I’m literally counting down time these days, not because I’m bored or because there is nothing happening, but because it is soooooo busy. October and November are kind of the craziest months of the year for us because 1) its almost christmas 2) weather is truly warming up so that means alot of shoots, and inevitably deadlines :P and 3) did I say it’s almost christmas? :)
I wanted to quickly post this before it got seriously insane as I am down to the last 3-4 weeks of my work year before Christmas time off officially begins, and I’ll be drowning in ribbons, wrapping paper, and listening to the sound of carols! Now, for this post, the look is quite different to what I have shared already – mainly because this look is totally glamorous. I have put it together to inspire a look that hopefully you can wear to: black tie weddings, your own wedding (perhaps a night/evening gown?), your engagement shoot, or a red carpet event (not that I have been invited to one yet, but you can definitely wear it to one! :D).
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I always believe a girl should always have one dress in her closet that is TOTALLY glamorous. Not an evening dress that you can wear to a date, no that is not what I am talking about… I am talking about a gown that is completely off the charts suitable for a black tie kind of event. You know, that means full length hemlines, a little bit of bling or lace or tulle or some other very ‘special’ material :) I initially bought this dress for my 5 year anniversary shoot, however, I decided last minute to change my mind and enlist the amazing talents of my friend Celest Thoi to make the dress I eventually wore for the dress (you can see the dress in this post HERE) so this dress was put back in the bag and shelved for awhile… I’ve always loved it as it is made of tulle, and sparkles, and it is in blush!! So it was a shame to never use it :( However, when the chance came to be able to bring it to this outfit shoot to share with you an evening/event ensemble, I was really happy :)
Pair it with a pretty little clutch, some matching shoes, and get your hair/makeup done and it looks perfect for any of the occasions I mentioned above. I wish some of my clients wore looks like this a little more for their wedding day or their engagement/pre-wedding shoot – while I think summer dresses and cute little short dresses are so adorable, I really feel for occasions where you are going to be photographed once in a lifetime, invest in something SPECTACULAR (and it doesn’t always have to be white to be appropriate!) :D Hope this entire look inspires you to take a few more chances when you get the opportunity to wear such a gown! :D
PS: ladies, never ever buy or wear a strapless dress with a straight neckline – it will make you look larger and bigger than you really are. Instead, opt for a subtle sweetheart neckline, similar to what is picture here in the photos below :)