For a bride the bouquet is an important accessory. . Whether you choose a simple rose bouquet or a wild bunch of flowers, the type of flowers and colours you choose is often an extension of your own personality and flair
Low Table arrangements
Any good reception will need proper adornments. When choosing a table arrangement always remember that your quests will want to be able to talk to each other across the table and therefore don’t want to struggle to look past the arrangement in front of them. For table arrangements you can either do a low arrangement or a high arrangement
Extravagant Table arrangements.
Choosing a bridesmaid dress design is just as important as choosing your bridesmaids.When choosing a bridesmaids dress you can either choose the same color and style for all your bridesmaids or you can choose a whole palette of pink. Both these options look equally beautiful.
How to incorporate your colour into your food and drinks
Its not always easy or practical to make all your food pink but there are some options on how to add colour to your feast. Try using pink drinks or deserts. You could also add cute little table snacks like macrons or coloured popcorn.
Not all of us are lucky enough to live in one of the bigger cities of Korea. Being westerners, its often hard to get clothes in our sizes since anatomically we’re bigger than the Koreans no matter your weight. The average Korean woman’s height is between 157.4 and 160.4 cm (5 ft 2 in -5 ft 3 in) while men are around 173 cm ( 5 ft 8.5 in) . As most Native English teachers in Korea are from the US, UK, Aus and New Zealand, the average female height is around 162cm and the average male around 173-178 cm.
Being taller means that your waist and hips are also bigger. Finding pants and underwear your size can be a nightmare, and when you’re staying in Korea for more than one contract and don’t have any family visiting soon, to bring along some jeans and bra’s, then your only option might be online shopping.
I do almost all my shopping online from clothes to food and even laptops. Occasionally I go to Seoul for dresses but even in Shinsegae they only hold dresses sized 0 – 2.
Where to get what?
Since coming to Korea, Gmarket has been my ‘go-to’ for almost everything. Every second month I buy frozen chicken breast from here, its much cheaper per Kg than any other shop in Korea. We’ve bought a gaming laptop, which works perfectly, bicycles, chairs, tables, a microwave, a small oven and even a fog machine for Halloween. I’ve bought clothes here once or twice but because of the size difference between Koreans and Westerners most dresses are too small or too big. I have some friends that bought clothes at Gmarket and they were very happy with their purchases. You can also get shoes but the international brands are the best options since their sizes are standard. Gmarket has sellers from inside as well as outside of Korea. You can pay with your credit card or with a bank transfer.
I have only recently discovered the advantages of iHerb. They sell anything from groceries to beauty products and weight training supplements. They deliver within a week, mostly 3-4 days, but sometimes a little more. They have cheap oats and honey ( honey is quite expensive in Korea). You also build up a credit, every time you buy something, that you can use on one of your orders later on. The only restrictions they have are on supplements. You can’t import more than 6 bottles of supplements in one order. Shipping costs are pretty cheap. You can pay with your credit card or check card. The don’t accept Korean issued check cards.
You can also get virtually anything from Amazon. The only problems are that the shipping costs are sometimes more than the actual product and not all the companies ship to Korea. Amazon is also great for getting things like board games to keep you entertained here in Korea. You can pay with pay-pal, credit card, or even your Korean check card.
For all your lingerie needs. But they also sell comfy lounge pants and UGG’s if you need any of these. The only problem here is that it can take up to 5 weeks for your items to arrive. If you’re willing to wait however you can get some pretty good deals if you buy the 5/something deals. Shipping is usually around $40-45. You can pay with your credit or check card. When using paypal, make sure that your address is set to Korea otherwise it WILL go to your home address in the US or UK
What the book
What the book is a local shop with a branch in Itaewon, Seoul. They have a wide variety of new and used English books. If you’re unable to go all the way to Itaewon you can always buy the books online. They can even order books for you that’s not in stock. You can pay with a transfer or credit card.
High Street Market
High Street Market is also located in Iteawon, Seoul. They sell a wide variety of western foods including meats and cereals from back home. They even have a selection of liqueur. You can buy from their website but when ordering foods that need to be kept cold you have to pay for the extra ice packs yourself. You can only pay by using a bank transfer.
I have read online that Asos delivers to Korea. I have ordered one dress, but still waiting for it to be delivered. If you know the quality then it is a great option but personally I don’t have any experience with this brand. I’ll let you know ASAP. Shipping was only $4 for the one garment. I’m really full of shit when it comes to quality. If something is $40 it should not look like a $10 garment. You can use your credit or check card to pay.
One of my current favourite shops. They have clothes in US sizes but the delivery takes around 4-5 weeks unless you pay for fast delivery. Pay with your credit or check card.
There are many other websites that you can use here in Korea but these are just the ones that I use and have experience with and they are therefore the ones that I recommend.
On a final note, Korea has an import restriction of 150,000 won meaning that if you order online from websites outside of Korea and your order is more than 150 000 won then you may pay import duties.
Mustard Mayo (Kneaders Sauce Copycat)
1/2 cup real mayo
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 tsp yellow mustard
Sandwich Ingredients (for 2 large sandwiches):
6 oz chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken, hand pulled
4 strips cooked bacon
2 slices provolone cheese
2 large lettuce leaves
4-6 slices tomato
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
Salt & pepper
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
Fresh focaccia bread (or artisan bread)
Are you the duty before self Charlotte? The literal and intellectual Carrie? The fiery loner Miranda? Or the nothing to lose Samantha?
Everyone has a favourite Sex and the City girl. Your favourite girl is a reflection of who you are. Even if you have more than one favourite it represents a balance between the four personalities.
According to proto-psychological theory there are four fundamental personality types; Sanguine (optimistic and social), Choleric (short tempered and irritable), Melancholic (analytical and quiet) and Phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful) Hippocrates classified these personalities according to the four elements, earth, wind, fire and water.He stated that there could also be a balance between the 4 personalities yielding a total of 9 personalities (wikipedia)
Lets get to the point then…which Sex and the city girl are you?
Miranda is sanguine. According to the Sanguine personality type your qualities include; sociable, outgoing, talkative, responsive, easygoing, lively, carefree and leadership. If you are Miranda, you are warm-hearted, optimistic and creative. The things you enjoy doing the most are the things you love.
Miranda style always showed that she wasn’t afraid of a challenge. Her style was effortlessly sexy. Her LBD didn’t show too much skin showing that she didn’t need feminine charm to get a man. She often drank whiskey on the rocks to show that she has the balls for a challenge. Her adventurous side was illustrated by her statement jewelry choices. She practically lived in her lounge wear when she was at home, and her lingerie style was more comfort than glam. She often wore lingerie that were functional as it’s coming off in any way.
Samantha is Choleric. Accordingly your personality qualities include; touchy, aggressive, restless, excitable, changeable, impulsive, optimistic and active. If you are Samantha, you are task orientated and prefer to get things done immediately. You are strong willed and like to be in charge. You like planning and you are practical and solution orientated.
Samantha’s style is lust driven. She is strong and driven and not afraid to mix business with pleasure. Her LBD’s whole existence is there so that men can be inspired to take it off. Her lingerie choices would include lacy corsets that doesn’t take much skill to remove.
Carrie is Phlegmatic. If you are Carrie your qualities include: passive, careful, thoughtful, peaceful, controlled, reliable, even tempered and calm. You are patient, caring and tolerant. You have a rich peaceful inner self. You seek peaceful environments and atmospheres. You are steadfast and consistent and therefore you make a good friend.
Carries style is adventurous and flirty. She likes to mix vintage items with high fashion items. Her style is fresh and girly. In modern day it might even be a little bohemian at times. Her lingerie choices would include very cute bra and a thong, something a little more edgy
Charlotte is Melancholic. According to this personality type, your qualities are; reserved, quiet, sober, anxious, moody, rigid, pessimistic and unsociable. You prefer to do things yourself. You are often concerned about the cruelty of the world and is easily susceptible to depression and moodiness. You are focused and conscientious and have great sympathy for the world.
Charlotte’s style is feminine and classy. She loves outfits that make her look like a girl. Her outfits almost always include floral prints, lace or silk. She prefers to look classy and would not experiment with outrageous fashions. Her underwear would include very cute bra and pantie sets
Although these personality types are all different, one could argue that they fulfill each other. Just like you often get introverts and extroverts being drawn to each other in an effort to compliment the other by compensating for their social deficits. Each personality type is there to enhance and enrich the other, whatever your personality type.
Narcissism comes from the Greek myth of Narcissus, a handsome young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a pond. He was unable to consume his love and lay next to the pond looking at himself until he turned into a flowers, the narcissus.
As part of my 5 series posts about how our personality traits influence our outfit choices, narcissism will be today’s topic of discussion. You can also have a look at what Histrionic Style looks like.
Having narcissistic personality traits includes a grandiose sense of self importance, fantasies of unlimited success, power beauty and ideal love, requires excessive admiration, sense of entitlement, arrogant, envious and lacks empathy for other.(DSM-5) Having a personality disorder is a serious issue. To be diagnosed with one you have to meet 5 out of the nine criteria and it has to negatively impact your work, love and family life.
Although narcissistic personality disorder is a very serious disorder, all of us possess these traits in varying degrees without having a negative impact on our lives. Some days we feel confident and strong while on other days we might feel adventurous or even melancholic and depressed. Our moods and traits often define what we wear.
Therefore someone with a narcissistic fashion style, will dress to impress and to be the center of attention. Having the best shoes or outfit is what they are after.Quality is more important that quantity. They want recognition. They are confident in what they wear and who they are.
Here are some examples of Narcissistic style
Eye catching outfits
The birkin Bag
There is nothing more flashy than a big Birkin bag..
February 11, 2008: Victoria Beckham heads into Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury goods department store in New York City, for some early morning shopping. Credit: Adao/Mauceri/INFphoto.com Ref: infusny-39/52
Some of the traits of Narcissistic and histrionic styles overlap, for example, both seek attention. Histrionics would get attention by wearing bright colors and over dramatizations while narcissist will attract attention by making themselves the most important person in the room.
If you have a narcissistic style, go ahead, make those heads turn and own it!!!