Saturday, 16 July 2016

Block it.


It was our last day in Seoul and we squeezed in a quick meal and spin around the neighbourhood before heading to the airport. What to do when you don't want to put any thought into an outfit? 
Colour block your basics and throw in something statement. 

A basic graphic tee diverts the aesthetics and can be a fun reflection of your personality (cute, cheeky, cool?) For effortless vibes, I love to half tuck and it's an easy way to elongate the legs. 

Despite the heat, there was a noticeable breeze, drape a jacket around the shoulders and you're good to go (blazer being my painfully obvious choice). 

The focus of the look really lies with this Tom Ford piece, coloured silk and velvet panels with braided leather skirting. 

Having done so many city getaways, I'm eagerly anticipating a beach trip where I can detox and yoga all day ... any good suggestions?

Until next time!

X

H&M Blazer. Balmain Top. Zara Jeans. Necklace: Monica Vinader chain & letters / Bvlgari ring / Custom pieces. Saint Laurent Sac Tu Jour. Tom Ford Heels.






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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Sneakers & Silks.


I've always been a lover of layering, and it was never an issue in England's colder climates. However, the humidity in Asia has definitely posed a challenge in the wardrobe department. To my dismay, a lot of things were put away in storage, nonetheless this came hand in hand with a silver lining... shopping for new necessities! 

This silk dress is a very unassuming piece with no prints patterns or arguably, even colours, however the beauty lies within the simplicity and movement of the fabric. With numerous slits up the skirt, this piece can be worn with shorts, jeans or skirts underneath. Pairing with a pencil skirt over allows a contrast to peek through at the ends, adding a mermaid (fishtail) effect to the silhouette. 

With the exception of converses, my footwear selection would seldom sway towards the sneaker spectrum. However, with the sport luxe trend making frequent reappearances these past few years, I've definitely found a new alignment. 

The Adidas Stan Smith's have been a crowd favourite for many seasons and it really comes as no surprise - to date, I have yet to come across someone that isn't totally rocking it! Despite lusting over them, and many opportunities, I never got round to purchase myself a pair. In a spontaneous reunion / shopping trip with a beloved friend I found myself with a pair of Burberry sneakers. Similar to the Stan Smith's with a contrast detailing on the heel, these were more slim fit and sleek in design, I was sold!  

 Thoughts on a feminine flair and mismatched pairings?

Until next time!

X

H&M blouse dress. Fendi skirt. Burberry sneakers. Longines 'Conquest' watch. Chanel pouch. Céline sunglasses.

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Holiday Mood.


Denim has always been a staple in my wardrobe, to the extent of repetitiveness. However, this season it's been the hero trend with stunning variations; from fringing to flares, it oozes attitude.

During my recent trip to Seoul, I picked up these jeans from a street vendor. For those with an upcoming trip, be mentally prepared that their sizing is not in accordance to the universal chart. To compliment the look, I opted for an oversized shirt with exaggerated sleeves. It's a great detailing that can be tailored to preference, be it a half fold, cuffed or in it's original state.

Mules have also been my go-to shoe this season, adding an effortless cool girl vibe they're also great for comfort with no pinching which is a huge priority for me. These Givenchy heels have been a worthy investment and the oversized buckle reminds me of Europe in the 1700s, LOVE.

Korea has a huge cafe culture, from large franchises to little gems sprinkled through the streets - it was a refreshing environment to be immersed in. The words 'cute' and 'cool' were definitely overused terminology over the duration of the trip, but why replace something that works? 

Stay tuned with my instagram for daily updates, until next time! 

X

I.T. shirt. Unbranded jeans. Givenchy mules. Unbranded sunglasses. Chanel pouch. 
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Sunday, 17 April 2016

By The Way.


Not one to normally go for anything with images or graphics, I was oddly drawn to this jumper whilst roaming the streets of Taipei. Purchased from a small unassuming street stall, the quality is better than one would expect; the soft fleece lining made it a go-to piece for the colder months. 

Over time, I've become quite attached to the 'cool dude' appliqued on the front, it's the perfect balance of quirky and cool for my minimalist palette. Adding to that laissez faire vibe, I paired with some bleached distressed boyfriend jeans and these iconic stunners from Aquazzura. 

Due to the overall monotonous colour scheme, this Fendi was the perfect accent; named 'By The Way', I love how versatile the piece is.

Check out the recent runway editions, the floral embellishments are to die for

Until next time!

X
  



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Friday, 1 April 2016

Pastel Blooms.


Despite being partial to particular nude & neutral palettes, pink has never been my go to.
Post Summer, a perpetual blanket of blistering heat, I felt confident that a thick knitwear piece would be sufficient for my first Winter in Hong Kong... I was proven very wrong. 

Being a sucker for textures and quality I was adamant on investing in a cashmere coat. After scouring the market, I finally managed to source this piece directly from a *manufacturer (with the help of my amazing friend!) 

Not surprisingly the cooler climate didn't stick around and I didn't get much wear from my purchase. However I was very excited to discover the weather in Japan was much cooler, let the layering commence! 

Experimenting with colours isn't my strongest forté, so sticking to my safety net, black was my best friend. The sleeveless knit features eyelets and lace-up trimming on both sides, paired with my much loved slippers and Chanel clutch and I was good to go for a day of strolling through quaint neighbourhoods, galleries & cafes. 
(oh the clichés)

Tag me on instagram and share your travels! 

X

*you can get amazing deals by purchasing from manufacturers directly, it cuts out the middle-man thus cutting the costs. I'm very fortunate that there are certain places easily accessible to me over here. I've heard that Korea is even better in this aspect and I'm very excited to see for myself come June, stay posted for an update!




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Friday, 25 March 2016

Back to Basics.


If you've been keeping up with me on social media you would know I've just come back from a quick trip to Japan. 

During my time there, I was really inspired by the minimalist and practical approach to life. Time and time again I try and aim to live with a simplistic approach, but the hoarder in me always manifests. 

Each to their own, my idea of bliss these days really is to be in a comfortable and peaceful environment with a hot beverage and book in hand. Although a good movie or browsing the internet can be appealing at first, the interaction with media and technology is actually quite draining. 

Living in a society and culture where people are glued to their mobiles or alternative electrical devices, it's a great refresher to steer clear of it all once in a while!

Once again, it's time to go back to basics...

X


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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Work Vibes.


'Smart casual', how often this term been used and interpreted is countless. From work to meetings to dinner with friends it's sometimes hard to get a work-life balance and interpret that back into an everyday look. 

Tailored jacket : take from this what you will! 
Being 'vertically challenged' I've opted for a cropped cut that hits me at the waist. I love the crisp clean vibes this exudes and the navy and burgundy trim is the cutest touch. 

For those that keep tabs on current trends can amp up the detailing further with some form of skinny scarf. It's a very versatile, albeit not quite functional accessory (hehe). 

I always struggle in finding pieces that are both fashionable and functional/comfortable, in particular the shoe department. So those that follow me on instagram would've seen these Robert Clergerie beauties. They're super chic, versatile and my favourite, completely hassle free. 
(still a lazy girl at heart) 

By far, this is my favourite trend to date ... so let the obsession commence!
What are your favourites from this season? 

X

Mango Jackt. Topshop cami & jeans. Robert Clergerie shoes. Saint Laurent Sac Tu Jour. Unknown skinny scarf.

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Sunset Stroll


Catching the last ambers of sunlight at the end of a very productive day is definitely the perfect way to end the year (CNY). I love how the setting sun sheds a warm cast, adding retro elements to my look.

Opting for cream and neutral tones, I threw in some texture and patterns with my accessories. 
I love pieces that can be multi-purpose and this vintage Valentino (courtesy of Grandma!) was the perfect solution; a cute addition to the bag as well as a necktie when things got chilly.

A new discovery and obsession this month is a new player in the shoe game, Raye. A shoe line based out in Los Angeles from the creative minds of American e-tailer, Revolve. See my favourite pieces from the collection! 

[top left - bottom right]*

What resolutions have you guys committed to this year? I have a long list and hopefully I can tick them off one by one...

Until next time!

X

& Other Stories Sweater. Topshop Leigh Jeans. RAYE Tara heels. Vintage Valentino scarf. Celine Soft Flat suede bag.  

*pictures sourced from Rayethelabel instagram.




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