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Outtfit 1.5.10: blue and yellow and a ‘beehive’

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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

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  • Michelle 5 May 2010, 3:43 pm

    I feel ya on the fine hair – mine is fine but curly/wavy and STILL won't tease up/do volume. *pout* The dress is super cute, though, and I always say I'd rather be overdressed than underdressed!

  • Penny Dreadful 5 May 2010, 3:47 pm

    SHAZAM! What an incrdible dress, esp with the fab yellow tights

  • The Pale and Pallor Princess 5 May 2010, 4:07 pm

    Outfit's so pretty, looks so unique and so you by wearing it with the bright tights.


  • Biba 5 May 2010, 4:38 pm

    You look lovely! Gorgeous colour combination, and the hair looks very 'bridal' indeed!

  • Bad Taste Toast 5 May 2010, 6:22 pm

    I love how you play with colours 🙂

  • Clare 5 May 2010, 8:19 pm

    As always, your incredible use of color makes this totally incredible. I love the bangles!

  • Veronica Darling... 5 May 2010, 10:26 pm

    The colours are awesome, and can't believe that's a thrifted dress! The style suits you 100% and I want one just like it!

    I'm always overdressed at events, but not sure if that makes me over the top, or other people lazy? I don't even own a pair of jeans at the moment!

    Happy Birthday Dave!


  • Helen 6 May 2010, 8:12 am

    oh i love that dress! i always think it's better to be overdressed than underdressed 🙂

  • Diana 10 May 2010, 4:55 am

    When I don't wear my hair down, a beehive is so easy to hide my big hair. I love yours, it's so delicate and feminine.

    I love the blue and yellow combo- and being the bride to be, you deserve all the attention to show off your ring!