I have written about my dislike for the ‘Kardashian’ look in the past, and that preference certainly will not change for my wedding day. I prefer a more classic, traditional look on me. When one is 6′-2″ tall and wearing super dramatic makeup, complete with smokey eye and heavy contour, one risks being confused for a transsexual and I do not mean that in a derogatory way. That just is not the type of look of which I feel comfortable wearing.
To underscore what I planned to ask my makeup artist and Drybar artist for, I kept my outfit super classic on the day of my trials. A very wise woman once said that style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. (Rachel Zoe in 2008, but also Blair Waldorf in 2011.) I channeled this philosophy when choosing the outfit to wear to my bridal makeup and hair trials.
Cut to selecting the preppiest dang oxford in my closet (originally seen here)! The shirt is available in tall and the pastel colors can not be beat. The shirt married perfectly with a pair of 4″ inseam chino shorts (last seen here, in pink). Recently I realized that I surpassed the age threshold for wearing 3″ inseam chino shorts, so I stocked up on the longer shorts in several colors.
The makeup artist completely understood the look I wanted. The few times I felt uncomfortable with the intensity of the makeup, she removed the makeup and adjusted it accordingly. Unfortunately, I was not as lucky with Drybar. My experience from the day of my trial is a lot of information to unpack, but I will leave it at this: if I am asking for a blowout and schedule a trial, I absolutely expect to have my hair washed first.