It's wedding season! Late afternoon, sunset weddings are now happening. We just attended a gorgeous one for our friends Ali and Kevin! Congrats to the happy couple!
I for one never know what to wear. In California, we often read "black tie optional" on the invitation. That opens up a wide range of options. If you received an invite with that description, would you think long or tea length? Is short ok? Regardless of the level of dressiness, there are a few questions I ask myself....read on!
1) Am I appropriate? Age-appropriate, length, color, seasonally-appropriate, coverage-wise...For instance, if I expect I might be dancing quite a bit, I don't want to have any wardrobe malfunctions! So, for this last wedding, I opted for this versatile, affordable dress(below, check out how cute it is with a t-shirt and converse underneath!).
2) Am I comfortable? Weddings are usually long. You start on the early side and go into the evening. Your shoes should be able to withstand the night (I brought these stretchy ballet flats to change into when my heels were too much), but I also heard these foldable shoes are wonderful, too. I wore my favorite (investment) closed-toed shoes because my toenails weren't painted (ha!), but if I had made the time, I would have worn open-toed strappy sandals.
3) Do I think I'm gonna wanna enjoy the music? This is definitely something to consider when picking out your dress (and shoes).
4) For HIM? Do you want to coordinate on some level? I don't usually worry about this, but occasionally, it's fun to compliment or have a color scheme.
5) Will it get cold at night or will it be cold inside the venue? I brought a wrap for the evening. We're in such transitional weather here... warm during the day and pretty chilly at night. I like an option like this (and love all the color choices).
Surrounded by overachievers today! Never a dull moment with @Erinoprea & @Dr_oz. Ever!❤️...Packed boxes of food for underprivileged youth across the country with these two, @timbradleyjr and #DrWentz (after starting the day w a warm up workout by @erinoprea at 6:30, then doing an appearance on stage w/ @dr_oz in front of 10,000!) #bigday Thx for #givingback @usanainc! @usanatruehealthfoundation #usana17
It's FriYay! Grab a friend and celebrate. #bestbuddies ❤️
First day of kindergarten for Huck... We're proud of this kiddo and cheering for him! Especially Hayden!! What a great big brother! 😘⭐️ Good luck to all the families out there starting school this week. #imabigkidnow #brothers #huckandhayden #firstdayofkindergarten 📸: @day.artist / @ographr
We moved in this house a little bit ago and life has been hectic. Something pretty special happened when our @HelloFresh box arrived…we finally did what we have been wanting to do since we first moved in…use our kitchen to cook as a family (or in Hayden’s case, play with the box) and sit down to eat together. @HelloFresh makes us feel like gourmet cooks! (Have you checked out instastory?) Follow the very easy recipes and you can be, too….Plus, I love knowing every single ingredient going into my meal and the food I feed our children. This is easy, fun and informative (Huck loves it) #thatsBIG! Can’t wait for the next box. Check them out at hellofresh.com and use my code "AshleyJones" for $30 off your first week #hellofreshpics #hfpartner #ad #getcooking
He's my Monday and everyday motivation. ❤️❤️#haydenjh
Last week at this time, we were meeting people at the @generalhospitalabc fan event. You guys are awesome⭐️🌟Thanks for watching us! #gh #ParkersBack #watchMonday #HappySaturday
Oscar is totally saying...Um... I didn't sign up for this! These three! #mykiddos thank you, @day.artist for @ographr for capturing moments like this. We're pretty obsessed w this app! Stay tuned for many more fun pics! #theygrowupsofast #letthembelittle ps- after all this time, I'm a real #soccermom 😳oh my.... #haydenjh
Great peeps! Thx @tiffanithiessen for fun event for the kiddos.
Ps- #funfact : Years ago, I was in a movie of the week starring Tiff. Loved her then and lovely running into her now.
Quick snap leaving the studio after work. #generalhospital Good start to the week... #mondayvibes can be good! Btw, it's #ghfcw #ghfc ❤️who's going?
Hayden was very distracted by the live emojis running around. Thanks @themillennialmamas for a fun screening of #TheEmojiMovie last week. Huck is sleeping with his stuffed poop emoji😂 #fiveyearoldboy Who ventured out to see the film?
He smiled! Kind of... bottom one:) #photoboothfun with Huck😉 Happy Friday!
Come check out more on the site. Several new posts up about life and work. Always like reading your comments. ⭐️🌟❤️ #linkinbio
Parker is back in Port Charles... thought some of you might be interested;) @generalhospitalabc @_lexiainsworth #behindthescenes #generalhospital #ParkersBack more about this on the blog later today...
Happy Tuesday. 🌟⭐️ Spending all day working with my sidekick. Hope everyone is having a good week so far?
What a lovely evening with friends benefiting cancer research and learning more about @thevfoundation. Thank you @wfordinteriors! You inspire me to get more involved. #DontEverGiveUp #VictoryOverCancer
Ps- I'm behind in posting. This was last week;)
Summertime! 🌟⭐️ #pooltime #californiasun #haydenjh 🌴
We are starting swim lessons, which means swim suits. For both of us😳 More about this and swimsuit shopping on the blog.
http://liketk.it/2s2rd#liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKfamily #LTKswim #LTKunder50 @liketoknow.it.family
Taking a much needed breather with @beautyandthebeasties :) #momlife
And I would be remiss if I didn't share outfit details with you. I have been wearing these cropped pants way too often; they are now on sale for $20!! Screenshot this picture with your @liketoknow.it app or click the link in bio (new post up⭐️) for further info. Happy Thursday! #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert http://liketk.it/2s0Oo
His little hand on hers melts my heart. 💕 My son and goddaughter! Come back soon @mccool517 😘#haydenjh
Long before I was a mom or a stepmom (Huck is there in the middle), I was an Auntie! @mccool517 @abrownlow
Ps- miss you @amyqaragholi #lovetheseguys
Finally! If only you lived next door... @mccool517 #bestfriendgoals 🌟💕
Girlfriends🌟⚡️⭐️ Happy Birthday, America! 🇺🇸Hope y'all have a safe holiday with friends and family celebrating our freedom and independence! God bless!