Call me Mrs Kennedy

Currently sitting at the dentist waiting on my appointment when I have to be at a mehndi in an hour. Well, I don’t think that’s going to happen so I may as well bring you a look from the weekend!

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This whole outfit is all Zara except the shoes which I picked up in New Look. I was at a first birthday party on Saturday and was told to dress smartly. I put this outfit together but was informed by my sister that I looked like Jackie Kennedy. Alrighty then.

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Okay my appointment was 10 minutes ago and I now have about 3 minutes to get ready for this mehndi tonight.

Why is life such a rush?!

Why is everything about multi tasking?

Why can’t I have a nice time getting dolled up and heading into the venue without running around like a headless chicken first?

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Such is life.

Some shots from the party…

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Yes there were ponys at this party.

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There was also a candy floss stall. My niece’s are still high on all the sugar four days later.

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I had my face painted too obviously. I look like such a rat here.

Okay I’ve been called!  Thank heavens. I now have 48 seconds to get ready and be in the centre of Glasgow. Not happening.

Bye guys!

@missmulberry

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Kurta Kouture, Dholki Dancing

Current state of affairs: my ceiling is leaking because of this torrential downpour that has been occurring since the last 29 hours, I am wearing my baby brothers hoody, it’s 1.43am and I am listening to a song titled, CHALLAN PAKHIYAN. Literally translated, I think this means ‘start fanning’ which makes no sense. I hate it when the meaning of songs gets lost in translation. The context of the song is from the point of a man who is so awe struck by the beauty of his beloved’s face that he asks her to sit in front of him so he can fan her with a hand held fan. Now, you may think SAY WHAAAAAAT but if you are living in a village with no electricity, then imagine having your own personal hand held fan assistant for life? Now, that’s love. Okay, it’s kinda creepy but go with me here. This song has been in my head since last night’s dholki.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4380vMUCufs

So I attended my friend’s sister’s dholki last night and it was so much fun! My dancing skills are probably as developed as my hand held fan spinning skills, however, I had a great time ‘dancing’ the night away. What made it worse was that said friend is like a natural born SAROJ KHAN (Bollywood dance choreographer) so even if I was good, which I am not, I still would have looked ridiculous.

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This woman has helped many a Bollywood star with their dancing. I love her eccentric poses. Anyway.

I did look ridiculous. But that’s the best nights isn’t it? When you can dance all your cares away without a worry in the world.

Thankfully, I was sensible enough to shoot my outfit of the night before I went and made a sweaty mess of my hair and make up.

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Kurta – Limelight from Kurta Kouture
Trousers – Material tailored to size
Shoes – Dune
Earrings – Belong to sister in law
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Well, this outfit sounds very sourced together doesn’t it? I fell in love with this kurta the moment it came through the door. I’m a big fan of jamawar material and this was a high quality jamawar piece both in design and colour.
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When I thought about what to wear with it bottoms wise, I found a random outfit I had made in Pakistan just for casual wear and I thought the trousers from that went pretty well with the top.
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My engagement party shoes came out to play again and finally I found my sister in laws earrings in my jewellery box and thought they went perfectly with the buttons on the kurta.
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These are her favourite earrings and I remember she gave me them to borrow on the engagement party just incase I didn’t find any other jewellery to wear. I didn’t end up wearing them on that day but they had been in my jewellery box for seven months and I totally forgot about them till I came across them yesterday. Thank you Ash 🙂
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I chose to dress up a kurta because I wanted to be comfortable but make a bit of an effort at the same time. I tried to glam up the whole look with big hair and dark eyes.
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The detailing on the kurta was really nice with the piping and embellished buttons which glammed it up a notch.

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This outfit is a good example of creating a whole new outfit using one new item and making the best of what you already have in your wardrobe around it. If you want to buy this peach number then check out http://www.kurtakouture.co.uk or you can follow them on Instagram @kurtakouture. I found their delivery to be efficient and they have some nice stuff on their website.

I better sleep now since my eye bags are hanging down to my knees.

I will keep my next few posts short and sweets and just let the pictures do the talking so I can bring you all the looks from the different events fairly quickly. I say this but I will still end up adding my commentary in.

Right I’m off. I hope you all have someone/find someone willing to be your personal hand held fan man for life 🙂

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Here's what happened when God's fan decided to start up midi photoshoot. Lawl, I'm too funny. Just kidding.

Love as always,

@missmulberry

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All black everything

It’s nearly 9pm on a Wednesday night. Normally I would either be doing some work at this time, watching TV for a bit or speaking to the other half on the phone or Skype. But tonight, said other half is at the gym doing some kind of mixed martial arts training, I’m not in the mood for TV and the family cat Gus is sitting outside my room. Since I’m petrified of the creature, this means I’m forced to lock myself up and just be a lump on my bed. I was supposed to join the gym this week but best laid plans eh? I’m going to be on that healthy freak hype soon, I’m telling you. Maybe next week.

Thought I’d do a post about a look I put together at the weekend that a lot of you loved on Instagram. Sometimes, the simplest outfits are the best aren’t they?

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This entire outfit is pretty much from Zara bar the necklace which is from Phantom Jewels. I have worn their jewellery before and love their unique pieces. This necklace just made me feel like like a warrior?! Maybe that’s why I tied my hair up like this and started to look like Mulan.

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The reason behind the two different make up looks? I was recently contacted by lovely Beth Davidson, a newly qualified make up artist from Delamar Academy in London. She was looking for faces to work on to build her portfolio and wanted to do my make up for one of my blog posts. I was happy to oblige since my make up skills aren’t great anyway. I had so much fun getting glammed up with this intense eyes look. We started off with the light lips but soon changed to my signature MAC So Chaud!

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Beth hard at work. I ate Skittles whilst she did my make up. Not a bad Saturday afternoon.

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Major bad side!! The side of my face I never show you because I look like a dolphin from this side.

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It’s such horrible weather at the moment, so cold and dull, that I’ve had to invest in a lot of black things within my wardrobe. I liked this black midi from Zara because it was comfortable but I could glam it up too with the touch of gold.

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Light coloured lips just don’t suit me I don’t think?! Which is a piece of nonsense because it’s not ideal walking around with murderous orange lips all day long.

Oh well, looking forward to bringing you some more easy to create looks for this horrendous weather. I’ll save my more eccentric stuff for the summer.

For now though, I’m going to wait for a certain gentleman to Skype me after his gym class and go to sleep with a smile on my face. The next few weeks are going to be absolutely INSANE because it’s weddings galore for me. Not my wedding…yet!

I look forward to sharing all the fun with you all starting this Friday for a dholki night. For those of you who don’t know what that is…do your research for next time!

Love as always,

@missmulberry

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Blue shoes and blue hands

I am currently watching a movie on Channel ZING with the synopsis; “An aggressive, passionate, acidic love story between two criminals whilst on the run from the law”. What kind of synopsis is that? How can a love story be ACIDIC? It makes me think there’s lemons involved. This film is called TAMANCHEY, which I think is the Hindi word for GUNS. No idea why I’m watching this.

Tonight’s outfit.

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Top and trousers – Zara
Coat – Topshop
Shoes – Dorothy Perkins
Watch – Kennett Timepieces

So you know how I love a LOUD trouser?

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I saw these in Zara and loved the print straight away. I picked the peach out the trousers and chose the peach top and the blue flowers for the shoes. The camel coat didn’t really go with anything but then again it was freezing and I didn’t really care if it went or not. The more observant of you readers might notice my ice blue fingers. Shooting looks in this harsh winter is literally killer. I don’t know how people do it?!

Okay this film is ridiculous.

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Note the tissue sticking out of my coat pocket. I was constantly wiping my nose and eyes that were running like wild.

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Okay I’m actually getting quite into it so less chat from me tonight, more pictures. I liked this winter/I’m hopeful spring is just around the corner look. I hope you do too.

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Love,

@missmulberry

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