Yesterday was a busy day! It started off with a mandatory work training at 10 am (which my office genius-ly tailgated with coffee and donuts), then a personal shopping mission for my friend C, and then our coworker’s bride/groom/wedding shower, because what people really want to do is hang out with a bunch of lawyers on a Saturday night. Fiancee R, who also happens to be a lawyer, was a really good sport about dealing with our court team’s insanity.
The party was at my friend C’s amazing beach house, which is perfectly decorated with blues, greens, and greys, and since I was in charge of decorations, I figured it was the perfect occasion to wear this dress:
Colorblocked with absoultely no effort on my part!
dress: anthropologie; shoes: steve madden; watch/rings: the usual
This dress is amazing, and I got it on sale for almost half the original price! It’s not listed on their website, but there were a few sizes left in my local store, so if you love it, you should definitely peruse their sale section! I absolutely adore buying things on sale, and thankfully living in San Diego gives me almost double the summer months (although my favorite clothing season is actually fall/winter.) The dress is made of silk, and has a full slip to avoid see-through mishaps, and I love the colors, but my favorite detail is the button work on the shoulder. Here’s a closeup:
Buttons, SmartWater in the background
Random life lesson #21: stay hydrated. Your skin, hair, and entire body will thank you for it. Especially if you’re planning on drinking a lot. Someone brought a bottle of Hpnotiq to the shower, so I managed to coordinate with my friend’s house and the drinks. Amazing. Hpnotiq is certainly not my drink of choice (I prefer wine) but how could I resist a drink that matched my dress? The liqueur is fruity and super-sweet, so if you like that, more power to you!
I also decided to break out the big-girl makeup for the occasion. Colored eyeshadow makes me nervous (because I’m hopeless when it comes to anything more complicated than liner + mascara + lips) but I couldn’t resist this NARS palette when I saw it at Sephora.
NARS duo eyeshadow in Rated R
I put a reeeeeaaaaalllly thin layer of the green over my lid, and then a slightly darker layer of the green closer to my lash line. I then lined my eyes with black liner, dipped a q-tip in the bright blue, and reinforced the line.
Super-bad lighting, sorry!
For someone who never wears much eye makeup, I was pretty proud. Until I saw what this girl did with it. Then I felt all inadequate again Seriously, that’s amazing to me, although I’m not sure I could actually pull off that much shadow.
As I mentioned, I was in charge of decorations and the playlist for last night’s shower. The groom loves showtunes (yesssss) and I once caught him humming Lady Gaga before court, so I threw those songs in there, along with “Single Ladies” and “The Final Countdown,” because I’m a classy friend like that. I bought a “make your own occasion-appropriate sign” kit at Party City, which was basically a bunch of silver letters, bells, and fasteners, and instead of the usual “Congratulations R + R,” I opted for something a little less subtle:
I used all of the As in the box to do that! Below the sign is the pinata referenced in my last post, but C and I gave the bridge and groom brown magic marker highlights. R + R have survived their bachelor/bachelorette parties, as well as R’s legit bridal shower, but I hope their work wedding shower was special in its own way. At any rate, the temporary tattoo of sharks on R’s head should be a good keepsake
Hope you all had a good weekend!
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