By Lesley Burr
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That Time I Wore

What to wear to a New England autumn rehearsal dinner

There's pretty much nothing better than going to a wedding for two of your friends who are marrying each other. This past weekend, I was in the Portland, Maine area for such an occassion, and it was like a mini college reunion.

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

The wedding and most of the festivities were held at the gorgeous Inn By The Sea outside of the city in Cape Elizabeth. The resort sprawled across a luscious green lawn, each of the rooms equipped with a shower large enough for a family of ten and a cozy fireplace (perfect for chilly fall evenings). The room my boyfriend and I shared looked out over the lawn and beyond to the ocean.

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

The rehearsal dinner was in downtown Portland, at DiMillo's, a charming floating restaurant that used to be a boat. Early fall in Portland can get rather chilly at night, especially on the water, so I knew whatever I wore would have to include a warm jacket.

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

What's better than a classic leather moto jacket? I've had this faux leather one for years -- it's literally peeling in places from wearing it so much. Says a lot about how I treat my clothes, too. Most clothes I own I wear once or twice and forget, but for those items I LOVE, I wear them to pieces. And then probably wear them a little bit longer than I should until I reluctantly buy a replacement.

The jacket is thin but warm and paired perfectly with this new olive green crepe dress I got from Topshop. I decided to stick with the black theme, and kept all my accessories matching.

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Wedding rehearsal dinner guest outfit in New England in autumn featuring Topshop dress, leather jacket, fringe earrings

Dress, Jacket, Earrings: Topshop
Clutch: Asos
Platform shoes: Target

Shop my dress and other autumn rehearsal dinner dresses from Topshop

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