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Fashion Ideas for Wedding Season

Wedding season is approaching us March through May it is amazing how many of my Michigan friends are getting married during this time of the year. Many that I have graduated from Michigan State with are all grown up now and getting getting married now. Some of the pictures that I see now a days on facebook are really professionally done photographs of wedding ceremonies and everyone with big smiles.

This spring I’d like to talk about what to wear during wedding season, of course the bride wears all white but what about the bride maids? Well I think you guessed it by now, I will be wearing pink and promoting pink outfits. Here is a collection of few of my favorite pink wears.

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Maria’s HOT oscar pink dress I think she look absolutely stunning in that dress and I think it’ll be a great look to attend weddings. We are dealing with an event that represent ever lasting love after all and what color represent love more than pink.

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A simple pink dress and flower for brides maids for wedding could be the perfect compliment to an event that celebrates true love.

Although as pretty in pink fashionista I wear things that can shock and amaze people and be different, for weddings I wouldn’t mind wearing something low key and matching with my friends as the spot line should be on the real beautiful white wedding dress.

But pink undertones I believe should exist in the environment for this weddings.

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Here is another example of what I am talking about. See how the pink around the white compliments a great photo that can signify love. I believe pink brings out femininity and elevates the mood for everyone.

In this blog I talk about pink fashion mostly but I also have passion in pink decorating and having elements of pink in the envionrment. Especially for weddings I think setting the right mood through decoration is very important. Although I am no wedding planner, I do have keen sense on designing and I did partake as school designer for many clubs.

Now one of my good friend is getting married and one of the thing she consulted me other than the dress for the brides maids but decoration of the venue, so I propose that it all depends on what sort of look and feel she is going after. But she knows my obsession with pink and she must be wanting some pink elements or she wouldn’t be asking me the question!

So I gathered some pictures of pink wedding ideas.

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A scene like that is movie scene worthy. I think too many people default to normal plain colors for the wedding setting when you could get very creative and add all sorts of fun and elegance to it by incorporating fun colors like pink.

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Another beautiful picture, with pink being used in small percentage but makes a big impact in the whole vibe of the place. Pink is undoubtedly the color of romance.

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Some people would like to do weddings in a more simple place like the backyard of their homes, outside with simple lawn chairs and table and some good catered food. You could still do pink by getting the table decoration and getting some few balloons with pink tones. Still makes for an incredible atmosphere that significance romance.

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Also getting other areas to be pink could really make for a memorable experience as well such as the limousine ride to the ceremony and back. Most people may pink white limousines for weddings but why not try something different a go for a pink limo and have that be the factor that surprises everyone. Is it getting too pink? I don’t think so! and I know just the right company to refer my friend to, a limousine company in Novi, MI with fantastic wedding limo service with red carpet and Bentley Limo Package included at really great prices! highly recommended.

Conclusion

As someone that has serious passion for pink, when a friend asks for decorative ideas for a wedding, you better believe I will be recommending them Pink! It’s not that I dislike other colors or the only thing I wear is pink. I wear other colors too, and I know if there is nothing but pink that can also be too overwhelming as well. But I know that if pink is used in the right undertones and right quantities it can really make everything come to life.

For a wedding, I recommend including pink somewhere in the event and I guarantee it will make subtle differences that make the event more fruitful of love and passion and fun / flirty mood. Which is exactly what you want everyone to experience at a great wedding.

Seeing London and Coming home for another party

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Earlier this week a very exciting parcel landed on my doorstep in the form of DKNY’s new Be Delicious City Blossom Eau de Toilettes. This Spring, their famous apple-based scents with similarly apple-shaped bottles are getting a floral revamp to create two new scents and one re-vamped original with floral blossom hues and pastel-coloured bottles.

DKNY say this collection is inspired by a “dreamy rooftop garden, in the heart of New York City, which is a magical escape from the streets below, enhanced by the splendour of the towering building in the distance, a botanical delight, where urban gardeners plant their cozy oasis.” Anyone else suddenly feel like getting on the first flight to New York? I know I do! The three scents are ‘Urban Violet’, ‘Empire Apple’ and ‘Rooftop Peony’, all of which are based around different parts the city’s growingly popular urban rooftop gardens that are sanctuaries for the New York girl‐on‐the‐go.

‘Urban Violet’ was the one I was most excited to try, as Yardley April Violets is one of my all-time favourite scents.  It features top notes of mandarin, blackberry, raspberry and red delicious apple blossom. Accents of rose, freesia and violet which are designed to ‘bring a lightness to the fragrance while base notes of sandalwood, orris and musk are a ‘woody anchor’. If you have any idea what that means, you are a far better beauty blogger than I am! This is sweet and powdery upon first spray, which dries down to be slightly floral, but nothing overpowering. I don’t think the violet comes across too strongly, with the original apple being the dominant scents, which you’d obviously expect from a DKNY fragrance.

Next up is ‘Empire Apple’, featuring the classic Be Delicious fragrance in limited edition botanical inspired packaging and carton to match the two new fragrances. The scent features top notes of American apple extract, cucumber, grapefruit and magnolia with middle notes of tuberose, white muget, rose and violet. Base notes here include sandalwood, blonde wood and white amber. Funnily enough this is my least favourite of the three and I usually love the original, especially in Summer because it is so crisp. but I think the florals are just more appealing to me now.

‘Rooftop Peony’ is my absolute favourite of the bunch, with top notes of mandarin, bergamot, pink lady apple blossom and cassis. Accents of rose absolute, peony and raspberry bring a fruity and floral freshness to the fragrance while base notes of sandalwood, amber and reseda ground the scent. This has slight hints of Stella by Stella McCartney, a scent which I’ve loved for about 5 years now which made me fall in love with this. It’s fresh, creamy and warming, and I think this is going to be my go-to Spring scent. I also really love the pink bottle, because it looks exactly like a Pink Lady apple…my favourite!

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Tara Lynn One of my favorite models is currently exclusively seen wearing fashion available at Boots in store and online, with a nationwide release on the 1st February. Do you think you’ll be picking up any of these? What’s your favourite Spring scent? That’s when pretty in pink blog gets a lot of content :)

I’ve gone off Strictly in recent years, but I can also guarantee that my mum will make a comment to me about what Tess Daly was wearing that week, and this season has been no exception. She’s caused controversy with some of the dress choices, and for the first live show, Tess wore a canary yellow dress that was lambasted on fashion and TV gossip websites for being too bright and for clashing with her blonde hair. The dress wasn’t very flattering, even though it was a Victoria Beckham dress which are always cut simply and elegantly. The claimed that Tess didn’t suit the high neckline either, which made her look a tad frumpy. I however think she looked really incredible, I’d definitely kill to rock a fitted dress like that!

The next dress Tess chose to wear didn’t go down well with viewers either – a baggy, purple piece that experts claim did nothing for her figure, despite being bunched up around the waist with a stylish metal belt. There was too much of the taffeta-like material, billowing out in all the wrong places and was said to bring to mind memories of an unflattering bridesmaid dress. This is probably my least favourite of the outfits so far, despite the lovely colour.

Just like last summer when I was visiting a friend from the states and we went on that infamous Sterling Heights Limo and I was in the best dress ever.

For week two, Tess went for a more classic look – a simple, if not dull, monochrome dress for the Saturday night show and a black, sequined dress for the results show, which was more appropriate for the glitzy dance contest. Tess looked stunning and the cut of the dresses suited her really well, and definitely stole all the lime light away from ol’ Brucie in between dances. This look can always be emulated for a night out with girls, but if that’s not what you’re after try the Ladies Night online game at Gala Bingo for some entertainment, that way you can stay in, put your feet up and still be able to check out what Tess is rocking that weekend.

Tess’ style was said to have gone awry in week three, where she wore a floor-length, red dress with a sheer panel down the front which viewers described on Twitter as looking cheap and unflattering, however I found it to be flattering on her curves, even if it wasn’t as “classy” as some of her other Strictly outfits from previous seasons. Again the problem here was said to the high neckline, which typically doesn’t suit Tess’s figure because of her chest size. The dress could have been accessorised a little better, instead of just a simple gold choker and thin gold bangle which were somewhat lost in the boldness of the dress colour itself.

Last season the Strictly presenter wore some beautiful dresses, channelling the old school glamour of ballroom dancing with a floor-length, silver sequined gown and Hollywood Bombshell hair. My favourite had to have been the outfit she wore for the final- a structured, peplum dress that had a long, sheer skirt layered on top with delicate, embellished shoulders which you can see here. I think dark blue suited her colouring perfectly, and being someone of a similar colouring, both skin-tone and hair, it was definitely a tip I’ve stolen off her for choosing some of my outfits recently!

Pretty IN Pink Returns

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Since the start of the year, I’ve somehow managed to spend every weekend in London doing various things which has meant I’ve spent a lot of time searching for places for me and my friends to stay, and the Hotel District website pretty much saved the day.

This past weekend the folks at First Choice invited me down to Mayfair for dinner at Hakkasan, an AMAZING oriental restaurant with some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. It was one of those situations where I just wanted to eat everything that they had on the menu (I made a pretty good attempt, let me tell you) and the cocktails were to die for. I ended up starting the nice with a Passionfruit Bellini, followed by something called a Japanese Fon Fon and finishing with a Green Glory, a kiwi/cucumber/apple/bison grass vodka concoction which was like heaven to my tastebuds. Seriously considering selling my soul for the money to live in Mayfair now, I’ve had a taste of luxury now and I don’t want to go back to my hum-drum life! I ended up staying at the Holiday Inn at Oxford Circus, located just off Bond and Oxford Streets, and two doors down from beauty bloggers favourite, John Bell and Croydon. I actually had a really good night, making the most of having a double bed again for the first time in 6 months, making myself a glorious pillow fortress in the process.
A few weeks ago I’d headed off for a weekend away with my friend Josh, and we managed to come across Go Native after getting booking a Lansing Limo for Josh’s birthday the week after. It was a set of mini apartments in Suffolk Gardens, close to Hyde Park. This cost us marginally more than a standard room would have, and although it didn’t leave much to the imagination decor-wise, it had a fully working kitchen (complete with washing machine and dishwasher no less!) which I can imagine being perfect for a couple looking to save some money on eating out while in the city.

There’s an amazing range of places to stop if you’re heading down to London, next time I definitely have my sights on the Milestone, budget allowing that is!

Back in 2011, myself and my university housemate headed into Birmingham to do some shopping and we found ourselves shopping around the perfume section of Selfridges, where I happened to stumble across Prada Candy, and it was love at first sniff. With its gourmand caramel scent, it was super sweet as you’d imagine a vanilla caramel to be, and I headed to the tills with it. Now onto my second bottle of the original, when Fragrance Direct got in touch to see which perfumes I thought would make perfect Valentine’s presents for some special ladies this year, I knew that the newly released Prada Candy L’Eau was going to have to feature on my list.

Release back in April last year, Prada tweaked the notes of my much loved scent to create another playful and seductive perfume, this time featuring more of citruses and florals. With top notes of fresh Italian citruses, followed by the floral heart of sweet pea and the signature base of benzoin, white musk and caramel from the original Prada Candy. This leaning to lighter, more floral notes to me makes this perfect for Spring, and would work well as both a daytime and nighttime scent. Being an Eau de Toilette I find that it isn’t the longest lasting, with it fading away after around 4 hours, although when spritzer onto clothing (usually a scarf or pashmina for me) it lasts well over a day, which is perfect for me as I hate carrying perfume bottles around with me in my bag. Teaming a sweet scent with a cute and stylish pink bottle, this would be a perfect Valentine’s gift to yourself if you’re a single-pringle, or as a gift from your loved one!
Prada Candy as a range does seem to divide the masses, but if you’re all about sweet, vanilla-rich scents then this should be right up your street! Fragrance Direct stock the 50ml here for £42.50, as well as the 80ml bottle here for £55.95, both with at least 15% off the current high-street retail price.
Have you ever tried the Prada Candy range? What is your favourite fragrance at the minute?
Last night myself and my friends Sam, George and the music crew from UOB’s Burn FM headed off the the O2 Academy 2 for the Wireless Festival Launch Party. This year the folks at Live Nation have announced that the festival will also be happening at Perry Park in Birmingham as well as Finsbury Park in London, which is pretty exciting considering that this here fine second city of the UK has never had any major festivals grace us with their presence! As this is major news for us Midlanders, the O2 Academy in Birmingham teamed up with Free Radio last night to throw a party to celebrate.

There was a ‘surprise guest’ from the line-up which was announced yesterday morning which turned out to be the amazing Ella Eyre. For those who may not who know she is, she’s the incredible female vocals behind Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ and Naughty Boy and Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Think About It’, along with an AMAZING cover of Scrubs by Bastille (my personal favourite). She’s since been announced as part of the BBC’s Sound of 2014 list, a list of 5 artists that are set for huge things this year, and it’s not hard to see why. She played 6 of her songs, including her current single ‘Deeper’ and closed with ‘Waiting All Night’, much to the crowd’s excitement (myself included). Teaming her incredible voice with Motel’s Annie A-Line Monochrome Mini Skirt, Mindy Turtleneck Crop Top and hair that Beyonce herself would be jealous of, her stage presence was awesome and I think she’s going to go down a storm at Wireless this summer.

Following her performance we stuck around to have a few drinks courtesy of our VIP passes and listen to the DJs, occasionally bustin’ out a few moves to DJ Fresh and Jay Z, much to the embarrassment of my friends. Wireless will be heading to Birmingham from the 4th to the 6th of July, with the 3 days being headlined by Drake, Bruno Mars and Kanye West respectively. Tickets go on sale this Friday, and can be picked up here!

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