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A Very Royal Garden Party

3 May

So the Royal Wedding has been and gone! *Sad face*. I do apologise for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks as I’ve been gallavanting all around the country (posts to follow!).

I had a Garden Party to celebrate and was up late the night before making themed fairy cakes!

We settled down to watch the big event and were not disappointed! I nearly cried when Kate stepped out of her car looking absolutely stunning in THAT Alexander McQueen dress… ahhh!

Whilst I watched the wedding teary eyed, the scones baking in the oven (what a domestic goddess!) and ironically I used Nigella’s recipes out of ‘How to be a Domestic Goddess’. Sandwiches were made (salmon and cream cheese, cheese and cucumber and tuna and sweetcorn). The most exciting part was to be the Gin and Tonic Jelly (to be served with raspberries) which I’d put in the fridge to set over night!

The table was laid, union jack napkins, fairy cake cases, cocktail stick mini flags, tablecloths, as well as the bunting which I’d been to six shops to buy!

Unfortunately this is the time at which my camera chose to die even thought I’d charged it all night in preparation! So I’ve had to sketch my British Pride Themed outfit:

I wore the Religion Union Jack Body featured in last week’s Trendwatch Tuesday post, with H+M Denim High Waisted Skirt (circa 2007 I think). I dressed it up with pearls but down with black and white Dune ballet pumps (I was hostess after all!).

My first ever batch of Scones were a hit, but they jelly didn’t set due to my Mum turning the fridge down as she was worried our cucumber would freeze!! Sob sob, it was still tasty though!

We engaged in civilised conversation, drank Pimms and had a splendid time! What did you get upto?

I really enjoyed watching Channel 4’s ‘The Unofficial Royal Wedding’ which showcased the ways various Brits from ethnic minorities and homeless people to graffiti artists and anarchists embraced Kate and Will’s big day.

Rich Simmons' Graffiti Art Tribute

Trendwatch: British Pride

26 Apr

So… the royal wedding is nearly here and I’m having a Royal Wedding Garden Party!!!!!!! Yay!

BUT… what to wear?!

I’ve gone with the theme British Pride:

and discovered these beauties:

Religion Union Jack Leggings (£35)

ASOS Lightening Bolt Crop Top (£18)

Amplified T-Shirt (was £25 now £14)

Religion Union Jack Printed Body (£35)

Union Jack Smile Tee by Little Fox (£25)

Or you could be very thrifty and make yourself a top/dress out of a flag (I’ve found this one for £1.66!)

There are numerous British-inspired necklaces out there and these are some that caught my eye:

L-R Hoolala God Save the Queen Necklace (£38), Cath Kidston Union Jack Locket Necklace (£35) and Butler and Wilson Union Jack Pendant (£58).

Hoolala have a wonderous amount of charm necklaces and bracelets incoporating the trend, as well as loads of other cute themed pieces (Wizard of Oz and Puss in Boots to name a couple!).

What are you going to be wearing to celebrate the occasion?