Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Pink Wool Dress

Hi guys :) Autumn/Winter is quickly creeping on us and I'm so excited because of all the interesting and really pretty wool/knitwear fabrics that I've spotted in the shops! woop! I've got a few ideas in my head and I look forward to making my first outer jacket!

I found this really nice pink wool back in June and I couldn't resist. I decided to make a dress out of it for a 25th birthday mini concert. I didn't realise until the dress was all done and I was rocking out at the concert that I would get really warm in it. lol well duh? I should've known better. Regardless, I absolutely love this dress and I feel great in it. I'm generally not a big fan of pink, but I like the occasional hot pink shoes, hot pink lips, THIS hot pink dress and the pink (and yellow) diamond that I'd love to be in my engagement ring. Amen! :D :D

I wore the dress with a unique pair of shoes that I got at my big sis/friend Evelyn's beauty auction! Check out her blog here to get more info on the hottest beauty products around and of course to be informed about the next auction!! http://evelynlovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/   Sharing is Caring :)

I decided to wear the dress again to church last sunday as I didn't get the memo about the weather and I thought it'd be cold. This time around with tights. I must say, I prefer the look with no tights on. However, I plan to wear it some more in the colder months and I'd need to wear tights with it. I will most likely play down the shoes next time and let it match the tights so the dress is still statement. 

I particularly love the back of the dress. It adds more detail to such a simple style. 

I had to include this pic of my friend's beautiful son Az! mwah 
Hope you liked this post and thanks for spreading the word! Oh yea follow me on instragram - @Wuraf  :)
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Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Last month, we had our annual multicultural day at church. It was the most beautiful service ever. It's a day when each person/team dresses up as a national of a foreign country. No better time to have such than right after the Olympics and just before the Paras; keeps the spirit going. (side note: my church is located right next to the Olympic park :D #coolStuff).

I made a last minute suggestion to the media team that we dress as the #TeamUSA athletes because we're winners like that! #TeamGoldMedallists  lol... To relieve stress, I offered to make the skirts for the girls, trying to give Ralph Lauren a run for his money lol... Ok so here's a reminder of what their uniform was:

Ok a bit of an overshare but y'all get the gist. I decided to make navy skirts instead as I figured it'd be easier for the girls to find a white shirt in a week than to get navy blazers + white skirts (which they most likely do not own already). You might say that's not the uniform but it's all about perception and the idea they portrayed was "Preppy Sailors". I think we came pretty close as a group. Thumbs up to the guys for bringing to the best of their ability! I found some preppy looking ties at primark for the guys and scarves for the girls.

I kept getting the not so shocking : "You're French right?" because of the beret, but #TeamFrance didnt even wear the beret at the olympics and they had their girls in trousers.

Jaime really werking the skirt! It's her birthday today so Happy birthday Jaime!! :D So I had the worst nightmare when on saturday afternoon before the sunday, I realised I didn't have enough fabric and it had sold out in the shops. I went round looking for an alternative and found this corduroy that I used for Jaime's, turned out quite alright actually...

"I want my skirt shorter"

Our very own Kevin Durant & Carmelo Anthony lool not

Husband & Wife. Had to make a maternity version too for Mrs Nikki.

Right, so my stats tells me that I have an audience in the UAE *big grin* Time for me to start making some Arab moneys!lool this one's for YOU guys:

For all y'all stateside, hope I did y'all proud. Leave a comment plss :)
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