Thursday, June 12, 2014

"If you'd 'a took to me like a gull takes to the wind..."

 I had the lovely opportunity to visit Texas for the first time ever for my cousin's wedding a few weeks ago! My sister was born in the state and my family lived there before I was born, so it was exciting to be able to see a place that had been so important in there lives. Besides that, Texas was just fascinating to visit, although I'd say that about any different, new place because I absolutely adore any kind of traveling. It was like a different world, and being quite into "prarie" and Western/Southern culture to begin with was fun because I found a lot to look at. I definitely romanticize what it's like to live in the South and West, but some of it is definitely old fashioned and quaint in the best possible ways. It was nice to get into a slower pace where everyone politely called me m'am! 

Anyway, this is the look I wore to my cousin's wedding. I wore a Tracy Reese dress from her brand "Plenty" with the flower I took off the dress and put in my hair. I think I must be obsessed with wedges that have a basket weave detail, because I've now worn two different pairs in consecutive posts! These comfy and cute gold wedges matched my purse and belt nicely, and then adding a little jewelry and painting my nails were the last additions. This was the first time I've ever completely done real make-up on myself, the whole nine yards. I still didn't use much more than foundation, concealer, blush, lipstick, mascara, and eyebrow pencil (what else am I even supposed to use?) and I'm not certain I put it all on correctly, but I think it looked alright. I'm learning! I spent so much time growing up obsessing and focusing on clothes and costumes and fabric that I skipped the make-up lessons or something. Perhaps that's my OCD side! 

Photography: Ashley Laurel and Beth Wilson

Style Tips: A printed, colorful dress works great with metallics such as my gold shoes, belt, bag, and jewelry!

Outfit Highlights: "Plenty" by Tracy Reese chiffon dress with a vintage purse, H&M belt, and coin bracelet from Sparkle

Song of the Day: "New Slang" by The Shins

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