When I woke up last Saturday morning, I did not realize I would be attending a wedding later that day... And yes, this is what I wore to a stranger's wedding. But let's back up.
I stopped by my parents' house that day, which is a normal thing I do just because it's on the way home when I'm out running errands, and my youngest brother had just gotten his wisdom teeth out so I wanted to see how he was doing. The neighborhood was lined with cars at the time, which was kind of unusual, and I was told that the neighbor's daughter was getting married later that day at home. We watched them set up the seating area in their backyard. Even though she's a couple of years older than me, and I knew of her since we grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same schools (though my parents lived in a different house), I didn't actually know her. But since my parents are neighbors, the bride and groom graciously invited them to come dance and have a drink during the reception (mostly because they were going to be up late making a lot of noise).
My parents said all of the neighbors were planning to go together, and I wanted to tag along but didn't know if I was dressed appropriately. I was wearing the exact outfit shown here—white skirt and all. I know you're not supposed to wear white to a wedding that isn't your own... and I wanted to go but mostly just to see their yard. It's beautiful and huge and there's two pools and a pool house (note that my parents have a very normal house and yard with no pool or pool house).
Flash forward to the wedding reception. My parents get ready to go but the neighbors are nowhere to be found. (Turns out they all bailed.) I decide to tag along anyway, secretly hoping someone else was wearing a white skirt. We waited until all of the toasting was done since how awkward would that have been to walk into? Ha. We got there right before the bride and groom walked out for their first dance. They walked down a platform in the middle of one of the pools into the open pool house, which is filled with gorgeous light wood shiplap. Basically a Fixer Upper dream (especially since the exterior is white). My step mom grabs a drink, my dad wanders off between all the people because he doesn't feel awkward like we do, and I feel like I'm straight up crashing their wedding. I don't know anyone there.
ANYWAY. This post is getting long, LOL. I did get to take in their gorgeous backyard... and sneak a peek at what their four course menu consisted of. I shared a video on Insta stories if you happened to catch it. While I didn't get a drink, there was a local ice cream shop there, and I had the best lemon ice cream of my life (it was blended with olive oil!). AND, yes, I did see someone else wearing a white skirt (and I'm pretty sure I saw a white dress that wasn't the bride, tsk tsk).
The craziest part of the whole thing was that no one asked us how we knew the bride or groom. It's not like we weren't invited (I mean, I guess I technically wasn't), but it was still kinda weird, you know? Haha. Either we blended in better than I thought or people were just talking behind our backs. Probably the latter. One guy came up to us and said, "Line up next to the pool! The bride and groom are about to come out for their first dance!" and all I could think was that I absolutely did not want to get anywhere near the pool because I did not want to risk being in ANY photos. LOL.
It was my first exciting Saturday evening in a long time, to say the least. ;)
Everlane tee / exact
J.Crew skirt / old; similar by Abercrombie & Fitch or Michael Kors (last seen here)
Madewell sandals / old; similar
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Etsy
Coach bag / vintage; exact style on Etsy
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact