Sunday, July 24, 2011
Dress - First Editions
Hat - First Editions
Shoes - McMahons
Clutch - McMahons
Finally an outfit post...
Here's what I wore to a friends wedding last Thursday.
You might be wondering why I'm holding a bow in my hand for such a dressed up occasion but it all makes sense I promise.
A few days before the wedding Aine, our bride, emailed and asked if a surprise could be put together for Paul, the groom. She really wanted to add a little archery to the ceremony so we put together a Guard of Honour, but archery style with all of the members of his club who were attending. So while the signing of the register was going on we slipped out of the church and set ourselves up at the doorway of the church.
I don't think you can see it in the photo below but Paul has a pin on his cravat with a bow engraved on it.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Some of you already know that I work part-time at a bakery, and any of you who follow me on Pinterest will have spotted my Cake Love board where I keep all my inspiration for the kitchen. Since I have two sets of friends getting married in the coming days I thought that I could share some of my favourite wedding cakes with you.
As you can clearly see I have a fondness for clean lines and classically decorated cakes - no novelty or topsy turvy cakes for me.
What's your favourite type of wedding cake? Do you like to keep it simple or would you rather a cake full of personality? I'd love to hear your thoughts?
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Bubblicious - Oh I love blowing bubbles... it makes me feel like a kid again. Sunny days just call out for a little child-like entertainment in my day. Some bubble blowing while sitting on the lawn, maybe a little kite flying, toss a frisbee about for a while, build a massive sand castle if you can find a beach or a sand pit. Love the feeling of being a kid for a little while!
Denim Shorts - This is something that everyone and anyone can wear. Smart, casual, trashy, chic, distressed, high waisted, daisy dukes, anything. just like your trusty jeans anything goes. My favourite way to wear them? I always cut my own shorts from much loved jeans that have become too ragged to keep, and pair them with a black vest, slouchy boyfriend cardigan and some wedges. A long necklace or two to break up the boring vest, maybe a loose braid or bun and I'm all set for a cool, casual day.
Americana - Now... I'm not American so this is not a very late patriotic, 4th of July thing. I have been really attracted to strong outfits lately. Bright red and cobalt blues paired together really grab your attention and brim with confidence and the red lips just add an air of womanly sophistication to an otherwise garish look.
Honourable Mentions - honesty - sometimes you are hard to hear but exactly what I need, steaming hot cappuccinos, peach smoothies - so fresh and summery tasting, vintage style underwear, only two weeks today until S&C get hitched, clean cars and loud tunes on the stereo, studded wrap around bracelets layered over your watch, fresh wedges of ripe melon, warm day and even warmer sun showers, the feeling of accomplishment after a particularly good work out
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
One of my favourite pieces of music is Gabriel's Oboe. I first heard this piece while watching The Mission and quickly became besotted with it. My preference is for it to be played on the flute though.
It reminds me of a great night with some friends, sitting around a fire pit, cajoling and threatening in order to get one of the girls to bring out her flute and play something. Finally she relented and agreed to play just one song... I requested Gabriel's Oboe, and it was beautiful. Staring into the firelight, hearing nothing but those beautiful notes, not another sound around us, my arms covered with goosebumps that had nothing to do with the cool night air. Perfect.
Is there a piece of music that gives you chills? Something that you instantly fell in love with?
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Bare Toes - nothing say summer more to me than bare toes and a flash of bright colour. Whats your go to colour for the summer months? This summer I think I'm going for coral and pale gold tones.
Crazy Complements - I know that all girls are taught to say 'thank you' when someone pays them a complement. Easier said than done though. How many of us have been told our dress is lovely only to reply with 'this old thing? I got it for €4 in Pennys' or 'really? I always think it makes my ass look fat'. When a guy tells you that you're amazing you look to the ground, blushing, and think 'he obviously doesn't know the real me'. We all have the same issues with accepting, and believing, complements. Recently someone told me some nice things about me... and this time I chose to say thank you and to ask them why they thought that, so that I could learn a little more about how some people see me. Try it next time, let me know how you get on.
Beautiful Mirrors - You can't but feel gorgeous and pretty as you study your reflection in a fabulously ornate mirror. So spoil yourself and get an amazing mirror for you bedroom, dressing room, bathroom or to look in just before you step out your front door.
Honourable Mentions - this blanket, stripes, hot water with lemon and honey, strawberry licorice, bow shaped rings and other pretty jewellery, ruched blue dresses and fabulous hair pieces, new shoes, knowing that someone smiles when they get a text from me, this gorgeous dress from Free People, new mugs, sheer cream kimono jackets, I want this right now, pink carnations - thank you very much Carrie Bradshaw, slouchy cardigans - just like this one, knowing that I fit into every pair of jeans in my wardrobe