Thursday, August 23, 2012

Style Request - Weddings

Mid August through September is prime wedding season and today's post is all about what to wear on to these special summer events.

The idea came from the following Reader Style Request:

Clarisky Business,

This time of year I am finding that all of my weekends are booked with friend's weddings.  I have the same couple of outfits and accessories on rotation, but am looking for something a little more fun and edgy without being un-classy.  Do you have any ideas for a complete wedding day look that isn't boooring?

Sincerely,
P.C

Luckily I recently attended a wedding and had a similar struggle with how to stay Clarisky in a wedding setting.  This is what I came up with.

For the Day
I kept my day outfit fun, girly and summery. I had bought this dress in a boutique in Kelowna and hadn't yet had a chance to wear it.

I wanted to keep my hair simple and polished. I tied back in a half pony-tail so that it looked put together, but not too done up.


From the front, you may have thought this looks a little conservative for Ms. Clarisky, but the back is definitely where all the fun is.  I normally would wear this bad boy with out a bandeau top, but for a wedding cereomony setting that would have been hardly appropriate.

I kept the accessories pretty simple with a grey envelope purse (H&M), pearl earrings, silver jewelry and wedge sandals.

I loved how my yellow nail polish brought such a pop of colour to the outfit.

For the Night
The evening wedding activities are where you can really jazz up your outfit. I usually refrain from wearing black at weddings, but this dress I bought at All Saints had so much character and class I thought it was the perfect contrast to my day outfit. 


This dress has a hidden bustier top which provides structure and form. The straps can also be tied in various funky ways.  


 I funked up the dress with some sky-high Nine West wedges and a fun necklace.  I turned my same purse into a clutch, and swapped my silver jewelry for gold.


I wanted to class up my hair for the evening, so I loosely curled it with a barrel curling iron and then put it into a loose french braid.  To avoid a little rat tail I twisted the end under and through the last braid, and pinned the elastic underneath.


Hope you likey!

What do you think of my wedding outfits?  Have any comments?  If you have your own Style Request, just send an email to cgallacciodesigns@gmail.com and I will answer it on up!

Friday, August 03, 2012

July via Clarisky Business

This month has been a whirlwind of adventures, from the laid back beaches of California to the hustle and bustle of Toronto and everywhere in between.  Here is a photo diary of what I've been up to in the past month...


Writing in the sand at Newport Beach

Fireworks in Harrison Hot Springs


Canada Day Violent Lips


Amazing writing in the sky 

The cutest firework I have ever seen 

on set with Maaji Swimwear in California 

Backstage looks at the Vancouver Fashion Night Out Styling Competition 

Crazy hair backstage at the Vancouver Fashion Night Out Styling Competition 

The CN tower

The roof of Eaton Centre in Toronto

Accessory overload in a underground shop in T.O

Much Music Toronto

Citrus beach cruiser in Newport 

My new friend that helped with my July 4th segment 

loving the life in California

PRADA!!

On set with One Teaspoon in California

Bay Street Toronto

Follow me on Instagram @ClariskyBiz for tons more photo fun... Hope you have an awesome long weekend.

Got any major plans for the long weekend?