This week, I’ve been preparing to play the role of bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s weddings. The dresses were bought in November, and as such, they’re slinky grey/silver numbers with spaghetti straps. Which means we’re probably going to be absolutely freezing. In hindsight, we probably should've given a little more thought to sourcing appropriate cover-ups rather than having to rely on boyfs/bridal party partners’ jackets as the sun goes down, but as they say, hindsight is a wonderful thing.
It’s going to be a beautiful ceremony and wedding overlooking the Brisbane River and I’m bubbling with excitement to be a part of the wedding party.
So in celebration of my gorgeous girlfriend's wedding, I’ve decided to go with silver and greys for this weekend - and just a bit of wooden neutrals to pare it back.
(If you’re a guest at the wedding, just pretend I didn’t tell you what colour the dresses are….two sleeps to go!)
1. Harbour pendant light $275, Eco Chic
Eco Chic is an online only store, with everything they sell environmentally friendly. This harbour pendant light is made with rope, and would look just as at home in a kitchen, or in a really funky enviro-friendly café selling locally-sourced, organic produce. Love it.
2. Lincoln fedora $69, Lyla & Bo
I love a fedora. Last weekend I headed out to Paniyiri – where I had my first ever honey puff (ok it was many honey puffs, and they were even better than I imagined) – and I think I was just about the only girl there without one on her head. Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration, but honestly they were out in force. I was the only girl in our quartet without one. Needless to say, I've now been on the look out - and I think I've found the perfect one.
3. Bangle $55, Down That Little Lane
This is another piece that is enviro-friendly – made from sustainably grown Douglas fir from Oregon. It even comes in a recycled cardboard box. Too cute!
4. Cable Knit jumper $29.95, H&M
I used to be a brights only kinda gal – even in winter. I’ve learned to tone it down over the years, and one of my new fave colours to wear (for any season really) is grey. It’s so versatile, and for some reason just looks really killer paired with blue or black, or even white jeans - pretty much anything I wear with it. I love chunky knits too, so I’ve mentally added this one to cart already.
5. Concrete Loop Vase $39.95, Zakkia
I thought this was really cool – it’s totally urban and I can just imagine it popping up on some really stylish interior blogger’s insta feed on a wooden table with lillies in it. Very hipster chic!
6. Lancome Genefique Youth Activator $104, Department Stores
I’m not sure if it’s the havoc the colder weather is playing on my sensitive skin, or the fact that I’m not getting any younger, but I have been thinking a lot about my skin routine lately and investing in some premium skin care products. I’m basic Betty at the moment with my skin care (Neutrogena and Olay - soz) and splurge more on cosmetics, but back when my income was largely disposable, I was all about Lancome and Clinique. This Genefique is one of those ‘holy grail’ beauty products that's meant to do some pretty amazing restorative things to your complexion – and if it’s good enough for Princess Kate, then it’s good enough for me.
7. Lace up brogues $129, Seed
These are too cute! The mag editor Claire Parviz actually owns a pair of these beauties and I’m a little jealous. I can totally get a pair if she’s already got them, right?
8. The success desk $1099, Laforma
My desk at home (Ikea, bought on Gumtree) is actually broken, and I was thinking I was wanting to step up to something a little fancier for my next purchase. At $1099, it's more like a leap than a step up from the $79 I paid for the last one, but with a name like The Success Desk, I'm sure only great things can come from investing in it.
9. Emporium Knox Baskets (set of two) $39.95, visit Emporium Home for stockist info
Geometric shapes are having a big moment. While these baskets aren’t likely to be able to hold anything smaller than an apple, they’ll look super cool on any bench space or kitchen table. And that’s all that really matters.
10. Marble hexagon coaster, $13.75 for single coaster, Down That Little Lane
I’ve saved the best ‘til last! I’m obsessed with these guys. They are very, very cool. They’re handmade in Sydney, and you can choose from prints or pictures including anchors, diamonds, palm trees – even Herringbone print. My shell coasters from Bali circa 2007 are totes getting sent to Lifeline in favour for these bad boys.