Monday, 27 January 2014

Grammy's best dressed

So another weekend, another award ceremony and another best dressed blog post coming your way. This weekend it was the Grammy's turn to host the red carpet. I love the Grammy's there always some really show stopping outfits which are slightly more daring and risqué then the usual red carpet gowns. There was plenty of glitz and glam at the Grammy's and the metallic look was a firm favourite from some of the leading ladies in the music world. 

So here is my favourites of the night. 

My favourite of the night was Taylor Swift in this show stopping metallic chain mail Gucci dress. I love this glamour silver sleeved number, its really looks beautiful on her, I think this is the best she has looked on the red carpet she looks sofemine  and elegant but it has a young edge to it.  I also love her flawless hair and make up, I think it compliments the dress perfectly. Taylor hands down wins best dressed in my eyes. 

My next pick of the night is another Metallic look, but this time by the stylish Rita Ora. Rita has gone for a slinky gold metallic long sleeves dress with a hint of green mixed in with the gold, I think she looks stunning and pulls off this chic look like a red carpet pro. I am also loving the big voluminous blonde curls and bright dramatic make up on her. 

  Now I am sure there are going to be some very mixed reviews on Beyonce's choice of attire for the night, but personally I think she looked amazing. Yes this Michael Costello white floral dress with sheer detailing was a very daring choice, but if anyone can pull it off its Queen B and can I just say her body! Wow....I have no words, she looks incredible. 

So there we have it there are my favourite fashion frocks from the Grammy's. Did you have any favourites? 

Thanks for reading lovelies 

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sunday favourites

So it's Sunday again already (where does time go) and I am here with my Sunday favourites. Sorry about the lack of blogging this week but I had a tooth taken out this week so I am have been curled up on the sofa after work feeling very sorry for myself and in quite a bit of pain. However, after lots of soup and soft food I am starting to feel like myself again. On a good note I tried on my wedding dress again yesterday, along with my shoes so I could be fitted properly and I loved it even more than before...I can't wait for the big day in July so everyone can see it, I am terrible at keeping secrets. 

So enough rambling lets begin with my favourites. 

Wedding make up
While we are on the wedding topic I have been looking for bridal make up inspiration all week, trying to find the perfect look for me. I love this eye make up, maybe not quite as dark (what do you think?) but a a slightly more subtle smokey eye is the look that's winning for me at the moment. (I have a wedding related post going up next week on here so keep your eyes peeled).

Perfume storage 
Being the over organised girl I am I get far to excited about storage ideas, sad I know. So when I saw this cake tier stand used as perfume storage I was instantly impressed, what a good idea? My perfume collection is rather large at the moment and it's taking over my dresser so this looks like a good way to store all my perfume. 

Champagne cake
It's my birthday in February and what more could a girl want than a champagne pink frosted cake....I don't think I need to say anymore! 

Coffee table books
Me and Gary are having a little redecorate of our apartment at the moment, nothing major just a few bits and bobs here and there to make it feel a bit more like home. I really like the idea of decorating your coffee table with fashion or beauty books, and with the added flowers and candles I think this looks so chic, I have seen loads of ideas similar to this on Pintrest so I am definitely on operation coffee table at the moment. 

 Honeymoon destination 
Back to my wedding, if you haven't noticed its a hot topic at the moment. But me and the hubby to be have really been torn on where to go on out honeymoon but I think we have finally decided to go to the Maldives, how amazing does it look? I keep day dreaming about this paradise like Island. We won't be going till November though due to rainy season so if any one has any ideas on nice places for a mini break straight after our wedding for 4 days  I would love to hear. 

Thanks for reading lovelies and I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, I am going back to my university books now. 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Best dressed screen actors guild awards

So last night I was once again glued to  E watching another live from the red carpet swooning at the beautiful fashion. This weeks ceremony was The Screen Actor Guild Awards' or SAGS for short, where the awards are voted for by fellow actors and actresses.

So here is a round up of my favourite dresses and gowns that graced the red carpet. Once again there was such an array of beautiful and exquisite dresses it was hard to pick just a handful but there were definitely a few stand out looks for me. 

My favourite look of the night was the beautiful Cate Blanchett. This stunning draped soft pink Givenchy gown looks so elegant and breathe taking on her, I can't even put into words how perfect I think this dress looks on her. Then can I please just take a minute to swoon at her make up and hair, the combination of her simple pretty pink make up and loose low bun is just perfection. 

Next up is Jennifer Lawrence in this stunning Doir glittery navy strapless gown. I think this looks Devine on Jennifer, she looks so graceful and feminine. I think this is a great look on her and I have to say she is swiftly becoming my favourite personality on the red carpet, she comes across so down to earth and isn't afraid to be herself, loving her right now. 

Well Lupita Nyong'o has certainly made sure all eyes are on her this red carpet and she is working the carpet like a pro. She wowed the fashion world with her red caped Ralf Lauren dress last week,  and she did not disappoint at the SAG awards with this stunning turquoise Gucci gown. This colour looks amazing on her and she really had the wow factor last night in this bright coloured dress with matching makeup. 

Finally I couldn't forget Sofia Vergara. I think this Donna Karen shimmery strapless and backless sequin dress is the perfect dress for her beautiful curvacious body. I am in love with incredibly sexy dress on her. 

So that's my favourites from the Screen Actors guild awards, next weekend is the Grammies and I cannot wait to see what the stars bull of there wardrobes. 

Thanks for reading lovelies, if you had any favourite looks of the night I would love to hear. 

Sunday favourites

Hello Beauts 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend whether its been a quiet one watching Saturday night tv or a girl night out. It was my fiancé's birthday the other day so I have spent most the weekend meeting with our families and friends to do some celebrating, which hasincluded plenty   of eating and drinking, so we have had really nice weekend, but I am feeling very full and think I may have gained a few pounds, but back to the gym tomorrow. 

So it's that time again already (where does the week go) for me to share with you my 'Sunday favourites' where I share will you my favourite Pintrest finds which have inspired me this week. 

Dreaming of Paris. 
This week I have been dreaming of Paris. I went to Paris a few years ago but me and Gary have never been together and I am desperate to return to the city of love. Even though I have been there is still so many things I want to see in Paris, in particular the louvre. I am such a history geek as I would just love to spend the day taking in the art and history all around me. 

Favourite quote 
This is my favourite quote of the week. I really struggle with my sleep and suffer from insomnia. This often means I struggle to rise in the morning and wake up grumpy and moody, I must be a delight to live with. So this quote has really inspired me to sort out my sleep routine as I am missing out on so many moments in the land of nod. 

Favourite celebrity
I got Beyonce's tour DVD for Christmas and I watched it this week and oh my gosh it's amazing. I was lucky enough to see her perform live last year  in Manchester, it was hands down the best show I have ever seen. She was incredible. Anyway I saw this picture and I just thought it captures her natural beauty so well and she looks so happy and radiant. It really made me smile. 

  Nail polish
This is my favourite beauty find of the week, and now I need this nail polish in my life. This is OPI mod about you and it's the perfect pink colour so I am now on a hunt for this. 

I love Disney so this snap shot of one of my favourites Tangled really caught my eye. As soon as I saw this I decided to have a Disney night along with hot chocolate and a face mask, perfect night! 

So that's my favourites. I would love to hear about your favourites things or pictures this week. 

Thanks for reading 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Book of Us

So Valentine day, the season of love is around the corner so I thought this would be the ideal time to share with you a beautiful and thoughtful engagement present me and Gary got after our engagement. We got engaged over a year ago now and I stumbled across the book after re jiggling my book case and reading through it reminded me that I really need to start writing in this beautiful book. I think it's so easy to get wrapped up in the wedding plans and enjoying the engagement excitement that it will be over so quick I want to start make sure I remember the special and personal moments.

The book of us is a journal of your love story, written by answering 150 questions on your relationship. The questions range from how you met, the proposal, the wedding onto the next stage of your life together such as children, travelling and celebrating special anniversaries. The questions are so creative and beautifully written and allow you as a couple to reflect on special moments on your love story, but aren't too overwhelming or so deep that filling out the book becomes a chore. 

I think this book is such a lovely and intimate way to remembering all the memorable milestones in your relationship with that special someone. I can't wait to cosey up my fiancé will a glass of wine and start filling in some of the questions. 

This journal by David and Kate Marshall can be found on Amazon, for around £10

I think it's the perfect and thoughtful  gift for your other half or if you have friends or family who have recently hot engaged or are getting married. 

Thanks for reading lovelies 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Golden Globes Best Dressed

So the Golden Globes has officially kicked off the award season in style. I am a big movie fan and enjoy nothing more than snuggling down and getting engrossed in a film, whether it be in the comfort of my own home or the big screen at the cinema. When I studied my A-levels my favourite subject was film studies and this was when I first started getting into the award season and ever since I have been hooked. Don't get me wrong I love seeing who has won which awards, but being the fashion lover I am my favourite part is defintley the dresses. I spent most of last night glued to E live on the red carpet oohing and ahhing at the different gowns gliding down the remember carpet. So today I am going to share with you some of my favourite looks from the night, and I hope to keep you updated with my favourites throughout the award season this year.

This look for Lupita Nyong'o was hands down my favourite dress of the night. This stunning Ralph Lauren gown just looked radiant on her. I love the red shade and the added cape detail to the dress really gives it the wow factor. I think she looks amazing and her simple hair style and minimal make up allowed the dress to take centre stage. Lupita definitely stole the show for me at the Golden Globes and was bang on trend. I think Lupida will be one to watch this award season. 

My next favourite look of the evening was Emma Watson. I know there have been a mixed reaction to Emma's outfit but I personally love it. I think this Dior ensemble was a daring choice for the red carpet but I think she pulls it's off perfectly and looks stunning. Emma Watson was my favourite of the night when it came to hair and beauty I think her simple low bun bun went perfectly with the cut out back dress and her pink lip was the perfect shade for her English rose skin tone. I think she looked beautiful and sophisticated. 

 My next pick of the night was Olivia Wilde, in this gorgeous Gucci dress. I think she styled her growing bump beautifully. I think it's very easy to style a bump with a flowing loose dress but I love that she is proudly showing off her baby bump and she really is glowing. I think this shimmery emerald dress also looks divine with her ombré hair. She looks incredible. 

Next up is Sofia Vergara in a Zac Posen full skirt, black satin, voluminous gown. When I think of awards season I think over the top glamourous dresses and to me this look screams award season and I love it. Sofia looks elegant and sophisticated but still with a touch of sex appeal this is my favourite look from Sophia ever. The only down side to this look for me is the over the top green necklace I think a slightly more simple gold statement necklace would have complimented this look beautifully, but seeing as the dress is so pretty, I will let Sofia off. 

Next on the list is the incredibly beautiful Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad. All I can say she looks incredible in this sparkly number and the detail in this dress is just exquisite. This really is a stunning gown and Kate looks gorgeous.

 Finally from my favourite frocks of the night I had to include a pink number. Maria Menounos looked so pretty and perfect in this pretty pink cap sleeved dress. This dress by Max Azria is a real stunner with the perfect combination of elegance and sexy ness with the subtle sheer cut out sections. 

So that is all my favourite looks of the Golden Globes 2014, there were so many other stunning dresses and it was so hard to pick my favourites, but these were my stand out looks of the evening. I can't wait for the rest if the award ceremony's and will keep you updated with my favourite outfits from the season of glamour. 

I would love to hear if you had any favourite celebrity styles from the Golden Globes. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Wedding Hair

So it's 2014, so it's officially the year I am going to be a bride. As you got imagine my excitement for the big day is sky high at the moment and wedding planning has gone into over drive.

Today my wedding thoughts and planning has been focusing on wedding hair. I am far too indecisive when it comes to my hair, do I want it up or down, straight or wavy, flowers or tiara....the questions go on and on. I am having a trail in next few months and I am going to narrow it down to three or four styles to try out,so need to narrow down my favourites. 

Here is the styles and ideas that have caught my eye so far.. 

*pictures not my own found on pintrest.

Thank for reading lovelies, if yoi have a favourite hair style from any of the pictures would love to know your thoughts.