Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What do I wear to a wedding in TOFINO?

dear esb,

I'm heading out to Tofino, British Columbia for a wedding this September. I'm super excited about the location (right on the beach), but all the guests were told to expect anything when it comes to the weather. 

I'm left feeling completely unsure and hopeless about what to wear for a beach wedding where we could be hot, cold, or soaked from rain, or perhaps some combo of all three. Can you or your lovely readers offer some help? I was thinking something long and in a natural fabric, but can't get much further than that (I did mention I'm hopeless, right?). 

Also - thanks to you and the lovely ladies at Bona Drag I scored my dream wedding dress in the Mara Hoffman all seeing bridal gown for our cottage wedding next year. But, until I can rock that hot number, I need some help with my current dress dilemma. 

many thanks....

p.s. I probably should have said I've got a budget of about 300 to work with...



just kidding.

How bout you do this Mara Hoffman snake braided maxi* + jean jacket + booties. (Though you really could rock Tevas, and you'd blend right in with the natives....)

*If you happen to wear a size large, it's on sale over here.


  1. No fashion advice, but just wanted to say, have an awesome time in Tofino. It is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
    Re the possibility of being soaked, bring a nice looking umbrella. Although the wind could render it useless.

  2. Replies
    1. ...with, oh, matte tights + booties + a see-thru poncho tucked in your bag just in case.

    2. Tofino *is* a surf town....

  3. Cynthia Rowley neoprene!

    Then you can jump right into the ocean!

  4. ESB nailed it, I'm not even going to bother searching for other options because I want you to wear that outfit so bad! Someone needs to. It's perfect, and I'm not just trying to make her feel better after the Teva post.

  5. Tofino is amazing and gorgeous, but don't go expecting a sunny beach. The fog rolls in early and if it does clear it might only be for an hour or two in the afternoon. Embrace the grey ruggedness!

  6. WEAR LEATHER BOOTS. And bring a pretty scarf.
    Layering on the coast in the fall is non-negotiable here in the Pac NW. And for a Canadian beach wedding, you'll fit in and look chic.

    Tofino is lovely, have fun!

  7. I know nothing about Tofino, but does it call for McQueen? on sale?

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