Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wedding Weekend Day 4: The Big Day

Sunday was finally the big day.  We stayed at The James in downtown Chicago, and let me tell you, we had a very odd room.  For example, instead of a door to the bathroom, there was a sliding panel with a circular, frosted glass window in the center.  Also, this reading nook in a dark corner of the room:

I knew it would be a pretty fancy wedding, so I went super fancy:

Dress - Ralph Lauren, Shoes - Calvin Klein, Bag - Michael Kors, Jewelry - gifts

People kept asking me if I had gotten my hair done, but it was actually a really simple updo I did myself.  I curled my hair, teased the crown a little, and then pulled it into a low pony, leaving small sections out on either side of my face.  I then wrapped each piece I left out around the ponytail, crossing one over the other, and secured with bobby pins.  This was a less than 5-min hairstyle (once my hair was already curled).

Was it obnoxious that I matched my lip color to my nails?  Probably.  Did I care?  Absolutely not.

Me with the best man ;)

Overall it was a great but exhausting weekend!  Let me tell you, I had a looooot of laundry to do last week ;) Now I'm starting to get excited for my trip to California next week, and mentally planning all of my outfits.  How early is too early to start packing?


  1. You look amazing! I LOVE the color of your hair. Gorgeous!



  2. STunning you! so elegant! Could you please consider following each other? I think you could like my blog and we could keep in touch! Twitter:@shineonbyandrea

  3. The cut of that dress looks great on you :) [I like that you matched your lips to your nails, Chanel actually released some lip/nail duos last week ;) ]

  4. Your hair looks beautiful - and I'm definitely a fan of the matchy-matchy nails and lips! ;-)

  5. You are so damn gorgeous lady! I WISH I could do my hair as beautifully as you do yours :)