Christmas Decor

Christmas Tree star decoration

I must admit that it feels like Christmas crept up on us this year, and despite the fact that our tree has been up since the end of November (enthusiastic much!) I hadn’t really spread the cheer to anywhere else until recently.

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Accessorize

DSC_2673A few years ago I thought I had accessories down to an art. No outfit would be left “plain” as I’d always add something big or bright for impact, cue layers of turquoise stone necklaces, big earrings and the ubiquitous Blair headband. I viewed accessories as a way to transform an outfit. It was fun and certainly still is, but it is hard to always get it right without looking or feeling too done.

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October Favourites: My upcoming wedding

wedding updateSomeone at work recently asked whether I’ll be sharing anything of my wedding on social media, only to realise that I have kept quiet without exactly intending to! Whilst I don’t want to share every last detail with everyone, I think there are a few things that might be of interest to some of you- whether you simply love weddings or are planning one yourself.

I have to confess, doing all of the planning yourself can at times become slightly overwhelming and stressful, but nothing that a cup of coffee and a good planning session can’t cure!

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Christmas Wishlist | For Her

christmas 2014 shopping

 

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This holiday season I am really enjoying the festive yet simple appeal of white and gold. Who am I kidding!? I’ve been enjoying it since last year. It is classic and elegant yet can also be playful and rendered in stripy form it is practically perfect. Throw in some black and it is as classic as it gets!

I wouldn’t mind being at the receiving end of a few of these gifts and the best part is that most of them are super budget friendly!

The beautiful earrings pictured in number two comes with a matching chain, how cute huh? And I’ve been eyeing a pair of lace Supergas for quite a while but the price kept my card tucked safely in my wallet, but for these Mr Price lace sneakers it will make a special appearance. I also desperately need a new beach towel as mine has sadly met too many chlorine speckles.

I’ve always wanted to own a Essie nailpolish and I think I’ve finally found the perfect one – the glitter chunks gets me every time!

Lastly, can we take a moment to discuss how cute these gold rimmed plates are? If you can’t imagine using them daily, at least get them for Christmas dinner. I think they might even make my favourite avo toast look fancy!

Have you made your Christmas wishlist yet?

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Colour Inspiration: Gold & Grey

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There can be no better city to inspire your interior colours than Paris, the City of Love. With oppulent gold and contrasting grey weathered buildings around every corner, Paris serves as the inspiration for my favourite home decor colours of the moment. Gold is back in vogue and I’ve always favoured grey. I think the colours offset each other nicely as the grey really grounds the gold which can be too overwhelming on its own.

I think the key to introducing this colour combination in your home is to limit your gold to accessories and hardware and to pay careful attention to the shade of gold . Place the focus firmly where you want it by eliminating all other colours from the room and rather play with different textures in the same colour scheme.

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