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What To Wear To Your Fall/Winter Engagement Party

Nov 14, 2016

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Dress: Shopbop (on major sale for $52!)–also love this one, this one, this one, and this one–all perfect for any wedding occasion during cooler temperatures! // Earrings: c/o Kendra Scott, from their new bridal collection // Bracelet: c/o Kendra Scott, also from their new bridal collection // Shoes: Old, but similar here, here (only $50!), also love this strappy version // Lipstick: MAC Lipstick in Diva (it’s part of this lipstick gift set, which I’m OBSESSED with!)

A few weeks back, one of my best friends, Courtney, threw us an engagement party. It was perfect–since moving to our new house, we haven’t really had the chance to entertain, so it was a perfect excuse to have a housewarming party/engagement celebration all in one. We had Big Star tacos and margaritas catered (our favorite restaurant ever) and my friend Kai even surprised us with a piñata ;-P




In true Jess fashion, I was scrambling for something to wear at the last minute. Cue Shopbop, with their Amazon Prime integration (aka free two-day shipping!) and I found this little white number. Since our party was a chilly day in October, I didn’t really feel like I could wear anything sleeveless. (Tricky, because it seems like all the white/bridal-ish dresses you find out there these days are without sleeves!) This one totally fit the bill.

If you’re also in the same boat and looking for a long-sleeved white dress for your engagement party, shower, rehearsal dinner, or anything else wedding-related, I’ve rounded up my very favorite long-sleeved white dresses below!

Mine is very loosely fitted, so I’d say order your normal size or one size down. It’s also on MAJOR sale for $52, and also comes in the prettiest burgundy hue (in the instance that you’re not getting married anytime soon and are looking for a holiday dress instead!)

For jewelry, wore some dainty pieces from Kendra Scott’s new bridal line–I love LOVE these earrings and this bracelet. I’m thinking of having  my bridesmaids wear them for our wedding! What do you think?

In other news– we had such a fun, laid-back weekend! On Friday we hung out with Kelly and Emma, and Saturday we rode bikes over to Humboldt Park (a neighboring western neighborhood!) and I took Neal to my favorite new coffee shop, CC Ferns. They make boozy coffees that are delicious and probably the best Saturday morning beverage I can think of 😉 We hung out, read the newspaper, and just chilled out. It was great! Then we made homemade soup for dinner and finished the rest of Stranger Things. (UGH. SO MANY WITHDRAWALS NOW THAT ITS OVER!) Do you have any other favorite Netflix shows? We need new material to binge watch, now!

Okay, I’ve got to get back to work on our Winter Guide–check back soon to find out when it will be going live this week!

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