When the Ruby Shoo delivery came in at work I just knew I HAD to have the new deep purple Ivy shoes and the matching bag, I love my red ones so much it was a no brainer. So with the shoes and the occasion planned, all I had to do was find an outfit.
With the shoes being a stunning deep berry shade with touches of mustard and turquoise I originally though to wear a mustard colour dress for an autumnal look. Some late night browsing on ASOS found the dress I went with in a soft grey.
The dress features a wrap fronted lace top with a satin-feel midi length full skirt, a real princess dress. I fell in love the second I tried it on and it fitted perfectly, something that rarely happens for me. For a nod to keeping warm, I found a deeper grey wrap in Gingers, perfect for throwing round my shoulders.
Hair and Makeup
My amazing friend Fiona has just set up doing make-up and yesterday was her first day so it would have been rude not to support her new venture. She created the most amazing berry toned smoky eye to complement the colour in my outfit and gave me the most flawless, glowing skin ever. Shes a total genius so check out Fee Artistry whenever you need a pick-me-up.
For my hair I turned to another seriously talented friend. Alexandra Bespoke create gorgeous bridal hair accessories and she made me the perfect hair comb with berry tone lace and grey beading. Alex offered me loads of stunning options to choose from and made my chosen piece incredibly quickly so I was beyond delighted.I kept my hair really simple with a half-up-half-down and placed the comb in the back as my hair had a day of doing its own thing.
I love any excuse to get dressed up and this helped my push myself out of my comfort zone, as does writing about it! Hopefully this can inspire some outfits.