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Brother’s Wedding Rehearsal Dinner – A Nordstrom Maxi Dress Review

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Nordstrom floral maxi dress (here in solid color)(here in plus size), Sam Edelman sandals, J.Crew belt, Alexis Bittar earrings, H&M necklace (old), YSL lipstick

As you’re reading this Cesar and I are in South Hampton, NY showering, primping, prepping and preparing for my brother’s wedding rehearsal dinner! Over the last year you have read about engagement parties and bridal shower style, all leading up to this weekend. For their rehearsal dinner (hosted at a gorgeous winery), I will be opting for this pleated floral maxi I found at Nordstrom a few months back. It fits me like a glove and with it’s fully lined interior, it will be perfectly comfortable for the evening.

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Admittedly, I got all dolled up weeks ago when Lydia was in town to shoot this outfit. Knowing full well that this weekend would prove too busy to shoot the dress, I wanted to be sure you had all the details for your own wedding season. In short, I am in love with this dress. It feels incredibly etherial when worn and drapes beautifully. While I would have preferred a v-neck style, i’ve come to the realization that maxis are simply never adorned with my favorite neckline.

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One thing I did want to note is that this dress does run slightly large. I’m wearing a size 8 here (typically a size 10 dress) and it zips wonderfully. The lining isn’t too snug over my hips and I will be wearing it this evening with zero alterations.

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I might be changing up the accessories for tonight but this is an idea of what I will be pairing it with in the future. Nude/metallic accents for Summer and for this particular evening rehearsal dinner, I might be changing out the shoes for the ones seen here, adding black accent jewelry, and a belt like this.

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Have a wonderful weekend and if you’re on Instagram be sure to follow along on the wedding adventures with me, and my brother’s very own wedding hashtag: #HHWedding!

Wearing a Jersey Maxi

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J.Crew gingham top (here in solids), Gap maxi dress (similar), J.Crew belt, Sam Edelman sandals, Prada sunglasses, YSL lipstick

This is seriously one of my favorite new outfits. A comfy jersey maxi paired with longer length button up is cinched at the waist with a thick belt. I mean, could it be any more perfect for San Francisco?

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I also love tying this maxi up in the corner. I think it creates more interest and dimension in the outfit and also breaks up the awkward ankle-length that this dress tends to hit me.

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See the other way I styled this maxi dress here!

*Photos by Luci

Chanel Giveaway Winner!

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winner announced

Hi Ladies! As you can see above, the winner for the Chanel scarf has been chosen! Alison, I will be emailing you shortly for your shipping address and the scarf will be on your way to you today.

From the bottom of my heart thank you so much to everyone that entered. I was entirely blown away by the response and the sweet comments I received. I absolutely loved reading about how each of you would style the scarf and seriously got some style tips of my own. Thank you again for reading and stay tuned for another year of ThePearShape fashion! xo

Styling a Chanel Scarf, Part 2

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Chanel scarf via LXR&Co, Express skirt, Calvin Klein blazer

Today is the last day to enter the Chanel scarf giveaway in honor of ThePearShape’s 1st birthday. Thank you so much to everyone that has entered so far, I am completely overwhelmed by the response and am so glad everyone loved this particular gift I picked out. I wanted to show another very different way to style this scarf for a dressier evening out, proving just how versatile this accessory is.

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Worn with all black, I draped the scarf around my neck and tucked it just inside my blazer lapels to allow the color to peak out. This gave a beautiful flush to my face and compliments red lipstick beautifully. With loose hair and basic eye makeup, this is a stunning dinner or night out look.

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Another more cheeky way to style the scarf is to tie it around the neck. This slightly Parisian style is reminiscent of flight attendants but I think is absolutely stunning and regal.

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Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Rules of entry are as follows:

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY (Closes June 18 at Midnight PST):

1. “Like” ThePearShape on Facebook, or “Follow” us on Twitter (double entry if both are done!)

2. Leave a Comment on the post linked HERE telling me how you would style this scarf

I will ship anywhere in the world, international readers are welcome to enter! A winner will be chosen at random and contacted for your shipping information.

Thank you so much for your continued support of this blog. It is absolutely my pride and joy, and true privilege to have each of you visit every day. xo

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