Saturday, 9 May 2015

Summer Wedding Outfit: 60s Inspired Look With AX Paris And

Hi ladies,

I hope you're well and enjoying the start of summer (if you're here in the UK!)

A couple of weeks ago I went to my colleague Kim's wedding (she looked beautiful, of course) and I had lots of fun planning my summer wedding outfit.

It's actually the first time I've been to a friend's wedding as a guest and not a bridesmaid so I wasn't sure what to wear at first but once a couple of us had a chat about it, we all had it in our heads what we wanted to wear.

I had a couple of possible options added to my never-ending ASOS saved list, but once I saw the below beauty (from AX Paris) I knew I had to try it on at least...

Image: ASOS

As soon as I tried it on at home, I was pretty much like 'yep - that's the one.' I fell in love with the intricate brocade print, the muted lime green shade and the flattering fit-and-flare shape.

I also knew I wanted to take beauty inspiration from Emma Stone's Oscars 2015 Elie Saab dress, below.

I wasn't sure I'd get much use out of a pair of lime green, satin, ankle-strap heels so I went in search of white accessories instead, to complement the white floral detail in the AX Paris dress, as well as a fairly natural beauty look. 

Here's how I styled it on the day...
Heels - 
Belt - ASOS (old - similar style from Missguided)

I continued the white accessories theme with a mini clutch-bag from New Look (it's from a couple of years old but here's a very similar style from Oasis).

I'd recently had a hair cut so I kept my locks very simple, straightening them with my GHDs and adding L'Oreal Elnett Very Volume Supreme Hold Hairspray.

It looks like I've flicked out the ends of my hair but I haven't. I quite like the effect though, it's very 60s-style and fits nicely with the shape of the dress.

I got in touch with the Revlon PR and found out that the lipstick Emma Stone wore to the Oscars was the new Ultra HD Lipstick in Hibiscus, so I went in search of that, of course!

The colour was really bold and bright - but it didn't have as much staying power as I would have liked (although drinking numerous glasses of Prosecco probably didn't help).

I kept my base very dewy - I'm wearing my trusty Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation here, powdered with Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder. You don't have to spend a fortune for foundation these days - I've used this Rimmel one for YEARS and still love it.

I also got a spray tan a couple of days before, thanks to the lovely ladies at St Tropez. I went for the sensitive mist as the lady doing my tan said it was the lightest shade, which sounded right for me as I just wanted a natural glow.

Here are some more pictures from the night...

Happy wedding day, Kim!

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