What to wear to a wedding (part 3)

what to wear to a wedding edit the brand
what to wear to a wedding edit the brand

Edit the Brand dress (I also love this one), Valentino tango pumps, Kate of Arcadia clutch (old but similar here and here), Mejuri necklace

In just a few hours Luke and I will be hopping on a plane to jet home to Wellington for a friend’s wedding, so I couldn’t think of a better time to talk about one of my favourite wedding accessories; the bold lip (and a great smile, of course!).

My special occasion wear consists primarily of three little black dresses – a capsule of sorts – that I reach for a few times a year for anything that warrants getting a little fancy. For me, an LBD is a blank canvas; a killer jacket, a fanciful pair of shoes, or a statement necklace can instantly elevate an otherwise simple black dress to the next level.

The bold lip is like the LBD of the makeup world; one is never enough, and it works for just about every occasion, without fail.

My go-to favourites are Lady Danger by MAC, and Love Bite by Charlotte Tilbury, which cover off both ends of the ‘red’ spectrum, and I find them to be universally flattering across all skin tones.

What I love most is how a bold lip can really transform a look. It can stop a playful silhouette (like the above cutie from Edit the Brand) from looking too saccharine, and it dresses up a white shirt and distressed denim combo.

After taking a quick look at Wellington’s weather forecast for this weekend, I decided to opt for one of my fail-safe LBD’s (taking a cue from the last wedding I went to!), and a Balmain-inspired military blazer – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!


  1. JD March 10, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Hello! Would you mind terribly letting us know what size of the dress you have? I’ve been eying this brand, but there is no size chart on their website that I can find.


    • jamie-lee March 11, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Hey! I’m wearing it in the size S and it’s quite big on me (I’m a AU 6-8 / US 2-4) so if you’re the same size as me I’d go for the XS 🙂

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