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...

13 October 2014

1970s revival

I am the kind of person that needs a little change every now and then just to keep things interesting. With influences from the Internet, especially Pinterest, I have become quite obsessed with interior design and I have boards for every room including the decor and furniture that I would like. I particulary love deep colour palettes and 1970's or industrial furniture.

Only last week I took upon myself a major redecoration of my upstairs. Two of the bedrooms have been the same since I moved in 5 years ago and I felt it was time for a change.

I sold all my trusty ikea furniture and started the hunt for new pieces. The master bedroom is quite large so I decided to paint the two end walls a very deep regal forest green (paint:1829 colour:whinchester 3 coats) which to my surprise is amazing on the walls, it really catches your eye when entering  the room.

Chris and I then decided we would like a 1970s feel to the bedroom, our budget didn't stretch to new wooden floors so we cleaned and spruced up the cream carpet and I bought a faux sheepskin rug (initially for the floor but since has been used for the end of the bed as my two cats are obsessed with it). 

My hunt for a 1970s piece of furniture (that didn't break our budget but was also an interesting looking, solid piece) came to an end after a week of searching websites, gumtree and eBay in particular. I found a 1970s G PLAN dresser with large landscape mirror which looked gorgeous and perfect for our size of bedroom (take a sneak peak at the picture but it doesn't include th e mirror). I also bought new bed linen from habitats plain range in oatmeal and got a retro light fitting from Homebase which was an absolute steal for £5!

So the bedroom is coming together nicely, there are a few more little items I would like to get, I need to think about maybe a stool as a bedside table and lamps but we are both loving our new bedroom.

The box bedroom was also redecorated. It had previously been a walk in wardrobe where we had the ikea pax range throughout. I've since three of the walls a chalk white and one 'feature' wall navy blue (crown colour :new york). We also pulled up the carpet as it was in horrendous shape after taking the wardrobes out so we put down a wood like vinyl which I was dubious about but has pleasantly surprised me to how good it actually looks and it will be hard wearing.

We are looking to purchase a hairpin desk and industrial chair of some sort if anyone knows of something similar for a good price please let me know. I bought new duvet cover and sheets from Habitat in charcoal with black trim  (which are slightly blue in tone) which are gorgeous.  So all in all we have had a busy week, the work is still in progress but I think it will come together once I source all the furniture and soft furnishings.

I will put pictures up shortly here's a sneak peek at my G Plan dresser....


6 October 2014

Wedding plans in progress

Hello to all and sorry I haven't posted in a while the past couple of months have been madness with Carson nearly a year old and wedding plans in the mix I'm up to my eyes!

I'm going to share with you some of my wedding bits and bobs at the moment I am finishing off my invitations (which have taken me forever to design, print and make).  What do you think?

We have most things booked (we should have by now time is running out!) Penthouse booked, cake booked, photographer booked....I pick up my wedding dress at the end of the month!

Do all brides freak out about there wedding dress? I picked mine about 6 months ago now and haven't seen it since. Now I'm wondering will I still like it??

Anyway, I will be better and posting and updating about wedding excitement!


29 January 2014

30 diamonds for my 30th!

Well didn't I get a surprise this morning....

I absolutely love it! I think Chris choose so well as I love the vintage look of the ring, I could not be happier!

Sorry short post but really just wanted to share :) Vx