Road trips on holiday weekends tend to make the average commuter feel like a long haul trucker. From racking up hundreds of miles on the ole odometer to traffic nightmares and fueling station fiasco’s; do you ever feel like a staycation is the best option for a 3-day weekend? I was all over N. California highways the past few days hopping from a graduation party to bridesmaid dress shopping in Sacramento with my BFF and bride-to-be, Laura. Also, packed into the mix were two nights styling the bubbly and talented tech guru Hermione Way for Bravo!’s new reality show, “Silicon Valley,” being filmed in the Bay Area.
Below are Hermione’s styling transformations throughout the weekend~
Friday Night Before & After
“What to Wear to a Winebar” ~ Styles vary depending on your city and I often see a lot of neutral shades paired with black all year SF. Just like bartenders here infuse their cocktails with every exotic fruit or spice you could imagine, I like to infuse my outfits with ultra bright shades. And this spring and summer, that includes NEON accessories! Hermione wore this peach vintage dress I previously featured in my California Vintage post. My goal was to channel a Kate Hudson meets a 70′s Goldie Hawn look with her hair and makeup. (dress~vintage, clutch~Nine West, neon cuff ~ H&M (recent)
Memorial Day Before & After
“What to Wear on a Semi-Casual Dinner Date” ~ Before a woman can change from a towel into her date outfit, she must know where she is going. There is nothing worse than wearing a cocktail dress and heels to a taco truck or showing up in jeans and a tank to a 4-star restaurant. For Hermione’s Memorial Day dinner date, she’s in a simple flirty red, white & navy dress appropriate for the restaurant. Then I added bolder MAC lipstick, Ardell lashes (Demi Wispies), and some clip-in extensions for fuller, longer hair. After the finishing touches fixing the belt, adding hairspray and lipgloss, she was ready to go! This nautical dress was previously seen in my “Smooth Sailing Shopping Tips“ post.
Weekend Styling: Behind the Scenes
Going through my candy jars of accessories Friday to closing out the long 3-day weekend Monday night…
What are your favorite shades if you’re going out with friends to dinner or out on a date? Do you prefer a LBD (Little Black Dress) or bright colors?
I’ll be back tomorrow with a “What to Wear to Work” Outfit post inspired by my favorite song right now, “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida :)
Hope you had a great weekend,