special occasions

4 Tips for Choosing The Perfect Wedding Dress

4 Tips for Choosing The Perfect Wedding Dress

Are you struggling to decide on your wedding gown? It’s a big decision and one that grows in magnitude as your big day approaches. Can you find the perfect dress? We say ‘yes’. A wedding dress is one of the most essential outfits a person will wear in their lifetime; for many, it will make or break their big day. What if you make the wrong decision? What if you change your mind once you buy it? What, if what if, what if….. They say you know it is the perfect dress when you put it on, and many of…

5 Great Mothers Day Gift Ideas

5 Great Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there! Every year, on the 8th of May, you’re expected to show mom just how much she means to you. This Mother’s Day is your chance to let your mother know that she doesn’t need diamonds or pearls.  Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash There are plenty of sentimental gifts that will mean just as much, if not more, than diamonds and pearls. Even the pickiest woman can find something to love within  These 5 Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Hand Letter Her Favourite Poem On Wood And Give It As A Gift…

Birthday Gifts That Show Dad You Actually ‘Get Him’

Birthday Gifts That Show Dad You Actually ‘Get Him’

As far as birthday gifts are concerned, they don’t come harder to buy for than your old man. Dads are notoriously difficult at the best of times, but at least you can get away with underwear and aftershave at Christmas. However, If his birthday is approaching you probably feel as though you’re up a creek that begins with the letter ‘S’ when it comes to buying birthday gifts. It doesn’t need to be that way. This year can be a little different with a gift that will turn that fake grin into a genuine smile. There are several ideas out…

3 Perfectly Dressed Tips for Special Parties

3 Perfectly Dressed Tips for Special Parties

‘Tis the season to perfectly dressed when you attend an important event or party over the festive season. There are three tips you need to remember. When you have a big event coming up, there are a number of things to be perfectly dressed that you want to get right. One of them, for most people, will be to look as good as possible. Being perfectly dressed, and comfortable, will heighten your confidence and contribute to your enjoyment of the party. However, it would be a lie to suggest that looking one’s absolute best is always a walk in the…

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

It’s official, December is here, and now the Christmas countdown can really begin! While Christmas is still a few weeks away, you can guarantee they’ll fly by in a haze of present buying and festive dinners and parties. If you’re hosting Christmas this year or plan on having some visitors, you’ll want to make sure that your home is ready in plenty of time. Ready to tackle that Christmas countdown to do list? Here are some handy tips on getting your home ready for Christmas. Clear the cupboards Cooking and preparing food over Christmas is stressful enough in itself, without…

3 Special Gift Ideas for The Mother You Love

3 Special Gift Ideas for The Mother You Love

Your life is a special gift and the person who brought you into the world is likely to be very special to you; your Mother. Your mother is a special gift who has probably done everything for you as you’ve grown up. She will have been there when no-one else was, and she knows you better than anybody else does. Yet once you fly the nest and move out, they can become a little more lonely than you realise. So every once in a while they deserve a little treat to let them know how much they mean to you….

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s so much fun to invent Halloween costume ideas especially if you have time and talent. But what if you run out of time? And don’t really have talent? The time is nearly here, where girls turn into ghouls, the streets are lined with Jack-O-Lanterns and the smell of candy corn fills the air. So do you need a few Halloween costume ideas? Yes, it’s only a few weeks now until Halloween, and you may have already bought your costume ready for going out. If you don’t have the time to be donning the pennywise prosthetics, don’t worry! Today we…

Dia de Los Muertos Makeup

Dia de Los Muertos makeup is where you can go crazy with celebratory sugar skull-styled glam. Do you love to play dress up? Love to play dress up and scare people? The wonderful celebration of life that is the Festival of the Dead – Dia de Los Muertos – comes with sugar skulls, and a tribute to past lives lived well. This video, Dia de Los Muertos Makeup, will give you inspiration when the time comes for life to celebrate death. Now increasingly celebrated in Australia around the time of Halloween, you can see from the fabulous Dia de Los…

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Expert party decorating tips can add to your own imagination when you are planing the perfect special event. Your role as host doesn’t begin and end with supplying drinks and food. The décor is important in order to get everyone in the right vibe. So regardless of who you are inviting to your home, you’ll need some party decorating tips and tricks for hosting the perfect special event this season. Party Decorating Tips #1: Blow Out on Balloons No party is complete without a few balloons. You can buy standard balloons, or get creative such as going with a colour…

The Art of Dressing Well for Any Occasion

The Art of Dressing Well for Any Occasion

Dressing well is, for the most part, subjective. For some it’s a ball gown and tiara. Others are comfortable in dress jeans and hot shoes. However dressing well isn’t simply limited to WHAT we wear. It’s also WHERE we wear it. Most of us struggle from time to time to dress as well as possible for certain events and occasions. It can often be difficult knowing whether our outfit is appropriate, or what it is like in comparison to others’. But as long as you follow some basic rules, you should actually find that dressing well for any occasion is…

7 Tips for Special Occasion Glamour and Glitz

7 Tips for Special Occasion Glamour and Glitz

If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, then you’ll want to look and feel your very best. There are all kinds of things you can do to make this happen. The sooner you start, the better you’ll feel about your special occasion – how about upping your water intake a few weeks in advance to detoxify your body and clear your skin? These tips and tricks will help you out too! Include Texture And Interest In Your Look Your look should have texture and interest to make people go ‘wow!’. Adding a couple of different textures to your outfit…

Pottery Barn Easter Table Setting Ideas

Pottery Barn Easter Table Setting Ideas

Pottery Barn is my new favourite store for all things decor. If you are redecorating, renovating, building, or looking for special occasion pieces then Pottery Barn is a great place to start… and finish. This Easter, add cute and decor worthy tabletop ideas to have your home reflecting a special occasion for kids and adults. Whilst the religious significance is not evident if you love the idea of rabbits and eggs to provide some tabletop fun then you’ll love these new homewares. A Little Pottery Barn History Pottery Barn first opened in Lower Manhattan, NYC, in 1949 nestled amongst the…

Best Cocktail Dresses for Very Special Occassions

Best Cocktail Dresses for Very Special Occassions

Ready for the evening party? Choose From The Best Cocktail Dresses! Cocktail dresses are woven with great care and attention shown towards bringing every beat of the party into perspective. Many aspects of dressmaking go into creating the perfect party wear. For the ultimate party, cocktail dresses are one of those special kinds that have to be considered with utmost detail and thematic approach. Glitter, glamour and loud pandemonium are the elements of these festivities, and you must fit in and emerge as a remarkable presence! Size, fitting, colors, themes and designs are all so important to set the mood…

Thank You, Mum. Special Occasion Celebrations

Thank You, Mum. Special Occasion Celebrations

Special occasion celebrations are the perfect way to show those closest to you how much you love and appreciate them. So throw a surprise party and spend some time together. If you are lucky enough to be close to your mother, then it’s a great idea to make a big effort for her birthday – remember all the birthday parties she threw for you and your friends when they painted the dog and trod buttercream into the carpets? Here are some ideas to help you push the boat out in return…

Little Black Dress In Classic Retrospective

Little Black Dress In Classic Retrospective

The iconic Little Black Dress (LBD) has been a wardrobe staple for decades. Worn by screen queens and styled by the world’s finest fashion designers, the Little Black Dress is an enduring classic. And you could WIN tickets to The Melbourne Fair at Caulfield Racecourse (Nov 24 – Nov 27, 2016) to see little black dresses from 1920’s onwards. Over 30 dealers will be exhibiting their collections of rare and vintage items. So not only can you attend, but you will also have the chance to buy a very fashionable piece of history. To READ MORE and ENTER please click the title.