Whenever somebody tells me they're getting married, I always congratulate them and as if by default I always follow that up by saying: "I love a good wedding." A few months ago this very conversation played out in the kitchen at work and before I knew it had a formal invite to a beautiful wedding land on my desk.
Of course, in these situations one has to wonder what on earth am I going to wear? And so a trip to the shops was on the cards. As I was invited to the 'night do' as us northerners so affectionally call it, I wanted something dressy, befitting of the season and something a little sparkly to satisfy the inner magpie in me.
If you saw my latest Primark haul you'll have seen the gorgeous metallic dress I bought on a complete whim which I knew would be perfect for this occasion. Midi in length with a sexy side split, and pleated metallic detailing, I kind of felt like an Oscar wearing it. I ended up taking the tie wrap off and wearing it as a choker as you can see in the pic above.
On my feet I wore, only what I knew my Vivienne Westwood Melissa Heels which surprisingly were a whole lot more comfortable than the first time I wore them! Classic, black and patent you can't really go wrong. I kept my accessories super simple wearing my bespoke Camilla charm bracelet which was made for me by my grandparents on my 17th birthday and a simple cocktail ring which is a hefty bit of bling.
My clutch bag is the 'Rae' clutch from Vintage styler and I simply love the art deco feel of it, i'm not precious about mixing metals and I think it was particularly fitting with the look.
In terms of make-up I kept things super, super simple with a gold smokey eye, I believe it was just a simple wash of 'Half Baked' from the UDNP1 and lashings of mascara. On my lips I wore the Kat Von D Everlasting lipstick in 'Bauhaus' as I wanted longevity, no smudges and the ability to drink as many gin and tonics as possible without looking like the joker.