I’ve been a bit under the weather this week and it’s all culminating in an extremely lazy Saturday. I also have work to do, so what better way to spend my day other than listening to music and researching/writing a little bit?
Hope you enjoy my recent finds, the ones I cannot stop listening to!
.Bingo, Mi and L’au
.Coin Laundry, Lisa Mitchell
.Mowgli’s Road, Marina and the Diamonds
.Reservoir Park, The Dutchess and the Duke
.Veronica’s Veil, Fan Death
I’ve been seeing a lot of pied-de-poule stuff out there, so I decided to gather some great inspirational images and links. Check it out:
# Pied-de-poule fabric roses, one of many ways you can use this pattern in décor. The original post has many more suggestions on decorating with it.
via design sponge
# Incredible patterned tights. I’m in love with those, head over heels in love!
via glamour paraguaio
# Amazing pied-de-poule coat. Loved the way the girl combined it with black items, so the overall look wouldn’t be too much.
# Tutorial on how to photoshop a pied-de-poule (or houndtooth) pattern. Worth checking!
via whip up
I love wedding blogs and sites and even get inspired by them (see here) for everyday projects, but what I really like is to discover fund and unique alternatives to some of the traditional parts of a wedding. The guestbook, for example. Instead of doing a sophisticated but plain book, some brides do try to make something innovative.
The images below show a good way to display your guests messages to you. In the first, they tie their wishes in a little tree and, in the second, all pieces of paper hang from a kind of clothes-line.
(photos from style me pretty)
Other nice ideas include making a guestbook full of colourful little envelopes where friends and family will place their cards and, also, having your guests write on pieces of fabric that will be sewn together later.
(photos from martha stewart weddings)
My favourite ones, though are the two below. Using a cute typewriter in a beautiful table with some pretty paper makes a lot of sense to me, since I’m a journalist. And if the common book is the choice, why not spice it up with polaroids from each of the guests? I bet this would be wonderful to look at 5 or 10 years later!
(photos from martha stewart weddings)
Nail colour of the week was obtained by using one coat of Impala’s Pink and one coat of Colorama’s Coral (salmon with extra tiny shining particles). I guess it looked quite cute, specially with the pink shade underneath the main polish.
I did this last Sunday, after having that luxurious polish I used for the wedding on for only two days. I loved it, but was sick of it already. This morning, three days after painting my nails as I stated above, I started to get tired of it, too. But I did not want to take it all off, so I decided for one more coat of Pink. The result can be seen below.
(in the first picutre, you can see how stained the polish was. i just don’t have a clue why this happened as i am a pretty good manicure. oh, and please disregard the dry cuticles. =p)
It was merely by chance that I stumbled upon a great video tutorial today. It is definitely a coincidence that I was talking about this hairstyle just yesterday and then found this how-to that explains in detail how to make 2 different quiffs. By the way, it seems the correct term is not pouf, but quiff!
Anyway, click the image below to access the video over at Mookychick. You can also head to Maxine’s blog, where it is also located.
Even though I look pregnant in the photo, I loved how the shrug looked with the dress I chose to use at last Saturday’s wedding. I bought it a long time ago and never thought of using it that way. I’d choose it whenever I needed a little something to spice a basic white top+jeans look up. The dress and shoes (you cannot really see them because my aunt took the picture and she kinda sucks at it) are from Zara and the shrug from Opera Rock.
The second image is just to better show my hairdo. I loooove big poufs, so I did a semi-high one with flats sides and loose back.
The makeup ended up being easier than I had imagined. I made a test a few hours before the event, but, in the end, changed it all up a bit. The definitive look had brown tones instead of black and a more defined outer edge. Unfortunately, none of the pictures came out well, for some reason. But you can have an idea from this one above.