This is quite possibly the most wonderful dress I have ever owned! It is just flawless! So flattering, beautifully made, unbelievably comfortable and it made me feel line a 1950's movie star! The peplum, belt and skirt sections are velvet and the bust and sleeve sections are a beautiful soft lace with a lining behind the busy area (to prevent too much exposure haha). The sleeves are a wonderful three quarter length that allowed me to flash some of my often hidden tattoos, without being too cold in this grim weather! The belt is entirely aesthetic and can't be adjusted but the little gold twinkle is the perfect addition to the gorgeous peplum waist!
As I've said before, Evans tights are the ones for me! So comfortable, durable as long lasting and these boots have featured in several of my previous posts! Although I'm really not a fan of heels, these have a little kitten heel that adds a dash of glamour without being too uncomfortable - especially considering a wedding is always a long day!
I managed to get this dress in the Simply Be sale for half price! I paid £50, down from £100 and i cannot stress enough how worth the money it is! You can still grab it at half price on the Simply Be website - http://www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/joanna-hope-hotlist-lace-trim-velour-dress/sz432/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=9614#colour:Black/Gold,size:
Another sale bargain was my adorable little green bag! I snapped it up in the Christmas sale in Peacocks for £3! I initially wasn't sure if it would work with this dress but I'm so glad I decided to chance it and bought it anyway! The little fox face is so cute and set off the little gold detailing on the belt of the dress perfectly.
Now here is a photo of my lovely man and I! Not only does this show how wonderfully dapper he looked, it also showcases my wedding makeup of choice!
My skin routine is always the same; Illamasqua Skin Base foundation, Body Shop pressed powder, Calvin Klein bronzer and a Benefit Highlighter. My eyebrow routine is always the same; Collection 2000 eyebrow pencil in blonde, filled in with a generic bronze eyeshadow. I kept my eye makeup classic because I thought that would offset the dress perfectly; GOSH liquid eyeliner, Rimmel Kohl eyeliner, Rimmel Scandaleyes Extreme Black mascara and a generic shimmer glitter eyeshadow. Then lipstick was the hard choice! In the end I decided to go for a darker shade as I felt red may have been a little cliche so I chose Maybelline 24 Superstay Lipcolour in Perpetual Plum!
The colour side is a little tricky to apply as it dries very quickly and is a bold colour however once you've got it on and top it off with the moisturising balm the colour is incredible! I wouldn't say it lasts for 24 hours however it does last amazingly well and even withstands eating and drinking and can be perked up with just a top up on the moisturising balm! I would highly recommend it!
Now, for all your Fatshionista men out there, look how incredible my handsome man looked on the day! M&S cord blazer - Charity shop, Velvet bow tie - Charity shop, button down collar shirt - Burton, slacks - M&S, shoes - TK Maxx, pocket square - Burton. My man is an absolute bargain hunter and this outfit coat him no more than £60! I was even more proud than usual to be on his arm that day!
Finally, check out the gorgeous couple on their big day! The bride wore an incredible 1930's vintage, sequined, floor length, Art Deco gown, it was unbelievably beautiful and their wedding cake was jaw dropping!
They also had an amazing photo booth, with hundreds of hilarious props. Which we, of course, took full advantage of!
We had such a beautiful day and I cannot express how gorgeous I felt in this dress! Thank you Simply Be and thank you Joanna Hope!
Lots Of Love,