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A Modern Take on The Great Gatsby

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Those of you who followed along on my IG stories last weekend saw that my cousin got married — and had an epic Great Gatsby themed wedding party. It was so much fun! I know quite a few of you have been waiting for a post showing more of the dress I ended up wearing to the wedding. But, much to my dismay, we actually didn’t get many photos of me in it. Since it was my cousin’s big day, my boyfriend was mostly focused on shooting her, her family, and of course, the party.

For those of you who missed my IG story selfies, I ended up wearing a stunning royal blue sequined maxi. It was tight-fitting and flattered me surprisingly well, at only $20 from Burlington Coat Factory! I normally never shop there but the one time I stopped in, I got lucky. Anyone else love that feeling?! It was definitely a steal — I’m hoping there’ll be another fancy event that will give me the perfect excuse to wear it again and this time, actually get photos in it.

So, why this gold dress today, then? Well, when I was first shopping around for dresses, I went to Macy’s and started looking around for gold sequined dresses. After all… when you think of 1920’s/Great Gatsby, that’s what you think of, right? Of course, I was planning on wearing it with my headpiece, pearl necklace, glittery clutch… and you know, make it all Gatsby-like. I got this dress for just under $300, right before I happened to find myself at Burlington and found the royal blue dress which I decided I liked more for the occasion. Anyway, this number is still super gorgeous and since I had already purchased it… I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to at least get photos in it!

I live just five minutes away from The Griffith Observatory, so David and I trekked up there during sunrise to grab some shots which turned out quite ethereal looking. Just thought I’d share them with you here 🙂

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For the wedding, I got my hair done by my cousin’s best friend who is the queen of hair! Again, I’m a bit bummed I didn’t get a good photo of it before it totally fell apart by the end of the day. I had an idea of how I wanted it, and for this shoot, I basically did a “practice run.” Loose layers to frame my face, and the rest tied back somehow. The real deal involved intricate braids which I could not create myself. I wish I was talented with hair but really, I think I’ll stick with make-up when it comes to getting adventurous… haha.

On the day of the wedding, I was glad I ended up going with the blue because literally everyone (okay maybe like 60%) showed up in a gold dress of some sort. The blue dress was a little different and I was able to make it Gatsby looking with a hair piece and matching statement necklace.

Do you have any exciting themed weddings to attend this year?

Photos by David Potter

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219 Comments
  • Jasmin Marie
    November 4, 2016

    Omg you look stunnnnnnning in that dress!!! So glad you got some photos in it since you didn’t end up wearing it to the wedding. Happy Friday babe 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thanks, Jasmin xo

  • Destiny
    November 4, 2016

    You are a vision, Sharon! These photos of you are so breathtaking, and the sequin details of this number are to die for. Have a great weekend!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Destiny! So sweet of you xx

  • Ryan | A Polished Palate
    November 4, 2016

    I love this! You look stunning in that dress!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much!

  • Danielle
    November 4, 2016

    I am so incredibly mesmerized by this stunning dress! It suits you so well. What a DREAM to attend a Gatsby-themed wedding. How fun?!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thanks, Danielle! Yes, her wedding was a blast!

  • Michele
    November 4, 2016

    That dress is gorgeous! I love the design and how simple the silhouette is. Is it two layers?

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thanks, Michele! I guess you could say it’s two layers! The top layer is more see-through and holds all the sequins and the layer underneath is just basically like a nude slip ish. Haha!

  • Miranda Sterling
    November 4, 2016

    Such an elegant dress on an elegant lady! Love how you did your hair here too!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Miranda! It was my first time attempting a hair do like that and I have to admit I was pretty happy with it too haha xx

  • Samantha Mariko
    November 4, 2016

    the dress is so elegant and flattering on you! one of my favorite reads 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thanks, Samantha! xx

  • Brie
    November 4, 2016

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous but the price of the blue dress!!!! That’s such an amazing deal!! I know the blue dress was gorgeous because the gold dress is stunning and you have amazing taste in fashion!!! Love the pictures too!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much sweetie! xoxo

  • Anna
    November 4, 2016

    I have no words for your beauty babe! Love this dress — it’s the perfect length on you too!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Anna!

  • Raysa Garcia
    November 4, 2016

    Absolutely stunning! Love this dress it looks beyond beautiful on you. and your hair and makeup looks perfect too.
    Happy weekend beauty! Xx, Raysa

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thanks, Raysa! xx

  • Jess
    November 4, 2016

    That dress, these pictures, the setting, you, seriously stunning! I agree, very ethereal indeed! I always bemoan the fact that I was born in the wrong era. As soon as I soon this dress on IG I knew I had to check if you had more pictures. You and David did a great job, seriously stellar shots. I did see your blue dress and that was equally gorgeous and by the sounds of it, you made the right call going with that one for the wedding. I don’t have any themed weddings coming up alas, but I am going to a bridesmaid next year for my brother and sister in law to be! I think it will be my last time so I am very excited by that 🙂 xx

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much, Jess! You’re so kind <3 The blue dress was super pretty as well and I think I'll probably find some time to do another princess shoot in it ha! Congratulations on your brother getting married, and you being a bridesmaid! Must be really exciting 🙂 I'd love to read a post on your experience as one then. Is it your first time being a bridesmaid?

  • Mariann Yip
    November 4, 2016

    You look absolutely stunning babes! I can’t believe you so live so close to the Griffith Observatory! I have never been to LA and definitely want to visit soon!

    http://mariannyc.com/2016/11/04/keeping-it-basic/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much, Mariann! Let me know if you’re ever in the area! xx

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    November 4, 2016

    Haha, I can see how frustrated you must have been when David actually was doing his job and not taking pics of you, but I do agree it’s a pretty we didn’t get a closer glimpse at it. Now it’s left to our imaginations to imagine what a Great Gatsby queen you were entering the wedding in your blue dress. But let’s not be beat down by that, the fact is that this photo shoot is so incredibly awesome. I could go on with superlatives all day long, but as I’ve already proposed to you today (one might think) with all the compliments I’ll just end this by saying you look stunning (and that David did a great job!) 🙂
    Love,
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/2016/11/04/the-art-of-being-grateful/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much, Thomas! Haha actually I was fine with him taking photos of the wedding… I can always take pictures of me in that dress another time 🙂 It’s sitting in my closet now waiting for the next special occasion haha!

  • Jo
    November 4, 2016

    This look is stunning Sharon. I am so glad you decided to have David snapped some shots of this beautiful look which is pretty much flawless from head to toe. I am sure you looked just as beautiful in that blue dress which is really a great deal! You need to tell David that he is one lucky guy in this world to have you as his girlfriend and date to your cousins’ beautiful wedding!

    xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Jo! You are such a sweetheart! I hope my boyfriend sees your comment here hahaha!

  • Linh Dao
    November 4, 2016

    This dress is just too beautiful! Love it when you find the right dress! I love the details on it! You look like you should be in the movie! ❤️❤️ I need to make my way up to the observatory when no one is around for pictures like this! Can’t wait to see the other dress if you do a shoot with it!

    Love, linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/im-so-into-you/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you darling! The Observatory is definitely a great place to shoot! So pretty up there especially during sunrise and sunset. 🙂

  • Darlene
    November 4, 2016

    wow what stunning dress and your photos are so magical

    http://www.thenewgirl.me

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Darlene! xx

  • Jenni
    November 4, 2016

    You look stunning! The dress is so elegant and I love the color too. Sounds like you had a great time at the wedding. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Jenni! It was a ton of fun 🙂 xx

  • Rachel
    November 4, 2016

    Wow this dress is just absolutely gorgeous.
    xoxo, Rachel

    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Rachel! x

  • Kathryn
    November 4, 2016

    This dress just screams Great Gatsby!! Love all the detailing. Adrianna Papell always has the most romantic gowns.
    Xx, K
    http://www.jassamineelaine.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you, Kathryn! I do love her dresses very much!

  • Stephanie
    November 4, 2016

    These are some of the prettiest photos you’ve posted yet! I absolutely adore that gown on you – ethereal was definitely the right word to describe this! I’m so glad you chose a fun blue for the wedding though, because it’s nice to stand out sometimes as well 😉 Hope you have a great occasion coming up to show this piece off soon!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      You’re too sweet, Stephanie! So good to me, always. I’m so lucky to have you in my life! Hope you have a wonderful weekend x

  • Nicoleta
    November 4, 2016

    This dress is amazing babe! You are gorgeous!!!!
    Xx Nicoleta
    http://www.nicoletadan.it

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much sweetie <3 xx

  • brittany
    November 4, 2016

    WOW!! Stunning dress, and it looks amazing on you!

    http://www.outofofficeny.com/put-some-south-in-yo-mouth/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you Brittany!! xo

  • Sierra
    November 4, 2016

    You look perfect darling! The location is just perfect for this look too. So dreamy! Happy weekend my love xo

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much! Hope you have a great weekend as well xo

  • Jessi Malay
    November 4, 2016

    You look so beautiful babe!! I’m obsessed with this blush color on you! Have an amazing weekend <3

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/bebe-recap/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you so much love! xoxo

  • Kit
    November 4, 2016

    Holy moles, how is that dress only $20?! You look like a million, mamas! 🙂 I love your stuff, sending lots of good vibes <3

    xo,
    Kit @ THINGS SHE LOVES

    • Sharon Wu
      November 4, 2016

      Haha nah, this gold one was almost $300 LOL but the one I ended up wearing was just as pretty (in its own way) for only $20 😉 thanks hun xx

  • Bernice
    November 4, 2016

    Gatsby themed events are always spectacular! It’s great you had an amazing time and the wedding and I’m sure your hair was as fabulous as always. I really love the intricate beading of these kind of dresses. Jaw dropper!

    http://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2016/11/04/Love-comes-in-all-sizes

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      So true!!! We had a blast. Thank you so much, Bernice! xx

  • Paige Strand
    November 4, 2016

    You look wonderful! Queen of hair indeed. Weddings are so fun, I wish more of my friends were getting married. Living in Vancouver, I feel like that step is skipped in order to acquire property (I’m guilty of this myself).

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Haha I actually feel the opposite about weddings… normally don’t love them but this one was a ton of fun and the theme was incredible! 😉

  • Leah
    November 4, 2016

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the dress, and you look so beautiful!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Leah! xx

  • Sara
    November 4, 2016

    This dress is amazing. I love the beading and the color is absolute perfection!

    xo,
    Sara
    http://www.thelegallybrunette.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Sara! xo

  • Jo
    November 4, 2016

    You look so stunning in that dress! The beading is so gorgeous. Love your hair too!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Jo! Yes, the bead detailing is gorgeous on this dress!

  • Heather Denniston
    November 4, 2016

    That dress is REEDONKULOUS! It is so gorgeous I cannot stand it. You look freaking amazing. Beautiful environment too!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Hahaha thank you hun! So sweet of you to say! xo

  • rae
    November 4, 2016

    that dress looks so fabulous! you’re stunning! 🙂

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Rae! xx

  • Capricebianca
    November 4, 2016

    I LOVE this dress! It looks perfect on you. I love Griffith Observatory! It’s so beautiful and the view is spectacular. This dress is timeless and a great piece to have in your closet. You look gorgeous ‼️

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you darling! Yes, I love the Observatory too and I live so close to it so it’s great! xx

  • My Shopping Diet
    November 4, 2016

    So stunning! I’m in love with the photos! And that hair! And that dress! Simply gorgeous!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you! xx

  • Yasmin
    November 4, 2016

    $30??? That is one amazing deal! And it fits you so well. Love this photo shoot location too. Getting up at sunrise is dedication.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Haha the gold dress pictured here was just under $300 but the blue dress I ended up wearing was only $20! Yes, talk about a steal! Thank you for stopping by babe xo

  • Kandja Sylla
    November 4, 2016

    That is one stunning and gorgeous dress! I love what you did with your hair too Sharon. You look so perfect for the occasion. xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/big-voluminous-pony-irresistible/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Kandja! I’m glad you like the hair because I literally spent 5 minutes on it haha was hoping it wouldn’t turn out looking too sloppy!

  • Atsuna
    November 4, 2016

    I’m in love with this stunning dress you wore to your cousin’s wedding! Hehe loved it when I saw your Instagram post of it. That’s so neat that your boyfriend was the main photography for your cousin’s wedding. I hope it was a beautiful day for your cousin and your family.

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thanks, Atsuna! It was a beautiful day indeed xx

  • Jenn Hanft
    November 4, 2016

    Omg how cool! A Great Gatsby themed wedding sounds fantastic! This dress is so stunning on you! So glad you got in a shoot with it for memories, even if you didn’t go with it! I reaally like your hair this way! You should wear it up more often! It’s a shame that you didn’t get too many pics from the actual wedding in but I’m sure that your bf got awesome shots of the bride, groom, family and wedding itself. I do hope you make time for a shoot with your blue dress! Dying to see it 🙂

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      It was a ton of fun! Thank you, Jenn! I actually am sort of self-conscious about my hair up and don’t really know why… I guess I just feel most comfortable with hair framing my face but I think I’m liking this half up half down look 🙂 I’ll have to get some photos in the blue gown one of these days too! Thanks for stopping by xo

  • Jordan Chapman
    November 4, 2016

    Literally this dress and you in this dress are breathtaking! I love it and it’s a shame you couldn’t wear it to the wedding but I guess you can’t take the eyes off the bride!
    xxx
    Jordan
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you so much dear! Ohhh the bride was beautiful haha even if I wore this one I would have been safe 😉 but both of the dresses were beautiful so it was hard to pick. The blue one just stood out a little more (not in the way where I’d steal the show of the bride, but just different from what everyone else was wearing) so I liked that. Thanks for stopping by! xx

  • Portia @ Obsessed by Portia
    November 4, 2016

    You are absolutely stunning! And these photos are drop dead gorgeous! I’m inspired to find a wedding to go to ASAP! Great inspo xoxo

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you babe! Glad you enjoyed it xo

  • Fe
    November 4, 2016

    you look so beautiful Sharon! this dress and is so romantic and chic I love it. Ive been wanting to go to a black tie party so badly lately just so i get to wear one of these lol

    xoxo
    Fe
    http://www.fesamaia.com/10-basic-things-la-girls-do-during-fallwinter/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thanks, Fe! Romantic is a great way to describe this dress, too!

  • Helen Chik
    November 4, 2016

    Girl I wish you came to my wedding because I had the same theme!! You look sooooo amazing and love how you’ve styled your hair perfectly for that 1920s flapper style!! Love you long time girl! I can’t wait to head to LA next year to see you ladies!!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/why-i-quit-my-job/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      AHH! I would have had a blast! Give me a reason to fly to Sydney 😉 haha thank you so much Helen! I can’t wait to see you in March; next year can’t come sooner. Love you too! xoxo

  • Miki
    November 4, 2016

    This dress is incredible! I love this on you. It’s so glam and I totally see how this fits into the gatsby wedding! Blue is definitely more exciting for the party though. I think everyone would’ve worn white, sequins and gold. Your hair didn’t look like it fell apart. It looks really pretty! What incredible photos though, really. 🙂 So awesome to keep a dress like this for occasions.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Miki! When I first tried this dress on actually, I thought it looked big on me but then it grew on me a bit more. Not all dresses are supposed to be tight-fitting and this one just has a naturally more “drapey” feel to it. On the contrary, the blue one I ended up wearing to the wedding was tight-fitted and that was probably one of the reasons why I leaned toward that one just a tad more, haha!

  • emily
    November 4, 2016

    Oh wow babe! This is absolutely stunning! The dress is just so amazing and your hair and makeup looks so glam!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Emily! x

  • Tina
    November 5, 2016

    You look sooo stunning! I can’t get over how gorgeous your gown is!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thanks, Tina! xx

  • ada
    November 5, 2016

    You looks amazing !! Love that dress, your hair your make up !! beautiful !!!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Ada xx

  • Kelly & Alex
    November 5, 2016

    You look so beautiful as always! We can’t wait to see pictures of you in the blue dress as well!

    http://livelycraze.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you babes! Happy weekend xoxo

  • Andrea Bolder
    November 5, 2016

    This dress is to die for. Absolutely gorgeous and gorgeous on you!!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thanks, Andrea!

  • Joyce
    November 5, 2016

    You look so stunning in that dress! Very lovely hair too!

    Joyce | http://joycentricity.blogspot.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you, Joyce!!

  • Christine Kong
    November 5, 2016

    I love the Great Gatsby era and it is actually one of my favorite books! This gown is so stunning and all the details are incredible! Love the Observatory as well and what a perfect place to take these photos. The blue dress was a lovely choice as well for the wedding! Can’t wait to see more of that dress too! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      It’s one of my favorite books, too! So when my cousin told me her wedding was going to be Great Gatsby themed, I was thrilled. Thank you for always being so sweet to me and I’m happy to hear you enjoyed these photos! I hope to get some pictures in the blue dress soon 🙂 xx

  • Deddeh Howard
    November 5, 2016

    Wow.. this dress is so beautiful on you. You make me want to go dress shopping.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you Deddeh! Next time you’re free let’s go shopping together! xo

  • Joti
    November 5, 2016

    I absolutely love themed parties!! We did a great gatsby themed birthday for my niece a few years ago. Your dress is stunning and I love the simple updo that goes with it! Well done!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Me too! They’re so fun! I actually hate weddings usually… they are stressful and can be boring depending on who’s wedding it is but this one was definitely not one of those. 🙂 I haven’t been to a Great Gatsby themed birthday party but that sounds like a blast!!!

  • Lorna
    November 5, 2016

    Oh my goodness! This is the first time on your blog and you look incredible! These photos are stunning and I love the whole layout, true beauty!!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Aw thank you so much, Lorna! And welcome to my blog 🙂 Hehe I’m glad you enjoyed the photos xoxo

  • Kate
    November 5, 2016

    That dress looks absolutely stunning on you!! That tone is a perfect fit for you, and the location of your shots are wonderful!

    xx Kate
    http://www.thegoldsister.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thanks, Kate! Hope you’re having a great weekend xo

  • Jessie
    November 5, 2016

    I love this modern take of the Great Gatsby look! So elegant and pretty. You boy friend did a great job of capturing the perfect moments! The cover photo is my fav 🙂

    Xx,
    Jessie
    http://www.4evajessie.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thank you so much, Jessie! xoxo

  • Fawn
    November 5, 2016

    Girl this dress is stunning and looks so beautiful on you. I love all the beaded detail!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 5, 2016

      Thanks, Fawn! xo

  • Yuena Li
    November 5, 2016

    Odd comment but you have amazing bone structure LOL. I feel like such a creeper but you look so good. all I have is chubby cheeks! You’re pictures are perfect too btw!!

    With Love,
    Yuena

    http://simplyyue.wordpress.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 6, 2016

      Haha!! Thank you love! Not a creeper at all 😉 Hope you’re having a lovely weekend sweetie xo

  • Yvonne
    November 6, 2016

    Love your hair and makeup and lovely dress! You look stunning!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Yvonne! x

  • Monica
    November 6, 2016

    You look stunning!! I am planning on buying this dress but i’m debating between sizes, can you give me some advice with the sizing please, xoo

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Hi Monica, this dress is pretty true to size. It is on the longer side though so if you’re any shorter than 5’8″ ish you’d definitely have to wear heels… and by heels, I mean 4 inch heels at least. I got it in the smallest size which is a 0 and it fit me pretty well. It could have been a bit tighter but then again someone like me with a 23 waist can always go smaller 😉 Hope this helped! xo

  • Ellie
    November 6, 2016

    Oh my goodness you look stunning!! This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the 1920’s vibe to it!

    Ellie
    http://Www.Maplesyrupandteacups.blogspot.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  • Merel van Poorten
    November 6, 2016

    These pictures are amazing!! You look like an angel!

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you so much!

  • mihaela
    November 6, 2016

    such a great post! hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

    mfashionfreak♥blog

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you! x

  • Nicole
    November 6, 2016

    You looked stunning. Love your make up. Would have loved to see more pics of the wedding & other guests too.

    https://anaturellecraving.blogspot.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Nicole! I’m glad you like the make-up since I totally just winged it at 6:30 in the morning! My boyfriend is still working on the actual wedding photos (these photos were taken days prior to the wedding after I decided I was going to wear a different dress to the wedding haha). Thanks for stopping by!

  • Katharine
    November 6, 2016

    Sharon, you have done again fantastic post, nice layout, beautiful pics. It is very inspirational for me. 🙂 Kisses
    Katharine-fashionisbeautiful

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you so much sweetie! Glad you found this post inspirational xo

  • Daniel
    November 6, 2016

    You look so stunning on that dress, sharon! xx

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

    New Post: Dress Yourself Up

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Daniel! x

  • Marlena
    November 6, 2016

    This is so beautiful, Sharon! I wish we could have seen what you wore to the wedding because your description sounds so lovely, but this dress and entire look is so gorgeous! A Great Gatsby themed wedding sounds so fun! I’m sure you guys had a blast 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Marlena! So great to hear from you. Hope you’ve been doing well and let’s catch up over tea again soon xo

  • Leopard Couture
    November 6, 2016

    You look absolutely stunning in this dress Sharon!! Glad you had fun at the wedding!:) – Mitra

    http://leopardcouture.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Mitra! xo

  • Violette
    November 6, 2016

    Wow you look absolutely stunning! This dress is amazing!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Violette! x

  • oanna
    November 6, 2016

    Omg you are so stunning , and this dress its amazing .
    Great work girl <3
    Kisses
    http://www.oannafashionsimbol.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you!!!

  • Susanne - Bag at you
    November 6, 2016

    Wow!!! You look so super beautiful!! The photoshoot is extraordinary beautiful and your dress… WOW!!! Perfect as well for the Great Gatsby theme! Unfortunately I don’t have that many themed weddings, but if I ever have something similar like you, I will keep this article in mind! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Susanne! You’re so sweet! I am done with weddings for a while haha 😉

  • Leta
    November 6, 2016

    Stunning!

    Your daily inspiration and motivation on http://www.letucc.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you Leta xx

  • Denise
    November 6, 2016

    Looks gorgeous!!! 0__o

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Denise xx

  • Sammy
    November 6, 2016

    Absolutely stunning! and the dress is divine!

    Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Sammy! x

  • Aisha
    November 6, 2016

    I absolutely LOVE this dress! It’s gorgeous!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Aisha! x

  • Kendra
    November 6, 2016

    Love this! The Great Gatsby theme is so popular, (one of my favorite themes!) but people always wear similar things. I bet the blue dress was gorgeous! Love the one in the pictures above as well though!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Kendra! You’re right… people do sort of end up wearing really similar things, which was why I decided to switch it up some with a blue sparkly dress hehe 🙂

  • Hillary
    November 6, 2016

    Gorgeous!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks Hillary! xo

  • Tessy
    November 6, 2016

    You look gorgeous pretty! Your hair and dress, spot on.

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Tessy! You’re so sweet!

  • Kreshma
    November 6, 2016

    This post is really amazing and this dress looks great in you 😍

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you babe xx

  • Adelina
    November 6, 2016

    You are absolutely stunning in this glamorous dress!! Your hair and makeup are also so flawless! I hope you had a great weekend! Xox, Adelina

    http://www.thecharmingolive.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Adelina! I hope you had a great weekend too xo

  • Rachel
    November 6, 2016

    I LOVE your dress, you look stunning!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Rachel! xo

  • yuka
    November 7, 2016

    you look sooo goegeous in that dress babe!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you Yuka! Happy belated birthday sweetie xo

  • Zorica
    November 7, 2016

    Omg I love love your outfit..
    You look absolutely stunning
    Love the the dress, the hair, the make up, just everything
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you so much! I appreciate it.

  • bonjourchiara
    November 7, 2016

    Impressive dress! but all your blog is amazing!!
    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it 🙂 x

  • Nina Nguyen
    November 7, 2016

    Wow Sharon,, you look absolutely stunning!!
    xo-Nina

    http://www.ninalnguyen.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Nina! Happy Monday! xx

  • Lauren Ashley
    November 7, 2016

    That dress is stunning on you! Gorgeous as usual Sharon! xo

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Lauren! Hope you’re having a great week xx

  • mahi
    November 7, 2016

    nice pics … you are looking great
    http://thestyleride.com/maxi-evening-dress/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you darling x

  • Jen
    November 7, 2016

    This dress is stunning! It looks great on you!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you so much! xx

  • Maryam
    November 7, 2016

    You look stunning! That dress is so pretty! Love it!

    xx, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks, Maryam xo

  • Louisa
    November 7, 2016

    Wow!! This is so stunning! You look breathtaking and you definitely nailed the look.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you, Louisa! xx

  • Chelsea
    November 7, 2016

    I love this dress! The fit is perfect and it’s glam yet chic. I’ll definitely keep it in mind not to wear gold to a Gatsby theme!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    • Sharon Wu
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks babe! This dress would have been perfect for the wedding but it definitely didn’t hurt to be a little different in the blue dress I ended up wearing xx

  • Dooshima
    November 7, 2016

    I can’t believe you got that dress for only $20. You look stunning!

    http://www.therunwayprincess.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 8, 2016

      Haha I wish I got this dress for $20! It was closer to $300 but I found another dress which was super pretty that I ended up wearing to the actual wedding for $20 🙂 Thanks! x

  • francesca
    November 7, 2016

    this is such a fun theme!!! Now I wanna go to a gatsby wedding! this dress is a dream
    xx francesca
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    • Sharon Wu
      November 8, 2016

      It was a dreamy wedding indeed! Thank you love xoxo

  • Gabby Palmer
    November 8, 2016

    Lovely dress! You look like a princess!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 8, 2016

      Thanks Gabby x

  • Funmi Alabi
    November 8, 2016

    You look incredibleeee! Such great inspiration – I’ve got a similar themed birthday party to attend soon.

    Funmi xx
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk

    • Sharon Wu
      November 8, 2016

      Thank you! Have a blast at that birthday party — I’m sure it’ll be a blast!

  • Hannah Adkins
    November 8, 2016

    These photos are gorgeous and that dress is so amazing. I love all of the line detail in with the beading.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 8, 2016

      Thank you, Hannah! I love the detailing too!

  • Len Parent
    November 8, 2016

    You look amazing doll. Love those dress. SO PERFECT on you!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 8, 2016

      Thank you Len! xo

  • KUSUM
    November 8, 2016

    OMG OMG OMG, you look stunning and flawless babe and that dress seems to be made for you! Love the color and style, what a great dress for a Gatsby wedding (I do hope people looked at the bride too and not just you ;)).
    And yes, I totally know the feeling of finding something at such a steal, now I cannot wait to see what kind of blue dress that is?
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 8, 2016

      Thank you Kusum!!! The bride was super stunning, believe me! Haha I looked nothing like her 😉 I’ll have to do a shoot in the blue dress soon since I’ve peaked so many people’s interest haha!

  • Margot
    November 9, 2016

    This dress is so stunning !
    I looooove the sequins details, so georgous ! Totally perfect for a gatsby wedding !
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 10, 2016

      Thanks, Margot! xx

  • MOLLY
    November 9, 2016

    This dress is stunning and perfect for the occasion! But I’m glad you decided to wear blue. I bet you stood out and looks AMAZING as always!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 10, 2016

      Thanks, Molly! xoxo

  • jasna
    November 9, 2016

    you look gorgeous hun, its been ages since i wet to a wedding, i miss them 🙂 xx

    • Sharon Wu
      November 10, 2016

      Thanks, Jasna! I’m actually done with weddings for a while and am relieved haha!

  • Cathy
    November 9, 2016

    So absolutely beautiful!! You are working this look, girl! I’d love this in my closet!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 10, 2016

      Thanks, Cathy! xx

  • Mira
    November 10, 2016

    Just, wow… You look so graceful and beautiful! Like a modern Disney princess.

    Love,
    Mira

    http://www.miraaksoy.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 10, 2016

      Thanks, Mira! xoxo

  • Deepti
    November 10, 2016

    You look absolutely stunning Sharon! Beautiful!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other’s blogs and social media?

    http://www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

    Deepti xx

    • Sharon Wu
      November 10, 2016

      Thank you so much babe! xx

  • Margaret
    November 10, 2016

    Oh my god, the hair the makeup the dress! Everything is so perfect with this look!

    xx Margaret
    http://www.maleemaleehong.com | http://www.facebook.com/maleemaleehong

    • Sharon Wu
      November 10, 2016

      Thank you sweetie! xo

  • Jasmine K
    November 10, 2016

    I love how this turned out! This dress definitely reminds me of the Great Gatsby! The hair is perfect

    – Jasmine K
    http://www.myeunoia.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 11, 2016

      Thank you so so much! xo

  • Julia (The Velvet Runway)
    November 14, 2016

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous and I love the backdrop to these photos!
    You look beyond beautiful!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 15, 2016

      Thank you darling xoxo

  • Mikayla
    November 15, 2016

    That dress is beyond beautiful, and you look stunning in it. And I really like how you opted to wear your hair in a low and loose chignon.

    http://www.sublimecravings.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 17, 2016

      Thank you so much!

  • Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    November 16, 2016

    I really love your blog. You are awesome
    xx
    Hadasah Love | http://www.styletolove.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 17, 2016

      Aww thank you so much! xo

  • Aly
    November 22, 2016

    You look so beautiful

    <3 | X ALY | Aly In Wanderland ^_~ | Giveaway

    • Sharon Wu
      November 22, 2016

      Thanks Aly!

  • Sika'a
    November 10, 2017

    Looking stunning………..
    I really like your dress.

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