My 100TH Blog Post…. Yay!!!!

So this is my 100th blog post to date…. yay, I can’t believe I have reached this milestone. Its an achievement for me as I didn’t see my self as a writer as such. I can see that the more I write the more I am getting better at it. It has actually been really therapeutic and enjoyable thus far, I so want it to carry on like this for the future. I love how it makes me constantly learn new skills, keeps me writing, and connects me to a whole world of other women bloggers and a few men too!

 

Red Gown

 

I have been trying to post two post each week since I started. Sometimes I do manage that and other times it just doesn’t happen. This is absolutely fine as there is no deadline unless I am collaborating with a brand. For me being able to share my styling ideas with you all gives me great enjoyment. Editing pictures is always fun and I enjoy that process too. The best part for me has to be the styling part, picturing what I had envisaged when I spotted a piece of garment online, then wearing it and seeing the look of joy that it fits and feels perfect to my style. I am so thrilled to share my blogging journey with you all, thank you so much for coming on this ride with me. Here’s to the next hundred or more posts to follow.

In mum life this week, along with my 100th blog post celebration. We also celebrated my Zeke’s birthday, he is eight years old now. I can’t believe how time has flown by. Of course he had a list of presents he wanted and that included getting money and vouchers! Out of the three of them he is less reluctant to spend his money. Which is always a good thing, he also wanted to go to Benihana’s for a family meal. He adores that place and I guess it reminds him of family time and therefore he keeps wanting to go back there time after time.

I really have to share this with you as it made me laugh so much. As I opened up one of my many emails from online stores and started browsing through all the new items. I came across this dress from D&G. Now Zeke who happened to be sitting next to me was also looking at this too! He turns around to me and says ” Mama look Double G”. At first I was like whats he talking about, but after a few seconds it dawned on me and I realised who he was talking about. He was talking about the character from Game Shakers on Nickelodeon who’s initials are D.G. He hasn’t the foggiest who D&G are and was not clearly interested either in knowing, as I was trying to tell him he just wondered off. Oh well……

Eli got his results back from his grade two Guitar exam and was thrilled to learn that he had passed. So proud of him as he actually practised and put some effort into it. Most of the time I have to remind him! After a long three weeks off on Easter break they are all back at school now for the summer term. Wyatt has been learning his line for his upcoming play The Tudors. It’s not long now before we can go and view the performance and I for one can’t wait. Also this week we are going to the cinema to watch Avengers Infinity War. They have all been so excited, to the point where they have been watching each new trailer with anticipation of new scenes!

Lets get onto my ensemble and this gorgeous bespoke dress. This was tailor made for me, for my sisters wedding and it is similar to the gown Emma stone wore in 2012 at the oscars. It’s the red Giambattista Valli dress if your were wondering. I had decided in advance that I was going to take this dress along with me to Dubai to take some pictures. My initial location was going to be the desert, with me walking towards the sun and the dress flowing in the wind. However in reality this was not going to happen as we were going dune bashing and it just didn’t seem appropriate for me to be wearing a gown in the 4×4 and getting it all creased. Also there wasn’t going to be enough time to take the pictures as the break was really short in between the dune bashing. So that threw my plan out the window, now I had to scout for another location.

Once the reservation for Scape Restaurant and Lounge was made I knew that this was the perfect place for my dress. The backdrop is just picturesque and beautiful perched on the edge of the Burj Al Arab. After lunch I went off to the ladies restroom and quickly changed into my dress and began my photoshoot. My younger sister was the photographer on the day.

This is such an elegant dress in my opinion and is perfect for going to the opera, a wedding or even a prom. With a gorgeous high-neck style and a self tying bow on the side. It is fitted through the body and flares from the waist down. I personally adore a high neck, halter style dress, as it gives me that perfect silhouette I adore.

Here I have styled it with my black high wedge lace-up espadrilles which are from Zara. These give me the elevation I need as the dress is rather long, but I personally prefer that and chose it to be this length. They are also very comfortable to walk around in. Total sucker for lace-ups just love them, and of course many of you will have seen from my previous posts just how much. There were other shoes I could have easily styled with this red dress. I could have paired some high heeled courts in gold which would have worked really well. To tie in the look I could have taken the gold from the shoes and matched it with a gold clutch bag.

My makeup was in neutral, its my everyday base with a nude lipstick. The matt lipstick I wore is Teddy Bear from Lime Crime. Just adore this colour so much and have been wearing this on repeat thanks to my sister. She originally introduced me to this colour and I am so glad that she did.

Now as it was so bright and sunny I put on my Michael Kors sunglasses. I have a habit of squinting specially if it is really bright. Which in turn makes me look like I’m frowning in my pictures. Which I’m totally not, hence the reason for the shades. Anyway I adore sunglasses and would wear them given any chance.

Finishing my look off I decided to wear my hair in a top knot. I mean I could have done a messy bun or several variations of having my hair up and all would have worked rather well. This just lets the dress be the focus and lets the bow stand out!

 

Red Gown

 

Red Gown

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by to read my 100th blog post. What do you make of this red dress? Do you like the bow detail on the neck? Hope you have enjoyed reading my 100th blog post? If you have any other questions for me please leave a comment below and I shall try my best to answer it.

 

Ensemble

Red Dress: Bespoke similar (@Net-A-Porter) and (@Asos)

Espadrilles: Zara similar (@Matchesfashion) and (@TopShop)

Sunglasses: Michael Kors similar (JohnLewis)

Lipstick: Lime Crime Teddy Bear


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68 Comments

    • Lovely
      April 28, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thank you so much Courtney.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 28, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thank you

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 28, 2018 / 9:25 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  1. April 28, 2018 / 1:55 am

    Congratulations on reaching 100 blog posts! It’s pretty cool to see all of your work accumulating and being able to track your personal progress over time! Hope you’ll continue to find enjoyment in blogging! Love your outfit! Looks so rich!

    exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      April 28, 2018 / 9:25 am

      Aww thank you so much Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. April 28, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Congrats on the 100th post!! Also red suits you so well! You look wonderful x

    TOUCHOFGS

    • Lovely
      April 29, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Thank you so much, love red!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 29, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Thank you jenny.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. April 29, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    This gorgeous D&G dress is a perfect piece to celebrate your 100th milestone. Congrats Lovely. Zeke is so funny. I had a good laugh too 🙂 I admire your dedication to posting twice a week. I enjoy reading your posts and look forward to following your style journey.

    Xx
    Nikki

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Aww thank you so much Nikki, I am hoping to stick to posting twice a week if I can. Have a fabulous week!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Thank you so much, and I hope you do reach that goat too hun!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Thank you and congratulations to you too darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Thank you so much hun.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Thank you so much Amra.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much Miki.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 30, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you Maria, glad you you like the dress.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Thank you so much Lesley-Kim

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. May 1, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Woah congratulations on 100 – that’s such an amazing achievement! And I’m am so in love with this red maxi dress – you look absolutely stunning!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:02 am

      I adore this dress too and thank you so much Heather.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thank you so much Melina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. May 1, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the interesting post, dear) Have a nice day)

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thanks Vika, have a wonderful day too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thank you so much Alyssa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. May 2, 2018 / 1:36 am

    Congratulations on the milestones! That’s fantastic
    Gorgeous dress and fantastic photos to celebrate.

    I also try to post twice a week, and sometimes it’s one, and sometimes it’s every other week because I’m working on a bigger post. I think its good to go at your own pace and post quality over quantity.

    Enjoy celebrating your success!
    Cheers
    Lyndi
    http://www.stylecalling.com

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Totally agree Lyndi, quality over quantity comes first. Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. May 2, 2018 / 4:53 am

    Congrats Lovely. You look stunning in that dress! “Double G” made me laugh so hard, so cute! Addie xx

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:11 am

      The stuff children come out with, they can be so funny! Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Aw thank you Jane.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Thank you Milica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:23 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. monica sors
    May 2, 2018 / 8:16 am

    Congrats babe!! You look stunning
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: TOUS DÍA DE LA MADRE

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:23 am

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Thank you so much Marina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. May 2, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I absolutely love the dress dear, so elegant and gorgeous on you. Anyway, congratulations on your 100th post! Wishing you more blogging posts and success!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lovely
      May 2, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica, so glad you love the dress.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 3, 2018 / 7:57 am

      It sure is Robin and thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 3, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Thank you so much darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. May 4, 2018 / 4:17 am

    Congrats on your 100th post! I totally didn’t pay attention to my 100th and maybe I should have to celebrate.

    I love the color red. This red dress looks amazing on you and makes a perfect date night gown. And Happy belated Birthday to your son. My son will be 8 in June. I’m sure we’re experiencing some of the same with our boys, lol. They are quite characters.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • Lovely
      May 4, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Thank you so much Pantene, he sure is funny and your right they are quite the characters!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 5, 2018 / 9:36 am

      Aww glad you think so Kati and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much Katya.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. May 8, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Happy 100th post and that dress looks so amazing on you! off to order one now

    larisalefleur.com

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      So happy to hear that Larisa and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. May 16, 2018 / 2:52 am

    You look amazing in this red dress doll! Great styling as always!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    • Lovely
      May 16, 2018 / 8:02 am

      thank you so much Len.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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