September 17, 2014

Linen And Lace

Many apologies for the infrequent posts. Hope you’ve all been great. I hate to give excuses about not blogging as frequently as I would like to but sometimes it’s a tough job to balance managing two rambunctious boys, keeping the hubby well taken care of and happy and managing a growing business. Every single day I have to prioritize my long to do list in such a way that the most important items are ticked off and the clan is happy, sometimes I have to re-priotise as things crop up.  I’m not complaining, I am happy doing what I love and I’m thankful to God for a family that supports me.

Taking about managing a business, On weekends when I have to do a bit of running around I like to pull off a comfortable yet chic laid back look. 
I like the idea of pairing white linens pants with a Tshirt/ Tank top and sandals.
It’s an instant way to look put together and comfy at the same time, especially when it's white linen.  Wearing the colour white is a great way to pull off an instant chic factor.  Just wondering, What is your go to item to get that laidback yet chic look?

What I'm wearing -  Top  - Express   || Pants  - Gap || Sandals  -  NineWest
Have you been following the fashion week? What trends are you loving and looking forward to seeing next spring? join me on instagram to see some of my favorite trends from the shows. hope to see you again here soon, yes soon :) . Thank you for always stopping by.

August 28, 2014

7 Ways To Stay 9-5 Chic

Hi guys! How have you all been? Good I hope :). So,  this past week I worked on a post about infusing fashion trends into work clothes using some items we have in stock at the store. This doesn’t really sound like space science but when you have to navigate the road blocks of cooperate dress codes it can be a bit of a challenge. I appreciate that some of these pieces would probably still not fly within some corporate settings, thanks to strict dress code restrictions. The way around these restrictions is to rely on textures and detailing. Take this as a guide to help you strike the balance between professional and trendy.
Trend 1: #Stripes
Rather than go for your trusty pinstripe pants, consider investing in a tailored striped jacket. A great pinstriped jacket paired with a bright coloured separate can add some flair to your regular suit style.

Trend 2: # Printed Pants

While this may be off limits in some organisations, where it is allowed, consider a nicely tailored printed pant preferably in a muted colour scheme. This is a great look to spot for dress down Fridays.

Trend 3: #Lace
Though lace might not look appropriate for work, but in the forms of tops and camisole they can add more versatility to your work look.

Trend 4: #Polka Dots
Polka dots are considered classic prints and as such are never really out of fashion, a great way to wear this trend is to wear as a dress while keeping accessories to the minimal. Consider throwing on a blazer or a cardigan over a polka dot dress to tone it down if this is considered too loud at your work place.

Trend 5: #Pinafore Dress
This is a great way to give your wardrobe extra millage and make your looks more versatile. It also a great trick to wear sleeveless dresses that might ordinarily not be office appropriate.

Trend 6: #Peplums
Peplums are great for enhancing the female form while hiding everything you want hidden. It’s a silhouette that is very forgiving while being figure flattering and trendy.

The way to pull off this trend at the work place is to stick within the same colour family. A dark blue blazer with a sky blue blouse and an indigo skirt would keep you looking trendy and within 9-5 dress codes.

This is my 2kobo on working trends into professional clothing, what is yours?

Post was originally shared here.

Catch you here soon :).

July 28, 2014

What To Wear With - Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are very functional piece that can be styled in a multitudes of ways. Some of my favourite things about jumpsuits  are - They can be worn by themselves without having to worry about what to pair them with and you still turn out looking great. They create a slimming silhouette, typically jumpsuits have the same print over the full length of the piece, this helps to create the illusion of length therefore making one look a tad slimmer. And of course the fact that they can go from just a casual look worn hanging out with friends to a glam look for a swanky evening gig makes them an absolute wardrobe must have.

Some of the ways I like to style my jumpsuits  are -  To pair with belts to create a slimmer waist, heels for even more lengthening effect, accessories because they add the extra Oomph! to any outfit  and.....

1. Pair with a Jacket / Blazer
Jackets help to give a nice structured look to jumpsuits ( This works especially great with printed jumpsuits), the contrast of a casual piece against the solid silhouette of the jacket gives an elegant look that is perfect for business casual or a transition from work to an evening out.

2. Pair With A Button-Up Blouse
A short sleeved smart button-up blouse, buttoned to the top and tucked neatly underneath a jumpsuit  is another way to style a jumpsuit. This works really well with solid coloured jumpsuits, and would make a welcomed change to a work wardrobe if your organisation is not big on strict formal looks, or  simply wear it for dress down Fridays!

Sources  Here and Here

3. Let The Jumpsuit Be The Star
You can simply wear it on its own, afterall ain't they supposed to be a one piece that solves the problem of what to pair what with? If this is the route you choose to go then think about the event and the  type of look you are going for. For a casual vibe pair with flats and minimalist accessories and for a glam event you can consider statement jelweries and heels.  

What I'm wearing -  Jumpsuit  - City Triangles (Get it  here)    || Jacket   - Saks Fifth Avenue ( Get it here)|| Sandals  -  Guess||  Belt -  Asos  || Necklace  - Nordstrom

So tell me,  How do like to style your jumpsuits? please share in the comment box.

Catch You Later!

July 16, 2014

Prints and Stripes

Hiya! Hope you all doing great? In today's post I'm mixing two diffrent prints in what could be termed a smart causual/ business casual outfit. You all know how mixing prints was a massive trend last season and the season before. Well I'm not one to follow every trend but  I quite like the way outfit pop when diffrent types of prints are mixed, usually when done in a subtle way.

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when mixing different prints

1.    Mix large or bold prints with smaller ones to counterbalance the effect.

2.   Be sure to use colours that complement each other.

3.   Throw in neutral item to break up the look, a good way to do this is with your  accessories.

What I'm wearing -  Jacket - Zara  || Shirt   - Jones New York  ( Get similar  here)|| Pumps  -  Via Spiga ( Get similar  here||  Skirt - Monacco (Get it  here)  || Brooch  - Nordstrom

Happy Mixing!

I was featured recently, by the lovely Kim of DarkChildLoveThyHair, She has an awesome naural hair blog, do check it out.

Catch You Soon.

June 28, 2014

Get Sporty

As much as I love fashion and love to dress up,  comfort is very important to me. I'm not one of those people that 'suffer for fashion', sorry not me, I like to be comfortable in my clothes.  When sports inspired looks started trending, I knew this was going to be my thing!  What's not to love about a trend that can be casual, relaxed and super chic all at once? Though this trend is supposed to be casual and comfortable, it has the flexibility of being interpreted in a multitude of ways, which could go from just casual to effforlessly chic.

For 2014, sports inspired looks are still hinged on the fundamentals of having sleek simple clean lines, and mainly featuring minimalistic colours, however, there's a move towards more luxurious and elegant stylying.

Here are 3 ways to make this trend rock, without looking like a slob in track pants.

a.   Choose pieces with luxe/decent quality  fabrics and good tailoring to balance out the relaxed silhouette that sporty clothing are traditional known for, this would help make your look more elegant.

b.  Embrace elegant heels, especially sandals instead of trainers, becauses track pants/ sporty trousers can tend to  be overly relaxed - as such might be dwarfing, unless of course you are vertically blessed, in which case you can try on some modern fancy sneakers for an updated take on the trend.

c.  Accessories always add more panache to any outfit, and this also goes for sporty looks, whether you choose a baseball hat, statement jewelry or simple minimalist pieces, whatever you do just accessorize.

What I'm wearing -  Top - Calvin Klein  ( Get it  here) || Pants  - Willi Smith ( Get it  here )|| Sandals -  Charles David ||  Necklace - J. Crew || Purse  - DKNY -  ( Coming  here soon )

Hope you all are doing great? 

Catch you here soon


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