Thursday, 7 July 2016

The Wedding Series- Bridesmaid Boxes

Well it has been a while hasn't it. I feel like the last 6 months have whizzed past. I am now married and have a new job that I start on the 1st August which is all a bit mental. As my wedding consumed my life for almost two years it wouldn't be right if I didn't blog about it so my returning post is the first in a series of wedding themed items. I am also going to be turning the blog into more of a lifestyle blog rather then just fashion because I have decided I want it to be able to look back at is a dairy of what I go up to, as well as cringing out some awful outfits and praising the good ones.

So lets begin with my first 'The Wedding Series' entry. One of the items I wanted to create for my lovely Bridesmaids was a box of goodies so here is what I put together.

Bridesmaid Boxes

I ordered the boxes from aliexpress they are kraft boxes with a lovely waved edge. As the colour theme for the bridesmaid dresses and part of the wedding was purples I had to decorate them with purple ribbon and lace, both from The Range. Inside the box was a list of what it included, along with the odd spelling and grammar mistake because my English is not the best (and it wouldn't be something I made without it, it took me a good few attempts to get the wording correct on the invites).

I had drew/traced a drawing of the dress style each bridesmaid was having. I have a very talented Mum who made all ten bridesmaid dresses. The bottom was the same on all the dresses but the girls had five different top styles to choose from. As they choose the top of their dresses a few weeks after I got engaged I decieded to print out the drawings of them so they had a little reminder of their style.

The box was also filled with some essentials; pretty tissues and plasters from eBay, ear plugs because I knew I would be chatting wedding for a year and a half, sweets and a homemade vodka jelly shot. They also had their save the date in the box (next post will be on these). Finally it all got finished off with a homemade bridesmaid dress all fitting in with the theme of the wedding, lace and pearls.

I brought the wooden heart badge templates and badge backings from eBay and then decoupaged the bridesmaid text with the printed lace onto the wood. I added some ribbon round the edge with double sided tape and stuck the pearl heart on with all purpose glue. They were actually really easy to make and just topped the whole box off. My favourite thing about these boxes is when I go to some of the girls houses I still see them on their shelfs, it is a nice feeling when you work hard on something and it is appreciated.

So there you have it my first entry on 'The Wedding Series' and my first blog post in 6 months. Hope you enjoyed and I look forward to being back with more.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Fringe Off Christmas Jumper

We have a new #TheFringeOff post to share with you. As Trixie no longer has a fringe you will see some new faces popping up but make sure you check out what Trixe has been up to because she has some amazing posts from New York (jealoussss).

So this 'The Fringe Off' collab was all about Christmas Jumpers. Including mine there are 5 different looks on styling a Christmas jumper and seeing as it is national Christmas jumper day tomorrow it will hopefully give you some ideas on how you can style yours.

Christmas Jumper Outfit

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Double Dr Martins Outfit Part 1

Outfit Details
Patent Dr Martins- £90 Dr Martin
Pinafore- £10 Primark (old)
Hat- £2 Primark
Leather Jacket- Miss Selfridge

If you have been a reader for a while you may remember the double gingham post Rox and I did, we both owned the same skirt so Rox styled it her way and I styled mine my way. We have decided to do something similar with our Dr Martins. 
Rox has gone for a a 90's feel outfit with the an overall dress hybrid...the pinafore. The pinafore has so many uses so is a great item to have in your wardrobe. Paired with the DM's and a beanie it takes me back to my childhood but is so relevant to fashion now.
On another note I am so pleased with these photos, they are my first golden hour pics I have taken and literally took ten minutes which is the quickest time I have ever taken outfit pics in. Make sure you keep a look out for how I style my Dr Martin look.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Christmas Jumper Edit

Well it's fireworks day so clearly I can now post about Christmas right? I love a Christmas themed outfit so I have scouted online and put together some of my top choices for you lovely lot.

1. Gingerbread Jumper- Miss Guided- £15
2. Light Up (yes it actually lights up) Jumper- F and F- £20
3. Reindeer Jumper- Rakuten- £14.99
4. Pug Jumper- ASOS- £32
5. Cat Jumper- ASOS- £18

I could not help but include the flashing light' jumper from F and F, it just makes me think of Bridget Jones (did you hear they are making another one?). I am in love with the Gingerbread jumper it is just too cool to not be in my wardrobe ;). Hopefully this has helped you in finding your ideal Christmas Jumper, the great think about them is you can dress them up with a skirt and over knee boots or just chillax with some skinnies. Have a fabulous day and enjoy those fireworks if your popping out to see any. Happy Birthday Weeze.

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