A few months ago, my friend Karthik was featured on this blog wearing an upcycled sari. She wore the look wonderfully. The tough decision she made before that event was which of her two vintage dresses to wear. Since she had two fancy events to attend, she didn’t have to worry too much; what she didn’t wear to her friend’s wedding-vow renewal she’d wear to the evening wedding.
Here’s the outfit she wore:
Vintage dress: Oh Bella!
Ring and bangles: Vintage family heirlooms
Earrings: From Houston’s Mahatma Gandhi neighborhood
Vegan shoes: Bandolino
I helped Karthik put this outfit together (even though she was doing fine on her own). We talked about a few style issues. Karthik wanted to wear some of her own wedding jewelry with the outfit but was advised against mixing blue and green. I said go for it! Her family heirloom jewelry included emeralds and was a terrific touch. The cool tones went well with the dress.
Here’s a closer look at the jewelry she wore with the dress, along with how she first styled it at her wedding.
Karthik wore the same earrings as she wore to her wedding, and the ring on her right middle finger is the same. Her ruby wedding band is on her left ring finger every day. She kept her wrist minimally adorned by choosing only two bangles from the assortment she wore to her wedding.
The other style issue was choosing shoes. We talked about metallics, which would have worked, and we talked about “nude” shoes. Since Karthik’s jewelry added enough sparkle, she chose nude. The challenge was finding a neutral tone that worked with Karthik’s skin tone. Luckily zappos.com has a great selection and an excellent return policy. Karthik bought a few pairs, tested them for comfort, style, and color, and landed on this great peep-toe with a kitten heel.