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Thursday, 24 July 2014

5 wedding essentials

As most of you know I get married at the beginning of August (less than two weeks! EEK) and there are some things that I know I will need on my big day, so much so that I've already got all of them! Obviously I wanted to share them with you and if you have any suggestions please tell me! 

1. Flats! This might be a bit of an obvious one but an essential. I love to dance and I cannot last a whole day and night in heels. My flats of choice are converse from USC, they're perfect to dance the night away in. And don't forget about your bridesmaids, they'll need flats too! 

2. An amazing moisturiser. Shangri-la from Lush is a must have, I use it as a night cream and I swear it's saved my skin in the stress filled run up to the wedding. 

3. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I've never been one for traditions but this is one I'm definitely sticking to and it's been fun to collect everything! So here's my list...
Something old - My mum's veil
Something new - My dress/shoes
Something borrowed - Bracelet from my Aunt
Something blue - My Garter made by Rene Walrus

4. Good underwear. I hate wedding underwear, it's all so boring! But help is at hand from the underwear gods Agent Provocateur. I am in love with this corset, it has detachable straps and also comes in black, the panels make it super flattering and the matching pants are adorable! Definitely on my wedding pants wishlist. 

5. Some time alone. If there's one thing I've been told by countless brides and friends it's to take some time alone. The run up to the wedding has gone so quickly and I imagine the day will be the same, so I'm going to spend all of the time I can with the most important person there <3

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

aloha bitches

This is possibly the best slogan ever printed on a dress. This is perfect for the weather at the moment AND it's slightly offensive....and pink! Perfect? I think so. 

I've always been a fan of Iron fist but their summer collection was to die for, there was a whole 'aloha bitches' range for crying out loud, an all over print of skulls, palm trees and the slogan. BEST EVER.

Dress - Iron Fist
Necklace - New Look
Trainers - Jeffrey Campbell

Monday, 14 July 2014

white on white

Recently I've been loving white, I find myself drawn to it no matter what I'm doing, clothes/flowers/paint everything I'm buying at the moment is white! So when I got invited to the Moët White Party I couldn't say no 
(the free Moët had NOTHING to do with it I swear) 

This called for a new dress, I opted for a short shift dress with a twist, mesh top and big slash at the back, perfect dress for elegant parties and picnics alike. I opted for flat whites as I didn't feel my white 90's esq flat-forms were quite right for this. 
How cute is my pink eyeball bag from Luna on the Moon? Instantly makes any outfit more fun, plus who doesn't love a bit of sparkle?

Jacket - Miss Selfridges
Dress - ASOS
Shoes - Faith

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Bikini Kill

Last month I was pretty much spoiled rotten. I went on my hen (no one is EVER seeing photos from that) and I went to the Blythswood spa which has been on my to do list for...well...pretty much forever!

I headed down with all my best girls for a day of pampering and bikini shots <3 
On arrival we were given a little welcome card and a tour of the thermal suite with all it's features then we were left to find our perfect combination of rooms! Just so you know we never figured out that perfect sequence, but we sure had fun trying! Everyone loved the Laconium and the ice fountain was just breathtaking...literally. 

For treatments we all went for the ishga range as all the ingredients are all handmade in Scotland. I went for the Salt and oil scrub and let me tell you, my skin has never felt so soft! The treatment included an all over body scrub, with the mandatory plinky plonky music, and then a shower to rub all the salt off and the oil into your took all my willpower to get out that shower, so very relaxing. 

I wore my high waisted fruit pastel Bikini from ASOS, I still can't get over how bright this is, or how awesome high waisted bikini bottoms are!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Abandon Ship Apparel - Sneak peek of the girls collection!

Words cannot begin to explain how excited I am about the new girls collection from Abandon Ship Apparel

There are few streetwear brands that have the same cult following as ASA, their iconic designs have come along way in the past three years and with their already massive girls following the new collection is sure to be a hit. The collection was shot in Lupe Pintos and Chicken Cottage, if a supermarket is ok for Chanel then a Mexican Deli is perfect for Abandon Ship! Below are my two favourite images from the shoot, 
you can see the whole lookbook here.

And my top 5 items from the new collection...

Tattoo flash crop £28, Script Shorts £28
Mandala Body Con Dress £48
Wheel Raglan £30, Reiver Pencil Skirt £35

In addition to an amazing collection Abandon Ship are having TWO launch parties! One in their London Store on Friday the 4th (that's tomorrow people!) and one on Tuesday the 8th in their Glasgow store. At both stores there will be Gin supplied bLondon No.3 Gin, sweet treats, nail art (by DIY nails and Nancy Mc) and some goodybags....which are so awesome there is only a limited number so get there early so you don't miss out! 

So will I see you in London or Glasgow?

Do you have a favourite from the new collection?