October 3, 2012

Wedding Weekend

This past weekend I trekked to Abingdon, VA for my cousin's wedding. This was a big deal because he is the FIRST cousin to get married! I was very excited to see all my family and catch up with everyone. Abingdon is a really beautiful town, but not much to do :) It was also a pretty far journey (2 hour plane ride plus 3.5 hours driving) for really only 36 hours in the town. I had a "dress crisis" about 5 days before the wedding where I decided I hated everything I own and needed to get something new. I first tried looking at Rent the Runway but I narrowed it down to 2 dresses I loved and both were not available for the weekend. Somehow my mom agreed to buy me a dress so I went on Macys.com and found this BCBGeneration dress that looked promising. I decided I really like the look of one-shoulder dresses and will probably stick to this style from now on... all of my strapless dresses just seem so "bleh" to me now. Anyway, this is what I wore! (PS, sorry for the really creepy blurred out faces but my cousins and dad probably don't want me posting them on the internet - and I had a little champagne at the wedding and blurted out that I have this blog - so HELLO cousins if you are reading this!)
Heels: Corso Como
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet: (not pictured, darn it!) Ann Taylor
Hair: bought the Conair Infiniti "You Curl" clipless curling iron and this is how it ended up

8 comments:

  1. One shouldered dresses are the best! They're always my go to. Just don't tell J.Sol. He'll never forgive you. :P He told me he'd kill me if I got married in a one shouldered dress....

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  2. Love the look!!!!! That clutch & heels are the perfect match for the dress :) The hair looks amazing too :)


    Bri @ Work Clothes, I Suppose

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  3. I finally steered away from strapless! I definitely like this style better, I could wear a semi-normal bra

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  4. Elissa, I'm cracking up at the swirly heads. Gorgeous dress, and the coloring is perfect on you! Hope you had a great time with your fam, despite the stressful trip there and back. And I've always wanted to try out Rent the Runway - if you end up trying it, let me know what you think!

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  5. How hard was it to get your hair like that? I've been pondering these clipless curling irons, and I like how yours looks.

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  6. it was seriously so easy. the conair one was only like 25 bucks from K-mart. it goes up to 400 degrees which is hotter than the Chi I'm pretty sure (i think Chi goes to 380?). the best part was the curls lasted for 2 days and kind of fell a little and looked really nice the next day and day after. i would have kept them longer but i HAD to shower lol.

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