Thursday, 28 April 2011

Bloggers Royal Wedding Celebration


As much as I would LOVE to tell you I've received an invite for the highly anticipated Royal wedding, unfortunately, I haven't. However, the lovely Sarah from City Girl's Fashion Box came up with the idea of putting together a couple of wedding outfits (one high street, one designer) on the off chance that me and a few other lovely bloggers might receive a last-minute invite in the post. Here's what I came up with...

High street
Dress: River Island - £59.99
Earrings: Accessorize - £6
Shoes: Missguided - £28.99
Ring: Topshop - £10
Clutch: Accessorize - £32

First up, high street. As you can probably guess, I am a high street girl through-and-through and so was really excited about the prospect of putting together my very own high street Royal wedding outfit. If I WAS lucky enough to be a guest at the Royal wedding, I would definitely wear something like this. I absolutely love the River Island dress - I saw it a few days ago and immediately fell in love. I love the floral design and the ruching, and honestly think this is a beautiful summer dress which would be perfect for any wedding, Royal or not. I teamed it with these stunning heels from Missguided (I'm on the hunt for some nude heels and these would be perfect), some cute jewellery and a beautiful clutch from Accessorize. I was actually spoilt for choice on the Accessorize website; they have such a fantastic range of clutch bags, I could have easily chosen two or three more that would go perfectly with this outfit. Overall I love it - and I think I need that River Island dress in my life!

Designer
Dress: Valentino - £5,865
Clutch: Oscar de la Renta - £995
Ring: Ileana Makri - £8,070
Shoes: Alexander Mcqueen - £595
Necklace: Vivienne Westwood - £85

Okay, I'm going to be perfectly honest here, and say that (shockingly) I've never really been that bothered about designer clothes. I know, I know, I love fashion but when it comes to designer I tend to steer clear, purely because I know I'll never be able to afford it. Like I said, I'm all about the high street, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to put my own (ridiculously expensive) Royal wedding designer outfit together to see what I could come up with. I have to say, I'm in love. I absolutely adore every single thing about this outfit, and can't believe I've been ignoring designer for so long. Okay, so realistically I'm not going to be able to buy any of these things, but hey, a girl can dream right? The dress is AMAZING and is by Valentino, and it is just my taste. I love anything girly, pink and flowery so this just screams me. I think it would look absolutely stunning with a tan. I teamed it with some pretty Alexander Mcqueen heels, which I think go really well with the dress, a cute little Oscar de la Renta clutch bag, a ridiculously expensive but nonetheless beautiful gold ring, and a gorgeous bas relief pearl necklace by my beloved Vivienne Westwood. I just adore how romantic and pretty this outfit looks, and I'm on the hunt for a dress just like that Valentino number now!

If you want to have a look at what all the other bloggers came up with, here's a list of all the lovely ladies involved: 



What do you think to my outfit choices? I have to say, surprisingly, the designer is hands down my favourite. I know I love my high street, but I can't deny the fact these designer beauties look stunning together. Which do you like best?
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24 comments

  1. Valentino dress is to die for! Gorge x

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  2. Wow I want all of them :-) I really love your high street choice, thats my exact taste, I really want that dress but my next wedding isn't till May 2012. Great blog xx

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  3. I'm in love with the Missguided shoes!

    x

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  4. I am absolutely in love with that Valentino dress and Ileana Makri ring! Both such lovely looks and colour palettes! xx

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  5. Really nice , love the both shoes and dress

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  6. I love both the shoes, they are gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

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  7. Lovely outfits :) I love the missguided shoes, there such a good price! I'm off to a wedding in the summer and have no idea what to wear :(

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  8. The RI dress is sooo pretty!! Looks a lot more then what it is!

    The designer dress reminds me of something carrie bradshaw would wear :) xx

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  9. Absolutely in love with the Valentino. Xxxx

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  10. you did an excellent job, both outfits are very royal wedding friendly. I nearly choose that Valentino dress but ended up going for a bright pink number! it is utterly gorgeous though =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  11. I love your pics the best so far, especially the high street! <3

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  12. Oh my lordly, i NEED that designer outfit in my life!! I love every piece, cant stop staring at that ring!

    I also love your highstreet, that dress is pretty damn amazing. I think both these outfits show your style to a T, i could see you in either!! great picks:)

    thank you for taking part lovely :) xxxxxx

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  13. Lovely outfits. Dont we all wish we were invited? hehe

    xx Carina

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  14. Absolutely love the Accessorize clutch...think I'll buy it anyway - Royal Wedding invite or not!

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  15. ah, i love the soft look on the designer one. great post! you also got the alexander mcqueen in without knowing haha ;) xx

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  16. Both these outfits are totally gorgeous. I love those Missguided shoes with the wee bow, so cute!

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  17. I love this..I agree with your favourite choice, I think the designer is much nicer, though the high street is also very beautiful! xxx

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  18. i dont know which one i like best!!! maybe designer because of the frills and the colour, but its a tough choice xxxxx

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  19. Love your blog. Just found it- love this post too. Much fun! Emma x

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  20. Great idea! Aww, Valentino...how I want you! Loving some of your picks from the highstreet though...especially the clutch! x

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  21. really love your blog! would love to know what you think of mine :) being-emily.blogspot.com xxx

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  22. First of all I would like to say wow for this collection. I love river island dress and it's topshop ring. I like valentino as well.

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  23. I can't decide if I love the high street or designer outfit best! The Missguided shoes are beautiful. I love the River Island dress AND the Valentino dress and the Makri ring is to die for! But £8,000?! If only! xx

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