Sunday, 31 July 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Back row, left to right
Liz Earle facial care products (toner, gentle exfoliator and cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser) Liz Earle is a brand I discovered just before Christmas and for excellent results on a daily basis, I have never looked back. This brand has won 64 awards and accolades so far. I particularly love the hot cloth cleanser as it removes every bit of make up and grime from your face and makes it feel all sparkly and new again.
Elnett Satin normal strength hairspray - I love all the Elnett hairsprays. They are universally adored by beauty editors and celebrities alike and are simply the best for keeping your up-do in tact.
Vichy day and night moisturiser and gel cleanser (far right green pump bottle). Vichy is another facial brand that I really like, and use every now and then so that my skin doesn't get used to one product and one brand. I find Vichy really good when I am on the verge of a break-out as the products control oil production well.
St Ives apricot facial scrub and micro-dermabrasion scrub. I have loved the apricot scrub for years as it is very grainy and feels like it is sloughing away old skin and make up. The micro dermabrasion is a new product that I thought I would try and can now recommend. It is less grainy than the apricot scrub but makes skin feel very smooth and soft afterwards.
Clinique pore minimizer thermal-active skin refiner - another scrub product (can you tell I am a fan!) that I use about once a week. This heats up on contact with skin and feels all tingly as you rub it over your face. Leaves skin feeling clean and fresh.
Evian brumisateur facial spray - this was my survival product when on honeymoon in Thailand! Makes skin feel refreshed and re-sets make up.
Dermalogica stress relief treatment oil - this product was recommended to me and I love it. The smell is divine and I usually put a few drops in the bath to help me unwind after a busy day. Also excellent mixed into body lotion as it is extremely hydrating too.
Garnier body scrub - this has a gorgeous lemon scent which is really invigorating and refreshing. Perfect for use just before fake tan, makes the skin very soft.
Estee Lauder spotlight skin tone perfector - this is a great product for putting on after moisturiser. It make skin look even and glowing, and provides a perfect base for makeup.
Batiste dry shampoo - A lifesaver product, I really like the 'blush' fragrance (and the fact that the can is pink!). This product is brilliant on those days when you haven't had time to wash and go.
Fake Bake wash off tan - this is a great product for topping up your tan when you are short on time. This has a really good texture, goes on evenly and rubs in well. Just make sure you use a mitt to apply, or the colour will build up on hands and be near impossible to clean off!
So there it is, my day to day survival products! Have you tried any of these? Or do you have any favourites you won't ever stop using?? Let me know I love reading your comments! xoxo
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
From top to bottom:
1) Vintage John Galliano for Christian Dior dress and Christian Louboutin booties - Carrie wore this dress in the TV series and I love how they bought it back for the second film. This is one of my all time favourite dresses.
2) Carrie's classic tulle tutu - I think this item epitomises Carrie's style - laidback, care-free and luxe.
3) Vintage Halston Heritage mini dress, sparkly Christian Louboutin pumps and Chanel clutch - a great casual summer day look and I love the shades!
4) Vintage dress and a Fendi clutch - The print on this dress is gorgeous, this is the kind of thing I can imagine wearing to a wedding or christening. Love the sleek style of her hair too.
5) Vivienne Westwood dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. I love the pink prom style of this dress. Carrie often upped the volume in the skirts she wore, creating a look of drama and opulence.
6) Vintage coat, dress and belt, Timmy Woods bag and Dior sandals. I adored this Tour Eiffel shaped bag when Carrie showcased it in the first SATC film. Love th tough black gladiator style sandals with the pretty dress too.
7) Halston Heritage maxi dress. Being a huge fan of the colour orange (view my own orange dress here, I adore the colour and style of this dress from the second SATC film. Perfect for a hot summer's day i'd say ; )
8) And last, but by no means least, how could I leave out Carrie's Vivienne Westwood wedding dress? Alas, she did not make it down the aisle in this gorgeous gown, but she looked stunning nonetheless. I love the fact that the dress was from a British designer too ; )
So there you have it, what do you think of Carrie's style, and do you have any particular favourite outfits or looks that have inspired you?? xoxo
Monday, 25 July 2011
I love how she has paired this oversized bag with a simple black outfit, perfectly accessorised with a polka dot scarf and black shades.
I also love the little messenger style bags, the orange is gorgeous and would add a fresh pop of colour to any outfit. The tan messenger bag reminds me of my little vintage bag that I wore yesterday and blogged about here.
Hope you like my selection xoxo
Sunday, 24 July 2011
I decided to wear my cream coloured Marc Jacobs shorts - I love the tailored look of these, the tiny pinstripe throughout at the button detail down both sides. Plus they are excellent quality as you would expect from Mr Jacobs!! I wore a white vest top from Armani Exchange and a light blue H & M short sleeved shirt over the top that I tucked into the shorts. I bought the shirt the other day and I love the cute roll up sleeves and the tortoiseshell buttons. To finish, I wore my new Topshop pumps , my two new gold necklaces, my new gold ring, my diamond studs, my D & G sunnies and a vintage saddle bag that belongs to my mum! She has had it for years and I love it : )
My little vintage saddle bag and gold ring. In the picture above you can see my Claireabella bag that I blogged about here. I made hubby carry this bag all day lol, he looked so cute with it on his shoulder ; )
My little gold necklaces from Topshop. So cute and a nice finishing touch.
Such a lovely relaxing day, hope you all had amazing weekends too xoxo
Saturday, 23 July 2011
I love the classic tan colour of the pumps and the tassell detail - reminds me of the golf shoes my dad used to wear when I was little! Posting this picture makes me feel a bit sad now as ballet shoes remind me of Amy Winehouse - she was always in those satin pink ballet pumps : ( So sad for Amy and her family.
Hope you are all having lovely weekends, here's hoping for nice weather tomorrow!! xoxo
Thursday, 21 July 2011
1) Rust leopard tunic dress £26 - I think this would be great in early autumn layered with a cardi and classic pumps or boots - easily dressed up or down.
2) LOVE these shoes...snaffle trim loafers £32. These would look amazing with classic or brightly coloured jeans and, a nautical striped top and blazer.
3) Burgundy skinny biker trousers £38. I love the colour of these - a slightly softer option than red. These would look great with a black biker jacket and pumps.
4) Mustard cross body bag £25. An excellent price for such a cute little bag! An amazing colour still very much on trend, this would work well with a whole host of autumn/winter outfits.
5) Knitted cream stripe jumper £36. Every girl needs a classic breton striped top in her wardrobe and this one is perfect. A great buy for winter as it is a knitted material rather than jersey - warm and cute!
6) Navy faux fur collar coat £75. I love this coat so much! Warm and cosy looking but chic too. I would wear this with skinny jeans and wedge boots walking along the Champs Elysees in Paris at Christmas time.... (hint for hubby... ; )
7) Black lace up side wellies £26. I see people wearing wellies more and more outside of festivals these days, I think these would be perfect with black leggings and an oversized jumper... cool and comfy.
Hope you like my picks and are all having a good week, one more day til the weekend! xoxo
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
This shot shows off a bit of my make up and hairstyle. My veil is still on but I removed the tiara after the pictures were taken. How cute is our magician?? (A pupil from my school and very talented : )
Boys Hall, our beautiful wedding venue
We chose the beautiful 17th century stately home Boys Hall as our venue: the most expensive place we looked at but one we simply fell in love with. Both of us adore antiques and historic houses, and we really wanted a building that had original details and a story to tell. Our venue was everything we had ever dreamed of: breath taking, luxurious and original. We were very lucky to have a gorgeous sunny day, so our guests were able to enjoy drinks and canapes on the lawn, and mingle outside in the sunshine. In keeping with this look, I styled the venue in a shabby chic style, spending hours designing table plans, purchasing bunting, antique jars for our candy bar, bird cages for the centrepieces, antique tea cups, saucers and cake plates... so much fun! I loved the overall look and would not change one single thing!
My wedding day really was the best day of my life and made all the hard work and expense worth it! Hope you enjoy the pics and thank you for all your lovely comments, I really love reading them xoxo
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
2) Classic beige trench coat, Burberry at net-a-porter.com £650. Ever since Audrey Hepburn wore the classic Burberry trench in Breakfast at Tiffany's, this item has remained effortlessly stylish and eternally chic. Of course, there are some beautiful trench coats on the high street, Topshop and Zara always have a good selection. I do not yet own a Burberry trench but aspire to one day - a very good friend of mine managed to get the classic double breasted beige trench at Bicester outlet in Oxford for around £400!
3) Classic Blazer, ASOS £55. A good fit is essential, classic colours are most versatile (think blakck, navy blue, dark grey and beige). Roll up sleeves are cute and can make your look a litle more casual. Blazers are perfect for chucking over dresses as the weather cools down a bit, but look equally as good with jeans and wedges.
4) Faux Fur coat ASOS £70. Another true style classic, these days its all about the faux fur and with so many realistic faux fur coats on the high street, there is little need to go down the real route. Anything goes with fur coats, cut below the waist or hitting the knee, a fitted style is essential, and belted in at the waist always adds a touch of glamour and femininity.
5) Casual day to day/festival style jacket, ASOS £60. A good casual jacket is always a clever buy, and so easily chucked on with jeans and flats. I really like the below jacket, the quilting and colour is old school and a tad geeky, but I love it : )
So there you have it glamorous girls, a selection of truly classic and versatile coats and jackets. All new season but so classic that they will be just as relevant and stylish years down the line. I will feature my own gorgeous Zara leather jacket, River Island Blazer and Armani exchange winter coat (a bit of a splurge last winter but so warm!) in a future post xoxo