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

City Shorts

The more you wear shorts with heels, the more you can extend your wardrobe options. I maintain they should not be too short, or it looks skanky (like the woman I saw today with half her bum cheek falling out! Revolt!) I am slightly addicted to belts, all colours and most widths, especially thin and patent in bold tones. They can lift a plain look instantly.

Black city shorts – Zara, old, similar. Turquoise linen T – Zara. Cropped jacket – Alldress, similar Forever21. Belt – local sale, similar JCrew. Black peep toes – Nine West. Bracelets – Kate Spade (pink) and local market (white) Nails – Revlon new collection

 

 

 

Fashion Quote for Today: “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

— Gianni Versace

 

 

 

 

Colour Clash

I have always admired women who successfully combine contrasting fabrics and prints. At the same time I inwardly cringe at their boldness – gasping as spots as stripes collide and suede and silk over-lap. And as for florals and animal prints * silent scream * But when it works, it is outstanding. ‘Atlantic Pacific’ does it beautifully in her ‘Stripes & Florals’ post. It inspired me to give it a go. And you know what? I kinda like it!

Crazy-print silk blouse – Jaspal. Black and white cropped jacket – Thai designer, similar with long sleeves Forever21. Black pencil skirt – Zara. Peep Toes – Nine West. Green leather satchel – Jaspal. Earrings – Thai designer, almost exact from Nordstrom

 

 

 

Fashion Quote for today: “The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”  Diana Vreeland

Oh, and have to share, I got a flower from Chicisimo – how cute? Visit my Chicisimo blog here

Leopard Print & Black

As promised, here is my second amazing little clutch that I purchased from the kind man at the market stall (kind for offering me a 15% discount!) In my opinion (which counts, as this is my blog) a strong leopard print piece such as this, is best paired with black. My trusted uber-mini skirt works well with the huge men’s black shirt as it is almost the same length and feels cheeky yet discreet.

Black collared shirt – old, similar Forever21 $18.50, similar J.Jill $49.99. Black Mini Skirt – Zara $85. Leopard Clutch – Local Thai designer (sorry again) similar Hobo Eden Button $86.99 similar Kate Spade $241.40. Pink heels – Aldo $80 (platform version). Swarovski pink crystal ring – similar from Nirvana range $155. Bracelet – Kate Spade $32 (purple) Hoop earrings – Accessorize 

Red Dress

While I was trying to think of a more catchy title to this blog, I realized nothing is better than these two words: Red Dress. Each of us will immediately conjure up some fantastic sexy red frock. From a lipstick red knee length cocktail knock-out to a deep burgundy ball gown that makes you look like you are floating, we all have red dress fantasies.

What is yours?

Red shift – Expressions. Similar – Forever21 $24.80, similar –Asos 60’s style shift $15.50 (sale). Black peep toes – Nine West Flute $99. Three-tone feather earrings – a gift, check Accessorize, light wash denim jacket- Guess Old, similar & gorgeous from Victoria’s Secret classic $69.50

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