This is what I wore on Saturday night to Dave’s birthday drinks (his birthday was on Sunday). I was hopelessly overdressed and the only person not to wear jeans, but I had stayed in all day baking cakes so I felt like spending some time getting ready. Plus it was the first time lots of people were going to see the engagement ring, so I wanted to be dressy.
And yes, that is meant to be a beehive! It is testament to my extremely fine and not exactly luscious hair type that I have stuffing under there and still it just looks like a normal updo looks like on other people. I do however think it looks pretty good, and if I can just get some practice to get it more sleek and polished (or get someone to do it for me) then I might do that for the wedding ceremony day.
If you’re interested, I followed the Strawberry Koi tutorial (found via m.bibelot on flickr) but used a pair of rolled up fishnets instead of the hair extensions. I really don’t have enough hair to actually cover anything big!
earrings – Dave’s mum made them
everything else – charity shop