I love a spring wedding. Don’t you?
So much love in the WARM air, so many champagnes to be consumed … and, of course, the prerequisite spring wedding outfit planning.
This wedding technically occurred on the last day of winter but spring had well and truly sprung and the day was positively balmy, with a strong northerly breeze that did its best to wreak havoc on my salon ‘do.
Apart from the wind factor, the balminess suited my planned outfit perfectly.
I always like a frock for a wedding – adds to the sense of occasion, I think.
One Saturday night on the couch I was trawling some online stores for inspiration when I came across this Trelise Cooper dress on sale for half it’s original price (it’s still on sale and available so hop on it if you’re keen).
Now, this dress was said to be knee-length. Yes, knee-length on the model but definitely not on me. When it arrived, I contemplated sending it back but, before doing so, got some advice from my alterations person. And I’m glad I did because she was able to take the hem up to just the top of my knees, making it the perfect length for me.
Fit wise, I’d ordered a size 16 but could have gone the 14. The styling of Trelise Cooper tends to intentionally fall on the relaxed side so the 16 still works for me. It’s actually two pieces – and the slip underneath the main dress. This combination is always great for helping to show your shape in an otherwise flowing garment.
Cooper by Trelise Cooper dress | Sophie Kyron earrings | Zoe Kratzmann clutch (from last year) | Samantha Wills cuff (from Zambezee Boutique) | Michael Kors watch | Tiffany & Co bracelet | Nicholas heels
The late afternoon sun is being particularly kind in these photos but I cannot attribute my glow to the wonder of nature. No, the Season of the Spray Tan has begun. And thank goodness I’ve finally found a salon spray tan that works for my skin. No oompa loompa carryings on at all. Plus it just fades away after about seven-10 days, not a patch in sight. I go to Lime Health and Beauty in Cotton Tree and one of the spray tans they offer is the Aviva City Collection. I get the Miami and wash off after 90 minutes for just the right amount of colour. Love the fact that I don’t need to keep the product on all night and by the next day’s shower the fake tan smell has all but gone.
I get a light spray tan on my face too, to keep things matching up a bit and then make sure I use bronzer and a slightly darker foundation so they all work and play together nicely for an even skin tone. For a day/night such as this I always call on a long-lasting lippy to see me through. I’m wearing L’Oreal Paris Infallible 2-step Longwear Lipstick on Coral Constant.
My hair stylist, Maria at Suite Three Buderim, knows just how to wrangle my hair so that a blow dry stays put, even in somewhat adverse weather conditions. The prep work for this ‘do started with a fabulous new Kerastase blow-dry gel called Forme Fatale. Whereas previously Maria would use a mousse, this gel proved superior for adding volume and keeping the style in place. She then blow dried with an outward flick before finishing with ghd eclipse stylers and a spray of new Kerastase Laque Couture.
Have you got any weddings or special occasions coming up? Need help in planning what you’re going to wear?