Friday, July 1, 2011

How I wore it: you can't have one without the other

People, yesterday was the first of the real social obligations we have in Athens. You see, my husband's first cousin (and the daughter of my godmother) gets married tomorrow! And I'm super-excited to see a Greek Orthodox wedding in which I'm not the protagonist so that I can finally see what goes on! Aaaaaanyway, she and her fiancé had a lovely family and friends gathering in their wonderful apartment (and huge balcony) last night to celebrate the upcoming nuptials. Yesterday also happened to be my husband's and my three-year wedding anniversary. For those of you keeping count, you might remember that we started dating in March of 2006. Yes, we've been married for the majority of the time we've known each other. SCANDAL.

Anyway, the party was a huge success. I had fun getting to know some of our cousin's friends and new in-laws-to-be. The highlight of the evening was, of course, when my husband decided to DJ and we all danced like fiends. You see, our cousin had requested my husband to bring the mix of music that we listened to (and learned to dance from) two summers ago, when we had our own Greek Orthodox wedding (and, yes, our religious wedding took place almost exactly a year after our "real" one). So it was nice to dance to songs that brought back such happy memories.

While some girls at the party were dressed to the nines and some weren't, I went with an in-between look:

I wanted to go with a drapey, relaxed look, but I think I might've taken it too far. I was hoping to solve the look with some creative tucking-in of the loose shirt, but my husband told me that wasn't working. And I listened to him. It's funny - I tend to pair turquoise with silver always (and my sandals have silver embellishments), but with this top, I couldn't NOT wear gold, y'know? I still liked the look. And, just as I suspected, I was relaxed for the whole evening... 

Anyway, we have errands to run, so I must be off. Hope all of you are well!

Black top: Gap, remixed
Turquoise skirt: baptism gift from my godmother, from a store in Piraeus, remixed
Turquoise sandals: Nine West (Athens), remixed


  1. Oh that is such a fun skirt. I like it with the drapey tank. Sounds like you are having blast in Greece - I'll try not to be jealous ;)

  2. I agree, cute skirt! Have fun at the wedding this weekend! Will you be sharing pictures of Greece with us too? I've never been, and I want to travel vicariously through you!

    Happy Anniversary! People get married early in relationships? That IS scandalous! Fella and I are coming up on 4 years, marriage-free.

  3. That skirt is kind of awesome. I think, considering it was a party with dancing and mingling, this is a perfect outfit. I love formal dresses, but they are not good for anything but standing/sitting and looking pretty.

  4. Sounds like you are having fun. Happy anniversary! Do you have a previous blog post describing a Greek wedding? If not, will you do one this time around? I'm imagining it is very different than the weddings I've attended.

    Oh, I fulfilled by tagging obligation to you today.

  5. Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! I'll try to post pictures and make y'all see what you're missing out on. :) Keep in mind, though - we're not venturing to the city center for a LONG time, yet...

    Terri, that sounds like a good idea! I myself haven't described a Greek wedding because I've only been to one - my own - and it was over two years ago. I'll see what I can do! (Also, I saw that you'd fulfilled the tagging: yay!)