Friday, September 23, 2016

Best Dressed In Jay Godfrey + WW Link Up

Happy Friday everyone!  This weekend is an exciting one because my brother-in-law is getting married!  To make it even better, I'll be attending my first Chinese wedding.  As many of you may know, my husband is Chinese, and although we've been together for fourteen years (four of those married), I have never been to a Chinese wedding.  Crazy, right?  Mike and I kept our wedding untraditional with a simple ceremony, and none of his close relatives have gotten married since we've been together.  Since it is my first Chinese wedding, I was a little stressed out about what to wear, so I turned to my friends, Nikoleta and Vicky, who own Best Dressed Charlestown.  You may remember last year when I posted about Best Dressed here (still obsessed with that dress), and I knew that they would be able to find me the perfect dress.

Best Dressed is a brick and motar store, here in Boston, where you can rent designer dresses for any occasion. I love the idea of renting dresses because I'm tired of wearing the same dress over again to many functions, or spending unnecessary money for a new dress that I'll only wear once.  The best part is since the store is here in Boston, I can actually go in and try on different dresses in order to find one that fits perfectly.  But it doesn't end with dresses.  Best Dressed also carries a great selection of bags and jewelry, that you can either rent or buy, to finish your look.  They carry GiGi New York bags, which you know is a favorite of mine, and every time I walk into the store, I can't leave without buying jewelry, because it is all so pretty!  You can keep your rental up to five days, and the store takes care of the cleaning and any minor repairs.
The second I saw this Jay Godfrey cape dress, I was obsessed.  Not only did I love the color, but the cape sleeves, and the flow of the dress, made it a winner.  I have to be honest that these photos don't do the dress justice.  It was very breezy the day we shot this look, that we couldn't capture the best photos.  I wish you could see it in person.  I finished my looked with black statement earrings, and a GiGi New York clutch, from Best Dressed, then added my fringe heels for a fun touch.  Even though I love this look, I decided it wasn't dressy enough for the wedding, but had to share it anyway.  I'm thinking it will be a perfect option for the rehearsal dinner.  It would also make a great dress for a girls night out, or Boston fashion week event.  Either way, I'll find an excuse to wear it.

Don't worry, I did leave with the perfect dress for the wedding, and can't wait to show you.  Make sure to follow along on Instagram or Snapchat (Rach480) to see what I chose.  Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Dress: Jay Godfrey via Best Dressed {Retails for $268/ Rents for $60}| Clutch: GiGi New York via Best Dressed| Earrings: Best Dressed| Heels: Steve Madden| Sunnies: BP| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here)

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Linking up with these amazing blogs here

The feature blogger is Nathalie from Earnestyle. I'm loving this outfit that she wore in Mykonos, and it's making me sad that summer has come to an end.  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello!



  1. This dress is gorgeous! I love the color and I love how you styled it. Have a great time at the wedding!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  2. Wow, so fabulous! Love that cobalt color and the beautiful cape-like feel. Not to mention your shoes.
    Sounds like a great store-- I love the concept of sites like Rent the Runway but wish they had actual physical stores.

    Also, so thrilled to be the featured blogger of the week!! ♡ :)


  3. I am a sucker for cobalt! LOVE LOVE this dress!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  4. Oh, YES to this dress! I would def. wear this to a wedding. I love the cobalt color and also just the shape!! I have never been to a Chinese wedding either.


  5. Wow this dress is beautiful on you Rachael! Its one of my favourite colours ever! So so pretty!

  6. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and you look stunning in it! Love that color as well!

    Thanks for hosting the link up :)

    Shannon |

  7. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and you look stunning in it! Love that color as well!

    Thanks for hosting the link up :)

    Shannon |

  8. The wedding sounds like so much fun. Cannot wait to hear about it. This dress is gorgeous on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. You look amazing!!!!
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  10. Best Dressed sounds like a great concept! The cobalt blue dress is beautiful! Have a fabulous time at the wedding, and I can't wait to see what you ended up wearing!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  11. Love you in this blue, lady! So pretty- and Jay Godfrey is soooo good. Have fun at the wedding!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. The Chinese wedding sounds so interesting, I hope you do a post about it. I love your dress. What a great idea to rent for special occasions.

  13. Oh my gosh - this dress!! It is so beyond beautiful. I love the color on you too, not to mention that cut is fabulous. Have a great time at the wedding, sounds like it's going to be so fun!!


  14. They found you an amazing dress! I love the color and the style is perfect!
    xo Adri

  15. Wow the striking colour of this dress is beautiful! Have a lovely time at the wedding! :)


  16. Just amazing dress! Wow! I love the back and the color of it! Have fun at the wedding!

  17. Nice choice Rachael. That dress looks perfect on you....his color is amazing!!!Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,

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  19. Amazing photos and look! Beautiful dress!
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  20. Such a stunning dress! You look amazing, babe!!

    Adi xx

  21. This sounds like such a great program. Love the cobalt dress, it's my fave color and looks amazing on you!

    Chow Down USA

  22. Such a gorgeous dress, Rachael!! A traditional Chinese wedding sounds so beautiful, hope you had a fantastic time :)
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  23. Beautiful dress! I love the color!

    xx, Elise

  24. What a gorgeous dress. I love the deep blue and the amazing cape sleeves. I saw a similar navy dress on Shauna today and I love both.

    I love deep dark blues and navy's for Fall. I am wearing a Navy dress myself, today. Come take a peak.

    Enjoy your week, Rachael!

  25. Waaauuuu! es precioso el vestido! Me gusta mucho! ;)

  26. Wow! You look absolutely fabulous in that dress! If that one wasn't good enough for the wedding I can't wait to see what you ended up picking!

  27. Seems like a nice service and what a beautiful dress too. Not to mention my favorite color.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  28. Love how you styled this look. The blue dress looks so gorgeous on you.
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  29. What a GORGEOUS dress on you! I love the cape like sleeves