What To Wear To A Fall Wedding: 6 Outfits by 6 Gorgeous Gals

A few weeks ago, Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood invited me to join her and a few other bloggers for a collaboration post on fall wedding outfits. I always feel so honored when asked to participate in these types of collaborations. For that, I want to thank Ada from the bottom of my heart. And as usual, I am more than happy to join you.



I did not know who the other bloggers were participating in this collaboration until I sat down to draft this post. To my gleeful surprise, I found Ada had put together quite the line up of amazing gals for this post! So please do make sure and pay them all a visit and see what they have styled for a fall wedding.


The amazing Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood from Michigan, USA.

The captivating Kristin of Countdown to Friday from Germany.

The radiant Roxanne of Glass of Glam from Washington, D.C., USA.

The beautiful Nina of A World of Dresses from Spain.

The lovely Linda of A Labour of Life from Ontario, Canada.



I styled this outfit a few weeks ago, right around the time Ada asked me to participate. It seems funny to me sharing these photos of a sleeveless dress and bare legs as I sit in my living room buried under some major lake effect snow! But that is North Country living for you…at its best.



It was 72 degrees here on Saturday and late Sunday night the temperature dove down and the snow started coming in off of Lake Ontario. Don’t get me wrong…I love snow. I think it is so beautiful. But where I live the snow is usually accompanied by lots of wind which makes wearing dresses quite the challenge (unless, of course, you don’t mind exposing your underthings)! Also, once the snow arrives in these parts, it is usually here to stay until sometime around mid-May. So while I do love the snow, I would love it much better without the endless stream of black sludge that gets tracked through my house for 6 plus months and ruins all of my cute shoes! Time to bring out my old tried and true L.L. Bean sludge-resistant boots!



So for a moment at least, I am going to enjoy the beautiful flowers on my purple dress! They will be the only flowers seen around for a while. I picked up this dress last year on clearance from Kohl’s. I had my eye on it for quite some time and waited for it go on clearance. I also had some Kohl’s cash at the time of purchase, so I actually paid nothing for it the day I bought it.



The wrap front of the dress is a tad bit too low cut for my taste so I closed it up with a fuzzy burgundy pin that I have had tucked away in my jewelry box for years. I usually do add this pin to this thrifted velvet blazer in the same color. I have had this burgundy velvet blazer for about 8 years.   I picked it up at a thrift shop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for around $7. It makes an appearance a few times every year as it is one of my favorites. And this year, with velvet being so trendy, I am so glad that I have kept this beauty for as long as I have!



I accessorized with some classic pearl jewelry, burgundy pumps with a bow detail, and a metallic clutch. Most of my pearl jewelry is decades old as are these shoes. After I had children, I disposed of most of my dressy heels because I really had no use for them. But I love these so much that I just could never part with them. And I sure am glad for that because the color is perfectly on trend right now, they are super comfortable, and they match most of my dressier outfits!




While I do not have any fall weddings (or any weddings at all, for that matter) in the foreseeable future, this is one outfit I would definitely wear if I receive an invitation! And that is good news for me because I hate shopping under pressure!



Outfit details:

*This is not a sponsored post. All items are my own and all opinions expressed are exclusively mine.

Dress: Chaps for Kohl’s. (No longer available. Other floral dresses by Chaps here, here, here, here, and here).
Blazer: Thrifted with Dress Barn label. (Other velvet options here and here).
Shoes: Madden Girl (Very old. Similar in color here. Other options here and here).
Clutch: Lulu Townsend Glitter Mesh Clutch from DSW.
Bracelet: Claire’s (No longer available).
Necklaces: I have owned these for so long, I have no idea where they were purchased.
Pin: Same as the necklaces.

If you have a wedding coming up and need outfit inspiration, I do hope you are able to find some ideas here! Please make sure to check out the other gorgeous gals who have styled wedding outfits for you! Which do you like best? Which would you wear?

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42 Responses

  1. Such a lovely look!


  2. Such a lovely collaboration! And what a wonderfull lady’s! You look super chique, I would invite you to my wedding! Lol.

  3. Love this dress on you, super colour Shelbee. Jacqui

  4. That dress is perfect for many occasions!! I love how you added the pearls to it!!
    Absolutely lovely, Shelbee!

  5. Beautiful, captivating, amazing, kind, generous, funny and supportive. You are all those things. And stylish too, very stylish especially in your shades of Bourdeaux. The dress is beautiful and looks perfect with the velvet blazer. I also love the brooch. Cannot wait to do this collab again for a Winter Wedding and thank you for being a part of this and for all the kind words for me. I love the adjective you gave to each and everyone of us.

    P.S. Best of luck today, too!

    <3 Hugs from a very cold, crispy Michigan <3 Ada.

    • Aw, Ada! You are so sweet! Thank you so much for all of your kindnesses as well. And what a gorgeous lineup of ladies you put together! We are all knock-outs! I am recovering slowly, but surely! I hope the pain eases soon. I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! And I look forward to the next collab.


  6. You’d be on the best dressed guest list. I love the velvet blazer.

  7. Fall florals are hard to find but your dress is lovely. And I am always down for a blazer, especially when it is velvet and in such a great shade. I’m glad we got to collaborate and have a great Thanksgiving, Shelbee!

  8. Such a fun collab! I love your dress and the darker floral is perfect for a Fall wedding!


  9. I love fall florals. Such a pretty colored dress!

  10. Looking great in purple! It was so nice collaborating with you ladies and getting to know your unique styles. I didn’t have a wedding to go to either, but I love having any excuse to dress up! Even if it is just for the blog!

    • Thanks so much, Roxanne! It was a lot of fun. I don’t often get that dressed up either, so it is definitely a great excuse even if just for blog photos! I look forward to doing it again for the Winter Wedding theme! I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.


  11. Wohoo Shelbee! You look sooo fabulous in this dress. It fits you so well and the print is wonderfull.
    xxxx Tina

  12. That floral dress is beautiful! You’ve layered it so well with that jacket! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  13. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. It looks like we both love floral print on dark background! It’s a standout look for a wedding! you make an entrance!

    • Thank you for the sweet comment, Nicole! I love florals on dark backgrounds, for sure. It takes me back to the 90’s and I just love that vibe! Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely Thanksgiving!


  14. Very cute! Love the colors on you 🙂

  15. Wow, what a great dress on you! Very figure flattering and I love the burgundy color on you, as well as those shoes!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  16. I love the whole outfit, but I think I love those shoes the best! So glad you joined us for #FridayFrivolity this week!

  17. Ha ha Shelbee! As I was reading this I thought, brrr, all those bare legs since I’m here in Michigan. But then I remembered that like only 10 days ago it was 70 degrees. I love the Great Lakes but they do wreak havoc in the winter!

    • I know, Julia! I live on Lake Ontario so I deal with the same weird weather! It was over 70 last week and the very next day we were hit with lake effect snow! No more bare legs now until probably May! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  18. What a fun and gorgeous collaboration! Love your dress and the shoes are perfection. xox


  19. I love collaborations like this! Lovely outfit! The color of your blazer is so pretty!

    Bows & Clothes

  20. That’s a fabulous dress and look for a wedding. The color and cut is so flattering on you. How marvelous that you were able to get it at no cost because of rewards from previous purchases. I love that about Kohl’s. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


  21. That style of dress looks SO flattering on you!