Well, it is officially summer. June 20th (typically the 21st , damn you, leap year) marked summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. This may bring visions of starry lit soirees, dining al fresco, and soft cascading fabrics. What better time to channel Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. No, I don’t mean that of the pasties and panties of the Playboy Mansion. I mean ethereal makeup and hair full of flowers. Sheer chiffons and strappy sandals.
If you happen to be a fan of HBO’s Girls (um, of course you are), you watched the wild Jessa tie the knot wearing a dress so simple and Bohemian, she could have been a character straight from the play. It was the perfect casual summer frock to wear when saying “I do.” Heck, it would have been a lot cheaper than an $8,500 Vera Wang (anyone need a dress?). So whether you are looking to tie the knot in something simple or just sport a fresh and summery frock, let Jessa’s look and Shakespeare’s intoxicating tale lead your wardrobe inspiration.
dress: Morning Story Dress, $188, headband: Deepa Gurnani Floral Crystal Headband, $195, shoes: Miu Miu Strappy Peep Toe Platform, $790
O, hell! to choose love by another’s eyes.
As usual, you are on the mark with your photo examples and well educated background reference to A Mid Summer”s Night Dream. I also saw that episode of “Girl” and the bride looked like she could have been ready for a casting call from Shakespeare himself. Well done, Kirsten!
If I ever eat cake again, this is absolutely the look that I am going for. I emphatically love the blue shoes that you chose!