Fall

It is officially Fall in Shanghai. Cool, crisp days with bright blue skies. Cool enough for a light cardi but warm enough for open shoes (always be prepared for a mani-pedi)

 

This time of the year opens up so much scope for different styles without too much layering.

 

Simple grey top – Zara Fall Collection. Jeans – G Star. Pearls – old. Zipper flats – Charles & Keith

White Pencil Skirt

I saw Naomi Watts in a white pencil skirt and was thinking ‘how gorgeous’ when I suddenly remembered I have one exactly the same! Do you ever forget items like this? It was a delightful surprise.

I bought this skirt at Zara in Cape Town, SA. But thanks  to lighting-fast-fashion, it is no longer listed on their website. Found this stunning one here from Charlotte Russe on sale for $15 which is similar

Grey top – Gap. Trucker Jacket – Levis.

I am trying to smile more in my posts, because I hate looking like I am so serious, but at the same time I don’t like fake smiles. So unless something makes me laugh or I am super happy by default, please understand the  toothless-ness. I need to take inspiration from blogger Skinny Hipster who always has a HUGE natural smile.

I found this awesome rose gold ring (it’s costume) in a little boutique shop. I love how it looks with loads of outfits.

Hounds Tooth Blazer

A classic jacket like this is a wardrobe staple. It can be tossed over a pencil skirt and blouse, a cocktail dress, jeans, even shorts and heels. The more I wear this one, the better the shape. I love that this jacket is all business, but when I take it off the slouch off-the-shoulder top brings in some fun and cheekiness.

Jacket – Zara Collection (old) similar. Pink skirt – Zara. Grey T – Gap. Feather earrings – a gift. Diamante flats – Aldo

 

 

Olympics Mania – Go Team GB!!

I Heart the Olympic Games. I am completely obsessed with gymnastics (especially the vault!!), swimming, high jump and the newly-discovered (for me) synchronized swimming – have you seen their amazing water-proof make-up? The only thing that bothers me in the women’s gymnastics is the amount of scrunchies making a come-back. Not cute.

Here are some of my favourite Olympic blog posts: Fabsugar, Glamour,  Vogue & Esty looks back at Olympic fashion.

Olympic Top – Gap. 3 Quarter skinny Jeans – Gap. White shoes – Clarks Air. Bracelets – Kate Spade and local Thai designer

 

Fashion Quote: “It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.” Alexander McQueen

 

Shades of Grey

This morning I felt like gray and pink. I often wake up with a colour in mind, regardless of having previously planned my look the night before.

I love this grey jacket over the grey top. Initially it felt like it would be an overdose of grey but I think it rocks.

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– Dusty pink pleated skirt (also in pale green and silver grey) $59.90 – Zara new collection

– Grey top $24.95 – Gap

– Heart pendant – Accessorise (old) Similar at $48 Juicy Couture
– Grey soft jacket $60 – G2000 new collection