Since my invite was very last minute, (we didn't know we were both living in St. Louis until just a little over a week before the wedding!) I combed every store for a dress to wear. After days of searching, I finally found this gem at Torrid of all places! It was the first time I ever shopped the store, and I never would have thought of going in because they just don't seem to be my style. I tried quite a lot of dresses, and I have to say-- they make really comfortable clothes. Their sizing is really generous, in my opinion. I'm wearing their smallest size (a 12) and there's still a lot of room to move in this gown-- perfect for stuffing myself with food and drink and then dancing. And yes, I Cha Cha Slid.
Makeup wise, I kept it fairly simple but polished. I did a slight smoky eye with winged liner. For my skin, I used luminizing powder to fake a vibrant inner glow. I skipped the blush and relied on my lips for color, using OCC lip tar in NSFW. I used a curler with a 2 inch barrel to create these soft waves.