How 8 Months of Wedding Planning Changed My Style

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Two major life events happened in the past year for me: I got engaged in June and married a few weeks ago. Between the planning, work, the holidays, and just everyday life, the past eight months have been a whirlwind. One unexpected result that came out of the massive undertaking that is wedding planning is the affect it's had on my style. I'll count the ways below, but I'll be the first to admit that some of it may sound a bit cliché. But cliché as it may be, it's all true. I really did start wearing more white (and pink, and lavender, and light blue). And I really did start wearing less jewelry, since basically the only jewelry I cared about was my shiny new engagement ring.

So why am I sharing this with you? I've always found it interesting to see how one's style can change when major life events occur, whether it's a new job, a new relationship, a move to a new city, a life-changing trip, or, yes, becoming engaged and planning a wedding. The most surprising outcome is that not only did my style change in some ways while I was wedding planning, but I think that some of those changes are going to stick around for a while. (Adds another white blouse to cart.)

Below, find out what changed about my style while I was engaged and shop a few pieces that won me over in the process.

All in all, I think these changes have changed my style for the better (except I'll be taking a hiatus from buying white dresses for a while).