fancy friday

The sun is shining here in London and it’s Friday – doesn’t get old, does it. Hope you’ve all had good weeks and are looking forward to kicking back and enjoying the weekend! Even though this has been another 4-day week in the office for me (god bless events down-time), these past few days have really taken it out of me and I’m more than ready for a weekend completely devoid of major activity or travel… apart from an anniversary dinner (3yrs!) with my boyfriend on Saturday night. I have no idea where we’re going and I can’t wait. I have zero plans for the rest of the time and that’s exactly how I like it!
I believe it was The Man Repeller (if you don’t know who she is, then please familiarise yourself – you won’t regret it) who first coined the term ‘arm party’ (correct me if I’m wrong) and now it’s turned into a mini revolution. An arm party refers to stacked bracelets… no particular order, just piled on as far up towards your elbow as possible. My favourite type of arm party involves a big ol’ hulking man-watch – preferably Marc Jacobs or Michael Kors but I’m not fussy – and a combo of bangles, chunky chains and statement pieces. The beauty of this concept is that you can’t do it wrong! You throw them on, you look cool. Fact. And this kind of party isn’t reserved for just your arms… oh no, the neck party is also bang on trend with all the statement necklaces around at the moment. You might want to steer clear of an ankle party though, unless you’re Lindsey Lohan and you have no choice. Here’s the look in action:

{images via pinterest}
Want to organise one of these shindigs? Then look no further, my friends, here’s one I made earlier:

{1. Marc Jacobs rose gold watch – £200 / 2. USC Timmi Swizzle bracelet – £7 / 3. ASOS circle links bracelets – £6 / 4. Evans bead bangle – £12 / 5. Whistles medlon chain bracelet – £18 / 6. Republic twisted bracelet – £5.99 / 7. Dorothy Perkins beaded deco stretch – £15}
My favourite look of the week goes to supermodel Karolina Kurkova, who shone in this fuchsia pink satin Sophie Theallet Resort 2012 gown at a Film & Music Festival in Ischia, Italy. The navy sash is colour-block perfection, and the look is made even better by the simple hair, matching pink lips and a Chanel cuff. Love. It. All. And the room of the week goes to one that I just pinned to my ‘At Home’ Pinterest board (for all my boards, see here) – I’m more than a little taken by that velvet bench at the end of the table and the mismatched chairs (which I posted about earlier in the week – see here). I’m also smitten by the contrast between the white and steel elements… and open shelves! I actually want to copy this kitchen down to the last detail, it’s that good:

{images via prphotos & pinterest}
I hope you have a fantastic weekend whatever you’re doing and wherever you may be…

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