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

Black and White and Red all over!

Question: What’s black and white and read all over?

Answer: a newspaper!………… and me in this post 🙂

Am quite into dresses and jackets this week, but I do love the way a simple blazer can change an entire look. I have worn this stripy little number to the beach with flip-flops and a straw hat, but today it’s all heels and hair.

Red jacket – Zara. Striped dress – Expressions (similar) Heels – Nine West (new collection) Clutch -similar Accessorize sale. Metal cuff bracelet – Calvin Klein

Fringe Skirt

This cute micro-mini fringe skirt makes me want to dance! And dance I shall! (although I fear it is not a ‘sitting’ skirt for me due to the length, so I need to be prepared for dancing, standing and leaning all night 🙂

Fringe mini – Zara (on sale, also in pink if you are lucky) similar & pretty in grey Asos. Linen L’Amour Top – Mango. Red blazer – Zara, similar. Black peep toes – Nine West

 

Rocking the Summer Maxi

I have always been afraid of The Maxi. This is because I am tall (5ft10) and worry about looking like a plank, or bean stalk.

I always envied small curvy girls wafting around looking comfortable and effortless. My husband was the one who pushed me to try a Maxi. He said ‘your blog is about inspiring people, so you have to think out your own box and try new things’ Good point. So I did.

Yes this Maxi is conservative in classic black and white and there are piles of delicious floral options out there, but the point is, if you are trying something 100% new, go with what feels most comfy and build your confidence from there.

After taking this frock for a test run around Bangkok City, I am in love and already trawling sites for more! Totally fabulous, floaty and elegant. Thanks to my delicious husband 🙂

1) Black and white Maxi – Mango $56 (similar in grey & yellow $78) http://www.mango.com
2) Red blazer – Zara $79.90
3) Yellow scarf – Mango $25
4) Gold & Black flats – Zara $30
Sunglasses – Rayban, Bag – local designer, earrings – Accessorise, Black Bra – La Senza

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Vintage Bracelet Inspiration

I woke up thinking about my vintage charm bracelet (bought for me at birth in 1981) an what outfit would look good with it. The results are my favourite massive flares, simple white collared shirt and statement leopard print belt.

I added a red jacket and black waistcoat to see where else I could take the look. I like both, especially with waist coat, feels very Kate Moss.

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1) 70’s Flared jeans – 7 For All Mankind. Mine are old but new collection is gorgeous. Try ‘Jiselle Phenominal Slim Fit Flare $225 http://www.7forallmankind.com/women.html

2) White Collared shirt – Gap roll sleeve Henley tunic $49.95 / cap sleeve non iron shirt $59.50 www.gap.com
3) Leopard print belt – really old but found a similar one at Old Navy for $17.99 www.oldnavy.com
4) Black waistcoat – Brook Taverner Women’s Omega Waistcoat $39.24 on www.amazon.co.uk
5) Vintage charm bracelet -own. Swarovski similar with range of pretty charms. Heart charm bracelet $95 www.Swarovski.com
6) Brown soft leather bag -made in Thailand. Similar Prada version $399

Zipper Skirt

I adore this mini skirt from G2000, Promod. It’s the perfect length and the waist band doesn’t give you a muffin top. I LOVE the gold zip at the back.
Looks great with loose t shirts and any basic heel or peep toe. Add bold jacket for extra Voom!

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1) Black skirt – G2000, Promod. On sale for $25

2) Grey slouch – Gap $14.95
3) Red Patent Heels – Daniella Michelle (old) similar  Nine West or Sergio Rossie $565
4) Red blazer with striped silk lining – Zara $79.90

Lipstick Jacket

I am loving the jacket trend this season. They take a simple, casual outfit to phenomenal and KaPow in an instant. I love the difference it makes.

Check out this amazing red blazer from Zara with its cute turned up sleeves and silk striped lining. I teamed it with dark jeans and a Kate Spade Zebra print bracelet.

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1) Kate Spade Zebra Bracelet $96
2) Red blazer with silk striped lined – Zara
3) Black vest – Gap