April 09, 2014

Pastel and Neutrals

In today's post, I was trying to get a bit of minimalism. How do you get maximum effect from just a few elements? Sticking to neutrals or just one colour palette, simple silhouettes, minimal details and a completely pared down look? .....well,  I do not go for full on minimalists look as it is. I would normally just add elements of minimalism to my outfits and then add a dash of color, prints, texture or whatever I fancy. But with this outfit, I didnt want to overwhelm with colours. I wanted the beauty of the outfit to shine through in its shape and textures. Sometimes the most subtle elements is all you need to get the maximum effect, sometimes less can truly be more.  Lets just say its my take on minimalism :). 

What I'm wearing -  Dress - Black via saks (available @ Here)|| Pumps - Calvin Klein|| Purse - Vieta  (Available  @ Dressed)| Sunnies - Banana Republic

Looking at this photos, a cleaner background would probably have been a lot better.  Hope you all doing great guys?

Enjoy the rest of your day and catch here again soon :).

April 03, 2014

What to Wear - Dinner and Casino In Vegas

Hi Guys! Hope you've all been doing great? I got an email from travel expert Kendra Thorton, inviting me to take part in a styling challenge by creating looks for her nights out with friends at Vegas, here is what she wrote about her plans for the nights.

Kendra writes, 
"I’m a mom of three kids, and I enjoy spending time with them. In a few weeks, however, I’m going to have some fun grownup time with friends in Las Vegas. During my getaway to Sin City, I’m looking forward to spending a night gambling at the Bellagio and also enjoying some fine dining at this world-class resort. I always like to look my best, and I’d like some help picking out the perfect outfit for this little adventure. Please let me know what styles you think will best complement my evening at the luxurious hotel on the Las Vegas strip. To help inform your recommendation, I’ve included details about where I’ll be dining.

Here, in the middle of the desert, I’m going to enjoy some of the finest Asian cuisine found anywhere in the world. I can’t wait to smell the exotic aromas of Catonese, Szechwan and Hunan dishes. Both authentic renderings and modern remixes of Chinese cuisine are served here with style. Chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create each entrĂ©e, and I’m especially looking forward to experiencing the live-action cooking stations during my visit. During desert, I’ll savor spectacular views of the famous Bellagio fountain from my table inside Jasmine. This is a night I’m sure I’ll remember forever.
Las Vegas Style
Las Vegas truly has something for every visitor to enjoy. I always have a good time when I visit. Whether I’m trying my luck in a casino, enjoying a remarkable act at a show on the strip or savoring a delicious meal, I’ll enjoy myself most when I look my best. I can’t wait to step out for an exciting night in Sin City, and I’m looking forward to seeing the style ideas that you recommend for this decadent evening of fun and frivolity."
When I think of Vegas, I think decadence, glamour and wild fun and these were the elements I tried to reflect in the outfit choices for her.  I wanted my choices to communicate  glamour and fun, to tie in with the atmosphere, in doing this; she would be sending out the right vibes and this may in turn affect the outcome of the day or night as the case may be.  Our outfit choices not only reflect our personalities and how people perceive us, they also have a way of affecting our mood/ disposition.  No one wants to go out rearing to have mad fun with an outfit that says 'I'd rather be home', or worse still, an outfit that would put a damper on not just their mood but also those of the people around them,  Not cool! These are my options for her.

Option 1

For the first look,  I went with a typical party look,  A glam dress with some sparkly details. I paired with an edgy mule which is so on trend right now, added a purse and earrings in color green to accent the green tones in the skirt. A very glam yet practical outfit that allows for easy movement on the dance floor or at the tables.

Option 2

For the second option, I decided to go with a dramatic and classy jumpsuit, most times a jumpsuit is not considered a good option for a glam event. But this jumpsuit ticks all the boxes. Its classy, trendy and would look great but at a posh restaurant or on the red carpet. I love that the jumpsuit allows for some midriff bearing action, makes it a little less severe and more fun. 

Option 3a

For the last look, I paired a sheer floral crop blouse, with a midi sequin skirt as a first option. Then went ahead to pair the same top with a mini sequins skirt as  an alternative to the midi skirt. This outfit screams ladylike classy, and I really love it, especially with the midi skirt. Both skirts are high waisted to accommodate the short length of the cropped blouse, I also choose a chained cross body purse for this outfit, so she can have her hands free and not have to worry about the safety of her purse.

Option 3b

I played up the glam and glitz elements on all the looks but also attempted to make the outfits practical and suitable for a fun, glam yet comfortable night out with friends.
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