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…
If possible, I would wear white everyday!
That may sound impossible to some but to me, white is always my go to whether dressed up like my look today or dressed down.
Not only does it work magic on my kind of skin but white generally attracts light to the face or illuminates the face. When the face is illuminated, you look fresh, youthful and awake.
When it comes to day time or work outfit, I always look for a ways to “jazz up” or “spice up” my look. I look for statement blouses with ruffles, frills or some kinds of details. And when it comes to skirts, I look for skirts with peek-a- boo details like the pleat on my skirt today.
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.
On my last look here, I shared everything you need to know about basics, wardrobe essentials and why wardrobe essentials or wardrobe staples are easy and reliable all season.
My look today is an example of basics on replay!
Basics on reply as in I was wearing the same pieces in both looks and on a different day…..
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.
In my last post, I started the Basic Colour Theory and my look book featured both Analogous colours and Complementary colours. Please read more on that post.
Today, I decided to focus on just complementary colours.
Colour for me sets an ambience of elegance, warmth and tranquility. I also gravitate towards colour when I want to feel very youthful and playful.
Colours make my mood light, lifted and they make me feel confident. Depending on the colour, I feel very sexy when wearing bold colours like the one I wore on New Year’s eve.
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 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.
A statement coat is one of my favourite things to wear in the winter. I love coats not only because they keep me warm but because most times in winter, our clothes / outfits are buried under our coats when outdoors.
In my humble opinion, wearing statement coats is one of the ways to feel chic and stylish in the winter or colder months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I shared the tie style scarf with you for the first time here, I mentioned to you that I was going to share other ways of wearing the scarf with you. In today’s holiday look, I did just that by featuring the tie style scarf, sequin blazer and disco pants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Presently in Ireland, the pressure of the wind is crazy. It is so much that if you are not careful while walking around, you could be blown away.
It was work day so I had to do what I had to do. I was wearing a midi dress I wore in the summer here. I paired the same dress with appropriate fall/Autumn pieces and accessories (earthy colour coat, suede heels + bag), to make the look Autumn perfect.
Silk : romantic, fluid and delicate.
Leather : tough, rugged and boyish or masculine.
I love the romantic feel of silk and the toughness of leather so I thought to mix both of them together in today’s look.
This kind of mixture wouldn’t be every body’s cup of tea but once in a while I like to feel like a biker/rock star chic. Do you feel that way sometimes; to wear something different from your usual?
My pictures today also has some kind of edginess just to blend the outfit with the image…..#forthefunofit.
The holiday season is ahead of us and I am personally getting in that holiday mood. It is an exciting time of the year I look forward to. A time when there is so much love in the air. A time when we all get together to give, love, share, merry and rejoice. I love the holidays.
The holidays of course is incomplete without some glamour. It was that urge to look and feel glamorous that brought about this look.
Talking about holidays, have you started shopping? If you need some inspiration, check out my first selection of budget friendly holiday gifts HERE
I am a lover of outer wear (jackets/coats) and over the years I have invested in a “solid collection”. I believe that in the winter or colder months, we bury our outfits under some kind of coats; so to feel/keep warm and stay stylish, I highly recommend a good coat. For me a good coat is not enough, I like statement ones like this one from Yoins