What Would I Wear to A Summer Wedding?

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Anglomania ‘Resurrection’ dress, Elevated Tea Garden Court Shoes, Cupid Tiara, Animalier bag; Links of London ‘Hope’ bracelet, ‘Love Notes heart & arrow’ earrings; Breitling ‘Transocean’ watch

I get asked a lot of fashion related questions, one that pops up quite often is ‘What would you wear for a wedding?’. I never really get if they mean what would I recommended they wear for a wedding, or what would I personally wear, because lets face it it would be quite different! Since I like to indulge in some virtual shopping, lets play dress up on my own behalf! To be honest I have worn for weddings past things I would usually wear with the addition of sticking something on my head. Nice frock, pair of heels and the opportunity to wear a hat, what’s not to love! I am in two minds about the whole rewearing for things for big occasions. Personally I’d rather not be wearing the same dress for two weddings, vain perhaps, but I would like my friends to think I made an effort for their big day. In reality I doubt anyone actually notice what the guest are wearing. With that in mind though I would wear the same dress for two big events such as one at a wedding, then at a big party etc. I wouldn’t wear the exact same outfit though,I’d change main accessories to create a different look.

Whilst perusing the new season offerings this Vivienne Westwood Anglomania ‘Resurrection’ dress really caught my eye. It is bold enough to make a statement itself – that print will pop against black accessories. But it is also simple enough with the monochrome pallet to let bold accessories do the talking. Here I have paired it with brightly printed heels and an attention seeking clutch bag, both Vivienne Westood. With all that going on, I would keep the rest of the accessories low key and classic. These stunning Links of London pieces would be perfect, the little heart earrings and pretty bracelet. I really like the idea of wearing a watch and bracelet together, Breitling Watches do some incredible styles – yes I know they cost a fortune but this is my dream list right! As for the head gear, since this is a pretty full on look I think I would skip the traditional hat and go for this Vivienne Westwood Cupid horn tiara, a bit of fancy nestled in a perfectly coiffed up-do.

Images: Vivienne Westwood.co.uk and Christopher Warton Goldsmith

Gnome hunt

The very nice people at Link of London are holding the BEST competition!

Touring around the UK over the next few weeks they are holding gnome hunts, yep you get to run around like a maniac in your city to find the gnome, if you do you can win a free Links of London Friendship bracelet worth £105.

The Manchester gnome hunt was last Saturday, and after following the clues left on twitter there was a group of us congregating at MOSI. After half an hour of frantic searching we found the gnome in the gift shop, and posed for our photos, then it was a mini-marathon run to the shop to collect our treasure!
My mum and I both got the double wrap bracelets, two of my friends got the black same as me and my other friend got a single one with black and copper thread, to be honest they were all stunning it was hard to choose!! There was around 25 of us in the big group and it was great to meet everyone, especially a great group who had come all the way from Glasgow!

The hunt is on in Dublin this weekend, then Glasgow, Birmingham and London, and finally an online version so everyone gets a chance.

Thanks Links it was a fun event!