Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Went to a Wedding

.... and this is What I Wore... ;)
I don't get a chance to 'dress up' very often these days, so I made sure to get pictures while I was looking all fancy-shmancy. :D

 And the hair! Oh my! I wanted to wear it up, but was bored with all the buns I'd been doing recently, so I tried modifying a hairstyle that I first saw on Elizabeth Botkin. :D Anna Sophia actually told me how she did it. (You know, I may not agree with them on some of their doctrine and beliefs... but you have to admit, those girls always look so classy!) :D

I call it... "The Asymmetric Wad (which is half-falling-apart)".

When I had at last finished pinning the loose, silky mass to the back of my head, I surveyed the effect in the mirror, gave an "oh well" shrug of my shoulders, and proceeded to have my mother spray about a quart of hairspray on it to hopefully stick it together. :D

I was shocked, stunned, and blown away by how many compliments I got! :D I think I ended up explaining to fourteen separate people how I did my hair. Lol!

This post is interrupted to tell you how much I love, love, LOVE this outfit. :D
The blazer, which I adore and have worn to the past five or so formal occasions I've attended, I found at Ross. I think it was $20 and part of a set with a really short skirt, but the blazer was perfect.

The lacy top I'm wearing underneath it I found at Walmart a couple of years ago.

The dark gray wool skirt I found at Goodwill for $5 with the tags still on it, it's an Anne Taylor Loft and the original price tag said $85.00!!! Now that's the way I like to buy my clothes! I wish that kind of a deal smacked me in the face more often. ;)

The black not-that-high heels are from Walmart from a few years ago. They have cute little bows made from strips of leather at the corners.

And here's me with my handsome brothers! They looked seriously spiffy, and I just love how we all match... ;) See how I never feel that tall? They make me feel short. And I'm not. :D

Daddy and the boys... (This ^ photo has a funny story "behind" it. Mark leaped into place as I was photographing Steven and Daddy, and, liking the composition, I snapped the picture.) ;)

Such fine-looking menfolks I'm related to! I absolutely love those argyle vests we picked up from a Yard Sale, nearly brand new. :D I wish I could have gotten a picture of Mama, but I didn't have a chance before it was time to leave.

I also wish I had taken a few pictures at the wedding, which was lovely, but the bride had emailed me saying they were asking everyone to not take pictures so that their professional photographers wouldn't be bothered. Rest assured, it was beautiful. The colors were Apple Red, Black, and Silver-Gray... and the reception food was the best I'd ever had, and I've been to over 20 weddings at least. :D There was a chocolate fountain with things to dip in it like... strawberries, rice-krispy treats on a stick, bananas, oreos, marshmallows, and a host of other things that taste good dunked in chocolate. The rice-krispy treat was my absolute fave. :D

Anyhow, I'm hoping you enjoyed this little peek into my life as of late. :D


  1. I love your hair, Julia! And yes, the Botkin sisters always look lovely. =) You should post the tutorial!


  2. What a beautifully classy outfit Julia! Love, love, love your hair!! :D


  3. That blazer IS cute! You looked wonderful!


  4. Oh, such gorgeous young people! You look so pretty and your brothers and Dad so handsome, guess I biased!
    Great post, sweetie,

  5. Ooooh, I love your outfit so much, Julia! Just so classy and beautiful. :)

  6. Your hair looks beautiful! Could you cut off some and send it to me?:)

    Cindy Cole

  7. Thanks for the comments, everyone! :)

    Mrs. Cole, I'm afraid I only cut my hair once a year. But that's the first time I've ever received a request for some of my hair! Lol! :)
    How about I send you that pancake recipe you requested a while back instead? ;)


  8. You do look beautiful. Love the hair! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  9. Fun post Julia!
    You all look great!:)If your lovely blazer is ever missing you will know who took it! lol...
    I love finding good deals on clothes too!
    When we get together you will have to show me how to do that hair style! Love it!:)

    Talk to you soon (I promise)!


  10. Love your outfit! One of my favorite color combinations too; black and white :)

  11. Just lovely! The lace peeking out from under the blazer is the perfect delicate touch! :)


  12. Gorgeous outfit! And your hair looks lovely too! You look so grown up, and lady like. Nice looking family too! Have a good evening! :)

    Because He Lives,

  13. You are so pretty!! Thanks for the peek into your life.


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