Gold & White xoxo

21.04.14

Sabo Skirt

As someone that doesn’t have very dark skin and doesn’t tan very well, I should probably avoid white this Summer. However, I cannot seem to lure myself away from the colour. I am also, as most of you already know, obsessed with all things gold! I just cannot get enough of a mix of white and gold… So sexy and so stylish! If you can keep the white clean of course! I also love cream, beige, ivory and the nudest of pinks with gold and those colours can also look a little better against pale Irish skin.

I have my Hen Party soon and of course, gold had to make an appearance in the theme! I didn’t want to have a theme (or a hen party for that matter) initially but then I just chose two of my favourite colours – gold and white- and rolled with it!

Here’s some inspiration and some Lust Haves I have found recently:

I adore this Australian brand Spell Designs as well as this blogger Peace Love Shea

1 – Zara | River Island 2 – Zara | Ted Baker 3 – LK Bennett | River Island 4 – NastyGal 

5 – Bracelet | Necklace | Sandals (here & here) | Crown 6 – Zara 7 & 8 – Nasty Gal 

9 – Asos | Asos | River Island | River Island

I really like the online store Revolve Clothing for finding unique pieces for every occasion. Check it out here. I am also just so in love with the gold Christian Louboutin sandal and the oh so sleek Cameo jumpsuit.

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend spent filling your bellies with chocolate,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

Nessa Loves Wedding: Styling xoxo

16.04.14

Sorry I didn’t do a Nessa Loves Weddings post last week but being completely honest, I simply wanted a week sans weddings! I might also need a Pinterest break very shortly!

The truth of the matter is that I just end up laughing at this stage every time someone asks me how the wedding plans are coming along… I have SO much to do yet I still feel so organised and just feel like “ah sure, it will all fall into place.” I think we all fuss a teeny little bit too much over weddings. I know I did at the beginning of my own engagement. Guilty Indeed!

At the end of the day, it’s just a very special party that my very best friend and I are having with our most favourite people. Corny but true!

There was a time a few months back where I felt like tearing my hair out whilst trying to source pretty styling & decor pieces in Portugal to add some personality to our day. I knew I could get them here in Ireland but I just really didn’t fancy bringing everything over myself. I have gathered a lot of my own decor which I will be sending/bringing over to Portugal myself. Oh yes, I am aware that sounds rather extreme but they are pieces that will make the day more personal to us both and of course it’s going to be great to have lots of little memories from our wedding around the house afterwards.

It’s super to be able to rent some gorgeous bits too which I have done so through the really helpful and super friendly Amelia & Jane from Unique & Chic Weddings and my wedding planners in Portugal and the wonderful Jill Wild of Wild Floral Couture in Cork.

We haven’t gone with a wedding theme as we just thought about what makes us both happy and what I find pretty and we used some of our favourite colours. (The use of my very favourite colour black was vetoed unfortunately.)

However, as the bride there was always going to be a lot more “things” that make me happy such as beautiful candleholders and certain types of glassware. In fact, I actually have an obsession with glasses and candles but I just think they add so much style to any event, even just at home.

Images: Blue Glass | Candles | Candle Holders | Glass | Mixed Candles

Definition of Lust Haves: Random Beautiful ThingsThat said, I fell in Lust with this earthy Love sign when I saw it on Etsy. Honestly, how cute are these ridiculously adorable shell name-card holders and the rustic candlesticks? I also love the antler wall piece from Irish company Gild & Cage for some boho wedding goodness. 

Images: Signage | Shells | Candlesticks | Antlers

I also love the idea of quirky, unusual chairs for either your reception and/or ceremony. This takes a lot of planning and serious searching and possibly quite a big budget but would make such an impact! I adore these striped sun loungers from my favourite site ever, The Lane.

Chairs: Style Me Pretty | The Lane 

Love it or Loath it, you just cannot beat a bit of Wedding DIY. Yes, it takes effort and creativity but it can seriously be lots of fun to do in the run up to your wedding. I have done some little DIY bits myself which I will of course share after my wedding.

Go on, try it! Sometimes, the less perfect your DIY attempts are, the prettier and more endearing the creation can be! (At least I tell myself that anyway!) 

Seriously, how beautiful is this gold backdrop? You can do it too – check it out here.

Images: Two-tone Balloons | Gold Branches

Sometimes, the most simple of things are just the most beautiful things. I love sweet and simple flowers.

Images: Pinterest | Wild Floral Couture

What theme/ideas have you used for your wedding?

I’d love to hear all your own beautiful details,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

 

Dreaming xoxo

13.04.14

I had the most wonderful day at The Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney yesterday with the gorgeous Erika Fox of Retro Flame and her beautiful sister Kaelin. Seriously good genes in the Fox family! Basically, we ate delicious treats and drank coffee for 3 hours on a big comfy couch and chatted about super exciting future plans. It was such a perfect Saturday afternoon.

I definitely recommend trying this Afternoon Tea treat some day…I swear you won’t regret the mini lemon-meringue tarts and chocolate eclairs.

I couldn’t resist a trip to my lovely friends at Miss Daisy Blue this weekend either. It’s without a doubt one of my favourite places to shop in the world. I never ever leave there without one of their brown paper bags. It would be a sin not to buy something. There’s just so much loveliness to choose from.

I picked up this vintage printed summer dress at Miss Daisy Blue and subjected myself to frost-bite yesterday as I just couldn’t wait to wear it. It would work with a leather jacket and some ankle boots too. I just love these new sandals from Zara. My bag is Accessorize and my sunglasses are from River Island.

 

Happy Sunday Lovelies,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo