Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pretty at a Wedding - My Dress, My Makeup

Note to Husbands: If your wife wears a dress like this to a wedding, you better know that she wants you to ask her to dance! No "buts" or excuses, just  take her hand and go dance!

I was feeling Sassy in my Size 14 Suzi Chin! I've posted about this dress before, and I asked you what polish I should wear with it, but now I have the whole look to show off! Best of all, this is me 25 lbs lighter!

Dress: Suzi Chin from Rue-La-La, Shoes from Nine West
Yes, I am wearing Zoya Kelly on my tips. I decide I wanted to go darker and most people seemed to agree that Kelly was a good choice. The harder thing was my hair. I ended up curling my hair and then pulling it into an off-center pony, and stuck a funky hot pink flower-pin in it to hide the band. Yeah, I'm just not good with hair. 

Oh and just so you know - "Scary stomach-holding-in panties" (a la Bridget Jones) plus a support stomach-holding-in tank is an incredible body smoothing combination akin to a "Tankini". I discovered that this weekend. No need to unsnap anything to go to the bathroom this time! Ha!

My Makeup Look

Because so many people said I needed to do Peach nails, I chose to bring that into my makeup instead.


  • Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
  • Fyrinnae Eye Shadow in Rapunzel Had Extensions - All over lid.
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Moth Brown - Corner and crease. A little bit lining the under eye.
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Playful - Under eye, outer corner
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Magic Dust - Inner corner of eye and a little under eye.
  • Meow Cosmetics in Virigin - Brow highlight.
  • MAC Pearglide Eye Liner in Wolf - lining upper and lower blending with Moth Brown.
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • MAC Blush in Don't Be Shy
  • MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom
  • MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker in Stylesetter - I am loving using these as a base because it lasts. You won't have to reapply lipstick quite as much because your lips will have color all night.
  • MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit - MAC needs to make this permanent. It's just gorgeous.
What do you think? I think I did ok. Although, like I said, I'm never dressed quite right for my In Laws. I missed the memo that said "Wear a Dress Suit to the ceremony and change for the reception!"

Sadly, my pictures of the wedding didn't turn out very well. Seriously, the photo deities were conspiring against me at that ceremony and reception, being all dimly lit. But I wish Suzy and Josh Richardt the best. Suzy looked so gorgeous in her dress, I really do wish I had a picture to share.

Another face picture because I just loved this look so much. :)