Late last week, my friend Jenny sent me a panicked email: "What happened with the yellow dress? If the wedding is this weekend..."
How completely impolite of me not to follow up on the yellow dress, especially after all the dramatics and all the good advice and helpful comments you sent! I updated my So Pink Facebook Page after I won the dress on Ebay, but never mentioned it again. Where are my manners?
Y'all, I won the dress!
And here I am wearing it:
I decided the dress would go best with a pouffy up-do and asked my sister to show me how to style my hair in a simultaneously classic and retro pouf. She agreed to teach me when I arrived in Southern California, but after she picked me up from the airport, we got to chatting and eating gourmet pizza and drinking lattes at the Grove and completely forgot about the poufing lesson.
The night before the wedding, after I had left for Santa Barbara, Will received a series of texts from my sister. Here they are in their entirety.
Text One: Please relay this message to Janet. I think her phone is dead. K, here's how to make a bump in your hair. Step one: Flip head over so you can reach the underneath layers.
Text Two: Start in the middle of the back of your your head. Grab a layer and spray the underneath of the layer with hair spray at the root and brush backwards.
Text Three: Step two: Continue grabbing layers of the hair doing the same as step one. Let it be really big. It's going to look crazy, don't worry.
Text Four: Once you get to the crown of your head, pull a top layer over and brush the hair over the teased hair.
Text Five: You can brush it out as much as you want. The more you brush, the smaller it will get.
It really is more than a simple two steps, at least if you are not used to pouffing your hair. Nevertheless, I did just as my sister said, brushing backwards (i.e. teasing, as we called it in the early '90s) until it looked really big and crazy. I ended up brushing it down considerably so that it was slightly more classy than retro, securing it in place, and adding a yellow flower.
Next I want to know how to do my hair like Jen, my cousin's dear friend and the wedding planner for the evening (Need a planner? She's available for hire!).
So gorgeous! Somebody send instructions.