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Prague Wedding Guest: Outfit Of The Day

July 26, 2017

Wedding season is in full swing and so I thought I would share with you what I wore to our friends’ wedding in Prague.

Our friends Vanja and Rob got married at the beautiful Pachtuv Palace in Prague and it was the most romantic wedding that I have ever seen. There was an abundance of blooms, trailing ivy and eucalyptus framing the Palace as the string quartet played. Vanja’s dress was a fishtail of layered organza. She took my breath away. Nick has been best friends with Rob since school and was a groomsman. Our wedding (which takes place in a month) will be the last stop of their honeymoon, so it was a really special day for us.

Both of the newlyweds are absolutely fabulous which made their wedding the perfect opportunity to wear a bright prom dress and gold shoes! My dress is the Embroidered Salon Dress from ASOS , which is perfect for dancing and twirling in. My shoes are the Rio by Maguba. I have always wanted a pair of gold clogs, I actually bought these for my honeymoon but couldn’t resist wearing them for the wedding.

Suggested Post: Botanical Gardens Berlin

Fashion & Beauty

Pretty Poinsettia Christmas Dress OOTD

November 20, 2016

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What says Christmas better than a poinsettia print dress with glittery boots and a red lip? Say hello to my new Xmas party look, all that’s missing is a sprinkle of snow and a red bow to complete the festivities.

I am so excited about heading home for Xmas this year, so much so that I emailed out our home-tour itinerary months ago. With a big family like mine you need to get organised way in advance, and I’m delighted to say that the organising paid off, as we will get to see almost everyone this year!

One thing that I am particularly excited about is introducing my Mum and sisters to my wedding dress! That’s right, I think I found the one…

Wearing: Pretty Poinsettia Rose Dress by Emily and Fin, Ted and Muffy Knee Boots (mine have a glittery heel) and CRU London Charlotte Bag

Suggested Post: OOTD In Prague’s Old Town

Fashion & Beauty

MY FAVOURITE OOTD POSTS

September 15, 2016

I recently had to search through my back catalog of blogs. It was a lovely trip down memory lane and I enjoyed reminiscing about each post, what I was doing at the time and how things have changed since then. Being able to look back in this way is a wonderful perk of having a blog.

Here are some of my favourite OOTD posts since the inception of LedByLucy and the reasons why.

LedByLucy-Chester-England (14)Chester: Stopping To Smell The Roses This post and pictures remind me of deciding to make a huge leap of faith and move from the UK to Germany. It was a really exciting but also uncertain time as we didn’t know what to expect. Our lives changed a lot after this.LedByLucy-Poppy-ASOS-image6Poppy Print Outfit Of The Day Taken outside of Hotspur Press in Manchester, a pretty grubby industrial building which is steeped in history and charming in it’s own way. And yeah, I like the dress!

New #OOTD post set in #Ibiza featuring @topshop retro swimwear. Link to blog in bio. Ibiza In A Clamb Shell Holiday vibes!LedByLucy-Berlin-FashionTwinsies! OOTD With My Sister I pass this spot regularly and this image of my sister and I laughing together pops up in my mind every time. I actually have this picture framed in my spare room. We both live so far away from each other now that moments like this together are very precious.LedByLucy-Nhow-Berlin-BloggerNhow Berlin Review: A Sunny Lunch Date This is Berlin at its finest, with the sun shining! The Spree (the river in the background) is a landmark in Berlin that I love. If and when we ever decide to move away from Berlin, I know I will look back on photos like this and think of the good times.LedByLucy-January-Treats-image5LedByLucy-January-Treats-image6French Connection and Faux Fur The first post using my “proper” camera. Up until this point I had been admiring other people’s blogs and occasionally creating my own posts using an i-phone. It was a pricey purchase but totally worth it, it makes the blog in my opinion. LedByLucy-Blog-Engagement-Dress-White-Bocci-BerlinEngagement Party Dress: Wearing White Wearing White Both the twinkling lights at Bocci and the fact that I am wearing my engagement party dress make this a favourite post. Maybe one day when I’m older and we have children they might ask about our engagement and I can show them these pictures.

Fashion & Beauty

YELLOW DRESS OUTFIT OF THE DAY

August 11, 2016

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This outfit has pretty much been my uniform this summer. I’ve never had a yellow dress before but my best friend and bridesmaid to-be picked it out for me and I’ve hardly had it off since. I really love it, especially because I have a slight tan, it seems to go really well with that. I get a new pair of these chunky sandals in a different colour every summer because they are so comfortable and match everything, and the bag has been with me everyday too.

Do you have a go-to outfit for summer?

Wearing: Yellow Dress from Aspire Style, CRU London Willow Weekender and New Look Chunky Heels

Suggested Post: Poppy Print Outfit Of The Day

Photo Credit: The wonderful Kate from Sole Satisfaction

 

 

Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Places

BOTANICAL GARDENS BERLIN

April 6, 2016

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My Grandma always used to take us to the botanical gardens for days out there when we were little. I have such fond memories of escaping the cold into a tropical climate filled with exotic plants and flowers from all over the world. With these treasured memories in mind, I decided to visit Botanischer Garten Berlin, which boasts the second largest tropical greenhouse in the world.

As I entered through the gates and explored the vast grounds at Botanischer Garten my imagination began to run wild. Picturing the types of people that walked through these glasshouses and grounds when it was first built back in 1679.

We visited over the spring bank holiday weekend but I would love to return again in Summer to see the grounds in full bloom.

Wearing: Zara Tweed Dress With Layered Skirt/French Connection Saddle Bag/Black Ballet Pumps

Suggested Post: OOTD In Prague’s Old Town

Fashion & Beauty

ENGAGEMENT PARTY DRESS: WEARING WHITE

March 22, 2016

LedByLucy-Blog-Engagement-Dress-White-Bocci-BerlinLedByLucy-Engagement-Ring-Vintage-BloggerLove-Triangle-White-Dress-LedByLucy-BloggerLedByLucy-White-Lace-Engagement-DressLedByLucy-Bocci-Berlin-Blog-White-DressBocci 5DSC_0184From the moment Nick and I got engaged we knew that we wanted to host a party with all of our nearest and dearest to celebrate. Parties are my absolute favourite, I just love everything about them, from picking the decorations to dancing the night away.

I knew that I wanted to wear white. Newlywed brides are constantly telling me that the big day is over in a flash. So I figured I wanted to make the most of my opportunity to wear white. I searched far and wide to find the right dress before deciding upon this one. I wanted something unusual in design that would be perfect for dancing in, and this ticked all of the boxes.

As I was heading out of the house I grabbed a pair of gold balerina pumps just in case my feet hurt from dancing later in the evening, and I’m so glad I did. They certainly came in handy.

Keep your eyes peeled for more posts on the party, I’ll be sharing details on the party location and decorations soon.

Wearing: Love Triangle High Neck Midi Dress

Location: Bocci 79 Showroom, if you are in Berlin you must visit. It is a totally beautiful showroom filled with contemporary light designs. This wasn’t the venue for our party, but it was perfect for capturing these shots of my dress. As you would expect at Bocci, the lighting is perfect

Suggested Post: Wedding Season = Sister Season

Photo Credit: With special thanks to the talented  Berliner Post for taking these photographs

 

Fashion & Beauty

A 50s DATE AT THE DINER

February 21, 2016

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2- LedByLucy-HouseOfFoxy- Route66dinerWhat do you wear for a date at 50s, American style diner Route 66? A 1950s dress of course! This polka-dot dress by The House of Foxy couldn’t have been more perfect. ‘The Lucy Dress’ sits neatly on the cusp of the 50s and 60s and was inspired by a Sears catalogue dress from 1963. It has a full pleated skirt which is perfect for dancing to the jukebox in. It’s also named after me which is an added bonus!

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Suggested Post: Fairground Fashion

Photo Credit: The photographs of me in this post were taken by The Berliner Post, an amazing photographer who has recently been chosen as one of Instagram’s official suggested users.

Fashion & Beauty

NATURAL PARTY MAKE-UP

February 7, 2016

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For me a party look has pretty much always meant bright lipstick (red or pink) with black winged eyeliner. But recently I have been enjoying experimenting with new looks, and playing with natural shades and warm, earthy tones. For this natural party make-up look I used brands and products that not only created a natural look but also care for Mother Nature too with environmentally friendly brand values.

Here is what I used for this look:

Grooving Gold Eye-shadow Pallet, Colour Crush Festive Lipstick, Bold Felt Liner, Colour Rush Nail Sequins by Body Shop and Mineral Foundation Powder by Inka

Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Places

OOTD IN PRAGUE’S OLD TOWN

December 3, 2015

LedByLucy-EmilyandFinn-Blog-Fashion.jpg2LedByLucy-Star-Dress-PragueLast weekend I caught the train to Prague for the first time and instantly fell in love with the enchanting city. Every street is full of candy coloured, dollhouse like buildings fit for a Wes Anderson film. I was constantly gazing up and around me at the old-fashioned pastel pink, blue and yellow buildings. These pictures where taken in the chocolate box Old Town.LedByLucy-Fashion-Blogger-Newgate-WatchLedByLucy-EmilyandFinn-Blog-FashionThere is something ethereal about Prague at this time of year and so my Midnight Shooting Star Dress seemed perfect for the occasion. When I’m out and about exploring on city breaks comfortable clothes and shoes are so important. This dress is fully lined with cotton and even has pockets so it feels snuggly and comfortable.

I got sheepskin insoles for my boots from the Christmas Markets which kept my toes toasty warm for all of the walking that we did. I also had a nice big warm coat which you can’t see in these pics.
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Wearing: Rose Dress in Midnight Shooting Star by Emily and Fin/Newgate Watches The Liberty (use discount code newgateloveslucy for 20% off before 31st Jan 2016)/H&M Hat, Scarf,  Ankle Boots and Shooting Star Rings
I hope that you like my OOTD post and I can’t wait to tell you all about the rest of my trip soon. Lucy x

Fashion & Beauty

OUTFIT OF THE DAY AT MUSEUM ISLAND

November 19, 2015

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Wearing: Brit-Stitch Brit Luxe Shoulder Bag in Vintage Red/Newgate Watches The Liberty (use discount code newgateloveslucy for 20% off before 31st Jan 2016)/ French Connection Corvette Coating Fur Trim Coat/Kurt Geiger Carvela Boots/M&S Pearl Earrings

Suggested Post: Twinsies! An OOTD With My Sister

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TWINSIES! AN OOTD WITH MY SISTER

November 1, 2015

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LedByLucy-Berlin-Fashion-WhiteStuffMy sister Josephine has been staying with me and I loved showing her our favourite spots in Berlin. As we live so far away from each other I really wanted to take some nice pictures of the two of us together that I can have printed and hang in my new apartment. We headed out to lunch at my favourite little Italian in Kreuzberg and the walk there was beautiful with bright autumnal leaves framing The Spree. I just adore the pictures that we took, we were giggling so much and they really capture our personalities. The only thing missing is my other sister Rachael but I will be seeing her soon enough.

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I am wearing: Zara Shorts, Oasis jumper and CRU London Vincent Crossover (use CRU15LBL20 for 20% discount for LedByLucy readers).

Josie is wearing: White Stuff boots, White Company coat, TopShop skirt, TopShop shirt and CRU London Appleby Bucket Bag (use CRU15LBL20 for 20% discount for LedByLucy readers).

Suggester Post: Autumnal Kreuzberg With The Berliner Post

Travel & Places

AUTUMNAL KREUZBERG WITH THE BERLINER POST

October 22, 2015

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ledbylucy-gordes-autumnBerlin spoiled me rotten this summer with the most glorious sunshine every day. As a result of the hot weather I have been biking everywhere and so I was less than impressed when the Autumn showers suddenly sprung upon us. Although the rain can be annoying, I am enjoying the stark contrast in seasons. This feels like the most vivid Autumn that I have ever experienced. It helps that I live really close to a huge forest, so every weekend we go for a bike ride and see the leaves change from green to orange. As we are so new to this city we don’t ever want to waste any time indoors. We just want to get out there and explore.

Ayten from The Berlinner Post and I had arranged to go out to Kreuzberg for the day to work on a photography project. Ayten loves it there because it is a creative center of Berlin with a great mixture of art and street-life. The rain that day just wouldn’t stop but we didn’t let it stop us. We took shelter in Knofi, a Turkish bakery and restaurant which has totally embraced Autumn. It is so cozy with fluffy blankets, baskets of pumpkins and a deli counter overflowing with freshly baked patties, falafel and tiramisu. I am desperate to go back there and show Nick.

LedByLucy-Berlin-Autumn (10)LedByLucy-Berlinner-PostThe photographs of me in this post were taken by The Berliner Post, you must check out Ayten’s Instagram page for a daily dose of fantastic Berlin photography.

Suggested Post: Müggelsee Lake

 

Fashion & Beauty

OOTD: WITH THE SUN SHINING DOWN OVER ME AND YOU

October 7, 2015

LedByLucy-ASOS-DressLedByLucy-ASOS-Dress-2Do you have different soundtracks that remind you of certain points in your life? ‘5 Years Time’ by Noah And The Whale feels so apt for me right now. My boyfriend and I used to listen to it when we first got together and wonder what the big wide world had in store for us. We recently celebrated our six year anniversary together and ‘5 Years Time’ just popped up on Spotify after not hearing it for all those years. The memories just came flooding back and we were transported to the start of our relationship.

It’s fun think about where we were six years ago and where we are now, the things that have changed and the things that have stayed exactly the same. It’s also fun to imagine going back in time and asking past Lucy and Nick to guess where they think they would be in six years time. I think we would be pretty happy to hear what our futures had in store for us.

Wearing: TopShop Womens TALL Soft Bonded Trench Coat/ASOS Double Layer Button Through Jaquard Mini Dress/Dune Two Part Block Heel Leather Sandal (similar)/CRU London Willow Weekender Tote bag (use CRU15LBL20 for 20% discount for LedByLucy readers)

Suggested Post: Chester Stopping To Smell The Roses

Travel & Places

ONLY BORING PEOPLE GET BORED

September 24, 2015

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LedByLucy-Golf-2Golf, pool and ping-pong, not my scene. And when I say not my scene, I mean I suck at them and losing is boring. But as my Grandma always said ‘only boring people get bored’ and I totally agree. In our new home city there is a ping pong table in every park and most bars too. So I’ve been trying harder to enjoy that kind of shizzle and much to my surprise, it’s working! We even played shuffleboard the other day (I’d never even heard of it to start with) and it was so much fun. I scored a 4 (the highest mark) which potentially helped a little.

These photos were taken in Portinatx Ibiza, you can read more about the trip here.

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