Badgley Mischka Dress, Elie Tahari Shoes, Thrifted Earrings, Urban Outfitters Clutch, Gifted Turquoise and Diamond Rings, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Bracelet and Pinky Ring (Click image to Enlarge)
Before heading to Virginia last Friday, I made a pit stop at Jade Salon in Stratford, CT where my Master Stylist, and friend, Derrick Driver upgraded me to official summer hair. He called this color “white gold,” and I couldn’t be happier with it. Derrick’s been doing my hair for at least 10 years now, and even though I live in Boston, and have since 2004, I refuse to see anyone else. As embarrassing as this is to admit, I actually drive to Connecticut just to get my hair done by Derrick. It’s so worth it! He takes the time to consider what color and style will look best on you individually, and will always give you his honest opinion. So, when I was at my appointment with him on Friday, I took the opportunity to show him the dress I was wearing to the wedding and ask him how I should style my hair for the event. Derrick suggested a sleek, unfussy ponytail so as not to take away anything from my very detailed dress that was the focus of my look. As you can see, I followed his lead and went with the pony! You can follow and “like” Derrick on Facebook at his page Hair by Derrick Driver, and I’ll be posting there on occasion.
Moving on to my outfit, I have fallen in love hard with this dress. I get really excited when I’m about to wear it! I think it’s simple and romantic, yet very intricately detailed at the same time. It is extremely comfortable and easy to wear, and looks great with either flats (which I threw on for dancing) or heels. The dress is really more of a peach color than it shows up as in these pictures. I assure you that I didn’t try to take any attention away from the beautiful bride by wearing a white dress! Also, I kept my jewelry and makeup simple for the occasion and just let the dress do its thing!
It’s not often that my whole family is dressed up together, so we took a moment at the reception to get some family photos. I think we all look pretty great!
From left to right: My dad, my mom (Derrick does my mom’s hair too), Max, me, my brother Anthony, my brother Ricky
Max is wearing: De Fursac Suit (from Paris), Kenneth Cole Shirt, Lord & Taylor Tie and Belt, John Fluevog Dress Shoes
- The girls from left to right: My cousin Liz, Me, my cousin Becky
The boys from left to right: Max, my cousin Joey, Ricky, my cousin Ben, Anthony