What's the best part about going to a wedding? Getting ready of course, with the excuse to go all out! Making an appointment to get a much needed new hair cut, booking an appointment to get your makeup done, maybe buying a new lipstick or even a good enough excuse to buy a new pair of shoes. Sure, a wedding should be about celebrating the union and love of the bride and groom, absolutely! But come on, it presents a nice opportunity to take things up a notch and let girls be girls - the extreme versions of themselves.
This past Saturday I was invited to my cousin's wedding and this time I have to admit the idea of getting glam wasn't as thrilling as it usually is. Usually I am so excited to find the prefect dress or at least accessorize an old dress differently to make it new again. But this time, I wasn't even quite sure if the dress I planned to wear was going to fit me come the big day. In the weeks leading up to the wedding I panicked and bought a back up dress just in case my baby bump was busting at the seams. I even made an arrangement with the sales associate who offered to let me return the dress late if it didn't fit (fellow woman are certainly sympathetic of such a situation). Well come the day of, the dress fit after all. I decided to wear the dress I changed into on my wedding day. Mostly because I was so proud that it still fit at 6 months pregnant, and while it fit, it certainly didn't fit the same! Once a slinky, graze the body dress become a hold on tight and don't let go kind of a situation.
While sometimes I don't bother getting my hair and makeup done for a wedding I knew this time I needed some TLC to put a little extra pep in my step and make me feel at least some version of hot. I called in the big guns, my fave beauty duo - Vicky Mina for makeup and Fred Conners (FRED.) for hair. I can't say enough about these two. I barely have to speak and somehow they both leave me with what I wanted, maybe even what I didn't know I wanted. They both have an intuition that takes their knowledge of the trade to a different level of customer satisfaction. Take it from me. The next time you're in the market, don't hesitate, go to them!
After it all, the wedding was a blast and certainly a good day for the old self esteem. Do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of glam once in a while. It feels damn good and it's much cheaper than therapy! Here are some pics of the night's look.
Dress: BCBG Max Azria