THE FRILL SKIRT
I have to start by saying that I’m not normally a frilly kind of girl. In fact, I generally dislike anything with frills full stop. But of course, what do I do? I go and buy a skirt with frills ! Why? Funnily enough I was having this very conversation with myself and I think my problem is that I get bored easily. And that seems to go with every aspect of life actually. But I digress. Although this skirt is quite girly, I find the color striking enough to keep me interested and it is also something different to add to my skirt collection.
WEAR IT WITH
a. SW3 Bespoke Queensway Jacket
b. Helmut Lang Soft Shroud Tee
c. Club Monaco Christine Skirt
d. PS11 Mini
e. DKNY Shay Pointy Cap Toe Pumps
a. JW Anderson Pleated Kilt
b. ASOS Mini Skirt with Peplum
c. ASOS Mini Skirt in Flippy Jacquard
d. Tibi Anson Seamed Skirt
a. JNBY Drape Cardi
b. D.Ra Devlin Jacket
c. BB Dakota Miles Jacket (review of this jacket to come soon!) / HELMUT Helmut Lang Flash Drape Blazer
d. Oasis Waterfall Leather Jacket / Warehouse Leather Look Drape Jacket
As promised in my previous post, here is my Spring Racing look from Target! I know I have been labouring the point, but this season really does seem to be all about monochrome. If you step inside Target you will know exactly what I mean! If you are thinking of monochrome for the races this year (in particular Derby Day) I guarantee you will find something at Target.
I chose this cute floral dress because I simply love the textured floral print! Also, maybe it’s just the married-life talking but I’m all about the comfort these days – this dress is easy to wear, no stick-on bras required and it is not overly tight. I remember going to the races one year with stick-on bras and it was such a hot day that my stick-ons just dropped! It was pretty embarrassing, although having said that it was Derby Day and general admin. Speaking of which, wearing a tight dress also makes it very difficult to sit on grass. This dress is also subtle enough for normal wear after the races. So not only am I all about comfort but again it’s also about wearability.
In terms of headpieces there are loads to choose from at Target at the moment. From big hats to fancy fascinators – you should definitely be able to find a few options to dress up your outfit.
Here is another dress I absolutely love from Target (Ladies’ Panel Dress with Mesh Top) but they sold out of my size! I’m so totally bummed! Target really need to start making more size 8s!
Have fun at the races this year, and if like me you never win you should still at least dress like a winner!
I met Susan and Matt 8 years ago. These two are high school sweethearts who have been through thick and thin for each other and seriously have a love story fit for a film.
Matt proposed to Susan in the comfort of their home this time last year. They were married a year later. I was privileged and thrilled to be part of their big day as Susan’s maid of honour.
Traditional Tea Ceremony
The day started for the bride and bridesmaids at 6:30am with hair and makeup. Slowly all the helpers started to arrive to set up for the tea ceremony and then guests soon followed. The house was bustling with people excited to catch the first glimpse of the beautiful bride.
The tea ceremony is an important Chinese tradition and an opportunity for the bride and groom to express gratitude and respect towards their parents for looking after them until their wedding day. The ceremony is not be complete without the presentation of a whole suckling pig.
Many smiles and flashes later, followed by an outfit change for the bride, we headed to the church in style – in a vintage Rolls Royce.
Weddings like this completely warms my heart. It was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking from start to finish. Everything was so touching you couldn’t help but smile right along with every single guest present.
With the pressure of saying I do off this couples’ shoulders, the night of celebration began. Everyone was having a good timing, eating, drinking and dancing.
The reception was filled with a great many little details that you know are just so “them”. If you look in the photo below, the bride and groom cake toppers are made to look like jigsaw puzzles that fit perfectly together. The story behind this is Matt proposed to Susan with a custom designed and made jigsaw puzzle.
This was undoubtedly one of the most memorable wedding I’ve been to. I wish them all the happiness for this new chapter of their lives. I know that they will succeed at everything they do together in the future.