5.3.15

Look | MONO GREYS

Wool Coat: Primark £25
Checkered Shirt: H&M £12
Turtle Neck Jumper: Primark £8
White Skinny Jeans: River Island £45
Ankle Boots: H&M £12

Hey loves!!

Now that it's March, the weathers slightly been better the past week and the sun's been out and about a little more so I've found myself steering away from all my chunky winter knits. 

I have so many basic turtle necks in different colours and sometimes it can get a bit boring wearing a plain turtle neck on jeans so I chucked a checkered shirt on top to give a bit of print to the whole outfit. I always find that layering with blocks of colour and prints always gives a bit more 'personality' and 'individuality' to any outfit.

I think this coat has been seen everywhere, the oversized grey coat from Primark that also came in a mauvey pink colour. I have to admit I was hunting for it for months!! I just couldn't find my size, until I gave in and thought i'll just get a size 12 and take it in a bit, so that's what I eventually had to do. I'm really into the whole oversized coats trend thats going on at the moment, I've been seeing a lot of camel oversized coats everywhere and it seems to be growing on me, I think I may just have to get one in a camel colour now lol.

So guys, as much as I hate to spill the beans that, I'm actually going to grow a year older next Wednesday boo hoo!! lol And so for my birthday my husband has actually decided for us to go Spain for about 10 days, which I'm SUPER excited about!! We're going to be staying right next to the coast so the beach is literally a 5 minute walk which is perfect!! If you guys have been to Spain and have any recommendations of places to visit then please let us know in the comments, as it's our first holiday together as husband and wife we want to explore and enjoy the country as much as we can in the time that we are going so all your suggestions would be so much help!! :D

I'll be updating while on our trip on my Instagram so be sure to check it out on the_goldenmonkey :D

 

1.3.15

Look | ZARA AZTEC

Sleeveless Knit Top: Zara £9.99
Aztec Woven Skirt: Zara £9.99
Biker Leather Jacket: Topshop £40
Ankle Boots: H&M £12


Happy weekend guys!!


I've been wearing so many pieces from Zara lately, I managed to pick up some gorj things from the sale. I got this sleeveless knit from their quiet some time ago during a sale, but I grabbed this skirt during the Boxing Day sales, it was chaos guys like a crazy mad house and there was one woman following me the whole time in the hope I put the skirt back on the rail so she could get her hands on it haha!!

I just had to walk out with the skirt in my hands, at £9.99 the quality is really good, it's really thick fabric as it's woven, so the pattern isn't a print as such, but instead woven with thick threads so you can still be warm in the cold days but still get away with wearing a nice skirt!!

Another steal from the sales are these beaut of a pair of booties. Again, they do look like they would be from Zara as their a super slick and smart boot, but they caught my eye online on H&M and they where only £12!!

Please don;t mind the sudden change of the half up half down hair do in the images guys lol I just couldn't make my mind up of how I wanted my hair to be so I thought lets just do a bit of both :P 

 


9.2.15

The longest BRB, because... I got MARRIED!!!


The longest overdue HELLO to you all!! A huge sorry too for abruptly dissapearing for a long time, but just like the title of this post says, I was away from the blog as I got married!! :D

It feels so good to be back writing this post, I've truely missed blogging the past months while I was away, but I'm super excited to be back with my wedding post and being able to share our special day with you all :D I did mention in a couple of posts of some exciting news but I didn't want to spill the beans too much...

Now onto sharing the day with you all, my now husband and I (it still feels surreal saying it!) always wanted something super small and simple, not the typical 5/6 day event hindu wedding, as well as this we always thought of going away to India to hold it and so that's where it was. I flew back in October to India and the wedding day was on the 18th of October, the ceremony was really short and simple, we was married in literally 15 minutes!! Not the typical hindu wedding at all guys!!

It's the easiest job ever getting clothes fitted/made in India, you can give a tailor an outfit to get fitted and it would literally be ready for you the next day!! And there's never nothing they can't do, our wedding outfits where partially designed by myself and I got it made by tailors and it was shocking how quickly they got things ready for us, my wedding dress was complete in just 2 days :O And yes guys, as you can see by the pictures, we got married in black. Traditionally in hindu weddings the couple wear reds, pinks and all bright colours and even guests wear bright fun colours, but we both love black and don't believe that wearing black is a bad thing, which is the case at such occasions. We decided to go with black and gold outfits with my bangles being red and green for a touch of contrast colour as well as my bindi's.



Since being a child I've always loved henna, lots and lots of it. I knew from then that if and when I do get married one day, I'm not fussed about anything much apart from having lots and lots of henna LOL! The day before the wedding we had a very small ceremony called Haldi, this is where family members apply turmeric paste to the bride and groom to make the skin glow. Because the Haldi ceremony was short and simple we had the henna straight after, however, it took 5 HOURS guys :| I was sitting in one position for 5 hours and it was really difficult but so worth it lol. I had all my arms done as well as my feet, it was really intricate and dainty!!



Because I wanted the henna to have a really dark colour I ended up sleeping with it on all night, and oh my god in the middle of the night I almost felt like I made wrong decision, sleeping with henna all up your arms and legs with carrier bags tied on top, I felt like a mummy :| and then knowing you have to wake up super early the next day to get married, I just couldn't sleep!! The wedding ceremony time was at 11am in the morning, and decided that I didn't want a make up artist or hair stylist to do my make up or hair, as we wanted things simple and natural so I had to wake up extra early and get ready by myself. I just did a black and gold smokey eye with a really neutral lip and light contouring. The make up wasn't the hard part, it was the hair!! Even though it looks like I just have my hair simply straight and open, it was tough to do as I needed to attach a hair piece at the crown to get a high behive in order to pin my veil to it, and the hairpiece I had to give me the behive just wouldn't stay to my head when we put the veil on on it as it was so heavy because of it being all embroidered. But eventually we managed to keep it put with about a million hair grips lol



To get to and from the wedding spot we had a rickshaw covered in roses which was really pretty!! It felt really good to embrace the natural things of India and the indian way of life, seeing the rickshaw decorated made our day that more authentic we felt.



The ceremony was complete in about 15 minutes and from there we went for dinner to a local food hall, where the local village people come to eat everyday, it was so special to see them smile eating with us as for them it was something different, it made our day that much more special knowing we spent time making other people smile :)



After the wedding we spent a few more weeks in India celebrating Diwali and we came back in November. We moved straight into our new home and getting settled down has took a long time, getting essential things for the house that we need and cleaning and decorating has all taken time but it's been so exciting and fun :D We both have a really strong vision of how we want everything to look in the house so we're taking our time getting all the little decorative things, but it will all come together with time :) 

Now that we are settled in and in a routine, I'm excited to be back to blogging :D Outfit posts, hauls and styling posts will be up in the running as usual and if there's anything in particular you guys would like to see please let me know! :D I hope you all enjoyed this post on our special day, I feel a ball burst of excitement inside me sharing it with you all :))


5.5.14

Look | WIDE X LEG

Zebra Print Top: H&M £12.99 (old)
Wide Leg Trousers: Mum's
Shoes: H&M £24.99
*Paul's Boutique Bag: £75*

Happy Bank Holiday all!!

Hope your all enjoying your long weekend off and making the most of the lovely weather!!

If you've been following me on Instagram you will have already seen this amazing bag from Paul's Boutique. I'm seriously in love with it guys, it's so chic and classy and at the same time the size is perfect for traveling or long trips as it', quiet big with two front and back pockets it's good to keep things you need to access quickly, inside there's a middle compartment that has a zip so you can keep certain items safe as well as small pockets for phones or small accessories. The quality is top notch and the perfect touch is the red lining inside, it almost like a Louboutin bag the signature black and red look lol

Recently I've noticed a lot of culottes and wide leg trousers, specially within the Zara look-book, and I remembered my mum gave me some super old school wide leg trousers a few years back, now me being me chucked them at the back of my cupboard thinking I'll never wear these but I cannot describe the joy I felt when I got them back out again, they are so perfect and have saved me a few pounds from getting some from Zara!!

 

24.4.14

Look | SHIRT X 2

Plain White Shirt: Dad's (old)
Printed Shirt: H&M £10 (sale)
White Skinny Jeans: River Island £45
*Trainers: Puma Suede Collection £55*
Sunglasses: ASOS £12


Hi all!!

It's been a little while since my last post, and honestly I've been SO busy the past two weeks. Going up and down London has taken up so much time since I last blogged. There's a lot of things happening at the moment, but all good things which is good!! I will update you all of what exactly that is, but when things are a bit more set in stone :) Other than that, I hope you've all been well and enjoying the lovely spring weather we've been having recently, it feels so nice to see the sun more often, my days seem a lot more chirpier than dull with gloomy weather lol.

Having said that the sun's finally here, my wardrobes finally filled with lighter and airy clothes rather than those chunky knits :D I've been so attracted to whites recently, I seem to love everything white and crisp clean. Particularly something like today's outfit.

I decided to pair up two shirts for a more dimensional outfit rather than just an all plain flat white combo. I cannot tell you guys how much I've been loving this blue print shirt from H&M, I think I've worn it at every chance I can get, soon as it's washed Ive got it on again lol the print is perfect, something that reminds me of Zara prints and the material is so lightweight it's the most comfortable ever and the fact that the material is a wrinkle effect it looks super laid-back which is right up my street!!

Another thing I wanted to rave about are these AMAZING trainers from Puma. Seriously, they are perfect,... Simple... lol.  if your the type that's into the whole slip-on/sport luxe trend then these are just the trainers to give that look. But mainly the reason why I love them SO much is the comfort and fit, up til date they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I don't know exactly what it is but it's almost like cushiony inside but at the same time the shape inside fits the shape of the bottom of your feet so it feels so soft to walk in. Having all the comfort they have the chunky white rim sole for the slip-om look and the suede looks really chic, who would have thought trainers could look this chic?!

Ok guys enough of the rambles, I'm so glad to be back in the swing of things and interacting with you all again, hope your all having a lovely week!! :)

24.3.14

Look | SWEATSHIRT TSHIRT

Smart Joggers: Primark £12
Cat Eye Sunglasses: ASOS £12
Shoes: H&M £24.99

Happy Monday all!!

The lovely people at French Connection sent me over this AMAZING sweatshirt tshirt, I'm so in love with it, my wardrobes so full off dull colours, black white and greys and this is just the perfect amount of colour to introduce into my wardrobe for the sunnier days weve been having recently. I'm always worried about getting bold prints as I'm used to wearing solid colours but this is such a beaut print, with not so many colours jumping in your face it looks like just the perfect amount of pattern and colour. The quality is top notch, the fact that its a tshirt but the fabrics the same a sweatshirt so it keeps you warm enough for the transitioning weather. I love the fact that the zips actually do open at the bottom, those fake zips that some brands put just for the show really put me off, but these create a different hem if you wish to open one or both of them.

Ive been obsessing over sunnies at the moment guys!! I recently got these gorj cat eye sunnies from ASOS and it weren't long until they where sold out so I'm so glad I got my hands on them!! They look super chic and go with absolutely everything, I think they put any outfit together perfectly


7.3.14

Look | LAYERS X LAYERS



Cropped Sweatshirt: eBay
Sheer Shirt: Dorothy Perkins (old)
Black Skinny Jeans: Primark £11
Statement Necklace: Primark £8
Longer Necklace: Mum's
Slip-ons: Topshop £20


Happy Friday and weekend all!!

If you've been following me on Instagram you will have already seen this gorgeous statement necklace. Ive been seeing these ethnic type statement necklaces creep up here and there recently and I have to say it's right up my street!! I love the whole style of them and being hindu my mum has loads of them from years back that where gifted to her when she got married, those are real silver though but still in the same style and I'm so glad I can make use of them in my outfits!! But if any of you want to grab this one I'd suggest you run to Primark theyre only £8!! Such a bargain!! The longer one in the pictures is actually one of mum's, I decided to layer them both up as I think they super cool layered on top of each other.

I decided to layer up today with different textures, I love the look of sheer fabric with something a lot more thick like this sweatshirt, gives the perfect contrast. And not to forget my ever so loved Topshop slip-ons which I think a lot of you might be fed up of seeing now haha!

These past few days have been so manic guys!! It just so happens to be my birthday on Tuesday so trying to get things organzied has been a little mental. Not going to be doing much just have a family get together but for some reason things have just got so on top of me it feels like there arent enough hours in the day to get things done, but I've finally got round to getting everything done today so I'm looking forward to having a relaxed weekend before I turn old haha!! 

Anyhoww guys, I hope you all have a lovely weekend too!! :)