In September, I had the absolute pleasure of attending my stepbrother's wedding. While the dress code of this particular wedding was simply "come dressed for a party", there is nothing I love more than an excuse to wear dresses that are a lot more extravagant than the ones I wear to the office, and what better opportunity than a wedding to wear something really special?
Dress: Love Clothing at Topshop
NYX Pore Filler
Revlon Colourstay Foundation for Oily Skin
Arbonne Loose Powder
Arbonne Blush in Blossom
NYX Eyebrow and Highlighter Pencil
Various Eyeshadows from Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette and Makeup Revolution Neutrals vs. New-trals
Eyelure Flase Eyelashes
Bourjois Liquid Lipstick in Nude-ist
The first time I laid eyes on this gorgeous pink number by Love Clothing, I knew it was going to be the one I picked up for the wedding. However, at £49, it was out of my price range, and so, the search for another dress began. I'll admit, I spent a ridiculous amount of time lusting after some ChiChi dresses, but these were even more expensive! In the end, I crept back to Topshop to see if the Love Clothing dress was available.
And, not only was it available, but it had been reduced to £35!
At that price, I couldn't resist.
A few weeks later, these ASOS shoes arrived at my house, much to my bemusement. I'd remembered looking at them online and thinking "OH GOD WHY DON'T THEY HAVE MY SIZE!", I definitely don't remember ordering them. But here they are! And when I checked my email, I did indeed have a confirmation email and the money had left my account. What a strange experience, but I'm not complaining as they are great shoes.
This outfit was just meant to be.
I will admit, I wasn't entirely comfortable at first. It is completely open at the sides meaning my rolls and side boobs were on show to the world. However, in the end, I opted for some nipple shields and some carefully placed safety pins and by the time I'd had my first gin and tonic, I didn't feel uncomfortable, I felt like an absolute goddess.
All in all, a very brave, but worth it £35 to spend.
If you've got an outfit that is totally out of your comfort zone, I'd love to see it!