27 November 2014

House update

For a while now Chris and I have been redecorating the house. We are getting married in a couple of weeks time and as it's a new stage in our life we wanted to update the house out with the old and in with the new.

The downstairs bathroom was only finished yesterday and we are so pleased with the results. I got inspiration from Coppi Belfast when I was there a couple of weeks ago for lunch. I loved the way they used metro white porcelain tiles and dark grouting and Edison bulbs in every light fitting. I loved the industrial feel of the restaurant. So when I found the black steel hanging mirror in Tkmaxx I knew it was perfect for the downstairs bathroom revamp. The tiles were bought really cheap from B & Q (£15 for 50) and the grey grout was £10 for a large bag. We absolutely love the overall look we are now wanting to get some pictures up on the left hand wall.

The livingroom was also redecorated recently. I have never had a 'theme' before but im obsessed with Pinterest, and constantly wanting to be inspired by new ideas in design. Recently I have been attracted to teak furniture with a modern twist. I have been looking on Gumtree everyday watching out for particular furniture pieces that fit my style. The picture shows a small corner of the room but you can see the look I have went for. The clock is amazing made 1975 in a sunburst design, it is in near perfect condition and in good working order. I found it on ebay and only cost £27 but I really feel it is a statement piece. The drawers are so dinky but perfect for that particular corner of the room bought from a lady in Ballymena who just wanted to get rid of them for £20 and I love the contrast of the teak wood against the 1970s style wallpaper (wallpaper by Scion Wabi Sabi design £30 a roll). We are wanting to buy a new tan sofa in the New Year so looking forward to that!

Vicky

Saturday night outfit!

I think I'm sorted for Leahs 30th on Saturday night, that is if all my online orders come on time before then.

The faux leather deep red skirt is from River Island £30, top from Urban Outfitters (sale) £20 and sandals from Topshop (sale) £35.

(photos from websites as above)

Vicky

25 November 2014

New shoes!

Heading out for my friends 30th at the weekend  and not a notion what I want to wear. I have been trawling the websites trying to find something a bit different. Looking on the River Island website I found these Croc effect mule shoes which I think will look amazing with scuba trousers...what would you wear them with?

Vicky

11 November 2014

Wedding shoes!

I just bought my wedding shoes and I love them! Ever since watching Sex and the City with Carrie and her walk in wardrobe and never ending designer shoe collection, I have wanted to wear a pair of Jimmy Choos on my wedding day...and im actually going to!! I've been putting this purchase off for a while but I took the bull by the horns this morn and purchased my first (and probably only) pair of Jimmy Choos!

I'm in love!

7 November 2014

1970's twist livingroom

As I am never one to sit for long, even with all the wedding plans going on, I decided to update my house decor. A couple of weeks ago I redecorated the master bedroom with dark forest green accent walls and 1970's  G Plan dresser, and im now onto the living room.

Our livingroom has seen many changes over the years of us living there, my style and ideas change on a daily basis so it is hard for me to pick and stick. This time I really want to get the look right especially as I've decided to wallpaper!!

I have searched high and low for suitable wallpaper and eventually decided to keep with my already chosen 1970's theme. I found a loop pattern paper from Scion(Arthouse) Wabi Sabi range which I thought would be perfect. We chose the dark cream and light cream colour as the pattern, I feel, should do the talking.

We also bought authentic 1970's drawers with amazing detailed wooden loop handles which sits perfectly against the loop wallpaper.

I also want to pull out my electric fire and replace it with logs but Chris thinks I'm mad....should I?

The decoration has only begun as I now want to accessories with quirky or vintage items so I am continually looking on Rockettstgeorge and Cox and Cox websites.

What do you think of my wallpaper choice?

Vicky xx

(Pic taken from wallpaperdirect and pinterest)

1 November 2014

Wedding invites sent!

I can't believe it after months of design, making and printing I have finally sent the wedding invitations.

Hopefully I will know by the end of November who will be going and sort the menus . There is so much still to be done but at least that part is now done. What do you think?

19 October 2014

October New clothes #2

With my hen do only next week I really need to get organised with what I will be wearing. We are heading to Malta for 4 nights staying in St Julian at Le Meridian Spa hotel and I cannot wait!

I have been trying on all my holiday clothes, but none of my bikinis fit anymore (nearly but just not quite) so I bought a really nice black and white swimsuit from debenhams (with the obligatory tummy control element and low leg).

Now that the sales are in full swing I love a bit of Urban Outfitters for holiday clothes. I bought a couple of loose fitting tops, a pair of black levi shorts and a black mid length kimono/cardigan. 

Do you have any favourite items of clothes you bring on holidays?

(Pictures taken from Urban Outfitters website)

See here: www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/index.jsp

Two favourite purchases:

Levi shorts: £20

Cardigan: £20  



17 October 2014

October New clothes!

Since having Carson I have put off buying new clothes as I still have my 'mummy tummy' and really hope at some stage in the future I might br able to fit back into my pre pregnancy clothes. But as I love to shop and since Carson is turning 1 next month I decided the time is now for some new clothes.

My go to place is always Zara, as I always find something I really like and age appropriate (as much as I am clinging on to Topshop). As I don't get out shopping as much these days I did a bit of Internet shopping and I am looking forward to getting out and about in my new items.

I really like the length of the burgandy dress and I love the sleeves, it is so versitile. The boots are really for work, on trend with the track sole yet stylish with the cutout. I will probably wear these two items together.

Dress: Zara £17.99
Boots:Zars £29.99

What do you think?

(Pictures from Zara website)

14 October 2014

Wedding invitations #2

As I have decided on my wedding invitations and evening invitations I wanted to share some of the other designs I really liked.

Pinterest is really good for wedding invitations either for inspiration to make them yourself or to purchase (though most times the designs a I loved where out of my price range).

There were many designs and ideas I liked. My first love was watercolour invitations. I really love the quirky, romantic feel that beautiful watercolour invitations make you feel and i do think that beautiful hand painted watercolour invitations sets a really nice tone to a relaxed, beautiful wedding. I found it is very expensive to have invitations hand painted and printed but if you like this idea check etsy for watercolour clipart and design your own on photo shop or even Microsoft Word. I did commission a lady to paint a watercolour portrait of Chris and I with the notion of putting it on out invitations (picture below) however I did change my mind as I have done many times throughout wedding planning.

I love rustic, personal invitations with wood themes which is why I was drawn to tree pictures, burlap/hessian, and twine. I also got the idea for my booklets from pintrest. The ones shown here are sewn down the side for the bind where I used eyelets to hold the booklets together.

Wedding hair

The wedding is coming round so quickly, only 12 weeks to go. At the moment I am finishing off my invitations so by the end of the month I can head off on my hen do with all work on them completed.
It is about time I make decisions on the little details. Today I'm considering what hair styles I like for my four bridesmaids and myself.
Without wanting to say too much I should explain a little of what's been happening so far. I bought my dress many months ago from Ivory and Pearl in Comber Northern Ireland. My dress is couture and very unique it really is beautiful and full of detail, but I don't want to give too much away! Saying that my wedding has taken a bohemian theme, my bridesmaids dresses are plain with slight cowl neck and high back so I want hair and make up to tie in.
At the moment I am considering putting the girls hair up very loose and perhaps my hair in a style up for the wedding that I can take down for the evening. I have not as yet went back to collect my dress (as I am completely scared I will have changed my mind on it) but I am picking it up start of November. So I don't know about a veil yet or shoes that's all to come.
Here is some pictures of hair styles I quite like at the moment...