Wedding Style + Jason Wu

Happy Tuesday, Bettys! I've got some VPL style for you today from the set of episodes #5 & #6: "Wedding Style" plus "Runway to Strip Mall". 

Episode 5: Wedding Style

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Right after I wore this on the show, Best Friend saw it at a boutique in our Brooklyn neighb. However, being a good 5 inches taller than me, it was way too short on her. Thus I should point out for future style reference: I'm 5'4". Make your style choices accordingly.

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PRO: I love a dress like this that requires very little jewelry. There's so much going on with the stripes & the colors that you can leave it super simple plus neutral shoes & still have a full outfit.

CON: If you are wanting to add accessories, this many colors means you'd have to match a shade perfectly so you aren't adding too much busyness.

{Dress: BBDakota from Bloomingdates; Necklace: Thrifted; Shoes: DSW} 

Episode 6: Runway to Strip Mall

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Does this outfit look familiar? Why yes, tis from my own closet having been remixed here & here already. 

PRO: The dots on this top are large enough that they really read on camera & in photos. Too small & it just looks a little blurry & not crisp.

CON: This skirt has a lot of pleating & layers, so while I always get compliments on it in person, I'd be cautious if you're wearing this to take photos as it definitely adds weight around your middle simply from it's shape.

{Top: Zara on sale; Skirt: H&M; Shoes: DNA Boutique in Brooklyn; Sunglasses: Target; Tote: c/o Everlane

Do you have any weddings coming up this summer? What are you wearing? I've got one on Saturday & I'm already itching to get down on the dance floor under the stars here in Brooklyn. I think I'm wearing blue & pearls ...

with grace & gumption, Hilary

P.S. Have you joined the Facebook group for #StyleMeSmartly yet? First discussion questions going up on Friday June 1st! Can't wait to spend this monthly getting brilliant & brilliantly stylish with y'all!

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