We are deep in the clutches of wedding season: weekends are booked up for months, invitations are coming thick and fast, and finding outfits to wear can get to be a struggle. I’ve put together my picks of wedding guest outfit inspiration to save you time (and your sanity!)
Click the images below to shop my picks, or find the links further down the page.
September Beauty Favourites (plus…)
Today’s post is all of the products I loved to death in September. I’m trying to mix a few non-beauty items in here too, so there are also some lifestyle and some fashion items.
Birthdays Should Always Mean McQueen
These photos were taken months ago (on my birthday in April in fact!) and I forgot to publish them. I’ve not really done any fashion or outfit posts on my blog before as on a day to day basis I wear black jeans and grey/black tops. It doesn’t make for a terribly interesting read!
Money Supermarket’s Big Night In – Recessionistas unite!
I was asked by MoneySupermarket.com to hold a Big Night In as a blogger challenge. Nights out can be really expensive, especially in London where you don’t get much change from a tenner for a cocktail!
The challenge was to spend £50 on a night in for me and my friends to prove that you can have fun without breaking the bank.
You can read all about the competition here The competition has now finished.
I decided to stick to the ‘recessionista’ theme and hold a fashion and beauty swap shop: everyone had a wardrobe and cosmetics clear out and brought things they no longer wanted with them. Then we piled it all up and had a rummage through. The old saying is true: one girl’s trash really is another girl’s treasure! I got a Clinique moisturiser that was too rich for my friend’s skin but will be perfect for my thirsty skin…along with tons of dresses and tops. I love the idea of a swap shop: you get the same buzz you get from buying something new, but without having to spend any money. It’s a free wardrobe refresh!
Obviously swap shopping is thirsty work, so I provided fashion-themed cocktails (The cocktail menu is above: Christopher Kane-d anyone?)
There were also sweet treats in the form of (hand-decorated by us!) cupcakes with fashion icon logos and every other food had to be a pun: Donut-ella Versace, Pizza Pilotto, Jimmy Shoo Pastry… so much fun!
I also painted nails as another pampering treat while we watched fashion related films: The September Issue and The Devil Wears Prada.
The whole day was so much fun and everyone had a ball, we definitely proved to ourselves that you don’t need to go out to have a laugh. I really recommend a swap shop evening if money is a bit tight (or you’re having one of those ‘I HATE EVERYTHING I OWN’ months!)
Thanks for the challenge, Money Supermarket!