Wednesday, 28 March 2012

One of things that has kept me sane these past few weeks, is knowing that Spring is just round the corner. I know we are all tired of layering up and heading out in the cold and we just can't wait to ease up and relax with our wardrobe choices. I know I am! Haha!
I've compiled a few of the trends I'm excited about and will be incorporating into my personal style this spring. I do hope you find some springspiration through it! :)

~ The New Girlie ~

Think pretty pastels, lovely lace and girly glamour. If this is not usually your thing, perhaps welcoming the new season with a little experimenting may be fun! Gather notes from our friends at Louis Vuitton and 3.1 Philip Lim.

 (L-R 3.1 Philip Lim, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Chanel)

~ Print Clash ~

When I say anything goes, I mean anything goes. Mary Katrazantou's s/s 12 show is the perfect example of embracing this bold but fun trend. The secret is to wear with confidence!

 (L-R Issa, Mary Katrazantou, Topshop Unique, Peter Pilotto)

~ Minimal Whites & Neutrals ~

For those who believe less is more, but still want to make a statement! Play around with different shades of white and neutrals, as well as the cut and texture, just like the designs of Philip Lim, the master of minimal charm.

  (L-R Kanye West, Celine, 3.1 Philip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection)

I shopped my closet and created three looks inpsired by these trends! :)

Look 1

Dress : Zara (inc. Belt)
Heels : Primark
Clutch : H&M

Look 2

Blouse : Primark
Skirt : Topshop
Belt : H&M
Heels : River Island

Look 3

Riding Pants : American Apparel
Tee : H&M
Jacket : H&M
Shoes : New Look
Cuff : H&M


Monday, 26 March 2012

It was a beautiful spring day in London. I woke up to the sun shining through my window and reflecting off the divine shade of yellow of my bedroom walls. Nowhere on earth can quite compare to this place, where I call home. I felt a smile across my face as I realised the day had finally come, were my dear friends Pat & Mike were to wed. Inspired by the sunshine, my walls and welcoming of spring, I put on my yellow dress, softly complemented it with nude heels and earrings, and I was ready for the big day. :)

Dress : Topshop
Earrings : Primark
Mary Jane Heels : Primark
Clutch : H&M

(Thank you Wande for capturing these outfit shots!)

Cute Milkmaid Braids for Spring

Thursday, 15 March 2012

This is a style I've sported on numerous occasions (and in my Woven post) and I finally filmed a Tutorial for it. It's simple, cute, and perfect for spring! What do you think? :)

What you'll need...

Heat Protectant (Tresseme)
Finishing Spray (Tresseme...forgot to include a clip with me using it, but you get the gist!)
Hair Bands
Bobby Pins/Hair Grips
Straightner (Mine's a DIVA one, but any will do!)
Extensions (Expression, Half a packet for each braid. Can be purchased in any Afro-Carrib Hair Store!)


On my Face

Eyes : Blacktrack Fluidline (MAC), Bad Gal Lash (Benefit)
Lips : Cherry Lipliner & Ruby Woo Lipstick (MAC)
Face : Face & Body Foundation, Studio Finish Concealer (MAC)

Nails : Aquamarine (Mavala)

I can't feel the cold anymore

Sunday, 11 March 2012

This is what I wore to my Lunch Date with my sister Kezia. Any time spent with my sister is full of laughter, and she is the only person in the world I can fully let my hair down with. We hadn't seen each other in what felt like forever, because of numerous Uni deadlines we both had, and straight after we completed them we were able to chill and catch up! She took these shots of my outfit. I really wanted to wear this cool and laid back dress with a waterfall detail, something I love very much. I thought it went perfectly with this lipstick (Carthage by Nars). The weather was perfect enough to throw on just one layer, so I chose to wear my leather jacket.

Soft and feminine, but with and edge...You know that's my thing right? ;)

Dress : Traffaluc, Zara
Belt : H&M
Jacket : H&M
Hosiery : Primark
Boots : New Look
Bag : H&M

Purple Mood

Friday, 2 March 2012

A collection of photos of various purple items I own, and other random things too. Oh and my freshly painted purple glittery nails. I also bought a new bra from my favourite lingerie store, Bravissimo. ;)
All this has got me in a Purple Mood! :)

Nude Shoes : New Look
Bra : Bravissimo
Top : Topshop
Baked Shadows : L.A. Colors
Lipstick : Rebel (MAC)
Nail Polishes : Urban Outfitters 'Purple 2' & L.A. Colors 'Glistening Purple' Polishes
Book : The Fashion Book