Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Can I Wear a Romper to a Wedding?

Romper: Leith | Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: Tory Burch

One question I got the other day was, “Can I wear a romper to a wedding?” My answer, “Why yes you can, but depends on what type of wedding you are going to.” Hubs and I have SIX weddings in the next 3 months, so wedding season has officially started for us! I also have received a couple of emails about what to wear to a wedding, so I thought it would be informative to let you know when it is appropriate to wear a romper. Do note, I do not think you can wear a romper to every wedding you are invited to, but below are five tips to keep in mind!

Take note of the…

  • Couple: Is the couple laid back? Are they typically casual or always fancy? If you are headed to a couples wedding that is laid back and does not pay attention to style/clothes, you are in the clear. If the couple is typically always dressed up and loves fashion, maybe something dressier will do. It’s always better be over dressed in my opinion!
  • Venue: The type of wedding venue really does play a role in the style of a wedding. I usually do research on the wedding venue before choosing what I want to wear to a couples’ special day. If the wedding is held at a small intimate out door wedding then a romper is appropriate. If the wedding is held at Chateau Cocomar, a long gown maybe a better choice. The type of wedding venue really does make a difference!
  • Invitation: It is true when they say a wedding invitation really does set the tone for your wedding day. The other day I received a very different colorful invitation and immediately was excited for their wedding. I then instantly thought I needed to get an outfit that is fun, bright, and lively. I also received two traditional invitations that I know will be very formal. I also received a fun simple invitation which is my selection to wear this romper to that wedding!
  • Time of Day: The time of day also plays an important role in the style of wedding you are headed too. A brunch or Sunday wedding is more of a casual scene but if you are headed to a Saturday night wedding, a more formal choice maybe a better choice.
  • Material of Romper: Now I am saying a romper can be worn at some type of weddings but not every romper. I wouldn’t go with a cotton or polyester romper since that is very casual for sure a special occasion. Rompers are already considered to be in the casual category, so a more dressier material is best. I would go with a polyester material like this romper. Material plays a huge role!

I love the color of this off the shoulder romper that is a new arrival from Nordstrom. I knew I had to have it in my closet and I sure do plan to wear it to one of the few weddings we have coming up! I do recommend sizing down with this romper since the other side of the off the shoulder should be tight to prevent a nip slip. I typically am a size small, but an extra small was needed for this romper. I paired this romper with my favorite summer heels and went very light on accessories since it speaks for itself!

Note: I was a wedding planner a couple years ago at Chateau Cocomar (where these photos were taken), so I do know wedding attire! Actually, one of my favorite parts of coordinating a wedding was being able to stare at all the wedding guests outfits. Also, I do want to note that I will not be posting on Monday, Memorial Day. This weekend Ted and I are off to our friends bachelor and bachelorette party. Both parties will be in Austin so we all plan to meet up on Monday for a combined day. I am super excited! I hope you all have something fun planned for Memorial Day. Thanks for stopping by and see you Tuesday, loves!

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Tis The Season of Red White Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of red white blue

Top: Leith (similar) | Shorts: similar / similar | Headband: Monroe & Harlow | Shoes: Charming Charlie (my fav) | Lip Color: Colour Pop 

These shorts make me so happy and were a fab find when I was shopping with a friend the other day. I can’t find them online but I did find similar options here and here that are just as darling from Etsy. I paired it with this top because what else screams America than some stripes. I came across this adorable headband company and once I saw this patriotic headband I thought it would be perfect for all the fun summer festivities we have planned.

I love collecting red white and blue items because luckily we have three different holidays to celebrate our nations colors. I always get a good wear out of my patriotic finds since there is Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day all jammed in a three month spend. I love that Memorial Day is the kick off of it all!

Who’s excited for tomorrow to get here so we can start this Memorial day weekend?! I have been running around like a chickens head cut off because I have TWO fun photoshoot planned for today! On top of that, Saturday I have a one year old birthday party, graduation party, and then leave to a bachelorette party. I have been helping plan this bachelorette party and I won’t go into details but I have been stressed about where we are going to stay ALL week. The house we had booked fell through last minute (ALWAYS use airbnb and don’t agree to book outside of the site) so thankfully the JW Marriott Austin came to the rescue and is able to accommodate us. We are so excited to be staying at the beautiful hotel and can’t wait to share about our stay! What are y’all up to this Memorial day weekend? I can’t wait to hear about it!

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The Linen Boyfriend

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Linen Boyfriend

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Linen Boyfriend

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Linen Boyfriend

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Linen Boyfriend

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Linen Boyfriend

 Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | The Linen Boyfriend

Linen Boyfriend: H&M | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Bag: Street Level

Not sure if you have heard, but the PJ look is a hot trend at the moment. Anything that looks like it can be pjs/lingerie but appropriate enough to wear in public. I came across this shirt dress a couple of weeks ago and have been wearing it NON stop. I may have even slept in it one night then went straight to the mall with it on (shh). It is the perfect boyfriend button up but since my husbands arms are way longer than mine, his is always a fail. I have been wearing a slip under it since it is a little see through. Here I added a belt to give it a more structured look under my bathing suite. It was the perfect wrap since LA is still a little chilly at the beach. I also wore this linen boyfriend the other day with some white jeans and converse and was darling. I’ll be sure to share more of this linen top with a different combo soon. You can pretty much do everything with this shirt and I lover it.

We took these photos on the lovely beach of Hermosa yesterday. If you saw earlier this week mom asked me to join her and sissy on a one day trip to LAX. We woke up at the crack of dawn to go site seeing for the day. This was taken early morning hence still the dark clouds. None the less I always have a blast with mom and sissy and this shirt dress was the perfect throw on.

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Crushing Pineapples Watermelons

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Crushing On Pineapples & Watermelons

  1. Float: Sunny Life
  2. Towel: Cotton On
  3. Candle: Sunny Life
  4. Shoes: Keds
  5. Float: Sunny Life
  6. Tote: Etsy
  7. Shoes: Solids
  8. Tank: Etsy
  9. Bag: Sensi
  10. Tank: Urban Coco
  11. Cup: Amazon
  12. Candle: Sunny Life

What are some hot hot summer prints this year? Adorable pineapples & watermelons, of course! You can find these prints on just about anything these days and I am not complaining. Who wouldn’t want an adorable pineapple float or a watermelon towel for those hot summer days coming up. I listed some trendy fruit goodies I have had my eye on! These picks scream Laguna Beach and thought it would be appropriate since we are exploring LA today.

If you saw on IG I hoped on a plane to LAX (with a dream & a cardigan🎶) yesterday. Mom and sister wanted to go visit a friend and told me two hours before the flight took off. I panicked and packed as fast as I could to join them for a little adventure! We have some beaches that are calling our name then back to the Lone Star State today. These summer pineapple and watermelon finds make me oh so happy 🙂 Follow along on snapchat @dederaad for todays adventures!

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