I always look forward to weddings as an opportunity to wear my fanciest dresses and nicest jewelry–which often spends far too much time hidden away in my closet or jewelry box. This spring I’ve already got two weddings to attend on the calendar, and I can’t wait for either of them. I found this dress… View Article

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Location: Chicago

dress Black Halo (found at Elliot Consigment, similar)
clutch Charming Charlie (c/o)
pumps BCBGeneration (found at Nordstrom Rack, similar in suede)
necklace, bracelet, earrings Pearl Paradise
ring gifted (from my Grandma, similar)
lip Burt’s Bees Hawaiian Smolder

I always look forward to weddings as an opportunity to wear my fanciest dresses and nicest jewelry–which often spends far too much time hidden away in my closet or jewelry box. This spring I’ve already got two weddings to attend on the calendar, and I can’t wait for either of them.

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spring wedding outfit, black halo navy and lace panel formal dress, nude pumps, pearls, nude clutch, curls

I found this dress at my favorite Chicago consignment store: Elliot Consignment. The brand is Black Halo–though admittedly I’d never heard of it before, probably because I’m not in the habit of spening $150+ on dresses almost ever. Consignment stores are really great places to find more expensive–which often means higher quality–pieces for a fraction of their original cost. I know there are more consignment stores in the city than Elliot’s, but I haven’t been to many of them. Chicago readers, what is your favorite consignment store?

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spring wedding outfit, black halo navy and lace panel formal dress, nude pumps, pearls, nude clutch, curls

If you’re looking for a similar version of this dress at a reasonable price, I found a few options for you. This geometric paneled dress is incredibly similar to what I’m wearing, this pleated lace sheath has a gorgeous bodice, and this bell sleeve all navy lace dress is very on trend.

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spring wedding outfit, black halo navy and lace panel formal dress, nude pumps, pearls, nude clutch, curls

Nude pumps are among my top five items every lady should own. I found this pair at Nordstrom Rack along with the dot print chambray dress I featured earlier this week. For some more options, I often opt for Ivanka Trump for quality, and Forever 21 as a good budget choice.

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27 Comments and Pingbacks for What to Wear to a Spring Wedding.

    • Thanks so much, Jen! It was a great consignment find.

      Joules on March 10, 2016   /   Reply
  1. Blue & White just may be one of my favorite color combos–love how you paired it with a nude bag & pumps! So so chic!
    Katelyn
    theyellowspectacles.com

    katelyn on March 10, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Katelyn! It’s one of my favorites too! You can never go wrong with nude accessories.

      Joules on March 10, 2016   /   Reply
  2. Love, love, love that dress. You look very good in it.

    Candy on March 11, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Jessica! I love a touch of lace on almost any dress!

      Joules on March 11, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks so much, Cheryl! It’s so great when something you find off the rack on consignment fits so well!

      Joules on March 11, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Abby! I just discovered them, but I totally want now Black Halo dresses now!

      Joules on March 11, 2016   /   Reply
  3. Hi Joules. Thanks for the lovely e-mail and for liking my blog. I have actually stopped by your blog before and commented but it has been a while. Anyhow, that dress is gorgeous and it is the perfect sheath for a Spring wedding. Cute clutch and jewelry. You look beautiful.

    I started a linkup on Thursdays and I would love for you to share this pretty outfit – everyone needs to see it. Linkup below. Thank you and have a great weekend! Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/03/thursday-moda-2-and-pop-of-yellow.html

    Ada on March 12, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Ada! I just added my outfit post to your link up. Thanks for the invite! :)

      Joules on March 14, 2016   /   Reply
  4. I’ll have to check out this consignment shop! I’m looking to update my closet for spring :-)

    Sincerely, Jennie on March 15, 2016   /   Reply
    • Definitely give it a shot–I’ve found so many amazing pieces there!

      Joules on March 16, 2016   /   Reply