So last weekend I was invited to a good friend of mine’s belated 21st birthday party, with the theme ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. At first, Boyfriend and I thought we’d go all out with togas, pink body paint and glitter but when we discovered we were heading out on the town afterwards, we thought better of it. Instead, I opted for this look, and thought I’d tell you guys about how I achieved it.
The dress is from TK Maxx, and has always been a summer favourite of mine. (I’m also wearing it in this post: https://bellasbits.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/the-day-i-turned-20/). I thought it suited the brief as it’s flowery, floaty and ethereal – not to mention super comfy. I teamed this up with a £2 crown from Hobbycraft (the final idea ended that Boyfriend and I were King and Queen of the forest) and lots of fake Hobbycraft flowers. Using garden twine I wrapped real ivy from my Mum and Dad’s garden around it to make a sash, with the fake flowers. I also wrapped the fake flowers around a clubbing bag from TK Maxx and my favourite gold sandals from Dune. And Voila!
My makeup for the look is very subtle, as I wanted my hair and outfit to do the talking. All I added (to my standard ‘clubby’ makeup) was liquid eyeliner and gold eyeshadow. I felt this look was all about the hair! (You can read about my hair here: https://bellasbits.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/hair-story/) I have wavy to curly hair anyway, so this look was created with hair mousse, curling tongs, some braids and a whole lotta hairspray.
There you have it! My Midsummer Night’s Dream Look. I do love a good costume party, anyone got any coming up I can come to? Please and thankyou. Tarah!