this past weekend we attended my step-sisters wedding. it was a lovely evening, filled with delicious food [a pasta bar! a sushi bar! a salad bar! a meat station! a candy buffet! and my fav - an ice cream station!!!], a beautiful bride and catching up with family. it was a perfect day and we had an absolute blast. but then again, since becoming 'mommy' just about any old excuse to dress up makes me deliriously happy!
after not 'feeling' a romantic taupe coloured lace dress that i had originally planned on wearing, i decided to pull out a sheath dress from my closet that i purchased while i was pregnant and hadn't had a chance to wear yet. the florals felt summery enough, while the short length lent a little sexiness to the dress - and bonus! after all that eating, i didn't feel restricted in some tight outfit!
for some finishing touches, i added some tan heels with a bit of edge [a metallic heel! yes!] which added some contrast to the soft florals, curled my hair, and threw on some of my favourite jewels.
shop my threads:
dress || topshop [similar]
shoes || michael kors [similar]
clutch || old melanie auld [similar]
earrings || melanie auld [similar]
bracelets || stella & dot
bracelets || anthropologie [similar]
*top outfit photo's taken by my lovely sister and husband. thanks guys.
and of course we couldn't have a post without a cheesy family wedding shot, so here you go. you get three of them. and that's how you turn a simple outfit post into a mile-long one ;)
*post contains some affiliate links, but all opinions and style choices are my own.
Stunning!!! Can I ask what type of camera are you using? I am looking to purchase a new one that can take great photos and yours seem to turn out very nice!ReplyDelete
Oh Thank You! I'm really trying to work on my camera skills, so I really appreciate the positive comment :)Delete
I have a Nikon D7000 camera and was using a 35mm 1.8G lens. Hope that helps and good luck!
Your picture looks perfect.Delete
Great family photo of you all... especially Smilin Jack..ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen! Smiling Jack makes every picture great, but then again, I am slightly biased ;)Delete
killer legs mama.ReplyDelete
love you woman!Delete
I need those earrings! Great style Missy and thanks for sharing your finds! Love your outfit posts - MORE PLEASE!!!!ReplyDelete
yes, aren't they great! and i have such a little treat coming up in the next couple months if you like those danglers....stay tuned :)Delete
also, thanks a million! it's fun getting dressed up and this blog holds me accountable so i may have to do these kind of posts more frequently.
Love that dress, Erinn! Hot mama.ReplyDelete
coming from you [miss super stylish momma herself!] i will take that with a smile and a slight pat on the back ;)
Simply gorgeous ......you have wonderful style ....love everything but those shoes are amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Marisa, I really appreciate your sweet messages.Delete
And those shoes are comfy too!
What a Beautiful family!! Love love love that dress!!! What about the makeup?? What kinds are you using?ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
As for the make-up, it's really just a mix of products. For my eyes, I used the urban decay Naked Basic palette with a MAC kohl black eyeliner and BadGal Lash mascare. For my face, I used and LOVE Smashbox camera ready BB cream with a MAC highlighter and Benefit's Coralista blush. Lips....I always start with Christian Doir Creme de'rose lip balm.
Hope that helps! Might have to do a make-up tutorial one of these days....stay tuned!
I love your earrings! Never heard of Melanie Auld, but I'm heading over there now to check her out! Thanks for sharing! LOVE YOUR STYLE!! And I agree with Tanya....more outfit posts please.ReplyDelete
Oh! You're so welcome! AND trust me, once you go check her out you will be hooked! She is my jewellery style icon. I swear she reads my mind when it comes to designs, but then makes my thoughts even better!Delete
And I'll try to post more outfit pics :)
Gosh, you sure are pretty. And photogenic! You make everything look good!ReplyDelete
Keep on styling :)
Thank you so much :)Delete