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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Anniversary Date Night...Social Distortion at the Ryman!


Sixteen years done come and gone...where does the time go? Anyway, for this year's wedding anniversary we got tickets to see one of my favorite bands, Social Distortion, at an excellent Nashville venue for live music-The Ryman Auditorium. Most of you know the Ryman as the original home of the Grand Ol' Opry but it really has some of the best accoustics on the planet and seeing a band there, you aren't happy seeing them anywhere else afterwards. Well, maybe at the Hollywood Bowl...or Madison Square Garden...but I digress.

I like using our rare date nights to experiment with different makeup application. I usually don't do anything super fancy with my hair, because without loads of product, no style will hold up to the signature southern humidity around these parts.

I was wearing a red pinafore-style skirt from a discount shop I found online. It is cheaply made and not as flattering as I hoped so I was aiming to distract from that with elaborate makeup and nice hair. Considering the humidity, I wanted to set my hair in the morning, but that didnt happen. Enter Hot Sticks. I rolled all the way to the scalp to get a tighter curl, let the rollers cool for no less than thirty minutes, and then brushed them out thoroughly. Finally, I swept back the sides in Grip Tuth combs and added a small accessory-a black and white striped bow clip that was completely unsuitable for my age. :) The style held up incredibly well...woot!

For the makeup, I was really inspired by the attached tutorial from Pixiwoo, on Youtube. I love the red eye shadow and glossy red lips...but I knew that a literal version of this would be very harsh and unwearable.



Some of you on facebook asked me to post pics of how I worked out something inspired by the look, without it being so 'runway'.
I toned it down a bit, cut out the contouring and added some white to the inner eye so that I didnt look 'sick'. I added softer half lashes as well. It was fun...a little bit more kooky than I would typically wear but still 'classic', sort of.

Anyway, of course the show was amazing and of course we had a grand time.

Honey, get out of my shot.



xxoo,
Ashley

19 comments:

Vintage Hippo said...

:D Love that last shot!! Hope you had a great time, Social D is the best!

Heichelbech-Weill Genealogy said...

I love it that your husband is 'posing' in the background. Is he just a bit goofy? Happy anniversary! You look great!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You look WAY TOO youthful to have been married that long! Happy anniversary.

Konad-licious said...

You are both too cute! Happy Anniversary!

Jackman Clan said...

I love your hair - beautiful.

Atomic Mama said...

We were thinking of going to this! I had no idea you were in Nashville! Im in Clarksville, about an hour away! Have fun!

angie.a said...

Seriously, y'all are too cute! Happy Anniversary!

Rebecca said...

I remember this Pixiwoo video. I wish I had her eye color! Everything looks stunning on her. You look so pretty, and happy! Happy Anniversary.

Roxy Bombshell said...

You look stunning!! Happy Anniversary :)

simplecupoftea said...

You're seriously cute. The reddish pink eyeshadow looks great on you.
Happy Anniversary!

Alli said...

Happy Anniversary! You two are so cute! :D
Your hair and makeup looks gorgeous :)

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary!

Roanna said...

Happy Anniversary. Great makeup and I can tell from your shoulder straps that I love your outfit too!

Amanda Awesome said...

D'awwww! Y'all are adorable. Every time I try to take a picture and my fiancé is around, he photo bombs the picture.
Glad y'all had a wonderful date night and anniversary!

BoPeep said...

Hubby and Mike Ness is one evening - now that is bliss!

Eirin said...

Oh, I love the shoots with your husband i the background! Such a lovely couple you are!!! Happy anniversary!!!

Spinneretta said...

lol your husband is too funny :) Hope you had a wonderful anniversary- 16 years is a good length of time- and still going strong :)

Eese said...

Happy Anniversary! You (both) look lovely!

Miss Kristiansen said...

Social Distortion!! You're so lucky :) Happy anniversary :)

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