Thursday, 29 December 2011

Head Jewellery

I am obsessing over indian style head jewellery and hair pieces at the moment. I'm a sucker for turbans lately too, I love the way they look with long hair. After working at a Bollywood themed wedding, I fell in love with the Indian saris and beautiful over the top accessories! The colours and flowers are so inspiring:

I've had my eye on this head piece from River Island for a while, although I really would love a silver one to wear on New Year's Eve, to match my Litas with silver spikes. I'm on the hunt for one but unfortunately most of the ones on eBay are from India, therefore need to be ordered about a month in advance :(
Isn't it beautiful? Not so sure on the £20 price tag though... but I haven't seen any others like this - I love it so much i'm contemplating just buying it and painting it silver!

Here's a bit of inspiration...

Chain and jewelled head wear at Chanel Pre Fall 2012
 Kim Kardashian in a House of Harlow headpiece

M.I.A. for GQ magazine July 2010
I saw this simple hair piece on eBay, though it looks extremely simple to DIY from an old belt or necklace!

I'm going shopping tomorrow, so if I can't find one I like, I think i'll buy a few necklaces from Primark and make my own. On the top of my list is a dress for NYE though!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My Dream Wedding

It's not weird that i've already started planning my wedding is it? What girl doesn't dream of a beautiful white dress, the perfect venue and of course a paradise honeymoon?

Ok so i'm not planning to get married any time soon, but I work at weddings and parties as a waitress, setting up and clearing up and on the bar. So I see lots of weddings, some quite tacky but also some beautiful ones, which give me lots of ideas for my own. You also see just how much effort goes in to a wedding, there is SO much to plan and organise. And if one little thing goes wrong it can ruin your whole day, we have had a few crying brides!

My dream dress would be white gothic style lace with a high neck and an open back. I fell in love with this Elie Saab dress from the Fall 2009 collection, as seen on Rihanna. It is perfect and totally my style! I adore the cut out back detail, front slit and feathers around the neck. It hangs so beautifully on the body!

Of course my outfit isn't complete without a killer pair of heels! I couldn't bare to wear a traditional pair of silver strappy kitten heels - the thought of a low heel makes me sick... although these would leave me towering over my husband! These Louboutins are perfect...

Thinking about my wedding gets me all excited!  I want a delicious sit down meal, and I really really want sushi as the starter. My mum said "not many people like sushi!" but I think if I offer an alternative dish, atleast it's there to try. I don't see what there isn't to like about sushi, it's amazing! I'll have a top photographer, a great band - one of my boyfriend's friends is in a band called The Rifles and he said he'd love to have them sing at our wedding (not that we are engaged or anything!). It will be vintage/shabby chic themed, and very very English. Me and my mum have already started collecting vintage floral tea cups! Here's a few inspirational pictures from my scrap book...

 I love the idea of using old jam jars as drinks glasses. The homemade labels are also adorable, and those pink candy cane straws are so pretty!
 On each table will be a polaroid or a desposable camera, to get lots of very personal photos of my friends and family. Guests will also get a cute table gift each including a scratch card :)

I've just got toooo many ideas to even write about! But you get the idea.

Anyone else started planning their wedding?
What ideas do you have?

Monday, 26 December 2011


My camera died so I barely got any photos, but here's a few from Christmas day. A very home-made dinner indeed, just how I like it! We made salmon, beef, paté and cucumber canopies (amazingly delicious!), mince pies, cocktails, and some weird and wonderful dishes, like sweet potato with melted marshmallows! I got lots of cute presents and bits and bobs, but these are a few of my favourites. I had a lovely day with my family and my boyfriend's family in the evening!

I got up early this morning to hit the boxing day sales - never been before and not what I thought, it wasn't all that cheap, so I won't be sacrificing a lie in next year! I did buy a few bits though...

 Coat - £85 down to £35 - Topshop sale
 Glitter knitted dress - £20 - River Island sale
 MTV top - £12 - River Island sale
 Blue velvet snake leggings - £15 - Topshop sale
Leopard top - £12 - Topshop sale

Have a nice Boxing day!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Cocktail #1

I thought i'd do a little feature on my blog every now and then... Me and my mum love a nice cocktail, and are always trying out new ones, especially over the festive season. Tonight we've made a very retro "Snowball", which is what your nan would have drunk back in the day (but only at Christmas time!). Advocaat is an egg based liqueur which is simply delicious!
Our cocktail cupboard!

To make a Snowball:
Mix 2 shots of Advocaat in a glass with a dash of lime, and fill up to the top with lemonade. Best served over ice. Drink with a candy cane straw for that extra bit of festivity!

You simply must try this cocktail!
Check back soon for my next one :)