Earlier this month, I was invited to one of my sister’s best friends’ wedding.
It’s important to mention that I love everything about weddings. Well – ALMOST everything.
I love the concept, the gathering of different people who mean the most to the bride and groom, the dresses, the flowers, the speeches, the sentiments and the fact that everybody is there to celebrate the love between two people. They’re such happy occasions!
HOWEVER. I don’t like having to decide what to wear. (I know, right? #firstworldproblems)
If I was a bridesmaid, this decision would be taken off me – which I would only be too glad about.
Don’t get me wrong, I like to dress up every now and then. I am a gal, after all. But there’s often so much pressure on what to wear for weddings, what to have your hair like and which shoes to put on. Especially for us females, as we also have to think about additional things, such as the choice of accessories and how to have our make-up.
My personal style is quite casual and rough around the edges nowadays, therefore I struggle with some of these major glamorous outfit decisions. Luckily I always have my sister on hand, who is the queen of glam (think Kim Kardashian on steroids.)
For this particular wedding, I decided to tap into the bold, graphic, floral print trend as seen on SS17 designer catwalks such as Prada, Etro and Paul Smith. When I saw this little monochrome beauty from Coast, I INSTANTLY fell in love.
Monochrome is still very much ‘in’, although mostly through gingham and stripe patterns this season admittedly, a la Balmain and Chloe. I liked the simplistic nature of the dress immediately – and the fact that I could dress it up with my hair and my make-up.
I thought I would keep my accessories ‘safe’ with black heeled sandals, black clutch bag and silver jewellery, so I could go ALL OUT with my hair and make-up.
I had my hair put up professionally into this chic style, which was formed by creating two braids either side of my head and proceeding to twist them into an elegant up-do.
I then went bold with my make-up, combining silver metallic eyeshadow on my eyes with black winged eyeliner and false eyelashes, in order to create maximum effect.
Finally, I finished off my wedding look using red as an accent colour on my painted toenails and matte liquid lips.
The wedding itself was such a great day! It was so lovely to be able to hang out with friends, meet new people and enjoy the English summer sunshine whilst being part of a very special celebration.
Congrats again, Colette and Camilo!
Dress – Coast SALE
Sunglasses – RayBans
Shoes – New Look
Bag – Debut @ Debenhams
All Jewellery – Coast
Lipstick – Bumble