Ok, I have finally narrowed down my look for the summer wedding I am attending on Friday. I originally fell in love with the blue lace Zarita dress from Diane Von Furstenberg, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. She was a beauty, but didn’t fit me quite right. I would have been tugging and pulling at it all night long and that’s just not chic. So, I went with another one of my favorite choices – a one shoulder dress from BCBG. I adore the bright jade green color – perfect with a summer tan!
Next, it was on to find the right shoe. This one took awhile—I wasn’t sure whether to go strappy or not, metallic or not. I ended up finding the most beautiful shoe at Karen Millen – a satin peep toe pump with a platform and suede back. I am near giant status in them, but they’re just too gorgeous.
After that, it was time to think about hair and makeup. Luckily, Seattle is home to Swink Blow Dry and Style Bar—one of my favorite places to get my hair done before a big event. They did my hair before my 30th birthday party last year, and for a photo shoot for work a few months ago, and they have so many great styling options to choose from. Not to mention, incredibly talented stylists that will turn your tresses into a work of art. I am a big fan of getting hair and makeup done for special events like weddings—its a treat to have someone else give you a look you might not have been able to achieve on your own at home, and to try a little different look than you usually rock. I checked out their Facebook page for some ideas and found the one above, pulled up, a little messy, with a side braid. Perfection.
As for makeup, I am a little unsure still. I am loving the look of a bright pink lip like on Emma Stone, above. And a simple but dramatic eye with winged eyeliner. Maybe a very very pale green shadow on the lid. We will have to see—I clearly have some more inspiration idea shopping to do on Pinterest.
My toes and fingernails are painted a pale pink and I think I’ll wear my Chanel drop pearl earrings because they don’t get to see the light of day nearly often enough.
The only thing left to choose is a bag…
What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts on the look!