Living For Lilac

lavender dress It seems like all I've been doing these days is going to back-to-back weddings. Yet, not oddly enough, I'm loving every second of them not only for the beautiful weddings and ceremonies, but because I literally feel like I get the chance to play dress up each time for something major like the Oscars or the Globes when putting on these gorgeous dresses and doing pretty things to my hair. I typically have an outfit in mind going into each wedding, pretty much knowing what I'm going to wear, what I want to do with my hair and so forth. Yet, this was the first wedding to which I actually was down to the wire on my dress decision. Struggling to pick between three different dresses (such a tough first world problem to have, I know), I finally decided to go with the underdog of them all and choose this gorg lilac number. Typically I don't pick things with such crazy and unique patterns and cuts, yet with this look I thought it was the perfect summer feel. When I was then able to come to a consensus on the dress, I finally made the executive decision to do an updo to the hair which I also very rarely do. Getting inspired to throw in some floral dimension to my updo, I added in these floral pieces I had at my house to give it the ultimate summer wedding look.

Dress: Bariano Shoes: AMI Clubwear Rings: House of Harlow, Ashley Lane

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Pretty In Pink

junior bridesmaid dresses It seems like this week is a coverage of weddings! From yesterday's Modern Day Bride post to today's wedding outfit look from this past weekend. For those who have been following me for a while, you know that I am a huge lover of weddings and grand celebrations. Not only because of the fact that I get to share in the special moment and joy of other's big days, but also because I get to create an opportunity for myself to play dress up and have fun which is exactly what I did for the wedding I went to over Memorial Day. Typically not of the norm cut or color I usually work for wedding dresses (aka I pretty much somehow end up sticking with black), I decided to get festive in coloring with this uber cute Barbie hot pink and deep V cut dress. And in prepping for the night's festivities, there were only two obvious places in which I needed to go to for hair and makeup--Drybar and MAC Cosmetics. I decided that with my hair I wanted to do a simple and pretty look with big curls and a braid going to the top of my head whereas for the makeup I wanted to do it smokey and glittery paired with a light orange/ peach lip gloss. And those two elements along with the gorgeous dress made for a spring wedding ensemble.

Dress: Bariano Shoes: AMI Clubwear Purse: Ashlyn'd Clutches

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Modern Day Bride

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Around a month or two ago I played Pravana bride to help give professional hairstylists tips on how to make the perfect bridal hair for any dream wedding. As we've been seeing how coloring your hair fun colors like the lavender hair that I just recently did is such a trend, many people are in fear to take the color plunge (as I was with the day we did this photo shoot). So the fabulous Pravana experts put together a tutorial on how to get the perfect "modern day bride" look (purple hair and all) with extensions! The two step process showed how to create the most beautiful updo for the wedding ceremony (that's actually all looped and tied together with just a needle and a piece of string). And then when it's time for the reception and you're looking to throw your hair down, with this hairstyle, you're able to just take out the string and vaw-lah, you've got the perfect luscious curls to dance the night away! Below's a little snippet video as well as some pics from both looks from my day as Pravana bride.

httpv://youtu.be/JddIekVu6JQ

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