As a life and style blogger, I’ve been stinking at featuring outfit photos lately. Quite frankly, I’m just too busy to take pictures of myself in outfits every day when I have a full-time job, side jobs, and, you know, a life. Still, I’ve been to a few wedding-related events lately and wore some cute dresses, so I thought I’d share the details.
First up was my future sister-in-law Danielle’s bridal shower. I looked high and low for a cute, feminine dress in a pastel shade, but didn’t find much. So instead I wore a bright red-orange dress with simple detailing on the shoulders. When I told a friend at the shower that it was from Target, she was shocked. “But that dress is too cute to be from Target!”, she said. It’s also really comfy and fits nicely at the hips and waist, allowing you to have some “room” in there for when your stomach expands after eating like a monster at a bridal shower. If you’re interested in Danielle’s dress — which is perfect for any bridal-related event — you can purchase it here.
This past weekend I attended my first wedding of the year/summer for James’ cousin Joanne. I wore this dress from Express in the bright green shade. I looked in my closet and noticed I didn’t have a lot of green items, so that was my reasoning behind the color. It fit perfectly and wasn’t too crazy to wear to a wedding (I was shocked at the number of women who wore super revealing or trashy dresses to this wedding. Have some class, ladies). I paired it with simple accessories- the comfiest nude strappy heels and pretty teardrop earrings with neon yellow accents.
I also got a bunch of compliments on my updo, which was done in my hotel room last-minute. (“Your hair looks so good- who did it?” Me: “Uhh I did. Last minute in my hotel room”.) I couldn’t decide how to wear my hair, so I ended up just trying a few things and going with it. To copy the style, curl your hair all over and part it as you usually would. Take a 4-inch section at the crown and tease it. Create a small “bump” with this hair and pin it with 2 bobby pins criss-cross. Take the rest of your hair (leaving out a face-framing piece or side bangs if you have them) and create a low braid on one side of your head. Fluff out the braid so it appears fuller. Take the braid and twist it into a bun and pin the shit out of it (I only had about 8 bobby pins with me, so you can make it work). Lastly, take the remaining front section/layer/side bangs and sweep them across your forehead for a dramatic effect. Pin the ends if necessary. Voila!
The last wedding-related event we went to this summer was an engagement party in Staten Island, NY. I wore a dress from Forever 21 (such a steal!) that looked a lot more expensive than what I paid for. Don’t you love when that happens?