The Anatomy Of An Outfit - Wedding Guest

Recently, I went to a wedding in Marina Del Rey, California. The details were beautiful and specific: held on a boat (drinks, ceremony, dinner and dancing) the guests were requested to wear any combination of red, black, silver and gold. Given these guidelines and thinking that it might be a tad chilly on the water, here’s what I wore:

I had the dress tailored for a perfect fit.

 Parker 'Vicky' Dress

Parker 'Vicky' Dress

 Target's Lace Bandeau Bra by Xhilaration

Target's Lace Bandeau Bra by Xhilaration

The dress had one side that was all lace. In order not to ruin the line with a bra strap on the left shoulder, I opted to wear a bandeau. Attention to details allow the design of a garment to really come forward.

 

 Zara Mini Messenger Bag

Zara Mini Messenger Bag

I chose a small, quilted clutch with a tassle for the outfit. It continued the theme of texture from the dress, but as the medium was leather I did not worry that it would overwhelm the look. Minimal jewelry hair and makeup kept the texture heme from going over-the-top.

 Blowout at Drybar

Blowouts matter. I am not good at doing my own hair, so a good blowout to “finish” the look was in order. Styling note: show the hair stylist a photo of the “do” you want for your blowout. Don’t make them guess and don’t just go from the menu book of styles in the salon. Point of view is all when putting together the pieces of your style.  P.S. The T3 dryer is the bomb.

 Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Seductive Rose

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Seductive Rose

 Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre

Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre

Quality, not quantity is my makeup mantra. Choose high performance products and they will reward you time after time. NO. KIDDING. Spend more on individual products. You will spend less over time and have items that really work. Plus…I am a sucker for gorgeous packaging.