Our very own Shadin is fixing to get hitched next June! And to kick off the festivities, she and her fiancé Marwan and their families threw an engagement party at the Sofitel in Redwood City that rivaled my actual wedding. It was quite the affair to remember, with truly delicious food (not your typical hotel event space fare), great wine, and music that got everyone, grandmas and grandpas included, out of their seats. Especially memorable was Shadin’s ensemble, which could not have been more perfect. Just in case you’re planning your own prenuptial shindig—or if you have any semi-formal event coming up (holiday parties anyone?)—I wanted to break down Shadin’s engagement party outfit for you. It was a wonderful combination of bold (leopard) yet restrained (not leopard velvet), muted (browns and blacks) and colorful (teal earrings and shoes!), polished (fancy Kate Spade earrings) but relaxed (comfy maxi dress). She also wore a lovely gifted gold bracelet from her mother, which she received as a gift for her own wedding (I improvised below with an antique from Barney’s). Leave it to Shadin to get it exactly right. And now you can too!
$344 – nordstrom.com
$70 – bakersshoes.com
$1,495 – cultstatus.com.au
$12,995 – barneys.com
$58 – nordstrom.com
Hair: Jennifer Atala at The Secret Brush
Make up: Indiana at The Make Up Dolls