31 July 2016

Midnight Blue

For this outfit, my inspiration was Oriental elegance, and I wanted to capture the opulence of the East. I love elaborate embroidery, detailed prints, and jewel tones. It’s a look I’ve always been drawn to, and luckily this Eastern-influenced style has been appearing on the high street a lot this season. To capture this style, I wore my embroidered silk bolero in midnight blue which I’ve had for a really long time, and teamed it with a printed top which also has an Oriental-inspired floral and bird print, and blue jeans. I completed the look with copper-toned ballet pumps, and my swan bag which you’ve surely seen lots of times on the blog already! It’s hard to give up old favourites isn’t it? I had another giant bag with me too, which is mostly out of sight, but quite fittingly it also had a colourful geisha doll print on it. 

I kept my make-up quite simple, with the main focus on defining my eyes with winged eyeliner, and had my hair straight, as always. It’s gotten really long now and I should really visit the hairdresser, but letting someone else handle my unruly hair is virtually a phobia of mine!

Anyway, I hope you like my outfit. Do you adore Eastern-inspired opulence as much as I do? Is it a look you’ve already embraced, or would you like to give it a try? Do let me know in the comments below! Thank you for dropping by! x

Top – Oasis (similar)
Jeans – Mantaray at Debenhams
Silk bolero – Warehouse (similar)
Shoes – BHS (similar)
Clutch bag – Amazon (similar)
Bird stud earrings – similar
Necklace – vintage, Covent Garden Market (similar)
Sunglasses – T.K Maxx (similar)
Tote bag– similar

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18 July 2016

Strictly business (and a little play)

For this outfit which I’m really happy to share with you, I donned a multi-coloured floral lace top with shades of blue and turquoise, with indigo jeans and a structured black blazer with ruched shoulders. If you've been following my blog for a while, you may recall the floral lace top from an earlier post, where it was styled to create an edgy, Oriental-inspired look (Orient Express (Part 1) - Summer Solstice). That was one of my all-time favourite looks, so do check it out if you can! For this outfit, my inspiration was 'strictly business (with a little play)'. I completed the look by adding an oversized butterfly brooch encrusted with blue crystals, and gypsy-style chandelier earrings with similar blue tones. 

So far July has been a really eventful month, with both setbacks to overcome, and some positive developments as well. A recent highlight for me was meeting up with my former school classmates one evening, for a long-awaited class reunion. Our reunion took place on a Saturday night at a Chinese restaurant near to my old school! There were six of us in total, some of whom I hadn’t seen in many years! It felt natural and easy to talk to everyone and it felt like I’d been transported back in time, to my awkward teenage phase, which lasted at least seven years, so technically counts as an era rather than a phase, or possibly even an epoque! The next day, I visited a new friend at her home and we had a nice refined teatime, complete with tasty snacks and genteel gossip! It was so refreshing to be a social butterfly for the weekend, and connect with old and new friends. It’s something I don’t get to do very often, but with my newfound positivity, I’m hopeful that will change soon.

Now back to the fashion! Well I wore this ensemble in the spirit of being fabulous, even though it was purely for the purpose of taking outfit photos, rather than going somewhere in particular. The pieces I’m wearing are from past seasons, but I’ve included links at the end of this post for recreating a similar look! I hope you like it! Let me know in the comments below! x

Top – Red Herring (similar)
Jeans – Principles Petite by Den de Lisi (similar)
Blazer – Quiz (similar)
Footwear - Lonsdale
Brooch – Covent Garden Market (similar)
Earrings - Fenwick (similar)
Sunglasses – T.K Maxx (similar)

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