Dress Code: Get Hitched Give Hope
In honor of Get Hitched Give Hope 2012, we're bringing back Dress Code posts, in which we help you pick out your outfit.
People always ask me what they should wear to given event, but I would say that the subject comes up extra often with Get Hitched Give Hope.
That's just what happens a bunch of girls (and not a few guys) who go to a lot of other people's parties (well, okay, weddings) have their own party—when they have their own party for you.
Whether you're headed to Get Hitched Give Hope on November 8 as a wedding vendor, wedding guest-to-be, or a bride- or groom-to-be, the dress code is the same: Joyful.
While the decor theme is vintage circus, the stated attire is cocktail, and given the share the love, get things done vibe, the overall mood is most definitely joyful.
Everyone loves a little black dress, but Seattle people always bemoan the lack of color in our world. Be part of the solution, eh? One of my favorite style sites, Refinery 29, has a nice slideshow about oxblood—one of fall's favorite colors.
Nieman Marcus has been pushing green this season, pretty convincingly I might add.
I also like this discourse on pink, courtesy Harper's Bazaar.
But to paraphrase Coco Chanel, the only color to wear to Get Hitched Give Hope is the one that looks good on you.
Check out some of our favorite women's shops and let the fine folks therein help you find your best hue.
And then there are shoes. Shoes. So much depends on shoes!
The GHGH crew is aces when it comes to seating; they do little couch-y lounge areas and soft seating set-ups that not only inspire ideas for the couples-to-be, they inspire a girl to wear some four inch heels. I mean, why not—provided there are ample opportunities to take a load off and cross one's ankles just so.
Sea of Shoes is great for shoe inspiration, Saks has a superfun shoe gallery comprised of style blogger Tommy Ton's shots, and in this town, Nordstrom is sort of like Mecca when it comes to fancy footwear.
In terms of accessories, my favorite fall trend is brooches, and they feel so right for the wedding world. Check out style.com's gallery. Local antique and vintage jewelry shops like Isadora's, Alexandria Rossoff, and Rhinestone Rosie are a brooch-lover's paradise.
So there you have it. Or, if not, at least you know where to find it.