Sometimes Glam Wedding Guide // Be the Perfect Summer Wedding Guest

Ahh, summer wedding season is upon us. No doubt, your mailbox has been filled with invites that read a bit like this:

"The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage of Crystal Zampino* to Nicholas Coons* Saturday, the eighth of August two thousand and fifteen at half-past four in the afternoon." 
*Okay, truth time: that's my maiden name, and that's my husband's name! 

Followed by one of the following options:
"Dress Code: Garden Party Chic"
"Dress Code: Cocktail Attire"
"Dress Code: Semi-Formal"

 It can be a bit overwhelming! Thankfully, I've found not only one, but three gorgeous maxi dresses to fit each one of those dress codes at City Chic.

Let's start with the Garden Party Chic dress code.

A dreamy, watercolor floral maxi is the perfect option for this (typically) outdoor wedding. I went with a barely-there holographic sandal and a white scalloped edge clutch to play up the garden theme.

Add a hint of bohemian glamour by placing a floral headpiece in your hair.

Next, Cocktail Attire. This means not too fancy, but definitely dressy.
I love this gorgeous cobalt blue maxi for an evening wedding. 

The color is punchy without being show-stealing (let's not upstage the bride!) and classy without being too stuffy. Add a hint of edge with black and silver accessories.

My personal favorite is semi-formal and formal attire. This ombre maxi is heavenly and absolutely perfect for the fanciest of weddings. Go with a sweet and classic updo (I chose a side-low-bun) to keep the look sleek and sophisticated.

 For this formal look, I took the dress to the next level by removing the belt that comes with it and adding the Embellishment Belt to add an undeniable hint of glamour. Pop on a bold red lip and you're good to go.

I've collaborated with resident City Chic makeup guru, Marisa, for a special wedding guest look for you!
She's crafted a beautiful look that works perfectly with all of the outfits in this post. The smoky eye is sultry but daytime appropriate, and the nude lip is universally flattering. Check out the step-by-step guide to getting this gorgeous look. I know I'm going to be trying this out ASAP. 

Prep the skin using Too Faced Hangover Primer and apply Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer over the T-Zone to create a smooth base and to reduce any visible pores.

Apply MAC Studio Fix Foundation or your foundation of choice once the skin is primed.

Conceal under the eyes and using NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and set using a translucent powder.

For my highlight I used a beautiful shade from the Sauce Box Cosmetics ‘Crème De La Crème Palette’ and I swept 'Hot Mama' from the Balm over my cheeks.

The shade 'Subconscious' from the Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette created the perfect contour. 

Shape and feather the brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Medium Brown' and then I filled the brows using the Taupe shadow in the Bobbi Brown Brow Kit. I lightly applied the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel to hold any of my natural brow hairs in place. 

Apply MAC Paint Pot 'Painterly' on my eyelids to create a smooth base.

With a small fluffy brush I swept the colour Soft Peach into my crease and to create the transition shade. Go backwards and forwards in a fast, light handed motion to blend together. For my outer corner and lower lash line I used a combination of Heirloom and Intense Gaze shadows. Once applied I went in with a clean fluffy brush to blend up into the crease. I then applied Pink Champagne (my new fave shadow ever!) on the mobile lid and the inner corners.

The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in 'Trooper' lined the upper lash. 

Coat the lashes with NARS Larger Than Life Volumising Mascara and once dry and if desired add lashes (in this look I used Model Rock Lashes).


Don't forget to check out the video to see these looks in action - and for my top three etiquette tips for being the perfect wedding guest.

Until next time,
Stay Chic!



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