MINIMALISM

 

 

There’s this popular saying that when life throws lemon at you that you should make lemonade. This was the case of a couple over the weekend. They decided to make lemonade out of the lemon Nature threw at them.

In case you don’t know, there was a heavy down pour of snow in some part of the US for some days. While a lot of people stayed in doors, the couple decided to do their pre-wedding shots in the snow.

Now they are so popular because of the photo shoot.

Stay with me, I am going somewhere with this story because it is not all about their sudden popularity…..

Did you hear or read about them? Check the gorgeous photo here.

 

How Tomboys Can Dress For Prom

It’s always a little shocking seeing a girl at prom dressed in a suit or pants instead of a dress, but why shouldn’t they? Tomboy-chic always lands up on the best-dressed lists. While it may take some confidence to pull off, there’s no doubt you can garner many compliments. However, finding formal prom dresses that…

GOOD SKIN :::: THE 3 STEPS SKIN CARE SYSTEM (cleanse, exfoliate & moisturise)

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I am very passionate about good skin and good skin care products. When you have “good skin” (healthy, clean and & clear) you will not necessarily need to wear make up daily. When you don’t wear make up daily, your skin get’s the chance to breathe. Wearing make up daily clogs up your pores.

Many wear so much make up daily because they have something to cover or hide under the make up.

 

BASICS ON CASUAL FRIDAY

 

You can never go wrong with pairing basics. On a day when you don’t know what to wear and no matter what the season is, turn to basics, they never let you down.

 

What is Basics ?

 

Basics are wardrobe staples or essential pieces in a functional wardrobe.

 
Some of the things I consider basics and I highly recommend that every one should have at least one of each in their closets include a denim, a classic white button down shirt, a black pair of pumps;low or high, a structured blazer and many more basics which you can see in my wardrobe essentials or wardrobe staple here.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR ::: It’s the New Year, NOW LET GO !

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Happy New Year Everyone !

I welcome you to a brand New Year, the year 2016.

How was 2015 for you?  Did you get all you hoped for? If you didn’t, you are not alone. Now, be thankful for what you got and for the things you didn’t get, it is now time to try again.

Give yourself a pat on the back for all you were able to do or achieve, forgive yourself for the mistakes you made and do everything possible not to dwell in your past.

If you need to, forgive yourself, let go, embrace the future and begin to work towards the greatness you have always wanted.

Trust me, you will do well only if you try, only if you don’t give up. Don’t quit, keep trying.

There is greatness inside of you.

I wish you the very best this year.

MEMORIES & LILAC LOVE | MONO STRAP DRESS & SACCO HEELS

 

 

Memories they say last forever especially the good ones. Some of such memories are the pieces I have on in this post. It was when I had Daniel, my first son that I got this dress I have on and it was when I had Sammy, my second son that I got the pair of heels I have on and I have had them since then.

How long you may ask? It is been 9 long years for the heels and 11 long years for the dress. Too long right?  Because I cherish the memories this these two pieces bring, I will be keeping them forever please God.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS | ALL BLACK & SILVER

 

 

It is my last day of work before Christmas and honestly if I could have my way I would have been finished by now. All the same, we have to do what we have to do. I know in my mind that it was going to be a short but busy day with last minute rush of shoppers & travellers trying to get home to be with their loved ones. I also had in my mind that there was going to be so much traffic.

On short but busy days like this, I love to spot an all black ensemble. Not only does it flatter the body or make you look slimmer, it is perfect for days when you want to feel like you didn’t try but look well put together.

Every other thing you need to know about black and wearing an all black ensemble and so many different look books can be found here.

 

CHRISTMAS COFFEE RUN | SKATER MINI & SHORT BLAZER

 

The joy of Christmas is the reason why I decided red on red is the way to go for today’s post. Red as we all know is a christmas colour and aside that red symbolises happiness, passion, energy, strength and my favourite is LOVE amongst other things that red represents. This season is all about spending time with the people we love and care about, a time to merry, jolly, give and of course have so much fun.

 

THANK YOU, I SALUTE YOUR COMMITTMENT

 

 

I believe very much in giving thanks because it is when we are thankful that we can receive so much more.

I just want to take a moment to say a massive thank you to all of you for going on this amazing journey with me. I am indeed grateful for being a part of my journey.

Some of you have been with me since the very first day I decided on this journey called blogging. Through my growth, changes and evolvement, you stayed.

Thank you for your kind comments always, for Sharing, for Re-Tweeting, for Re-blogging and just for been there. You are all very awesome and I love you all.

I am hopeful, I am excited and looking forward to greater things in the new year. I hope you stay with me as I continue on this journey to greatness doing what I love and enjoy doing.

It is my promise and it hasn’t changed that every time you stop by, you get a valuable TIP worth your time. Thank you to all who let me know they learn something new every time they stop by.

 

A MODEL’S OFF DUTY | DENIM, FLATS & NO MAKE UP

 

Any one who has ever been a model would understand this look. By the way, I was once and I loved every moment of those days.

I know your next question will be why don’t you any more? My answer is always and hasn’t changed that in life, there is time for everything. For now, it is not time for modelling, may be in the future. I do pretend as if I am modelling in photo shoots though…lol.

On a model’s off duty day, all they want to do is relax and dress down with little or no make up on. The only thing they have time to do is to run errands and then prepare for their next “modelling gig” in whatever city they have to go to.

That is not to say models don’t glam up on their days off, they do indeed and they do it well too.

This look is also a perfect one for a casual Friday.

 

SOIRÉE | CHRISTMAS RED & GOLD

 

An elegant evening of party, great music, catch up conversation and great food calls for a subtle elegance and colour.

I went to enjoy some quality time the other evening and this was what I wore. This same dress was the one I wore here in Greece over the summer and I thought to wear it again and differently to the way I did the first time. Since the colour of the dress matches the christmas theme, I thought why not?

The dress also leaves so much room for me to eat as much without having to worry about my bulging tummy.

 

A FLASH OF SUMMER | MEETING FUMI

 

When I was looking for a title for this post, it wasn’t about the summer dresses we wore in the post but the personality of the one in the photos. I had the opportunity to meet Fumi in London recently. When I met her for the first time in person, it was as if we have been friends forever.

Not everyone can meet people for the first time in thier gym clothes but she did. That to me shows originality and confidence. When we got talking, original and confident are the two key words I can simply describe her with.

 

ALL BLACK

When it comes to fashion, I love tailored pieces, clean lines and minimalism. Aside all of that I also love an all black ensemble because they are easy for lazy days and are perfect for days when I want to feel and look elegant.

Contrary to what people think that all black doesn’t suit “people of colour”, In my humble opinion, I say black works on every one. Just like white, every body looks good in black.

Not only does it work, it is very…….

flattering : makes you look slimmer than you really are.

forgiving : hides all the contours you don’t like .i.e it will make all that “bulge” look not so conspicuous.

STRUCTURED BLAZER | CLASSIC COLOUR MIX

 

On days when I want to look well put together without making it look like I tried, a structured blazer is always my go to. That is one of the reasons why I highly recommend a structured blazer to every one.

Every one should have at least one in their closet. You can dress them up with heels and you can definitely dress them down with flats or sneakers.

The possibility of the blazer to me is endless.

 

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING | ALL WHITE & GREY

 

It is a couple more months to Christmas and for most luxury shops, the Christmas shops are now opened! For me when I am out and about doing a lot of shopping be it personal shopping for my clients or Christmas shopping, comfort is always the most important thing to me.

I like to dress down so I can move easily because of the rush. Today’s look was what I wore the other day to run errands and then did some shopping for the house afterwards.