Monday, December 24, 2012

Wedding Tales


One of my high school bffs got married a while back and I was the maid of honor. The planning process was an interesting one because the bride had no idea what color she wanted neither did she care for a wedding theme.No doubt she wanted a beautiful wedding, but she was more focused on having an organized and seamless event.I finally chose her wedding colors (yellow and gold)and she pretty much let the bridesmaids choose their own outfits.

I had originally ordered a yellow chiffon dress to match the bridesmaids' but when my dress came in, it was 3 sizes big and my tailor thought it'd be easier to sew a new dress than alter the over sized dress.Luckily, I got 75% of my money back from the original retailer and my tailor worked her magic and produced the gold dress I wore in 5 days. The dress was a bit tight but we were in crunch time and I couldn't have it taken out. 

The prep for the wedding was fun except that the night before the big day, the horrors of all horrors happened...I burnt the bride's veil!!!I was ironing it and right before my eyes, the stupid iron (yes, it was the iron's fault) scorched and took a big chunk of the veil. I think I died, went to heaven and came back to earth when I saw the large scorch hole holes made by the iron.The burns were huge and were positioned right in front of the veil.The bride found it hilarious and laughed till tears rolled down her eyes.I on the other hand, was freaking out and partially hyperventilating. She was a good sport and we somehow found a way to patch the veil.We also had to make sure that her bouquet was constantly covering the patch during the ceremony. It was such a relief when the groom finally unveiled her. 
And oh, I did the bride's make up.After burning her veil, she was definitely brave to trust me with her face.

Here are some of the pictures...enjoy!


 






I also caught the bouquet.I think I am going to give this catching bouquet thing a break.This is my 3rd bouquet!!*hides face in shame*






Don't forget to check out the 25% off sale going on at the Chic Therapy Store

That's all folks, have a fantastic Christmas.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cost Of Christmas

Hey guys, Catherine of  womenspersonalfinance wanted me to share this infographic with you. Hope you find it informative.Enjoy!




christmas price 4 Cost Of Christmas Infographic



Source: WomensPersonalFinance.net

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Sale @ Chic Therapy

Because It has been a fantastic year for Chic Therapy,we would like to give our fans and supporters a special holiday treat.From now till Dec 31st, you get 25% off the entire store when you use code "CHRISTMASSALE". We ship to the US,Canada, and all of Europe.
Click to shop

    Happy shopping, happy holidays.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

With Love from London

Hi there!Hope everyone is doing great.Things have been hectic for me and right now, I am suffering from a really bad cold and jet lag. So, I was in the UK for most of last week and I spent most of the time in Glasgow, Scotland. On Monday, I flew into London and spent the day meeting up with friends. I was back in the States on Tuesday and had to go back to work immediately. Words can't explain how fatigued and sick I feel right now. The weekend really, can't come soon enough.
Anyways, just thought i'd  drop a quick post before leaving for work this morning.I took these pictures at my friend's apartment in London Bridge. The London Eye was right behind me but the lighting made it impossible to photograph.Hope you enjoy the pictures.See ya soon!







Wednesday, December 05, 2012

How to pick the perfect glasses for your face



Finding a pair of glasses that perfectly fits your face can be a bit of a challenge. The right frame will absolutely upgrade your look, while the wrong frame will most certainly ruin it. With the various frame types and brands available, choosing the right frame can be daunting. To make the task of finding the perfect sunglasses less stressful, we have put together a basic guide to selecting the right pair of glasses for your face:



Round
Pick: Wide, rectangular frames.
Avoid: Round frames


Oval
Pick: Oversize or wrap styles.
Avoid: Frames that are too narrow

Square
Pick: Round, cat’s-eye
Avoid: geometric shapes

Heart
Pick: Cat’s-eye, round.
Avoid: Overly decorative glasses

You can get all these styles and more from www.smartbuyglasses.co.za

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

...because Summer Works in the Winter


A while back, I was having a conversation with a friend and she was wondering if it was okay to wear sun glasses in the winter.The sun is as harmful in the winter months as it is in the summer so it is totally fine to wear sunglasses in the cold,dark dreary months. Asides the protection our eyes get from sunglasses, they serve as a fashion accessory and are a great way to dress up an outfit.
For winter months,I prefer over-sized sunglasses because they protect a big portion of the face from cold winds.I was checking out sunglasses at Focus, an online sunglasses boutique and these are the pairs I fell in love with.

RAYBAN JACKIE OHH
Focus has a selection of Ray Ban sunglasses but I absolutely love this over sized glasses inspired by the legendary, Jackie Onassis.

over-sized Bvlgari sunglasses
Emporio Armani
Aside sunglasses, there are so many ways to rock summer items in the cold,dreary months.Check out some looks I created below.
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Pair your favorite summer dress with winter essentials and voila! you have a banging winter outfit



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Shake the dust from your summer shorts,add on boots & tights and you are good to go.


That's all folks.Happy hump day.
                                xoxo

                      Chic Therapy

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A little bit of Thanksgiving

Hey guys, hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving. I spent mine with family in Connecticut.It was a large crowd and there was loads of dancing,karaoke and off course tons of food (and I still have not recovered from the food overdose).It was definitely a fun weekend and It's going to be so hard to face the week after the 4 day break.Anyway,here are some of the pics I took.
The drive to Connecticut
I & my gorgeous cousin (lol @ the blurred face)
Dance,dance,dance
I DJ'd for a bit
....and off course the turkey.

              So what did you guys do for thanksgiving?did you stay local or you went out of town.Either way, I hope you had a fab holiday.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Vintage Therapy:New Merchandise!!!

In vintage news, new stock has been added to the Chic Therapy Vintage storeThere are great vintage finds including this pretty Peplum-ish 1980's style top.Click to get your hands on some fab pieces. 



Peace, love & vintage