Well! The you-pick-what-I-wear poll was a fun little experiment. I really did plan on wearing what YOU chose; however, I should’ve put a time frame on the poll. I feel bad that I didn’t end up in the winning look, but by the time I had to get dressed & going, there was a 3-way tie! It was between the zebra top & skinnies, the black ruffle dress, and the deep-V dress with medallion accents. So I simply had to just pick one.
I ended up choosing…
The black ruffle dress, yellow tights, and boots! I got a lot of feedback on how cute and fun this one was, and ultimately that’s what swayed me. I also felt this dress was more casual (and less “look at me!” – at a bachelorette party, everyone should be looking at the bride!) than the deep-V dress. While sometimes dresses make you fidgety, I’m actually really comfortable in them and think this was probably more comfortable all night than, say, my high-waisted skinny jeans would’ve been. You definitely start feelin’ that high waist after a while!
The dress is GO International (juniors size 11) from Target, where the black patent skinny belt was also purchased. Yellow tights: Gap, boots: Bandolino, purse: Liz Claiborne. I’ll have you know, this small, going-out purse caused me to lose the points-for-all-in-your-purse game! I would’ve owned that game had I had my usual big grey purse! BOO!
The grey-to-black gradient earrings (seen in previous pic) and necklace are the set from Burlington. And how do you like the makeup? I was pretty pleased. I never wear this much eye makeup – heck, I never even wear mascara on my lower lashes! Although maybe I went a little overboard on the bronzer. Oops!
Unrelated, my lake view has been pretty killer lately:
Click for larger sloppily Photoshopped panorama. :)
Back to business! The smoky eye was achieved with the following:
The majority of this look was done with the Maybelline Stylish Smokes set (04 Charcoal Smokes), except for the smokiest black shadow liner. I didn’t like the consistency/texture of the Maybelline black, so for that I used the super sparkly, soft & blendable black in the Victoria’s Secret VS Ultimate Smoky Eyes silky shadow palette (the same one used here). It definitely takes some work and is pretty messy – I practically gave myself a black eye in the process, hah! (See thumbnail at left.) I think it all turned out pretty well, though. (See thumbnail at right for super closeup.) It’s definitely a fun, going-out look I’ll do again.
But enough about me – check the bride!
Haha, little devil. ;) She looked gorge in her purple dress, and how cute are we in our tights? :)
Elizabeth really enjoyed her Elton glasses:
I think she had a good time, don’t you?
Entry filed under: Hair, Nails & Makeup, Misadventures, What I Wore, You Pick it. Tags: Bandolino, belts, black, boots, Burlington Coat Factory, dresses, Gap, GO International, jewelry & accessories, leather, Liz Claiborne, Maybelline, purple, ruffles, smoky eye, Target, tights, Victoria's Secret, yellow.