My husband and I shop at boutiques more than we do department stores. Well, mainly for clothes, for shoes I usually go to department stores (it's hard to find boutiques that carry Louboutin and Jimmy Choo around here!) And one of our favorites is Ian in downtown Seattle. We have been regular customers there for a long time, like 4-5 years now and so all the sales people/managers know us. While J was in the dressing room trying on stuff, the manager came out with an armful of pretty dresses and said "I just had to show you this new stuff we got in. It's perfect for you!" And he was right! I loved everything! This is one of the dresses I bought that day.
Steph of That Girl is Hoisin inspired this little hairstyle but I left mine as a side ponytail instead of a bun. All it is, is a french braid at the front of your hair and then braid until the part that you pull into a ponytail.
My makeup was a thick black liner for both the upper and lower lids. On the inner corner I dabbed a bit of turquoise eyeshadow that matched the dress and made my eyes pop out. A little blush and some pink gloss completes the look!