Friday Classics

My two favourite Friday looks – ready to go for drinks after work! Apologies for own-photo-taking but my husband/photographer is out of town on business, so we have to settle for an Iphone-mirror-body-shot.

Shirt – gap. Jeans – Chip ‘n Pepper. Bag – TopShop (old). Gold ring – local market. Heart bracelet – Marc Jacobs (similar in black.  Two-Tone jersey – Gap. Black mini skirt – Zara (similar). Suede boots- Mango Touch. Ring – Marc Jacobs. Polka dot IPhone case – Jaspal gift (not really free, I got it because I spent so much in Jaspal!)

 

Beach Basics

I just spent a long weekend on Koh Samed, a glorious island just three hours drive (and 20 minute speedboat ride) from Bangkok. My beach style is cute and comfy (no digging-in bikini straps allowed!)  Here are a few snaps and my holiday must-haves:

1) Face Base SPF 50++

2) A Cap! (mine is super-touristy!)

3) Toner mist spritz – to keep skin hydrated

4) Inexpensive BB cream for touch-ups in case of pink drinks at sunset

5) Denim shorts – Zara  (I kept mine on while para-sailing – no need for any harness-induced bulges!)

6) Awesome bikini – my Guy Laroche has great padding – but absorbs about 4 litres of sea water!

7) An over-the-top colourful beach bag! I got mine as a media gift, but found cute ones here

8) Bright summer nail varnish! Red, orange, pink, yellow!!

I never leave home without my Lancome Genifique and Kiels Abyssine SPF23 for over-cast days and to give my skin a break from heavy sunscreen.

Classic Shirt & Blazer

A simple, smart-casual alternative for non-client-facing days at work. (and a slight tan from my weekend at the beach!)

Blue shirt – Gap. Grey Blazer – Zara. Jeans – Zara 1975. Heels – Nine West

 

 

Red & Dotty

Love this dress, especially that I can interchange different colour belts to change the look (I previously blogged with a bright pink one!) and highlight with other accessories. Make sure you get belt loops!

Red Blazer – Zara, old (similar with elbow pads) Polka dot dress – similar. Black Pumps – Nine West Caress. Ring – Swarovski

Currently Craving

My latest fantasy looks for the week

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Pink Diamond

Currently dreaming about this pink beauty from Tiffany & Co. Can you even cope with its brilliance? Such a thing of perfection. It makes me want to weep.

Floral Pashmina

Every Monday should be accompanied by a flamboyant floral scarf. This has been clinically proven to brighten the spirits and positively influence people’s perceptions of you. Well, I can’t prove it but it feels right doesn’t it?

Floral Pash – similar. Pink Dress – similar. Heels – Charles and Keith new collection. Weird anchor bracelet – local market

 

 

 

Friday Mini

One of my favourite looks. A cute mini, ankle boots and a trusty denim shirt. Perfect for pink drinks after work!

Shirt – Gap. Hounds-tooth mini – Similar. Black Suede Boots – Mango Touch. Pink Watch – G Shock. Clutch – Jaspal (old)

 

 

 

 

Pleats Please

Initially I was nervous about this dress making me look shapeless and lanky, like Olive Oil from Pop-Eye. Adding a belt made me feel a little more ‘secure’ but I must admit, I am loving the loose freedom fit. I feel like I should be at the races in a dramatic hat (no wind allowed, when I say floaty I mean floaty!)

Pleated Dress – Mango. Snakeskin Pumps – old (similar) Leaf earrings – gift. Tan belt – from other outfit (similar)

Here it is without a belt…..

A Red Belt

A skinny red belt is one of those wardrobe staples every girl should own. Like a microwave, you don’t realise how you ever managed to live without it until you got one.

Red patent belt – local market. Speckled pocket dress -old. Moccasins – Zara

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Double Wrap – Banana Republic, classic red – Mango, Studded – Forever21, Link chain – Rag & Bone. Bow belt – Kate Spade