Colour Clash

I suddenly realised that I haven’t mixed it up in a while. My version of mixing it up is not exactly punk rock, but I combine colours and fabrics that I wouldn’t ordinarily. This involved lots of trial and error. Lots of ghastly mirror reflections. But eventually you get something so mis-matched that is works.

City Stripes

I simply love anything with stripes. Especially in classic colors such as black and white or grey and white. Sailor chic I say!
I had some fun milling around a Bangkok street this morning (actually I live on this street) and even posed in a phone booth. Which I now realize is fairly unhygienic.

Black and white striped mini dress – All Dress $50. Similar – French Connection Scott Stripe $78, Gap Jersey Dress $41.99 and American Apparel Pocket Frock $41
Pink Pashmina- similar Amazon $14.95.
Black and gold flats – Zara, sunglasses – Rayban

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Bali Rocks

Bali is simply beautiful, no two words about it. The Ayana Hotel is just 10kms from the airport but took us an hour to reach for all the windy narrow roads and stalling motorbikes trying to get up the steep hills.
Back to fashion….
I saw (and talked to) a woman wearing gorgeous white linen trousers, a loose green button down silk shirt and floral neck scarf, really gorgeous and chic. I felt slightly envious…

Every beach holiday should start with a good bikini, so this blog is about my new striped and ruffled blue and white two piece from Guy Laroche. Butterfliesandbikinis.com is also a great site for inspiration and they deliver worldwide.

Kerastase pink range is specifically good for coloured/highlighted hair and has UV filters – perfect for any beach holiday.

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Stripes!

Ok, so as you can see, I have a thing for stripes. I love them, every shape, colour and style. I cannot help myself when I see a fab striped item. I actually have a similar dress in black and white, the stripes are thinner and the material heavier, but equally fab. I find that striped dresses madeĀ in wool or wool / knit blends fit best because they are less clingy and more forgiving of lumps and bumps than cotton blends.

I added a thick silver cuff bracelet and simple gold flats as the dress is quite short, so it would be a tad over sexy with heels! It looks cute with a pale yellow cardigan or even a fitted denim jacket.

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Striped dress – local Thai designer. Similar from ‘Cut 25’ $854, similar Rag & Bone $330, similar Sonia by Sonia Rykiel $550, similar Chinti & Parker $192, similar MaxMara $498
Silver cuff bracelet – Calvin Klein. Similar vintage on eBay $34.99

Striped Delight

Love this pink and orange striped tank from Gap (new collection). The material is super comfy and the stripes make your waist appear smaller.
Have matched with (old) Country Road denim shorts. Perfect for a weekend brunch.

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1) Striped vest – Gap $19.95 similar

2) Zara black shorts old. Try the new Cool Wool $39.90

Striped Delight

I love this pink striped slouch top from Mango. It looks great with a dark pair of jeans and brown belt, as well as smartened up with a jacket and heels. And they are so comfortable too!

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1) Pink striped slouch top – Mango $32
2) Jeans – Zara $50-79
3) Roll up cuffs blazer – Mango $79.99
4) Brown belt – old