Rose and Glitter Party Dress by Cowgirl Heaven: Go to the party in class, fun, and with a style of your own. This five layer dress is very cute and you’ll be sure to turn heads in it. The Waist is a black elastic band which can fit several sizes. This easy pull dress design is hassle free with no zippers, buttons or ties. Makes party going easy and memorable.
The Dark Knight never looked better. I’ll leave the innuendo as an exercise for the reader. Give them out as party favors for adults as well as kids, stash one in your purse for when you need quick access to a kid-bribe, pass them around the office and be the best geek you can be. By Sweet Lollipop Shop.
We are in the height of Summer here in the UK and I know some of you are lucky enough to have year round sunshine. I am fortunate to live near to the beach and cannot think of a better theme for a party. Think of the fun you could have decorating the venue and choosing beach inspired treasures to incorporate into your day, like the fab cake topper above from Lollipop Workshop.
Choosing a theme for your wedding is probably the most difficult thing about planning your celebration. Perhaps you have a little gem of an idea but are not quite sure how to bring it to fruition or maybe you have chosen the most fantastic colour for your bridesmaids gowns and want to use this as the starting point. Maybe you just love starfish and want to use this as the starting point, like these gorgeous hair accessories from Dreams by the Sea.
Living near the sea or holding your wedding on the beach is the perfect opportunity to have a beach themed party. Maybe you will use bright orchids as the focal point for a tropical beach theme. The gorgeous pink orchid hair clips above from Blue Lovebirds would be a perfect accessory for the bride or bridesmaids hair, made from silk they definitely would not wilt on the day.
Another beach theme is a little more rustic and would be ideal if you are a fan of the shabby chic trend that is currently very popular. Napkins could be sewn in Cath Kidston ‘Boat‘ fabric, boat or fish shape chocolate favors could be made using a chocolate mould and the wooden fishes above, from Giddy Kipper, would make great decorations perhaps tied to the back of a chair or even in place of namecards for place settings.
By choosing a beach theme you are not limited to a particular colour or design, as you can see the beach really does inspire different ideas.
I’ve been daydreaming lately about throwing a lovely cocktail party, full of fancy dresses, music, laughter and great conversation. Unfortunately, my apartment is barely big enough for my craft supplies, let alone guests. I am undeterred, however; a cocktail party will come my way sooner or later, and when it does, I’ll be ready with the perfect handmade outfit.
Fashion in Hawaii is pretty casual, which means I’ll be extra excited to slip into this gorgeous 1950’s style silk dress by Fiori di Arancio. The high neckline, full skirt, and short sleeves are chic and elegant, while the organza bow adds the perfect touch of sweet. The dress can be made in any color silk, but I love the patterned fabric shown on the model–it’s classic, subtle and sure to turn heads among the little black dresses.
What’s a cocktail dress without the perfect statement-making ring? This bezel set option by Blue Wave Jewelry will add just a little bit of sparkle and modern flair to my vintage-style dress–a fashion juxtaposition, if you will. The different dimensions of this druzy quartz stone will catch the light perfectly, and set it apart from your typical cocktail ring. The oval shape and wide sterling silver bezel setting are classic.
A great clutch is always a must when you’re dressing up for a night out. This simple black option by Designs By Ambiana is made of vegan leather, lined, and includes a small pocket. It’s large enough to hold all of your things, but small enough that it won’t compete with the cocktail dress. The silver purse frame and chain will coordinate perfectly with the silver jewelry, and the pattern on the vegan leather is just the perfect amount of texture.
Now that I have my perfect cocktail party outfit, all I need is an invitation, and a drink!
**The image featured at the top of this article is a photograph by The Bunny Cage.
The holidays are the perfect time of year to pull that sparkling dress or skirt from the back of your closet and celebrate with a bit of shine. This year, the sequined look is more popular than ever as the Spring and Summer glitter and metallic trend carried over into the Winter season. Sequins can be tough to style, but the best way to keep from looking gaudy is to look for accessories and pieces that are both simple and chic.
This gold sequined bow headband by The Shop at No 144 is a great way to add a bit of sparkle to your holiday outfit. The simple bow, matte sequins and black accents create a chic and feminine look that is perfect for a holiday cocktail party or night on the town. It’s also a great way to dress up your usual t-shirt and jeans.
This black sequin bib necklace by Shana Astrachan is a statement-making accessory that would easily compliment any holiday dress or shirt. Linked together with sterling silver findings, the black sequins create a lace-like effect that is both feminine and bold. This necklace would be eye catching at a fancy gathering, but could easily be worn with a more casual outfit on the weekend.
This animal print sequined mini skirt by Lana Stepul is not for the fashion faint of heart. Despite a bold pattern and mountain of sparkles, this skirt manages to stay in the chic category with a simple and classic design. Paired with a simple top, solid tights and flats, this skirt is meant for the dance floor, the hip bar and the A-list holiday party. In other words, it’s made to be seen.
The elegant and simple photograph featured at the top of this post was created by fieldguided.