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Meg’s Ten Year Anniversary Countdown: Let’s Go Accessory Shopping

Say it again: Go big or go really big

When Meg got married in 2009, she didn’t wear a veil. Or a cape. I know, I can hardly believe it either. She did, however, wear a handmade flower in her hair, and her grandmother’s pearl earrings. She researched veils, and even rounded up a few options that were in consideration, but ultimately gave up because accessories were confusing. I mean, it sounds so touching and thoughtful that she wore her grandmother’s earrings, right? But then Meg told me that she had nothing picked out at all, and at the last minute her grandmother handed her earrings to wear—which, actually, is exactly the kind of thing that makes grandmothers special.

Much like with the shoes, though, Chelsea and I simply could not wrap our heads around an enormous neon pink dress and a pool party in Palm Springs without the addition of statement earrings and an impractically small bag. Meg’s already working hard on creating a fun neon veil, and while we weren’t able to convince her on a fur cape because summer in the desert, we did round up some of our favorite, over-the-top, desert-sunset-inspired accessories, most of which can easily be worn again with a standard work outfit. Jury is out if she’ll buy any of these accessories, but rush shipping is certainly a thing, and there is still time.

A colorful box bag on a chain

Zara Marble Effect Box Bag ($70)

Long dark green earrings

Cult Gaia Kai Earrings ($74)

Brass and pearl hair clips

Baublebar Shirley Hair Clip Set ($24)

Pink and gold cat eye-ish sunglasses

Diff Eyewear Becky Cat Eye Sunglasses ($85)

a beautiful birdcage hair piece with hearts

Crown and Glory Lovesick Birdcage Veil ($44)

lime green earrings cut like kiwi fruit

Shashi Ava Fan Drop Earrings ($54)

 

a see through pink acrylic hand bag

Letode Pink Acrylic Handbag ($47)

lariat gold chain necklace

Gorjana Raquel Fringe Lariat Necklace ($65)

Quilted pearl headband

Zara Faux Pearl Quilted Headband ($26)

Large bubblegum earrings

Lele Sadoughi Resin Bubble Drop Earrings ($132)

a wedding cape!

Laverderi Pearl Wedding Cape ($137-$154)

hair clips that say mama, alex, mgs, dy, wavesBauble Bar Personalized Hair Clip ($24)

gold tassel earrings

Free People Serafina Tassel Earrings ($64)

pink woven purse

Serpui Marie Farah Diba Minaudiere ($218)

circular white hair clips

Cult Gaia Ria Hairclips ($90)

Geometric shaped earrings

Kendra Scott Gracie Earrings via Rent the Runway ($25 4-day rental)

long lariat necklace

Stella + Ruby Frankie Beaded Lariat Necklace ($42)

tortoise shell round sunglasses

Ray-Ban Metal Bridge Round Sunglasses ($163)

abstract flower drop looking earrings

Rent the Runway Large Impatiens Flower Drop Earrings ($65 4-Day Rental)

Spoiler: turns out Meg is still wearing her grandmother’s jewelry. Flashier jewelry this time, since she inherited a whole collection. But she’s also getting the giant earrings above from Rent The Runway, since she’s an Unlimited member over there.

Has anyone else struggled with figuring out wedding accessories? Give us your most pressing wedding accessory questions in the comments, and we’ll try to solve them. If you have accessories on lock, links and pictures are in order.

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