I’m not normally one for matchy-matchy styling. But weddings seem to bring out the obsessive-compulsive in me and I suddenly take colour coordination to the extreme. Remember my colour-block Monsoon dress and equally geometric bag? Normally my outfits are a bit ”thrown together”, but I believe that a wedding calls for a look that is distinctly high maintenance.
For my adorable friend Katy’s Suffolk wedding a couple of weeks ago, I went for a bit of pastel-blocking, contrasting my pale blue Ted Baker dress with a pink blazer I bought in Hong Kong and matching clutch bag and hat. The Ted Baker number was a chance find in a department store sale in Kingston, and though I’ve trawled the internet to find a link for you, I cannot find it available ANYWHERE. Which is an absolute bummer, because I don’t really like featuring clothes that aren’t available to buy anymore, and it’s one of my fave buys this year. Grrrr.
Still, I couldn’t not bring you this post, because I really wanted to share with you all the hat that I made. I made my own bleeding hat!
There was nothing in the shops that took my fancy (or was the right shade of dusky pink), so I used — amongst other craft materials –a coat-hanger, an old sequined dress and a £1 flower from Wilkos to make this sparkly number. It took me two whole days to figure it out, and my dining room looked like an absolute bomb-site, but I did feel a little sense of pride when my husband said, “Oh, it actually looks alright”. YES.
I realise that this is… ahem… not particularly relevant to being tall, so I won’t include a full-on tutorial on how to make your own. Unless anyone actually wants to make their own, and then I could probably knock one up for the blog. I suppose the spin could be… “Tall girls should defo wear hats”. Or something.
Anyhoo, it was the most perfect day, the hat stayed on, and the bride looked astoundingly beautiful.
P.S. Please do share your wedding outfits from this year. I’ve got a few gorgeous ones from you leggy lovelies and would love to do a big inspirational reader feature You can send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org