Friday 24 June 2011

Do you realise that happiness makes you cry?

Remember how last week I was talking about the Tuscany wedding and OUTFIT CHANGE? Oh, I love an outfit change. It makes me feel like I’m presenting the MTV Movie Awards or something (I could do that, right?). Ta da. NEW OUTFIT.

The reason my fringe looks terrible is because all my styling products were in the bride's bedroom.

I actually spent most of the time in between the wedding and the reception lying down with my foot up. Something you may not know about me is that I’m really quite clumsy and accident prone. REALLY quite so. I’m the girl who fell down the stairs and (probably) broke her foot during her first week in a new job. I know, right, I come across so poised! (I don't.)

Anyway, so I’m sitting in the minibus on the way to the wedding, and I’ve just changed into my trusty skyscraper Matalan wedges, and I move my foot. And something clicks. And it hurts. So I take my shoes off... and it hurts MORE. The only solution is to keep my heels on all day, but by the time I stand up from lunch, I’m in agony. I still have no idea what I did – my doctor friends think I strained a ligament or something, because after a night’s rest it had more or less fixed itself – but anyway. That’s why I’m wearing horrible Primark flats! And why I suddenly have cankles!

This dress is a bit of a departure for me because I NEVER wear white. I also, until this holiday, never drunk red wine. Yep, there’s a reason why I’m awkwardly holding my glass there – I lasted about three minutes before spilling it down the front (But! Putting washing up liquid on the stain before washing really does work!).   I also got accosted by a baby. These things happen to me, I don't know.

Dress & Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Topshop
Nails - Barry M
Ring - Topshop (both mine & Sha's)

I found it in the sale section of Primark a while ago, though, and it was my size. So I tried it on, and it didn’t quite fit, but it was FOUR POUNDS. So I bought it and put it in the ‘lose half a stone’ section of my wardrobe. And then I lost half a stone! It actually fits beautifully – I really love the cut of it. It’s a bit awkward though, in a way, because although the print is so chintzy, the cut is quite dressy – it almost looks corsetlike. So there aren’t many occasions where you could wear a dress like this. But a pool party wedding reception? PERFECT.

Also. Did I mention that there was the biggest bottle of wine I'd EVER SEEN. Yeah, it all went.

The smallest one is the normal sized bottle!

The place we had the wedding reception was where all of our apartments were - we had our run of the complex. The day after the wedding, we all hung out in the evening and played drinking games, then went swimming at about 1am (and then Sha and I promptly swore, hopped out and got in the hot tub). We watched lightning flash over the hills in the distance, as gradually more and more people joined us in the hot tub (eventually there were eleven of us) and only got out when the sprinklers came on. At which point we all screamed and ran away.

It was amazing.



  1. That dress looks amazing on you!

  2. Your fringe doesn't look terrible at all! In actual fact you look fan-frickin-tastic.
    Loved this post, especially the wine. Did you just stick a straw in the big one? Did you? Did you?

  3. That dress is beautiful, even the baby thinks so!

  4. I really love that dress on you! I also understand the fear of wearing white & dropping things down you! Also what an amazing setting for a wedding!

  5. you're so pretty! and your hair colour is abs gorgeous!

    that baby is the cutest thing ever.

  6. Good god that's a great big bottle of wine. Did it take you long to get through?

    The dress is gorgeous. Really reminds me of a super expensive 50's dress I tried on in a vintage shop (which sadly went nowhere near fastening - think I'd need to remove a few ribs).

  7. Bloody hell that bottles IS massive! And the views are utterly beautiful!
    I am also an extremely clumsy person!
    Sirens and Bells xx

  8. The thing I love about you blog (along with many other things) is the total lack of poser pretention - there's a mad baby attacking you in a photo? Include it anyway! That photo is actually brilliant xx

  9. I can't believe that dress is Primark, let alone a bargain-ness £4! That bottle of wine is insane, and the wedding itself looks gorgeous - I love how the bride had her nails!

  10. oh the shot where the little baby is wandering into the pic is so cute!

  11. Lovely pictures! That dress looks gorgeous on you, the white against your bright hair looks great :)
    I laughed at the accosted by a baby bit :p xx


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