Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Trial Run...Dress Up!

L'Amour du Vin

L'Amour du Vin by htharri featuring Christian Dior


Wanted to make sure my Spanx still fit and the dress hadn't changed lengths on me again.

 


Will need to do more than clip my hair.  Shoulders back, stomach in, chins up!  I kind of look dainty and proper, don't I?


Ended up getting these because the others were on back order.  Love!  20% off.

Added this too:


Oops hard to see...it's a ring.


Look!  My girls wanted in the picture.  Ha.

Let's hope all goes well with the hair.  Why did Emily have to leave me...she's my updo girl.

43 comments:

  1. You look stunning! lol at the girls in the compact. Love the bright pinks for nails and lips and that dress is just perfect for your figure, looking good everywhere, hips, butt and obviously bustline.
    I'm terrible at the updo, I use those JCrew tortoise clip things, it's the best I can do. So I don't have any tips except to get Emily home for the weekend.
    I hope you have a blast and good to see you back to partying. You are my role model, I gotta start having more fun.

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    1. Thanks baby. I do like a good party but honestly most nights I'm in my Jammie's by 7:00. Not sure why Em decided to go out and have a life of her own.

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  2. You look great! I love the dress, accessories, hair and make-up! My straight, fine hair is the worst for an up-do but I sometimes try but then I need 1,000 bobby pins and a gallon of hairspray....
    Have fun!

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    1. The key is to still have movement in the hair. Thinking about a partial updo. I'll have to scour YouTube for some tutorials.

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  3. Wow..you and the "girls" look fab. I lead such a boring life compared to you. Great looking gown on you toots!

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    1. You are in the process of regenerating. Give yourself some time and you will be off and running...after that grand kid no doubt.

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  4. Whoa, here's looking at you, kid! Love the dress and accessories; call it a "messy up-do" and you'll be fine. I have to have those JC tortoise shell-like clips , too. My hair is really long; I'd love to do a French twist, but would need more arms. You're lucky Emily can do this when she's around.

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    1. What are these magical J Crew tortoise things? Hmmm, I'll have to take a look. Thanks for the compliment. Always appreciated.

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    2. In the stores, usually a display with all sorts of hair implements. Permanently "on sale" too.

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    1. Thanks! Thought of you today...went to J Crew. Tried something on you recommended. Came home with me. I'll post soon and dedicate to ya :)

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  6. You really look fabulous! Either you have been doing a lot of ab work or you have found the perfect Spanx. You've got it all going on girl! I'm sure you and Hunter will have a great evening.

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    1. I love you :). Spanx is a wonderful thing.

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  7. Wow! This dress looks gorgeous on you. Sorry I can't offer any hair help. I have stick straight hair and updos are not my friend. Hope you have a fab time!

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    1. Good people, charitable event, lots and lots of good wine...I'll try real hard to enjoy myself ;)

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  8. You look stunning and I love your hair up, can't beige you manage that just with one of those clips, when I try it I look as if i'm heading for brain surgery.
    Love the Angelina leg.

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    1. You caught the Angelina leg. I tried other diva poses but I just looked odd. Thanks for the compliments baby.

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  9. **wolf whistle** cartoon eyes bug & that whole thing

    I love it!! You look phenomenal. There has to be a hair product these days besides Aquanet that will get your hair where you want it. I would try the head shake upside down-ish, spray hair spray, let it it halfway dry, then shape it. Of course youtube is probably better than my instructions. lol Have fun!

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    1. The issue is getting this dress on. It has some inner lining that no matter what the first time I never get my arms in right. So, got to put on dress then style hair. Was nice with Em...braid, twist, pin, done.

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  10. Oh baby, you luscious thing you!

    I can't get my hair to stay up for more than 10 minutes so I'm no help at all. But I hear a lot of teasing and spraying and booby pins help. ;)

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    1. We just may end up with a messy updo. I do like "the small things" blog. She has great tutorials and her hair is about my length. Looking forward to Hunters response with the great reveal.

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  11. You look beautiful! Such a fantastic dress!

    Am also now wondering about these magical J Crew clips...

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    1. All this praise is going to my head...keep it up.

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  12. whoa! you look so good!! I love the silhouette your hair your earrings - the whole package. The updo works so well with the dress. More pics at the event too please!

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    1. Fortunately, Hunter doesn't do wine...he's my designated driver. We'll see what kind of pictures I get. If I even remember to take them.

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  13. Very nice! LOL at the Angelina leg...........hahahahaha

    This looks like a very comfortable dress!

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    1. It is a very comfortable, forgiving garment...just what I am always looking for.

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  14. Wow! super hot! I love the dress and jewellery. You look incredibly elegant!
    I suggest a sock bun (my new obsession). Basically, you get a sock or stocking, cut the toes off and roll it into a sort of doughnut shape. Secure your hair in a pony tail (high or lower depending on your taste). Next, put the sock thing over the pony tail, then kind of arrange all the hair outwards and over the sock. Finally, secure with another hair elastic.
    Those instructions are probably non-sensical, but i bet if you google 'sock bun' there will be some handy video!

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    1. Emily did a sock bun many years ago but neglected to match her hair color...she used a striped colorful one.

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  15. You look fabulous. I am enamored with those exquisite earrings. Yet another great find sourced from your blog!

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    1. I was disappointed that my first pick on back order but I'm glad now because these are really perfect.

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  16. You look perfect. I hope the event is worthy of you. And I'm dying to hear Hunter's reaction.

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    1. Thanks. I haven't given up yet. Hope you are having a good time in Seattle.

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  17. Very funny blog and interesting! I found you at Bourbon and Pearls.

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    1. So glad you decided to come slum over here :)

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  18. I've also seen your comments over at Tab's place. What a gorgeous dress. Look forward to some vicarious living via your blog.

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    1. I am quite ready to be a slug for awhile..although I will post about this event, quite fun and funny.

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  19. Hello!

    Gosh, the dress looks wonderful on you. Elegant and stylish and just the right touch of glamour in the jewellery. And, with the side split to reveal a leg, the varnish to vamp up the nails and the hot pink lipstick to pucker up the pout.........you will knock all the others dead!

    Will we be treated to photographs of the event? We do hope so.

    We have just found you and shall return!

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    1. The more the merrier. Welcome. Thank you for the compliments .I am now in yoga pants and sweatshirt. Doesn't take much to go back to pre Cinderella

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  20. bb - you look divine! like a tall stylish drink of water! yay for you!

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