I know we(ladies) have our own little beauty secrets…I want to know is your hair au naturel or a few add ins…nonetheless your hair skin and outfit are on point xx
Thank you so much, Chel! You’re always leave such sweet comments. My hair is natural…it’s just not mine (it’s a weave) ????
Lol….Liz you are so funny and your hair is so becoming…I love it dear❤️
Haha, and you are so sweet! Thank you, dear!
Oh my goodness, the red dress plus pink coat is a STUNNING combination. What a pleasantly unexpected mix of colours!
Thank you, sweet Alecz! I actually planned to wear a tan coat, but I just loved how the pink and red went together.
You look amazing! Love tha coat, the color is perfect.
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Thank you, dear!
Loving the bold dress and coat colors… and your pearl earrings are so lovely!! Beautiful look… great oufit!
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I love the red and pink combination!
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The red and pink is a stunning color combo! You look amazing!
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You look absolutely stunning! I love that Zara jacket! I have a similar one from H&M but I like yours better haha. And, it’s never too early for the best look of the year 😉
Haha, thank you dear! I have a feeling I would’ve liked the price tag on your jacket more ????
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I’m in love with this red dress! Your whole look is classy and darling! (I love the classy look) It’s such a treat and blessing to find other women our there who share a desire to dress modestly. Thank you so much!
Elizabeth> Long Ladies
Thank you for your sweet words, Haley! It’s always a joy to connect with like-minded women! It also appears you’re a member of the Lord’s Church?!
Love, love the pink and red together. And this is a great dress for dress up at any time. Beautiful !!!
Thank you, sweet Rebecca! It’s a versatile dress indeed!
Wow, that dress is beautiful! And totally not the typical “bridesmaid dress” style, which makes me love it even more! Really gorgeous 🙂
Thank you, Grady! I agree, I like it more *because* it’s different!
Your pink and red looks so beautiful. I also your pearl jewelry. I always been a fan of pearl jewelry because it is classic.
Elizabeth> Lanae Bond
Thanks, Lanae! I’ve finally been won over to the pearl side. 🙂
You look so amazing girl! Love the combo of the red and pink!
In love with this red dress! And the pink coat is a beautiful combo!
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Liz can we just take a second to talk about how amazing you look?? GORGEOUS. Seriously. Love love love it. Absolutely stunning. 🙂
My oh my!!! You look stunning Elizabeth…as always of course! Let me tell you that red makes you look absolutely gorgeous! This post could not of come at a better time! I am actually on the look out for some bridesmaids dresses so thank you for the referral! Thank you so much for sharing!
Aww, thank you so much, sweet friend! I’m glad the post was helpful for you! I really love Azazie and wish I had a weding to plan so I could use them again. Haha. Let m eknow if oyu have any questions or need help ordering. My contact at Azazie is the sweetest lady; I can connect you. Oh! And if you’re looking for a wedding dress, you may find this post helpful as well: https://downtowndemure.com/8-places-to-buy-and-sell-modest-wedding-dresses-under-300/
I’m surprised that this is classified as a bridesmaid dress, but it’s a gorgeous dress nonetheless. The pearls are a nice touch too! Thanks for sharing!