Leather Trim

A gorgeous pencil skirt is always a work wardrobe staple. This black and white beauty with leather trim, takes the classic work pencil to an entirely new level of fab. I just love the leather detail across the waist band and down the middle at the front. And the fact the back is slightly longer than the front so the side-view rocks.

I find it rather amazing and cringe at the same time, that my skirt literally matches the black and white paneling of my handbag. To an outsider they must think ‘good grief, this woman is serious about fashion’ but between you and I, we know this was a total (albeit happy) coincidence.

The only word of caution I have is that you need to constantly look down to ensure the leather stripe is exactly in the centre. Every time I stood up it has shifted slightly. So it is a rather high maintenance skirt, but well worth it if you ask me. And by the end of the day I was simply ‘feeling’ for the stripe and adjusting mid-step. Coz that’s how we fashionistas roll.

Skirt – Zara. Heels – Nine West Caress. Jacket – Mango. Black vest – H&M. Bag – Charles & Keith.

The black side panels are especially flattering as have a slimming effect on the eye.

Happy Sunday xxx

Straight Cut Red Dress

A red dress never goes out of fashion. They make me think of Valentino and act like Jackie O on a breezy terrace. Especially when you add a string of pearls or two. A simple A-line frock is perfect for weekends or a casual day at the office, and I love the pleated neckline on this one.

Dress – Mango (colours: black, electric blue, pink). Diamante flats – Aldo, similar. Bracelet – jade from Burma (bought in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai) Pearls – Accessorize (one day I will have the real thing!!)

 

 

 

 

Fashion Quote for Monday: “I’m not addicted to drugs, I’m addicted to glamour.”— James St James

Karen Millen Shocking Pink

When I first saw this frock from across the department store floor, my heart skipped a beat. Sparks flew. It was love at first sight. I tried it on and it felt like I was the only person ever meant to wear it. That is what a dream dress does to you. It is life altering. Sigh.

Pink Dress – Karen Millen (old collection). Heels – Aldo.

 

 

 

 

Fashion Quote of the Day: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” — Coco Chanel

Rain Drops Keep Falling

It rained nearly all day yesterday in Bangkok. It is the rainy season after all. At least it never gets cold. I suddenly had an urge to wear another clashing outfit and even added a prop (umbrella) that clashed too! Spots, stripes and checks!

Striped dress worn as top – AllDress, similar Bebe. Pink skirt – Zara. Checkered shirt – M&S, similar American Apparel. Polka dot umbrella – similar. Feather bracelet – Accessorize. Gold stacked bracelets – Thai markets, similar Shopstyle. Logo ring right hand – Marc Jacobs. Nails – Revlon new collection.

 

In my search for a similar polka dot umbrella, I came across this adorable  DIY’ blog called ‘the Polka-Dot Umbrella

Fashion Quote of the Day“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”

— Bo Derek