Frump Town No More!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 6, 2011

I may feel anything but dressed up during the week, but I must say, I LOVE getting dressed up when the occasion arises! I’m such a girlie girl at heart.

This morning, I thought I’d give you a peek in my closet and show you what I pulled together to wear to my brother-in-law Steve and future sis-in law Joanne’s wedding today! I’m so excited for their big day!!!!

My father in law Ken, Steve, & Joanne:


My bday celebraton 2009 (remember those pink walls??)!


With Brother in law Dave…more SHOTS!


The first time I met Joanne I KNEW she was the one for Steve. I even told Eric after we met her that they would get married. What can I say, I can see love a mile away!! I’ve never seen Steve happier. :)


Joanne is going to make a STUNNING bride. I can’t wait to see her! The wedding is held at a winery in Niagara on the Lake. The setting will be breathtaking no doubt.

Here’s the outfit I put together…


I found this dress in the nick of time last night at Le Chateau. It’s pinky and floral- and if you know me, you know I love that! Luckily, it fit me like a glove, which doesn’t happen often at Le Chateau…usually I can’t find anything for the life of me in that store.

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The ruching is extremely figure flattering and hugs the curves (or creates some!).


I thought I was going to have to buy new shoes to go with the dress, but my girlfriend Ashley offered to lend me her wedges. I’ve worn stilettos at outdoor weddings before and it ain’t pretty walking on grass! ;) These will also be much more comfortable too.

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My gold clutch is from 2008 from Aldo. I think it was $19.99!


My jewelry is from Swarovski which was a gift from Eric last Spring.

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Shimmery eye shadow is from Chanel. I bought this set in 2008 for my wedding and I just love the colour palette.


A shimmery wrap if I get chilly outside. This was a gift from my mom last year. Need to iron this!


Painted my nails with this old bottle of Revlon ‘Pure Pearl’ which goes with my dress nicely.

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One more coat to go after this.


Now I‘m off to try and pack LIGHTLY. This would be a first…

See you tomorrow for a wedding recap. Red heart Have a great day!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

Good luck packing light. If you figure out the trick to this, please be sure to let me know because I have yet to figure it out ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

haha it runs in my family ;)


Shay August 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I think it runs in the human race. Or, at least in the women. :)


kate August 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

I love the dress cant wait to see it on you!


Valerie August 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

That is a gorgeous dress! My dad travels for a living and so I used to know a lot of tricks for packing light, but somehow they got lost over the years. Have fun at the wedding!


Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

Beautiful dress Angela!!!! I love the ruched ones from Le Chateau that are incredibly flattering
Love Niagara so i’m sure it will be a lovely wedding
Have fun :)


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty August 6, 2011 at 11:05 am

Beautiful!! One of my wedding guests wore the same dress in black and white – from Le-Chateau – She got SO many compliments on it too!!

Enjoy!! :)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 6, 2011 at 11:08 am

Stunning dress! I can’t wait to see the “final” shots – I bet those pinks and reds in the floral looked great with your colouring!


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 6, 2011 at 11:10 am

I have that same nail polish! love the shiny effect it has! cute dress and have fun. I am loving the whole outfit haha :)


Ali August 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

Have a great time at the wedding.
Can’t wait for the recap! I love seeing wedding photos. :D


Nikita August 6, 2011 at 11:15 am

You are going to look stunning! I can’t wait to see pictures from the wedding- sounds like a beautiful setting too!


Amber K August 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

Weddings can be so much fun! Have a great time :)


Kris | August 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

Congrats to Steve and Joanne!!! You are going to look GORGEOUS in this dress and we can’t wait to see pics of you and Eric!!

Have a blast! I love days full of LOVIN’!!!



Andrea B. @ Vegvacious August 6, 2011 at 11:22 am

Gorgeous dress! I’m off to Le Chateau next weekend in search of a dress for our friends’ wedding on August 20th. I bought one there with ruching last year for a wedding and I got so many compliments! You are going to look amazing! Have fun!


Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit August 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

Can’t wait to see the full ensemble! It looks GORGEOUS!


Jess August 6, 2011 at 11:30 am

Gorgeous dress—and I love the gold wedge heels! Being comfortable and looking fabulous at the same is the best : )


Emma @ Getting There & Going Places August 6, 2011 at 11:34 am

I love everything you put together! :D the dress really is gorgeous!
Have a great time at the wedding! It sounds like it’s going to be beautiful!


Paige August 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

You are going to look dazzling, Angela! Have a blast!!!


Janet August 6, 2011 at 11:42 am

You would look stunning in a potato sack (organic of course!) so I know you will look absolutely amazing in this ~ not to mention ~ how could not just “feel” beautiful in this. A walking bouquet!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

haha thanks for the giggle!


Lorinda @ Waisting Away August 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

Love the dress! And totally remember that purse. Was sad when it didn’t match the wedding shoes I was trying to match that summer.

Have a great time–you’re going to look stunning, as always!


Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun August 6, 2011 at 11:52 am

Beautiful dress…I would have never guessed Le Chateau! I love that Revlon Pure Pearl too :) Have fun!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 6, 2011 at 11:52 am

Have a great time tonight! That dress is beautiful!


Angela @ MyPInkyToes August 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

She will absolutely be a beautiful bride! I LOVE seeing such happy couples together. You will also look G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. in that dress! :) Have a stellar time!!!


[email protected] August 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I agree I was going to say the same thing for both gals! ;) I usually find it hard to put something together for a wedding b/c I don’t know if this makes you overdressed, or underdressed, etc., but this dress seems perfect Angela! Especially for such summery weather. :D Have funnnnnnnnn


Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) August 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

That dress is beautiful! Have fun at the wedding!


Sana August 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I love getting dressed up for weddings!


Julie (A Case of the Runs) August 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Lovely eye shadow pallette! Do you keep yours until they run out? I can never seem to reach the end of mine, and then I figure it’s better to replace them, anyway…


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Yea I tend to keep the *nice* stuff around til its gone…probably shouldnt!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Can’t wait to see that dress on you in pictures, it’s gorgeous! (hope that doesn’t sound too creepy! haha)


Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

That’s a gorgeous dress! They really look so happy together, so sweet!


Red Deception August 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

That dress is so lovely! I bet you will look smashing in it.

Can’t wait for more details about the wedding!


Cait's Plate August 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

You clean up nicely! :) Have so much fun and congrats to your brother-in-law!


Mimi August 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm

You’re going to look beautiful, naturally! Sounds like a great time for the family. I <3 weddings!


Lisa @ Healthy Diaries August 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Love the dress! Can’t wait to see the wedding recap!


Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

What a gorgeous outfit!

Enjoy the wedding and all the best to the happy couple :)


Jenny$1983 August 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Have a great time, you beautiful Green Goddess – or should that be shimmering pink goddess? :D


Meesh August 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Awe I love weddings! Have fun, can’t wait for your recap!


Alaina August 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I can’t wait for the recap! I love weddings!

And I’m sure you will look stunning in that dress! :-)


[email protected] KatieDid August 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

beautiful dress and whole outfit, I bet you’ll look absolutely glowing! Have a blast.


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I’ve never been to a wedding, but it sounds like so much fun!!

Getting dressed up + eating amazing cake + dancing = best night ever :)


Zaineb August 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

OMG Joanna looks just like Penelope Cruz!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Yes she does!


cathy August 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm

have fun, angela! sounds like a gorgeous venue. my cousin’s getting married in NOTL in june 2012 at a winery…would be too funny if it’s the same one!
your outfit sounds beautiful – can’t wait to see photos!
i love that you have accessories and make-up that are a few years old…me, too!


Kate @ Vet in the Saddle August 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I LOVE your dress! You’re going to look absolutely gorgeous! And I’m sure the bride will look fine too :)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Your whole ensemble looks wonderful, Angela. I love that you borrowed shoes since they are sort of a one-time need anyway and yes, stilettos and grass do NOT mix!

And Chanel eyeshadow. I posted a week or so ago that MAC is wonderful. Except that Chanel is BETTER :) It’s in it’s own price point league but it’s just the best stuff.

Can’t wait to actually see pics of you in that your outfit. The dress is definitely NOT a frumpy number :)


[email protected] August 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

your dress is stunning! Have fun!


Living, Learning, Eating August 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Awww, lovebirds are so cute! :) And getting dressed up is very fun, indeed!


Roseanna August 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

That dress is GORGEOUS.


Jessica August 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I have the exact opposite problem with Le Chateau.. I’ll wander in randomly and fall in love with multiple dresses. I never let myself try them on though because I have nowhere to wear their pretty dresses and I am so cheap that I can’t justify spending $150-200 on a dress I might wear once. You’re dress is really pretty though! Can’t wait to see it on!


Liza Jane August 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Your dress is gorgeous!


Cait @ Cait hates Cake August 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

LOVE your dress! Can’t wait to see how it looks on, I bet you will look gorgeous!


DORIS @vanillacocoberry August 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm

uuuuuuh Angi I love your dress, bet it suits u real well :) pictures pleaseeeeeeeee
my host family loved your homemade granola btw
I am right now touring the east coast and loving it wohooooo ! I do reviews of all the restaurant I go to and I had my first larabar (they dont sell those in Austria)
all the best xo


Kilee August 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Aww, you and the bride are going to look gorgeous! Have such a fun time at the wedding and reception!


Moni'sMeals August 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm

what a cute post Angela. Have fun and looking forward to the recap. :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 6, 2011 at 6:42 pm

The clothes at Le Chateau never fit me well either – they’re all made for tall people LOL! But I love your dress. Great find! :)


Amanda K August 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm

You are going to look incredible! Love the gold accents. Wedges are a also great idea. I have spiky heels as my wedding standard, but that’s a good idea to change them up.


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn August 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I loooove weddings!! You are going to look STUNNING and they are so adorable together. I love it. Will you play matchmaker please and find me a good man…kay perfect :)


Holly @ The Runny Egg August 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I love seeing people in love :) What a beautiful picture of the two of them!


Jen August 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

LOVE that dress…so pretty! I’ve never been a big fan of Le Chateau, yet in thinking back, I just realized I bought my highschool grad dress AND my wedding dress there (obviously not your typical wedding lol). Have fun!


Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life August 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

LOVE that dress!!!!!!


Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

OMG I can’t WAIT to see what you look like! I am lovin the entire ensemble!


LizAshlee August 6, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Can’t wait to see more photos! I know you will look amazing your dress..beautiful colors!! :)


Victoria (Sweet and Healthy Living) August 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Cute dress and lovely outfit!


Kari @ bite-sized thoughts August 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm

That dress is beautiful! I can’t wait to see more pictures :) Enjoy the wedding, and congratulations to brother and (nearly) sister in law!


Andy Smith August 7, 2011 at 3:22 am

Hi Angela, this is totally not the type of post an 18 year old guy would usually be drawn to but I wanted to comment to say that I wish your brother-in-law and future sister-in-law all the success in their journey together. Mainly I wanted to say that I am very happy to see that you have had been able to leave ‘frump town’ you are such a source of happiness and inspiration to so many people every day just through your blog. Each time you post I feel like I escape my own Frump Town for a while because of your enthusiasm and natural joy. I hope you enjoy the wedding, thank you very much Angela.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Thank you Andy! What a lovely thing to say. I appreciate your heartfelt support! :)


kaila @ healthy helper! August 7, 2011 at 10:28 am

I love love love everything about your outfit!!!! From the shoes to the jewlery! Everything is perfect!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 7, 2011 at 10:40 am

Oooh Ange the dress is gorgeous!! I’m the same way at Le Chateau in that it takes me a long time to find dresses that fit properly. I absolutely love your shimmery pink shawl too. Can’t wait to see more wedding photos (and they are such a cute couple!!!!)


Zestful Lou August 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

HOORAY!! I love weddings!!!


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 7, 2011 at 10:52 am

I absolutely ADORE those shoes!!! :)


Jolene ( August 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I hope the wedding was awesome!


GlowingBIL August 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

mmm did someone say SHOTS?! Only regret yesterday is not doing one with my brothers.

Great day for a G.R.E.A.T. couple, and lots of talk with family and friends about Angela’s blog and upcoming adventures.

I look forward to the OSG recap (and Ang’s SLR photos of my kids)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

me too! How did we forget!!


[email protected] August 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

You’re gonna look gorgeous :-) I’m the same way, I love an opportunity to get dressed up!


Margaret August 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I loved your dress yesterday Angela. You looked stunning, as usual. Eric said you were going out at the last minute dress shopping. You certainly picked a winner with this one. I thought the couple looked amazing. Stephen and Joanne were sooooooo happy. It is wonderful to see them so in love with each other. I am also so looking forward to seeing the recap of all your photos posted on your site. Now I have three beautiful daughter-in-laws and love all of them. After growing up with only brothers, and so many of them, it is so nice to have three daughters to now call my own. Also waiting to see photos of my lovely granddaugter and grandson.
Your loving mother-in-law….MILMOM


Joanne August 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I hope you guys had a great time!! You all looked incredible!! It wouldn’t of been the same without you and Steve and I were both SOOOO happy to have you there and all the help you’ve all given us along the way! SO happy to be a part of the family :) xoxoxoxox


WIERDGREENMAN August 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Have a good time!


jenna August 7, 2011 at 8:07 pm

What a girlie post; a fun change from the food blogging :) Amazing dress, and I love that you got it from Le Chateau.


Joanne August 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Hey Sis :) You looked beautiful and adorable as always!! So happy to be a part of the family! And so happy that you and Eric were there to share the day with us. Looking forward to spending some time with the two of you when we get back. xo


Monica August 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

My cousin just got married in NOTL and also wore a dress from Le Chateau- I love yours. Le Chateau always have the prettiest dresses – but, you’re right. It’s hard to find one that fits well and is reasonably priced. Can’t wait to see the wedding recap – I’m from the Niagara region and NOTL is such a great place for weddings!


Nicole @ giraffelegs August 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

love the outfit!!!! The jewelry is too pretty, Eric did such a great job!! You are going to look so sassy!!


michelle August 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I love Le Chateau for funky dresses and especially their fun jewelry. You’re dress is sexy and summer fun!


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