We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the weekend. I can’t believe it’s a been a year – what a year! In the next couple of weeks, we will welcome our first baby and I am so excited.
I loved my wedding dress. I hadn’t ever really dreamed of a big princess style dress and had no idea what I wanted when we first started planning our wedding. In fact, I ended up buying the dress before we’d booked the venue! My mum and I were out for a day’s shopping when we popped into Monsoon and on a whim, I tried on this dress and fell in love. I loved the length, the floaty style and the lace and shape which had a vintage feel. Plus, the price point was spot on – less than £100!
Whilst browsing the Mango sale (so many good things), I spotted a few options if you’re looking for a beautiful wedding gown that won’t break the bank, check out this option:
Shop the post: Guipure gown.
Weekend dressing is the most fun, if you spend your Mondays to Fridays in work clothes. But sometimes the ease of a uniform (whether enforced or your own style) can make free-style dressing on Saturdays and Sundays more challenging. In our new series, we’ll be hunting out some pinspiration for your weekend wear to take you from the bar to brunch.
Planning a Friday night out at the pub? In the summer months, there’s no need to dress up too much, choose a pair of boyfriend jeans and add heels to elevate your look from day-to-night. Make a statement with a bold clutch:
Shop the look: Topshop boyfriend jeans (1); Hush striped tee – ON SALE! (2); Dune clutch via Selfridges (3); and Carvela at Kurt Geiger heels (4).
If you’re planning some retail therapy this weekend, a must is a pair of comfortable shoes. This look keeps things relaxed by teaming a pair of Converse with loose-fit jeans, a floaty vest top and a fits-all bag:
Shop the look: Next jeans (1); Accessorize fedora (2); Accessorize straw trilby (3); Fat Face jacket (4); and Accessorize shopper (5).
There’s no better way to end the weekend than with a lazy Sunday brunch. It’s all about looking put together while feeling oh-so-chilled. It’s set to be another sunny weekend, so make the most of the good weather and don a pair of denim cut-offs and add a lace top for light and breezy look:
Shop the look: H&M lace top (1); and River Island at Asos denim shorts (2).
What are your plans for the weekend?
I’m obsessed with finding a beach bag for my honeymoon right now. I want one that will double as a carry-on bag for the flight too.
We’re off to the south of Italy for two and a half weeks and will be splitting our time between city sight-seeing and lazy beach days, so the bag needs to double up for both destinations.
I love the wicker basket option, favoured by celebs like Kate Moss, but want something a little less beachy so that it’ll work further afield too.
I’ve hunted the internet for a few options:
- When I think of a beach bag, I think of a bright patterned bag which will hold everything!
- Stripes are totally beach worthy and this Next beach bag has two handle options and three inside pockets, so it’ll definitely work for the plane too.
- For something fun, for a girly beach holiday, this New Look Beach Please bag is spot on!
- This wicker-style bright orange tote from H&M is a slightly more practical take on the basket.
- This block print tote bag by Accessorize will work when you’re back from your holidays too.
What do you carry on holiday?
Got your office Christmas party and still not sure what to wear? We’ve got it covered thanks to high street favourite, Wallis.
Whatever your budget, we’ve found the pieces to upgrade your look and get you party ready.
If you’ve only got a few pennies left after all the Christmas shopping – invest in a pair of statement chandelier earrings to add some bling to a dress already in your wardrobe.
If you’ve got a little more, add a clutch to the mix – this grey leather look envelope clutch will go with virtually any outfit.
If you’re looking for a complete party look, try this lace overlay dress (which I have and love!) for a festive take on the LBD.
Add some sparkle and keep it a little wintry with these Miu Miu inspired peep toe shoe boots (less than £30!).
If you’ve got your outfit sorted from something you already have, why not invest in a statement coat? This time of year it’s chilly in the evening, so make sure to wrap up in style with a faux fur coat to keep you warm.
If you’re looking to go all out on the glamour this festive party season, this lace top contrast jumpsuit will ensure you make an impact:
Plus, today only (Thursday) Wallis are hosting a flash sale with up to 50% off EVERYTHING!
How will you be dressing up for your Christmas party?
I’m a huge fan of Celtic & Co and their gorgeous cosy pieces. Now that autumn has really arrived and the cold weather has truly bitten, I’ve been cosying up in my new cable knit jumper.
If you like their stuff as much as we do, make sure you check out their new in collection which includes a host of cashmere goodies to keep you toasty.
The cable knit sweater is a must for winter and the Celtic & Co Crew Neck Cable Jumper is a gorgeous option. I spent last weekend wrapped up in this pure wool knit which kept me lovely and warm in the cool winter weather. Here’s three ways to wear this wardrobe classic:
1. Cosy country attire:
For weekend walks with my beau, I’ve been wearing this knit with jeans, boots and layering a gilet over it for extra warmth.
2. Staying in:
On chilly afternoon’s, there nothing better than a coffee in front of a roaring log fire. For an afternoon at home, drinking coffee and eating cake, while it rains outside, I’m wearing the jumper with leggings and thick wool socks.
3. Weekend Catch-up With Friends:
Finally, the jumper even looks good layered over a simple drop waist dress – adding warmth and creating a different look to both pieces!
How are you keeping warm right now?
I need some help and advice readers. As many of you will know, I’m going to be walking down the aisle in a little over six months time. Eek!
Now, I have already bought the dress!! And a pair of beautiful heels for the walk down the aisle. But I’m not really a heels girl and for dancing the night away I’m thinking I might need to relieve my poor feet and offer them something more comfortable.
We’re on a budget for the wedding and as such I had been thinking about bagging a cheapy pair of flats for dancing. I’ve got my expensive heels for the ceremony and photos so I figured I didn’t need to spend a tonne on the evening shoes. But then I saw these Boden shoes (you know the ones without even looking at the pic – they are everywhere but that’s because they’re beautiful!):
What do you think? Worth it?
I love discovering new brands – and then sharing on here, obviously! Hush is a brand I’ve been aware of for a while, thanks to the lovely pieces that The Online Stylist often wears, but I hadn’t placed an order. 10% and free delivery and returns was enough to get me to try them out and order a couple of the dresses I’d been lusting after for a while now.
- The Rosie dress combines a knit jumper with a floaty skirt for the perfect winter outfit;
- The Iris shirt dress is a relaxed option for the office with heels, or at the weekend with the addition of winter knits and ankle boots;
- The quilted dress offers the drop-waist style that Hush dresses seem to specialise in and the quilting adds texture and interest;
- Finally, the drop waist jersey dress is a perfect alternative to the LBD for a casual chic look.
Throughout October, Hush are offering 10% off everything – as well as specific additional offers each week – so make sure you get your orders in quick! What will you buy?
Make sure to check back soon to see which dresses I chose and how easy they were to style!