This weekend my friend Anita who is a TV Presenter on Albanian TV had a “welcome to the world” party for her baby girl. She was actually supposed to have a baby shower but the baby came early so decided to have the welcome to the world party which is such a gorgeous idea. This was at the Duke Pub in Ascot and my friend actually owns the pub. Such a cute place. I am going to tell you about how I styled my hair and talk about my beautiful outfit from Lace and Beads.

Hair

I love having my hair half up and half down. My mum actually use to do this all the time when i was younger and I went to school. My face shape suits this style and the look is so versatile. I added nice waves to my hair to make it more of a party vibe.

Half up and Half down

I had a hair stylist who came to style my hair as I have such long thick hair it can be hard to do. Especially from the back and I couldn’t recommend someone doing it professionally enough especially if it is a special event. You can see that the stylist has made a bun and there is a plait on the side too. She also backcombed the front which gives the hair depth and volume.

Long healthy thick hair
Long healthy thick hair

I have kept my hair simple with a neat, ballerina bun and gentle S-bend waves. The easiest way to recreate this is to tie the top half back into a ponytail and then pin into a bun.

Healthy hair
Healthy hair

This hair works really well with an embellished outfit like I am wearing!

Outfit – Lace and Beads

So anyone at all that knows me and my personality knows I love wearing a sparkle. So when I saw this outfit from Lace and Beads I instantly loved it. There is something that is just so positive about wearing embellishment.

Below is the exact outfit I wore.

 

Lace & Beads cropped top with embellishment and open back co-ord
Lace & Beads cropped top with embellishment and open back co-ord

I saw this outfit online and I fell in love with it.

This outfit is part of a co-ord set and it has a really high neck which I adore. The outfit is a bodycon fit and I adore the open back. it is also secure fastening and cropped length. It also holds you close.

Co-ord shorthand for a co-ordinated look, a matching two-piece could be just the touch of polish your summer wardrobe is lacking. From printed pyjama pieces to crisp optic white double-denim, skirt suits to matching athleisure staples, take the softly softly approach with a more relaxed take on a power suit. The nude colours are very summery and the touch of embellished make this stand out even more.

Different outfits, the same pose
Different outfits, the same pose

Event Styling Ideas

So my friend styled the pub so beautifully. She had a black board to welcome Scarlett, gorgeous balloons, pub food and cupcakes. The cake was super amazing too.

Desserts
Desserts

Home made cupcakes

Balloons and party table

I think there is something that is so timeless about black and gold balloons and you cannot go wrong. This is perfect for any table setting.  The idea of having a blackboard for a table setting is very vintage and boho. I think when I fall pregnant and have my baby shower I would love to have something as pretty and rustic as this.

Blackboard for parties
Blackboard for parties
Welcome to the world Scarlett
Welcome to the world Scarlett
Welcome to the world Scarlett
Welcome to the world Scarlett
Classy balloons and table
Classy balloons and table
Girls :)
Girls 🙂
Super cute
Super cute 
because in life you cannot take yourself too seriously right?
because in life you cannot take yourself too seriously right?

This backdrop was also a fantastic place for us girls to take photos.

Food

So I follow a plant based diet and below was my yummy meal – you cannot go wrong with mushrooms at all. I loved the bruschetta which is a healthy food because it contains fresh tomatoes. 1/4th of a medium size tomato as served in Bruschetta consists only 6 calories and trace amounts of fat. It also contains trace amounts of vitamins A, C and K, folate and fiber. This made me feel less guilty about eating the yummy cake.

Vegetarian Pub Food
Vegetarian Pub Food
Stunning Cake
Stunning Cake

This was just as delicious as this looked. I can’t believe my friend made this. I adore cakes but I have to outsource as I cannot make it this amazing.

Pub in Ascot
Pub in Ascot

This was such a cosy place to have a party like this. A hidden away pub in Ascot. What a gorgeous idea. I hope this article has provided you with ideas for event styling, hair styling and summer fashion.